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Festival Song

by Jeff Rosenstock

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Recorded by everyman Jack "Icy Hot" Shirley at the Panoramic House in Stinson Beach & The Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, CA

John "Teethy Ethan" DeDomenici - Bass
Kevin "Boat Man" Higuchi - Drums, Drum Machine, Singing
Mike "Huge Snore" Huguenor - Guitar, Singing
Jeff "Basket-Boy" Rosenstock - Singing, Baritone Guitar, Keyboards

Additional Vocals by Angelina Banda, Lauren Brief, Sim Castro, and 100 people at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records


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It feels completely ridiculous that I’m a willing participant, gazing at the purple and pinks in the shadow of a bank-sponsored skyline. “Unite against the establishment!™ (while drones transmit the images to a server farm in the valley for a culture that will eat its own insides.)”

Oh, they wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something. They wouldn’t be your friend if it wasn’t worth it, if you didn’t have something they could take.

Take a long look at the billboards that smother the air ‘til you can’t ignore ‘em and glamorize department store crust-punk-chic ‘cause Satan’s trending up and it’s Fashion Week but this is not a movement. It’s just careful entertainment for an easy demographic in our sweatshop denim jackets and we’ll wonder, “What just happened?!” when the world becomes Manhattan where the banks steal the apartments just to render them abandoned.

We’re not stupid people but this financial oppression has got everyone believing all that we can do is nothing ‘cause we organize through avenues they lace with advertisements so the ones we try to rage against are still lining their pockets. Oh, they wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.


released July 14, 2016




Jeff Rosenstock New York

Hello. I'm Jeff Rosenstock. In 2007 I started a free/donation-based digital label called Quote Unquote Records. I also used to be in the band Bomb the Music Industry! and then that band stopped. Now I just do this stuff. Hope you like it!


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