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Jeff Rosenstock Plays Songs For Little Elephant Sessions

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock recently performed for the Little Elephant Sessions.  The video features the songs “HELLLLHOOOOLE,” “June 21st,” “The Fuzz,” “…While You’re Alive,” and “Perfect Sound Whatever.” Rosenstock continues to support his recent album, Worry, which was released back in 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Watch the full session below.

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock (Europe)

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has announced plans to tour Europe this May.  He is supporting this latest album, Worry, and was released back in 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Jeff Rosenstock – Pash Rash

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Pash Rash,” from his upcoming new album, Worry, and was released back in 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Watch the music video below.

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Video: Jeff Rosenstock – Planet Luxury

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Planet Luxury,” from his upcoming new album, Worry, and is set to drop on October 14, 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Watch the music video below.

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Jeff Rosenstock Announces New Album

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has announced details for his follow-up to his 2015 full length debut debut, We Cool.  The new album will be titled Worry and is set to drop on October 14, 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Listen to the new song “Wave Goodnight To Me” below along with an accompanying music video.

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock / Hard Girls / Katie Ellen

SideOneDummy RecordsPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock will be heading on tour with Hard Girls and Katie Ellen.  Rossenstock is supporting his SideOneDummy Records debut, We Cool, released last year.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Tour dates are below.

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Jeff Rosenstock – The 59 Sound (Gaslight Anthem Cover)

Jeff RosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock recently sat down for a live session of The gaslight Anthem‘s “The 59 Sound” for SideOneDummy Records.  Rosenstock continues to support his solo debut, We Cool, released back in March.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Watch the video performance below.

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Video: Jeff Rosenstock – Hall Of Fame

SideOneDummy RecordsPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has premiered a new music video for the song “Hall of Fame” from his recent SideOneDummy Records debut, We Cool, released back in March.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Watch the video below.

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Modern Baseball Announce Winter Headline Tour

Modern Baseball 2015 tour posterPhiladelphia’s Modern Baseball have announced a winter headline tour alongside Pup, Jeff Rosenstock and Tiny Moving Parts. The band are still out in support of their 2014 sophomore full length You’re Gonna Miss It All, released via Run For Cover Records.

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Bomb The Music Industry! Announce Documentary Premiere

Never Get TiredBomb The Music Industry! has announced plans for the worldwide premiere of their upcoming film, Never Get Tired: The Bomb The Music Industry! Story.  The Kickstarter funded project will make its debut on Sunday August 30 at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan.  Tickets are available now.

Never Get Tired is the feature-length film about digital free music pioneer Jeff Rosenstock. The film focuses on the impact that Bomb the Music Industry! as the world’s first donation-based band and label, Quote Unquote Records.

Jeff Rosenstock is currently on a solo U.S. co-headlining tour with Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room.  Tor dates are below.

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock / Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room

Jeff RosenstockJeff Rosenstock and Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room have announced that they will be touring together starting in late July. Rosenstock continues to support his new solo album, We Cool?, available now via SideOneDummy Records, and Dan Andriano will support his upcoming sophomore full length, Party Adjacent, due out July 17, 2015 via Asian Man Records.

Tour listings are below.

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Live Concert Review

Andrew Jackson Jihad, Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped

Live In Vancouver (04/04/15)

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Saturday night’s show at The Rickshaw Theatre was, as a friend so eloquently put it, a stacked line up. All four bands on the bill where bands that would get me out to their show if they came by themselves – smash them all together and you’re in for one entertaining evening.

Serving as essentially a SideOneDummy Records showcase, the tour featured Andrew Jackson Jihad in the headlining spot with Australia’s Smith Street Band in direct support. Before them was the multi-instrumentalist Jeff Rosenstock and the sole non-SideOne band, the loveable pop-punk act Chumped (appearing courtesy of Anchorless Records).  It’s a line-up for the books, akin to those glorious Fat Wreck packages that happened every year back in the mid 2000s and the evening did not disappoint.

Despite a surprisingly early start for a Saturday night, New York’s Chumped played to a slowly growing crowd at 7PM. Playing mostly from their critically acclaimed Teenage Retirement, the band bounced along with their bubbly pop-punk meets indie rock music. They laughed and were in good spirits, mocking themselves and the “Woos” from the crowd and thanked the talented John DeDomenici (from Jess Rosenstock‘s band and Bomb The Music Industry) for filling in on bass. The crowd occasionally gave lukewarm reaction to them, but songs like Hot 97 Summer Jam and Name That Thing were all I needed to be pleased I got there in time to see them.

Now Jeff Rosenstock came next, with his greasy porn stache and messy hair. He introduced the band as Death Rosenstock to coincide with the new logo he had drawn for the backdrop, immediately requested that his friend bring him his long-promised pot brownie and then began the set.  And the set went exactly the way you’d expect someone who asked for a pot brownie to be delivered to go. They were sloppy, they were wild and there were moments where they messed up – but man were they fun.

Never truly understanding the cult following behind Bomb The Music Industry!, Rosenstock‘s recently released solo album, We Cool?, was really my first immersion in the song writer’s catalogue and after Saturday’s show, I can comprehend the hype. Rosenstock controls the room, he is his own man and is wild and free. A joke about going to Rock and Roll High School turned into a running gag as the band randomly would jump into the song whenever there was a moment’s silence. For the second band on a four band bill, the sheer energy the crowd gave back to him was astounding.

Australia’s Smith Street Band picked up on that energy and pumped it through the roof.  Despite never having played in Vancouver before, the Australian four piece had a rambunctious crowd waiting for them. They’re steady growth of internet fandom has done well for the anthem-rousing punk band and you could tell they were sincere in their surprise of how many people knew every word of their songs. The epicenter of the excitement came three songs in with Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams, but the energy carried through The Arrogance of Drunk Pedestrians, Something I Can Hold In My Hands, Throw Me In The River, Sigourney Weaver, Young Drunk and more. The band rarely did anything over the top or unreal, but they were solid, sweaty and delivered the stirring sing-along anthems they’ve become known for.

Finally, after an already successful night of music, the headliners hit the stage with Arizona’s folk-punk duet turned five-piece Andrew Jackson Jihad. With a full band in hand, the band began with The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving and Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the Magi, the opening two songs from 2011’s Knife Man. Having just played in support of Christmas Island here a few months ago, AJJ, mixed things up and played a much high selection of back catalog that one would expect. Yes, there was still Temple Grandin and Children Of God, Kokopelli Face Tattoo and Linda Ronstadt, but out of nowhere came Hate Rain On Me, Sense and Sensibility People II: The Reckoning, Free Bird and Big Bird and the surprise rendition of Inner City Basehead History Teacher. Through the set, the band alternated from full five piece, to the duo and sometimes just Sean Bonnet on acoustic guitar.  The energy ebbed and flowed depending on the intensity of the song – I mean, Survival Song to I Wanna Rock Out In My Dreams call for drastically different reactions.

No matter the reaction or the tempo, I couldn’t have asked for a better show to kick off the spring touring season in Vancouver.

Win Tickets To Andrew Jackson Jihad/Smith Street Band In Chicago

Andrew Jackson JihadEveryone’s favourite Arizona punks Andrew Jackson Jihad are in the middle of a very impressive North American tour. Joining them on this tour is Australia’s Smith Street Band, the always charismatic Jeff Rosenstock and up and coming pop-punkers Chumped.

The tour, which began on the 18th and runs until April 11th, will be stopping by the famed Metro in Chicago, IL this Friday, March 27th.

Doors for the All Ages show are at 5:30PM and the show begins at 6PM.

The Metro was kind enough to give us two pairs of tickets to the show. Fill out the form below to enter to win!

Andrew Jackson Jihad are supporting Chrismas IslandThe Smith Street Band Throw Me In The RiverJeff Rosenstock just released his solo debut We Cool? and Chumped are promoting last year’s Teenage Retirement.

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Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?

Jeff Rosenstock

We Cool?

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Jeff Rosenstock is a curious specimen in the punk rock world.  Based on his track record, it’s doubtful that he ever stops writing music.  Bomb The Music Industry alone amassed a voluminous discography during it’s healthy seven-year spanning catalogue, and painted Rosenstock as a man who could pretty much envision a song from any loose combination of table scraps, including (but not limited to) ska, spastic chords and scratchy, highly unorthodox jangled assortments of instruments.  And for all his labour of love, Rosenstock never asks his audience for more than the possibility of a monetary donation for partaking in the fun.  

Rosenstock furthers his deeply rooted philosophy while partnering with SideOneDummy Records for the release of his second full length solo offering, We Cool?.  Perhaps best described as a scrappy, fuzzed-out dose of garage-tuned indie-punk (or some unconventional amalgamation of terms), the twelve-track disc rides the line between energetic and incoherent like a plugged in, rambling reimagining of Andrew Jackson Jihad.  

“When your friends are buying starter homes with their accomplishments, drinking at a house show can feel embarrassing” reflects Rosenstock tunefully in opener “Get Old Forever” before blowing the roof off of any further regrets.  An amalgamation of chimes, soundboard blips, horns, screeching guitars and a crunchy bass swirl irrationally into a seemingly organized and shockingly anthemic chorus statement.  As with all of Rosenstock’s best work, these songs persistently walk a thin line between pleasant and unpleasant, attractive and off putting.  Playing heavily on distortion and feedback, tracks like “Novelty Sweater” embrace their disjointed nature, balancing the anthemic pull of their polar counterparts.  Likewise, “Nausea” ascends an early plateau with an infectious rhythm born of ear-grabbing handclaps and a chorus featuring some seriously assertive gang vocals.  For all of its conventional tactics and bizarre imagery, the track is a truly tuneful crowd pleaser with the heart of a chart topping hit.

As We Cool? plays out, it becomes clear that Jeff Rosenstock makes music on his own terms.  The juxtaposition inherent between downright catchy tracks like “Polar Bear Or Africa” and sonic oddities like the theremin enhanced “All Blissed Out” feels like Rosenstock’s curious little way of proclaiming that he could probably make an entire album of breakout smash hits, but by choice makes something far more provocative and compelling.  

We Cool? is an awkward and exciting summary of Jeff Rosenstock’s artistic vision.  Rosenstock never plays it safe, hitting listeners with his wild blend of mostly successful, highly energetic experiments.  Arguably, We Cool? can go overboard at certain points, leaving listeners in somewhat of a mild state of discomfort and confision, although never for too long or for a single song.  But the madness is just part of the double edged sword wielded by Rosenstock, and in many ways We Cool? could never reach its highest moments without that little bit of crazy.  

So to answer the question posed by the title: yes Jeff Rosenstock, we are definitely cool.

Jeff Rosenstock Full Album Stream

SideOneDummy RecordsPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock is streaming his upcoming SideOneDummy Records debut, We Cool, which is due out March 3, 2015.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Give the full disc a listen here courtesy SPIN.

Jeff Rosenstock – You, In Weird Cities

jeff rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has released a new song.  The track is titled “You, In Weird Cities” and will appear on their  upcoming SideOneDummy Records debut, We Cool, which is due out March 3, 2015.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Listen to the song here courtesy Stereogum.

Jeff Rosenstock Details New Record

jeff rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has announced details for SideOneDummy Records debut.  The twelve song disc will be titled We Cool and is due out March 3, 2015.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Rosenstock plans to tour with The Smith Street BandAndrew Jackson Jihad and Chumped in the Spring.  Track listing and tour dates are below.

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Jeff Rosenstock Signs With SideOneDummy; Premiered First Song

Punk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has officially signed to SideOneDummy Records.  To mark the occasion he is streaming his first song, “Hey Allison!,” which will be available as a tour-exclusive 7’’ on Jeff’s trek down to The Fest in Gainesville, FL.  A debut album produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven), is expected to drop sometime early 2015.

Listen to his first solo track with SideOneDummy Records here courtesy Noisey/Vice.

Jeff Rosenstock Premieres Punks In Vegas Stripped Down Session

jeff rosenstockFormer Bomb the Music Industry frontman, Jeff Rosenstock, is the latest artist to take part in the Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Sessions. Rosenstock premiered a new song, Hey Allison and was joined by Mike Huguenor from Hard Girls

You can find this video and more great sessions at the Punks in Vegas site. 

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Video: Jeff Rosenstock – Amen

Jeff RosenstockJeff Rosenstock, front man for Bomb The Music Industry!, has released a new video for his solo project. The video is for the track Amen and can be seen below.

His solo album, I Look Like Shit, is available now through Quote Unquote Records and Really Records.

 

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