Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Bomb the Music Industry!


Bomb the Music Industry! were a punk/ska/indie band from Baldwin, New York that formed in 2004 and played their last show in 2014. This project has had a slew of members and musicians involved in it over the years, however the Mark E. Smith of the band is singer/guitarist Jeff Rosenstock. Hopefully that name is familiar, since he's put out two phenomenal solo albums in the past two years. Laura Stevenson also played keyboards and sang for them at a point, and she is probably the other most well-known member (who also happens to have some incredible solo material). BtMI! focused heavily on DIY ethics, making their name very fitting. They put out quite a few albums through their years, and I'd go as far as to say they're one of the most notable punk bands to come out post-2000. Rosenstock's songwriting skills matched with a strong, full band (including keys, percussion, and brass instruments) behind him make for some catchy, insightful, and energetic music. Don't know what else to say, just get on this if you haven't already. Enjoy.

1. Blow Your Brains Out on Live TV!!!
2. Does Your Face Hurt? No? 'Cause It's Killin' Me!!!
3. It Ceases To Be "Whining" If You're Still "Shitting Blood"
4. Big Plans of Sleeping In
5. I'm A Panic Bomb, Baby!
6. Sweet Home Cananada
7. Funcoland vs. The Southern Electorate
8. Ready... Set... No!!!
9. "I'm Too Cooooool For Music"
10. Pike St. - Park Slope (by Harvey Danger)
11. "FRRRREEEEE BIIIIIIIRRRRD!!!!!! FRRRRREEEEEEEEE BIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRDDDDD!!!!!!!"
12. Future 86

1. Happy Anterrabae Day!!!
2. Congratulations, John, On Joining Every Time I Die
3. Showerbeers!
4. Stand There Until You're Sober
5. Dude, Get With The Program
6. Bomb The Music Industry! (And Action Action) (And Refused) (And Born Against) Are Fucking Dead.
7. Brian Wilson Says SMiLE a.k.a. Beard Of Defiance
8. Syke! Life Is Awesome!

1. Old And Unprofessional
2. King of Minneapolis Pts. I & II
3. Even Winning Feels Bad
4. Side Projects are Never Successful
5. 5 Funerals
6. My Response To An Article In Alternative Press
7. Sorry, Brooklyn. Dancing Won't Solve Anything.
8. It's Official! We're Booorrrrrriiiiing!!!
9. From Martyrdom to Star(tyr)dom
10. All Alone In My Big Lonely Apartment
11. Fuck The Fans
12. Grudge Report
13. King of Minneapolis Pts. III & IV
14. Anywhere I Lay My Head (Tom Waits)

1. Jobs Schmobs
2. 493 Ruth
3. Bike Test 1 2 3
4. Unlimited Breadsticks, Soup and Salad Days
5. No Rest For the Whiny
6. 25 Hour Goddamn Telethon
7. Depression is No Fun
8. I Don't Love You Anymore
9. Pizza Claus is Comin' to Town
10. Never Trust a Man Without a Horribly Embarrassing Secret
11. Get Warmer
12. The Last Party (Foul)

1. Bomb the Music Industry! - Save the War
2. Bomb the Music Industry! - I'm Terrorfied!!!
3. Bomb the Music Industry! - This is a Singalong
4. Bomb the Music Industry! - Ghost of Corporate Future
5. O Pioneers!!! - Punknews is Stoked
6. O Pioneers!!! - Yo Bones!
7. O Pioneers!!! - You Know That Part in Superman III, Where He Is All Bad Ass and Stuff? Yeah, I Bet That's How You Feel Right Now.
8. O Pioneers!!! - Bad Scene, Aaron's Fault 

1. Cold Chillin' Cold Chillin'
2. Stuff That I Like
3. It Shits!!!
4. Fresh Attitude, Young Body
5. Wednesday Night Drinkball
6. 25!
7. $2,400,000
8. Gang of Four Meets the Stooges (But Boring)
9. 9/11 Fever!!!
10. (Shut) Up The Punx!!!
11. Can I Pay My Rent in Fun?
12. Saddr Weirdr
13. Sort of Like Being Pumped

1. This Graceless Planet (We Versus the Shark Cover - 2005)
2. Tell My Boss, "I Hate You" (2005)
3. This Year For Presidents' Day, I'm Giving Up on Rock and Roll (2006)
4. 4 Inches! (Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine Cover - 2006)
5. Come On, This Shit Is Getting RIDICULOUS. (2006)
6. If Assholes Got Awards, I'd Have A Trophy Case (but with some different words) (Infamous Jake Cover - 2006))
7. All Alone In My Big Empty Apartment (Demo - 2006)
8. This is a Singalong! (Original Version - 2006)
9. The Soul Crushing Northeast (2006)
10. D13 4 YR G0V3RNM3NT (Anti-Flag Megamix - 2007)
11. Little Brother (Andrew Jackson Jihad Cover - 2008)
12. Pog (Demo - 2008)
13. Gold Soundz (Pavement Cover - 2008)
14. (jeff disapproves of this bonus track) SUPERTALK! (2005 - 2008)

1. Bomb the Music Industry! - THERE'S My Bailout!
2. Bomb the Music Industry! - A Shine To It (Laura Stevenson cover)
3. Laura Stevenson & The Cans - Halloween One and Two
4. Laura Stevenson & The Cans - It Ceases to Be "Whining" if You're Still "Shitting Blood" (BtMI! cover)

1. You Still Believe In Me?
2. Planning My Death
3. Slumlord
4. All Ages Shows
5. Big Ending
6. The First Time I Met Sanawon
7. Struggler

1. Campaign For A Better Next Weekend
2. Vocal Coach
3. Everybody That You Love
4. Sponge Board/Baby Waves
5. The Shit That You Hate
6. Hurricane Waves
7. Sick, Later
8. Why, Oh Why, Oh Why (Oh Oh Oh Oh)
9. Savers
10. Can't Complain
11. Everybody That Loves You
12. Sunny Place Shady People
13. Felt Just Like Vacation

1. The Forecast - The Reasons (The Weakerthans cover)
2. Into It. Over It. - Need You Around (Smoking Popes cover)
3. The Swellers - El Scorcho (Weezer cover)
4. Bomb The Music Industry! - Punk Rock Girl (Dead Milkmen cover)

4 comments:

  1. I got a few things thats missing from here: hits set, matchless..., ethiopians, big kisses, their cover of the weeds theme song

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    1. Hey! Would it be a problem if you upload a zip of Ethiopians, Hits Set, and the Weeds theme song? I didn't even know those tracks existed. I also have the Vacation bonus tracks Don't Destroy Yourself and Untitled 4, if you're missing those

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  2. Many thanks for this really rich post on a great band. Hope can come soon also a post on Jeff Rosenstock previous band The Arrogant sons of bitches

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  3. Have to say it was very cool to see this BTMI on here! I'm from the same town as Jeff and have a lot of good memories of seeing ASOB going back to the late 90's. Baldwin was also home to a lot of big names including members from Taking Back Sunday, The Movielife and even Dee Snider himself.

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