Former-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock has released a music video for his song “Nausea”. The track is set to appear on Rosenstock’s upcoming LP, We Cool?, although you may recognize the song as one of the bonus tracks from the Summer 7″ released in 2013. You can watch the video below.
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Friday, January 9, 2015 at 10:56 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock, has finally unleashed details surrounding his highly anticipated new solo album, “We Cool?”. The LP comes out on Side One Dummy Records March 3, right before Jeff hits the road with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped for a full U.S. tour kicking off March 18 in Baltimore, MD.
We Cool? was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven), a welcome change from Jeff’s standard method of making a record.
“The difference between recording in an apartment with a small amount of cheap gear that is constantly breaking vs. an actual studio with cool things to use and a really talented person running everything is immeasurable,” Jeff explains.
But while that certainly shows a positive sonic progression from Rosenstock’s previous material, he’s still plagued by the many uncertainties of his life.
“Stupid guilt from fucking things up tends to weigh pretty heavily on me. Spending time at home, though, has finally helped me to realize that so much of that is all in my head. That’s why the record is called We Cool? – it’s like checking in with someone when you’re not sure why you ever stopped talking in the first place. We good? We cool? Everything OK? Cause I sure hope we all are.”
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Antarctigo Vespucci (the new project consisting of Fake Problems vocalist Chris Farren and Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock) played their first, and so far only, show on April 26, 2014 at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY. In case you weren’t able to make it, or if you did attend and want to re-live that night, the band has released a stream of the audio from that show. You can check it out below.
Antarctigo Vespucci released their debut mini-LP, Soulmate Stuff, digitally on April 8 2014, and physically earlier in June via Rosenstock’s Really Records.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, recently sat down with our friends at Punks In Vegas to bust out a brand new song entitled “Hey Allison” with a little help from Mike Huguenor (Hard Girls).
Check out a video of the glorious performance below.
Mr. Rosenstock’s been keeping busy lately. Among many other things, he joined Asian Man Records owner Mike Park in putting out the first Bruce Lee Band release in nearly a decade in January, started a new band with Fake Problems vocalist Chris Farren.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
American punk and hardcore is firmly rooted in the New York scene, from the Ramones and New York Dolls at CBGB in the 1970’s to the 80’s hardcore surge of Agnostic Front and Sick of It All at ABC No Rio. But things have changed, and New York isn’t quite the same city that it was forty years ago. Things are more colorful now. Announcements on the subway are delivered electronically and easy to understand. People aren’t afraid to walk around on the streets at night. Flamboyantly dressed themed gangs don’t terrorize the five boroughs, and the island of Manhattan has yet to become one large maximum security prison. Hell, there’s even a Whole Foods Market that just opened up right on top of the Gowanus canal. To put it bluntly in punk rock terms: New York has sold out.
However once you break past the Disneyfied surface, you’ll find that New York still has a heart and soul that bleeds and screams “punk rock”. The following bands might not all brandish the same familiar haircuts or studded jackets of yesteryear, but they are armed with a diversity of sounds that keep the spirit of the scene alive and kicking.
You’ll notice that this list focuses on currently active bands, almost all of which have formed within the last decade. Yes, obviously NYC has the best punk scene once you take its history into account, but these ten bands prove that the Big Apple is still not a city to mess with.
You can read the list below.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM (PST) by vivalalexy
There is a documentary about Jeff Rosenstock and Bomb The Music Industry! currently being funded on Kickstarter. The film is titled “Never Get Tired: The Bomb The Music Industry! Story” and you can check out the trailer for it below.
The creator describes the documentary as a “feature-length film about DIY pioneer Jeff Rosenstock, who put his songs online for free and redefined punk for the internet age.”
You can get more details and contribute to the project here.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM (PST) by jaystone
Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, has put up a free download of his Summer EP that includes a bunch of bonus material not included on the initial release. Amongst the bonus tracks are covers of songs by Throwing Muses, Neil Young and Fiona Apple.
You can download the full Summer package right here.
Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 10:31 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
Today’s cover comes from former Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches front-man, Jeff Rosenstock, covering “Neon Gray” originally by Night Birds. The original version of the song appeared on Night Birds’ 2011 debut album, The Other Side of Darkness, while Rosenstock’s cover seem to be, like most Rosenstock covers, done just for fun by himself.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
You can download Summer right here.
Monday, September 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM (PST) by connor_maoil
Monday, July 22, 2013 at 3:22 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Is there no end to the musical talents of Jeff Rosenstock? The former singer of defunct progressive punk act Bomb The Music Industry! recently provided guest vocals on a track off San Jose hip-hop/”nerdcore” group Boboso’s new album, and I gotta say, he nails it! The song is fantastic all around, and I don’t even like hip-hop.
Give the tune “Satorial Panache” a listen right here. Jeff sings the second verse.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Jeff Rosenstock (formerly of Bomb The Music Industry! and Arrogant Sons Of Bitches) has posted a new song, titled “Go On Get”. The song is the b-side to Rosenstock’s recently released 7-inch, Summer. Check the song out right here. In true Rosenstock form, the song is also available to download for free.
Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM (PST) by connor_maoil
Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry and Arrogant Sons Of Bitches fame has posted a new track entitled “Teenager,” which will be featured on an upcoming Summer 7″. Check the song out right here.
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PST) by Carson Winter
Jeff Rosenstock’s lyrics have always resonated with me, and his experimental attitude towards music has always felt earnest and inspired. In my mind, the punk scene is lucky to call Rosenstock a native. On I Look Like Shit, Rosenstock further explores his own influences, but this time in the context of a solo album. While comparisons to Bomb the Music Industry! are inevitable, and frankly warranted, subtle changes in approach make this album an exciting and unique experience.
The trilling guitar lines, synthesizer melodies, and girl group back-up vocals that made Vacation sound like a beach punk masterpiece are still here, but this time around used to evoke the 50’s more than the 60’s. But more interesting is the raw tone that pervades I Look Like Shit, balancing it’s over-production and instrumental enthusiasm with Rosenstock’s strained, pop-punk inflected voice– which is in rare form, and used just as thoroughly as any instrument, going from falsettos to hardcore shouting and a wavering croon at a moments notice.
“Twinkles” kicks the album off, its opening reminiscent of the more piano driven segments off Scrambles. Lyrically, it establishes themes that run through the entire album, including loneliness, shame, and anxiety. “Twinkles” finds the narrator (who is most likely Rosenstock himself) paranoid and afraid of his peers, remembering when they were all equals (“Teenage Halloween…”) and contemplating why he was left behind, while his friends enter adulthood. It’s interesting how the lyrics maintain a sort of abstract approach to its meaning, favoring anecdotes over ham-fisted misery. “80’s Through the 50’s” might be my favorite song on the album, combining decades of sound into one beautiful track, while “Little Blue Pills” is an outright punk song, driven by fast, fuzzy guitar chords and Rosenstock’s own self loathing.
What amazes me the most about I Look Like Shit is that there is not a single bad track on the entire album– every song here is of high quality. Amidst all the original material are two covers as well, chosen wisely enough that they feel like a continuation of everything Rosenstock has been singing on his own tracks. “Dishes,” originally by Pulp, cements the theme of housework that runs through the album (see also: “The Trash The Trash The Trash”) and is played as light reggae. I Look Like Shit feels and sounds like a battle between past, present, and future; I can’t help but wonder if the domesticity of household chores feels something like giving up to Rosenstock, a representation of a normal life– one that he obviously envies but remains defiant too. The other cover, “I Don’t Wanna Die” by the Ging Nang Boyz, is sung in Japanese except for its chorus and manages to feel fun and universal despite the language barrier.
I Look Like Shit is musically adventurous, catchy as hell, and painfully introspective– to call it anything but a triumphant success would be underselling it. If this is what a post-Bomb the Music Industry! world looks like, I’m in.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM (PST) by Vitor Viana
And you can check out the new video right here.
I Look Like Shit was released on October 23rd through Quote Unquote Records. Bomb the Music Industry! released sixth (and maybe last) studio album, Vacation, also on Quote Unquote Records in July 2011.