I think Against Me! Get a lot of slack for signing with sire. The truth is New Wave is a solid record that I believe would sound exactly the same on any label. Some songs on here sound just like classic against me (Americans Abroad, White People For Peace) Others seem to try something new (Fm Waves, Stop). Thrash unreal is by far the best song on this record. It reminds me of a pre Reinventing song "Shit Stroll". But as long as you can look past the record label on the back of the disc theres no reason why you wont enjoy this record. The DVD fucking rules too.
A good record. Songs are not as fast as previous records but hit just as hard. This record focuses more on melody than ever before. I was skeptical at first since it is somthing differnt. but after a couple days it really gets you. Not a record for a first time listening (try summer vacation) but for die hards this record is awesome.