Bomb the Music Industry
Bomb the Music Industry Rising out of the ashes of ASOB, Bomb the Music Industry! started in 2004 with Jeff Rosenstock recording live instruments, vocals and programming drum beats in his parents’ house. Over the course of a million members, three albums, two location changes, one seven inch and a bunch of compilation tracks, the collective has gone from being misunderstood by friends and family to staggeringly slight internet buzz. This is probably because Bomb! releases all their music for free online, disguising carefully planned marketing as D.I.Y ethic. We’d like to think it’s because of the music, which some reporters have incorrectly called “ethereal”, “stunning musicianship” and “a masterpiece on the same level as Picasso.” BTMI also tries to be nice to people. We will burn you a CD or make you a shirt at a show if you bring blanks. That’s gotta be cool because now Beck is doing it. 2006 saw The Bombers starting Quote Unquote Records (a donation-based record label), releasing a paranoid pastiche of upbeats, blastbeats and drunkbeats known as “Goodbye Cool World” and re-issuing 2005’s “To Leave or Die In Long Island” on non-edible vinyl.