Demo tracks from Searching were leaked online several months ago, which began a (sometimes unkind) buzz about this record. The demos were cleaned up for this third full-length from Florida's Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel's distinctive throaty, snarling vocals highlight incisive lyrics that weigh in on the state of the American union but also touch on relationships, world-weariness and (ho-hum) the unbearable strain of celebrity. Against Me! start off with some aggro Fat Wreck-patented punk rock tunes but chill out a bit in the second half, at times slowing to a sluggish middle tempo. The angry political topics give way to the personal material, which is much less striking.