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Jeff Rosenstock streaming new album, playing free shows in all five NYC boroughs in one day before tour (dates)

by Andrew Sacher

Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock spent the late ’90s through 2004 leading ska punks Arrogant Sons of Bitches, and the following ten years leading Bomb the Music Industry (and sporadically re-activating ASOB), and now he’s officially gone solo. His new solo album, We Cool?, comes out next week (3/3) via Side One Dummy, and it’s currently streaming in full.

Jeff’s a veteran artist with a devoted following, and those fans have probably already heard this album by now, but if you’ve still yet to dive into Jeff’s work this isn’t a bad place to start. It stands on its own as a solid album, even outside of the context of his previous bands, and it’s a surprisingly modern-sounding record. If you didn’t know Jeff’s been doing this for over 15 years, you’d think he was another indie-punk breakout alongside Joyce Manor and Lemuria. Take a listen to the whole thing below, via Spin.

It’s up for a $5 digital pre-order, or you can get it on a donation basis from Jeff’s own label Quote Unquote Records.

Jeff’s about to go on a stacked tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped, which hits NYC on 3/20 at Warsaw (tickets), but he’ll be playing the city sooner than that. All five boroughs of it.

To celebrate the record, Jeff’s doing a run of five free all ages shows in one day (March 8), beginning in Staten Island at 10 AM, then hitting Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and ending in Manhattan at 9 PM. Here’s his schedule:

10:00AM – Staten Island Artists Building Corporation – Staten Island​
​with Kerbivore​

1:30PM – Rough Trade – Brooklyn​

3:00PM – Trans Pecos – Queen​s
​with Dan Friel and Laura Stevenson​

6:00PM – Rodrigue’s Coffee House at Fordham – The Bronx
​with Doubting Thomas Cruise Control​

9:00PM – Babycastles – Manhattan
​with Chris Gethard and Spraynard​

And for the real superfans: Jeff’s giving out wristbands at the first four shows, and the first 25 poeple to show up to the fifth show with all four wristbands gets a limited poster designed by Jeff.

After the AJJ/SSB/Jeff/Chumped tour, Jeff and Chumped will do a run of dates themselves including Absury Park’s Asbury Lanes on April 26 (tickets). All dates are listed, with the new album stream and 5 boroughs flyer, below…

Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock — 2015 Tour Dates
March 8 10:00AM – Staten Island Artists Building Corporation – Staten Island #
March 8 1:30PM – Rough Trade – Brooklyn
March 8 3:00PM – Trans Pecos – Queens $
March 8 6:00PM – Rodrigue’s Coffee House at Fordham – The Bronx @
March 8 9:00PM – Babycastles – Manhattan %
March 18 – Baltimore, Maryland – Baltimore*
March 19 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Union Transfer*
March 20 – Brooklyn, New York – Warsaw*
March 21 – Boston, Massachusetts – Royale*
March 22 – Montreal, Quebec – Petit Campus*
March 24 – Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace*
March 25 – Cleveland, Ohio – Grog Shop*
March 26 – Detroit, Michigan – The Magic Stick*
March 27 – Chicago, Illinois – Metro*
March 28 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Mill City Nights*
March 29 – Lawrence, Kansas -The Granada*
March 31 – Denver, Colorado – Summit Music Hall*
April 1 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Kilby Court
April 2 – Boise, Idaho – The Shredder*
April 3 – Seattle, Washington*
April 4 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw*
April 5 – Portland, Oregon – Wonder*
April 7 – San Francisco, California – Slims*
April 8 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew*
April 9 – Fresno, CA – Strummers*
April 10 – San Diego, California – Irenic*
April 11 – Los Angeles, California *
April 13 – Phoenix, Arizona^
April 14 – El Paso, Texas – Electric Banana^
April 16 – Austin, Texas – Mohawk^
April 17 – Dallas, Texas – Sons of Herman Hall^
April 18 – San Antonio, Texas – Korova^
April 19 – Houston, Texas – The Summit^
April 20 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Hey Cafe^
April 21 – Birmingham, Alabama – 1612 House^
April 22 – Atlanta, Georgia – Masquerade / Purgatory^
April 23 – Carrboro, North Carolina – Cat’s Cradle^
April 24 – Richmond, Virginia – Strange Matter^
April 25 – Washington, DC – The Commit^
April 26 – Asbury Park, New Jersey^

# – w/ Kerbivore
$ – w/ Dan Friel, Laura Stevenson
@ – w/ Doubting Thomas Cruise Control
% – w/ Chris Gethard, Spraynard
* – w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, Chumped
^ – w/ Chumped

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