Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock (born September 7, 1982) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Long Island, United States. He was the lead singer of the ska punk band The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, the punk musical collective Bomb the Music Industry! and the indie rock/noise pop band Kudrow. After the breakup of Bomb the Music Industry!, he began a solo career.

Jeff Rosenstock
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Background information
Born (1982-09-07) September 7, 1982 (age 38)
OriginLong Island, United States
GenresPunk rock, indie rock, ska punk, power pop
InstrumentsVocals, Saxophone, Guitar, keyboard, Piano, Bass, Glockenspiel, Organ, Drums, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Trumpet, Clarinet, French Horn, Flute, Banjo, Thermin
Years active1995–present
LabelsQuote Unquote, Really, Asbestos, SideOneDummy, Asian Man Records, Polyvinyl, Specialist Subject Records
Associated actsBomb the Music Industry!, The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Laura Stevenson, AJJ (band), The Brave Little Abacus, Chris Farren, PUP, Pegasuses-XL, Kudrow, The Bruce Lee Band, Antarctigo Vespucci, Dan Andriano, Walter Etc., Pat the Bunny (musician), Mustard Plug, Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Taxpayers, We Versus the Shark, Cheap Girls, Shinobu, The Max Levine Ensemble, The Moore Family Band

Early lifeEdit

Jeff Rosenstock was raised in Baldwin on New York's Long Island.[1] He was born to a Jewish mother who worked as an art teacher and a German Catholic father who worked as a lawyer. Rosenstock identifies as Jewish.[2]


Rosenstock began his solo career in 2012 by releasing his debut solo "mixtape"[3] I Look Like Shit two months after Bomb the Music Industry! had announced their intention to break up.[4] This was followed by the Summer Seven Club project in 2013, which granted purchasers of Rosenstock's 7-inch single "Summer" exclusive access to new songs periodically released over the following months. All the songs from Summer Seven Club were later collected and made available as the Summer + compilation album.[5] Rosenstock's first[6][7][8][9][10] studio album as a solo artist, We Cool?, was released in 2015. His second solo album, entitled Worry, was released on October 14, 2016. On New Year's Day 2018,[11] Rosenstock's third studio album POST- with 10 tracks was released in January 2018. His fourth studio album, NO DREAM, was released on May 20, 2020. A ska version of NO DREAM, titled SKA DREAM was released on April 20, 2021.[12]

Rosenstock has performed with many other ska and punk rock bands, including Mustard Plug,[13] The Bruce Lee Band, and AJJ. He has also performed with his Bomb the Music Industry! band-mates Laura Stevenson and Lee Hartney.[14] Some of his musical influences include Tom Waits, Pulp and The Beach Boys.

Rosenstock also founded the independent record label Quote Unquote Records, which puts out all of its records for free (in keeping with Rosenstock's long time DIY ideology).

He has worked as a producer for other artists such as Mikey Erg, The Smith Street Band, Laura Stevenson, and Dan Andriano. He is also a member of Antarctigo Vespucci, a collaborative project between himself and Fake Problems front man Chris Farren.

Rosenstock composes the music for the Cartoon Network series Craig of the Creek.


The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
Bomb the Music Industry!
  • The Midnight Aquarium (2006)
  • XL (2006)
  • Pegauses-XL (2007)
  • The Antiphon (2008)
  • Electro Agitators (2009)
  • Psychic Entourage (2011)
  • Lando (2009)
  • Boo (split with Hard Girls) (2011)
Antarctigo Vespucci
The Bruce Lee Band
  • Community Support Group (2014)
  • Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend (2014)
  • Rental!! Eviction!! (2019)
Production Credits


  1. ^ Essner, Dean (April 23, 2015). "Jeff Rosenstock on his poppy, self-reflective solo album 'We Cool?'". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286.
  2. ^ Reiss, Jon (2010-05-26). "Pwning The Music Industry: An Interview with Jeff Rosenstock AKA Bomb The Music Industry". Jewcy.
  3. ^ "JEFF ROSENSTOCK SOLO "MIXTAPE (?)"". Bomb the Music Industry!.
  4. ^ "HERE COME THE WATERWORKS..." Bomb the Music Industry!.
  5. ^ "Summer +, by Jeff Rosenstock". Jeff Rosenstock.
  6. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock "We Cool?" Cassette". Business Casual.
  7. ^ "The Best Punk Albums of 2015 - Moshcam". 27 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Rank Your Records: Jeff Rosenstock Rates Every Bomb the Music Industry! Album". 26 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock Streams New Album 'We Cool?'". Restless Press.
  10. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock - "We Cool" Review - The Alternative". 10 March 2015.
  11. ^ "POST-, by Jeff Rosenstock". Jeff Rosenstock.
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  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock".