Against Me! is one of my favorite bands, not just because their music is powerful and makes me get up and move, but also the seeming simplicity it has. Such songs as The Disco Before The Breakdown and Reinventing Axl Rose have so much infectious energy that you can’t help but sing along. They end up stuck in my head long after listening.
If a punk band can play their songs acoustically, and still retain that sense of enrgy and power, then they are amazing. And that is exactly what Against Me! does. I recommend you get their Acoustic EP just so you can hear the raw power that an acoustic guitar can have.
For your viewing pleasure, here are some great tracks by the wonderful Against Me!
Pints of Guinness Make You Strong. This song has rhythm thanks to the western sounding guitars and the bouncy bass riff in the verses:
And Thrash Unreal, which may be more familiar than the other songs, thanks to some radio play this one got:
They are amazing, and you love them.