300 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
Bomb the Music Industry!
Supporting Acts: Hop Along, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, LVL UP Bomb the Music Industry!
Bomb the Music Industry! (commonly abbreviated as BtMI!) is a musical collective originally from Baldwin, Nassau County, New York. They write, produce, record, and distribute all of their music under the leadership of songwriter and producer Jeff Rosenstock, and you can get their albums FREE at quoteunquoterecords.com They are known for their DIY punk ethic, embodied in such actions such as distributing six albums worth of their own material for free on their website, and offering free stencils and paint for fans to create their own T-shirts. They also offer their fans a chance to perform on stage if they learn a song and bring their instrument to the show. Beginning in April 2009, the band will only play all-ages shows with ticket prices of $10 or less. Rosenstock and several other contributors were previously members of The Arrogant Sons of Bitches. As that band was breaking up, Rosenstock recorded the first Bomb The Music Industry! song, “Sweet Home Cananada” using his PowerBook’s built-in microphone. “I wrote that song and put it out to see if anybody wanted it. That was how it started, people showed interest and I like recording stuff.” Bomb the Music Industry! plays a blend of several musical styles anchored in ska and hardcore punk. The influences go deeper than ska and punk, however, as studio experimentation, synth-pop, and dc hardcore all pop up in the mix. Rosenstock says bands such as Harvey Danger and Neutral Milk Hotel are as much an influence as evidenced by tracks such as “This Graceless Planet” (an adaptation of a song by We Versus The Shark into the musical aesthetic of Bomb the Music Industry!)