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

Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Rosenstock Minneapolis.jpg
Background information
Born (1982-09-07) September 7, 1982 (age 37)
OriginLong Island, United States
GenresPunk rock, indie rock, ska punk, pop punk
InstrumentsVocals, saxophone, guitar
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, Chris Farren, PUP, Pegasuses-XL, Kudrow, The Bruce Lee Band, Antarctigo Vespucci, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room
Websitewww.jeffrosenstock.com

CareerEdit

Rosenstock began his solo career in 2012 by releasing his debut solo "mixtape"[1] I Look Like Shit two months after Bomb the Music Industry! had announced their intention to break up.[2] 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.[3] Rosenstock's first[4][5][6][7][8] 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,[9] Rosenstock's third studio album POST- with 10 tracks was released in January 2018.

Rosenstock has performed with many other ska and punk rock bands, including Mustard Plug,[10] The Bruce Lee Band, and AJJ. He has also performed with his Bomb the Music Industry! band-mates Laura Stevenson and Lee Hartney.[11] 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.

DiscographyEdit

The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
Bomb the Music Industry!
Pegasuses-XL
  • The Midnight Aquarium (2006)
  • XL (2006)
  • Pegauses-XL (2007)
  • The Antiphon (2008)
Kudrow
  • Lando (2009)
  • Boo (split with Hard Girls) (2011)
Antarctigo Vespucci
  • Soulmate Stuff (2014)
  • I'm So Tethered (2014)
  • Leavin' La Vida Loca (2015)
  • Love in the Time of E-Mail (2018)
Solo releases
  • I Look Like Shit mixtape[1] (2012)
  • "Summer" 7" single (2013)
  • "Hey Allison!" b/w "I'm So Gross" 7" single (2014)
  • We Cool? (2015)
  • Worry. (2016)
  • POST- (2018)
The Bruce Lee Band
  • Community Support Group (2014)
  • Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend (2014)
Production Credits

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "JEFF ROSENSTOCK SOLO "MIXTAPE (?)"". Bomb the Music Industry!.
  2. ^ "HERE COME THE WATERWORKS..." Bomb the Music Industry!.
  3. ^ "Summer +, by Jeff Rosenstock". Jeff Rosenstock.
  4. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock "We Cool?" Cassette". Business Casual.
  5. ^ "The Best Punk Albums of 2015 - Moshcam". Moshcam.com. 27 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Rank Your Records: Jeff Rosenstock Rates Every Bomb the Music Industry! Album". Noisey.vice.com. 26 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock Streams New Album 'We Cool?'". Restless Press.
  8. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock - "We Cool" Review - The Alternative". Getalternative.com. 10 March 2015.
  9. ^ "POST-, by Jeff Rosenstock". Jeff Rosenstock.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Jeff Rosenstock". Facebook.com.