It’s been a few days, but I’d like to spend this intro talking briefly about Tom Gabel of the punk band Against Me!. I’m assuming you’ve heard already, but in case you haven’t, Gabel announced earlier this week that he is going to be changing genders via hormones and treatments. He’ll also be taking the name Laura Jane Grace. This isn’t a stunt or something done for publicity. Like some people, Gabel suffers from gender dysphoria, in which a person believes he or she should have been born the opposite gender. The age old statement of being a ____ living in a _____’s body. Anyways, there’s a whole article about his transformation in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, so check that out if you’re interested in learning more. I’ve not yet read the full article, but it reportedly also explains what this means for the future of Against Me!. For somebody that has such a masculine voice, it’ll be interesting to see how this gender adjustment changes things. If you’d got some thoughts and would like to weigh in on this, feel free to do so in the comments section. Onto today’s Pick Your Poison. Highlights include tracks from Family Band, Giant Giant Sand, Junk Culture, Old Bricks, Sailor & I and SebastiAn’s remix of Van She. In the Soundcloud section don’t miss streaming songs from Four Tet, Teen Daze and The Walkmen.