Jeff Rosenstock isn’t just any regular musician. From his early days playing in DIY ska band The Arrogant Sons Of Bitches to his musical collective Bomb The Music Industry! and most recently, to producing the latest album from The Smith Street Band, ‘Throw Me In The River‘.

Jeff has always had a penchant for keeping things weird and is unapologetically himself and his new solo album, ‘We Cool?‘ is no exception.

The album serves as a much-needed alternative to the over-bloated rock star faux-indie bullshit that seems to be overwhelming today’s music scene. The album, due 6th March locally through Shock Records / SideOneDummy, is loaded with undeniable power pop anthems from start to finish that will make you dance around your living room while simultaneously causing you to have an internal emotional breakdown.

It’s honest, it’s dark, it’s fun… it’s Jeff Rosenstock!



1. Get Old Forever
2. You, In Weird Cities
3. Novelty Sweater
4. Nausea
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



The bulk of this record was made by John DeDomenici (bass, bonus drums), Kevin Higuchi (drums, tambourine), Mike Huguenor (guitar, bonus vocals) and Jeff Rosenstock (singing, guitar, keys, bonus everything).
A bunch of sweet extra bits were played by:
Stefon Alexander – programming on “Get Old Forever”
Mike Campbell – group vocals on something
Nick Carbonaro – field recordings on “Get Old Forever” and “All Blissed Out”
Scott Dektar – clarinet & bass clarinet on “Darkness Records”, group vocals on “Weird Cities” and “Nausea”
Sarah Lindmark – cello on “Darkness Records”
Jack Shirley – singing saw on “All Blissed Out”
Laura Stevenson – harmonies on almost everything
Skylar Suorez – vibraphone on “Beers Again Alone”
Bob Vielma – trombone on “Get Old Forever” and “Nausea”
Witt Wisebram – harmonica on “Beers Again Alone”, bonus vocals on “Polar Bear or Africa”


Recorded from May 12 – 16, 2014 by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, CA.
Additional recording by Jeff Rosenstock at Quote Unquote Records (Brooklyn, NY) and Laura Stevenson’s Mom’s House (Rockville Centre, NY) in May 2014.
Mixed & Mastered by Jack Shirley.
Cover photo by Andrew Kodama.


“Stupid guilt from f@cking things up tends to weigh pretty heavily on me. Spending time at home, though, has finally helped me to realise 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.”