Jeff Rosenstock announced that he will be releasing his album We Cool? on March 3rd via Side One Dummy. The album will come out right before Jeff hits the road with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped for a full U.S. tour kicking off March 18th in Baltimore.
We Cool? serves as a much-needed alternative to the over-bloated rock star faux-indie bullshit that seems to be overwhelming today’s music scene. Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven), this album is a welcome change from Jeff’s standard method of making a record.
“The difference between recording in an apartment with a small amount of cheap gear that is constantly breaking vs. an actual studio with cool things to use and a really talented person running everything is immeasurable,” Jeff explains.
But while that certainly shows a positive sonic progression from Rosenstock’s previous material, he’s still plagued by the many uncertainties of his life.
“Stupid guilt from fucking things up tends to weigh pretty heavily on me. Spending time at home, though, has finally helped me to realize that so much of that is all in my head. That’s why the record is called We Cool? – it’s like checking in with someone when you’re not sure why you ever stopped talking in the first place. We good? We cool? Everything OK? Cause I sure hope we all are.”
From his early days in the Long Island punk scene to his recently laid to rest DIY collective Bomb The Music Industry!, Jeff Rosenstock has always had a penchant for keeping things weird. He’s unapologetically himself always and his new solo album, We Cool?, is no different.
1. Get Old Forever
2. You, In Weird Cities
3. Novelty Sweater
5. Beers Again Alone
6. I’m Serious, I’m Sorry
7. Hey Allison!
8. Polar Bear Or Africa
9. Hall Of Fame
10. All Blissed Out
11. The Lows
12. Darkness Records
Pre-orders and new songs coming soon!
March 18 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, Maryland
March 19 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 20 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, New York
March 21 – Royale – Boston, Massachusetts
March 22 – Petit Campus – Montreal, Quebec
March 24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
March 25 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, Ohio
March 26 – The Magic Stick – Detroit, Michigan
March 27 – Metro – Chicago, Illinois
March 28 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 29 – The Granada – Lawrence, Kansas
March 31 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colorado
April 2 – The Shredder – Boise, Idaho
April 3 – Neumos – Seattle, Washington
April 4 – Rickshaw – Vancouver, British Columbia
April 5 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, Oregon
April 7 – Slims – San Francisco, California
April 10 – Irenic – San Diego, California
April 11 – EchoPlex – Los Angeles, California
All tickets are on sale now via andrewjacksonjihad.com