A back-alley in the north of England soundtracked by another person throwing up is not a wellspring of inspiration for most artists. But Jeff Rosenstock, who managed to distill our "hellscape of xenophobia, misogyny, and blatant racism" down to an addicting opus of anthemic punk rock on last year's brilliant WORRY., is not most artists. This morning, he released "Dramamine," a power chord tribute to a churning stomach, written between a "vomit sesh" in Leeds, a ferry trip to Ireland, and a "green room/garage" in the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, NV.
Sharing the track this morning, Rosenstock added that "Dramamine" is the only track that survived a rental car break-in that scuppered the follow-up to WORRY. "I gave myself an annoying challenge," he wrote. "The first ten songs I wrote on tour would become the next record, for better or worse. If they were bad, I'd fix 'em later." Seven songs in, however, Rosenstock's rental car was broken into in San Francisco and his notebook and digital recorder were taken. "Dramamine," recorded soon after the release of WORRY., was the only survivor.
Listen to the track below and read our feature on Rosenstock right here.
Lead photo by Erica Lauren.
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