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Stream Punk Singer/Songwriter Jeff Rosenstock’s New Album ‘We Cool?’

It's (maybe?) the second full-length album from the Long Island underground hero

picture-22979-1414617206Andrew Unterberger // February 24, 2015

Few singer/songwriters manage to match the power and the passion of Long Island punk fixture Jeff Rosenstock, at least not without seem like self-important assholes. On second album We Cool? — well, some say it’s his second, some call it his first “proper solo,” and his press says “all are correct in some way” — Rosenstock also manages to be unusually likeable and downright funny, down to the year’s greatest album title/cover combo, while remaining just as tuneful and energetic as ever. Opener “Get Old Forever” cycles through xylophone, prime Weezer synths and gorgeous harmonies over double-time stomp, “Beers Again Alone” is the harmonica-led drunken emo singalong you never knew you needed, and blistering-but-sweet advance single “Hey Allison!” proves once again that there’s never been a non-awesome “Hey [Name]” song.

Stream the album below, and grab We Cool? when it’s released on March 3 on SideOneDummy Records. Also check out Rosenstock on tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad, the Smith Street Band, and Chumped this spring, and then with just Chumped in a later tour. 

Tour dates with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped:

March 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
March 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
March 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
March 21 – Boston, MA @ Royale
March 22 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
March 24 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
March 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 26 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
March 27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
March 29 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
March 31 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
April 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ***
April 2 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
April 3 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
April 5 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
April 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
April 8 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
April 9 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
April 10 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
April 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater

*** = just Jeff Rosenstock

Tour dates with Chumped only:

April 13 – Phoenix, Arizona – 51 West
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 16 – Asbury Park, New Jersey – Asbury Lanes