Daily Distraction: Jeff Rosenstock fights back

Andy Downing
adowning@columbusalive.com
Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock described 2018 album POST- as an attempt to capture that feeling of momentarily getting knocked back on one's heels.

“[I] wanted it to feel like getting knocked down, sitting there with fucking spirals in your eyes, stars circling above your head, a big ol’ lump sticking out of the top of your skull, and then getting back up again," he told Alive at the time. "That was important to me, for sure, because it’s important to get up again and to fight back.”

No Dream, released in May, could be described as the sound of Rosenstock reengaging in the fight, as evidenced by new single "Scram!," inspired by the high school students who have stood up against the gun lobby in recent years.