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About Jeff Rosenstock

Before making his first solo effort, Long Island native Jeff Rosenstock was the driving force behind the bands Bomb the Music Industry! and the Arrogant Sons of Bitches. A major advocate of D.I.Y. ideals since his teenage years, he also went on to found the donation-based indie label Quote Unquote Records in 2006. From the mid-'90s until their breakup in 2004, the Arrogant Sons of Bitches released three high-energy ska-punk records and various EPs, after which Rosenstock and a couple of other members formed the new collective Bomb the Music Industry! Incorporating ska, punk, hardcore, and even synth pop, Rosenstock kept to his D.I.Y. ideals both musically and conceptually. The prolific group generally offered its albums for free download, kept its concert tickets under $10, and even provided free stencils and paints at its gigs so fans could make their own t-shirts. With a rotating cast of members, Rosenstock was the one constant during the band's ten-year run. In addition to starting his own label and fronting side projects like Kudrow and Antarctigo Vespucci, he did stints playing in various other punk and ska bands like Mustard Plug, the Bruce Lee Band, and Andrew Jackson Jihad. His solo debut, I Look Like Shit, arrived in 2012. By this time, Bomb the Music Industry! had begun to slow down and eventually called it quits in 2014. Rosenstock delivered his second solo album, We Cool?, the following year. Extending his prolific streak, he returned in 2016 with the nervy, ambitious Worry., his second effort for SideOneDummy. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Baldwin, NY
  • BORN
    September 7, 1982

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