Hear This: Bomb The Music Industry! sparked a campaign for better weekends
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: songs that tell a story.
Bomb The Music Industry! “Campaign For A Better Next Weekend” (2011)
It’s hard to discuss Bomb The Music Industry! without having a lengthy preamble about the band’s ethics. It’s well worn ground—especially with the in-depth documentary Never Get Tired coming soon—but it’s imperative to know just how much the band’s collective beliefs influenced its music, and vice versa. It’s something that could be pedantic but becomes important when Bomb The Music Industry! was so routinely labeled “Fugazi for the internet age.”
For those uninitiated: Bomb The Music Industry! was aggressively anti-consumerism. Bandleader Jeff Rosenstock founded Quote Unquote Records as the first donation-based record label, years ahead of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails releasing albums in a similar manner, and all …