Posts Tagged ‘Quote Unquote Records’

Laura Stevenson also recently released her first live album, a recording of a show in the Netherlands in June of 2016. Of the show, she said:

“We played to a small smattering of people at Vera in Groningen – a city in the far north of The Netherlands. About forty or so folks showed up on a Saturday night. We didn’t have any expectations of how the show would go, having never been to that part of the world before and being the only band on the bill. We didn’t feel too bad at the small turnout either, having been told by Peter Weening, the venue’s director for the past few decades, that when Nirvana played the same venue in 1990 just before Nevermind came out, and when U2 played there in 1980 just before Boy was released, there were roughly the same amount of people there”

The album, which includes a cover of The Replacements,  Quote Unquote Records on a pay what you wish basis, and all proceeds go to support Planned Parenthood.

 

 

In related news, Bomb the Music Industry!, a band Laura Stevenson and Jeff Rosenstock were both members of, is the subject of a crowdfunded film, “Never Get Tired,” that you can now obtain online . The film follows Bomb the Music Industry! on tour for five years of crazy shows and DIY ethos. Watch the trailer for “Never Get Tired” below.

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Jeff Rosenstock. In 2007 started a free/donation-based digital label called Quote Unquote Records. I also used to be in the band Bomb the Music Industry! and then that band stopped.

A punk-rock lifer who looks like an IT guy gone to seed, Jeff Rosenstock channeled everyman angst in an age of political apocalypse better than just about anyone this year on Worry, a 17-song epic in which getting right with yourself is the first step toward changing the world.

Even when Rosenstock is preoccupied with the inside-baseball worries of a touring musician like in the industry-skewering “Festival Song”  he takes a refreshing stand against the greed, self-interest, and overall awfulness of modern American life. Musically, Rosenstock practices the ecumenical sermon he preaches, leavening his relentless basement-punk pummeling with Beatlesque power-pop and slinky ska grooves. Yes, this is a record so open-hearted that even ska is welcome, so check your prejudices at the door.

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Rosenstock is a lot more than that as he explores the insecurities, anxieties, and general mind fuckery of life. At times he’s celebratory, sometimes defiant, and sometimes reflective. Always enigmatic. Always brilliant.

Antarctigo Vespucci is made up of Chris Farren and Jeff Rosenstock, both of whom are storied musicians of the indie underground; Farren fronted the band Fake Problems and Rosenstock is a member of the Bomb The Music Industry! Though they live in different states, the two started collaborating as Antarctigo Vespucci in 2014, and have been fairly prolific over a short period of time. The band has three releases to its name, including this year’s Leavin’ La Vida Loca, an album that contemplates anything and everything under the sun that’s hard to talk about .

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This song is from “Leavin’ La Vida Loca”, the first full-length LP from Antarctigo Vespucci, available for free digital download on Quote Unquote Records on July 22nd Naples, FL/Brooklyn, NY