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Jeff Rosenstock

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Jeff Rosenstock

Slaughter Beach, Dog, Oceanator

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Jeff Rosenstock w/ guests Slaughter Beach, Dog and Oceanator

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Jeff Rosenstock

NO DREAM is the fourth full-length from Jeff Rosenstock. It comes at a time of unparalleled chaos andconfusion, division and despair, the depths of which would have been impossible to predict when muchof it was being written over the course of the last few years. And yet the record feels prescient,unexpectedly and uniquely suited for this moment.“It was feeling like a very personal record for me,” says Rosenstock, newly settled in Los Angeles after alifetime on the opposite coast. “A lot of it was stemming from the anxiety I was feeling from the last twoyears, this existential crisis of wondering who I am.” Rosenstock has found himself in a surprisingposition. As he puts it simply: “I didn’t expect to be doing well, in my life, ever.”After building a cult following with the acerbic ska-punk of the Arrogant Sons of Bitches and DIY heroicsof Bomb the Music Industry!, Rosenstock’s first proper solo record, 2015’s We Cool? , was a step intouncharted territory, fully untethered from genre and expectation. Followed by 2016’s WORRY. and thesurprise New Year’s Day launch of POST- in the early hours of 2018, Rosenstock was facing down thatleast punk of opportunities: a career playing music.“I got so used to putting out records that only a few people in the punk underground liked,” he says.“And a lot of people in the punk underground also didn’t like them, either.” Except things have changed,and NO DREAM arrives with an entirely new set of expectations in an entirely new era. The greatestsurprise is that Rosenstock’s deeply personal self doubt is expressed in a way that captures a universalfeeling of shock and uncertainty, his own growing anxieties about his place in the world holding spacefor our own. “I was trying to not be afraid of using phrases that weren't immediately clear to me, asidefrom how they sounded and felt, then allowing them to reveal themselves over time.”The resulting songs would be recorded once again with Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Hard Girls, JoyceManor) at the Atomic Garden, where Rosenstock took on mixing duties alongside Shirley for the firsttime. Opting to stay off the computer “even more than usual” and record to tape with outboard gear,the result is a lived-in sound that gives each song its own individual voice and organic energy. “Scram!”pulls from the overdriven guitar sound of Kerplunk in its mash-up of chugging palm mutes and Weezermelodies, while “Old Crap” mines the pop-punk of Rosenstock’s youth and dares to drop a classic “pick itup!” rallying cry.“Music is all vocabulary - you learn new words but you don’t forget the old ones,” he says. Having takensome time away from his work as a solo artist to recalibrate and reset over the last year, Rosenstockstayed busy playing alongside Mikey Erg, recording and touring with the Bruce Lee Band, releasing a NeilYoung covers record with frequent collaborator Laura Stevenson, reissuing two of his own out-of-printearly albums, compiling a live album and 76 page photo book, and scoring over 80 episodes of theCartoon Network series Craig of the Creek . In fully returning to his own voice, it’s no surprise thatRosenstock’s output has never been more eclectic, reflected across NO DREAM ’s 13 songs.Ultimately, it’s the title track, with its breakneck pivot from dreamy Mazzy Star to careening MinorThreat, that gives the album its aching heart. “You can’t help it. You can’t stop it. You see these atrocitiesand want it to end. But it’s not going to stop, and when that feeling sets in it’s a full-on panic freak-out.”It may not be a hopeful message, but it’s one that ties together the sense of impending doom and givesit direction, voicing a rage that many struggle to articulate.“I thought I had just made a record for no one,” he says. “What’s the point of feeling this way? Does ithelp to vocalize it?” Rosenstock’s rhetorical question is answered by NO DREAM , an accidentallyuniversal record for a damaged, difficult time.


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Jeff Rosenstock

Slaughter Beach, Dog, Oceanator

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