Episode #123, Interview with The Smith Street Band and Jeff Rosenstock

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This new episode features my interview with Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band and Jeff Rosenstock! We talked lots of different things including rude Calgary girls, Forrest, VIC; The Wonky Donkey, Otways Loft, driving a firetrack, Cielito Lindo, Wil’s hip-hop career, Prescription for Pleasure and of course tacos.

In the end of the show I did a ticket give away to The Real McKeznies and The Isotopes show at The Rickshaw

P.S. Special thanks to Fleur Leslie of Dufflebird and Ruth Mason of The Wonky Donkey for their help with this interview.

THE SMITH STREET BAND - Sigourney Weaver [No One Gets Lost Anymore]
Interview with Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band), part 1
THE SMITH STREET BAND - Calgary Girls [Throw Me In The River]
Interview with Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band) and Jeff Rosenstock, part 2
THE SMITH STREET BAND - Surrender [Throw Me In The River]
Interview with Jeff Rosenstock, part 3
JEFF ROSENSTOCK - Cielito Lindo (Fast version!)
JEFF ROSENSTOCK - Nausea [We Cool?]
Interview with Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band), part 4
JOELISTICS - Nostromo (feat. Wil Wagner) [Blue Volume]
Interview with Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band), part 5
THE REAL MCKENZIES - Yes [Rats in the Burlap]
THE ISOTOPES - Situation No-No [Nuclear Strikezone]
THE SMITH STREET BAND - Throw Me in the River [Throw Me In The River]

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Superheaven - Next To Nothing (Official Music Video)


Dresses - “Blew My Mind”

Directed by Dannel Escallón & Jess Dunlap

from the album ‘Sun Shy’ out now

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • Title Fight
  • Shed

Title Fight // GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Looking out from a window seat.
My conscience surrounding in everything I see.
I see my breath with every word.
Frozen in time, looking back at me, can still be heard.
All along I've done this on my own.
I heard your voice and now it's gone.

We’re happy to share that we have a new album coming out on SideOne Dummy Records called ’Ours Is Chrome

Preorders for the album are available today. Head over to the link below and pick up a copy.

While you’re there, you check out a music video for the first track off the album called “I’ve Been Bored.”

Superheaven - Diamond Youth - Rozwell Kid
North American Tour 2015

5/15 | Webster Studio – New York, NY
5/16 | Skate & Surf Festival – Asbury Park, NJ
5/17 | Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
5/19 | Saint Claire Theater – Syracuse, NY
5/20 | Hard Luck – Toronto, Ontario
5/21 | Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH
5/22 | Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
5/23 | Bled Fest – Howell, MI
5/24 | The Demo – St. Louis, MO
5/26 | Hi Dive – Denver, CO
5/27 | Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
5/28 | Holland Project – Reno, NV
5/29 | 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
5/31 | Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
6/2 | Voodoo Room (House of Blues) – San Diego, CA
6/3 | Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
6/4 | Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
6/5 | Mohawk – Austin, TX
6/6 | Sons of Hermann Hall – Dallas, TX
6/8 | Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
6/9 | Epic Problem – Tampa, FL
6/10 | O’ Malley’s – Margate, FL
6/11 | Backbooth – Orlando, FL
6/12 | Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL
6/13 | Casbah (Tremont Music Hall) – Charlotte, NC
6/14 | Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/16 | Game Changer World – Howell, NJ
6/17 | Up All Night Collective – North Haven, CT
6/18 | DC 9 – Washington, DC
6/19 | Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
6/20 | Middle East (Upstairs) – Boston, MA
6/21 | The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA*****

***** ‘Ours Is Chrome’ Record Release Show


Top 2 photos: Daylight (Superheaven) & Basement playing at Redwood Art Space in Summer 2011.

Bottom 2 photos: Basement & Superheaven playing a sold out show at Union Transfer in Summer of 2014. 

I’m extremely proud of my friends and how far they’ve come. It’s really amazing to have so many talented friends being so good at what they do, and watching them grow overtime. What difference three years makes.

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First, National Public Radio (NPR) has been kind enough to stream another new song off of Floral Green for us. It is titled, ”Sympathy“ and you can hear it here:


Second, we have just launched preorders for the record on our SideOneDummy webstore here:

We are excited to offer some cool items that are limited and exclusive to this preorder. They include:

Floral Green LP on "Floral" (Limited to 500 copies)

Floral Green LP on Green (Limited to 2500 copies)

Floral Green CD

Floral Green Cassette (Limited to 500 copies) 

T-Shirt + CD or LP

Deluxe Package (Limited to 250 Bundles) - Includes:

  • Floral Green CD
  • Floral Green LP on Green
  • Floral Green Cassette 
  • 9x27” Pennant illustrated by John Garrett Slaby
  • T-Shirt w/ Floral Green artwork
  • Floral Green Disposable Camera (with the first picture taken by us)

Here’s a new song, “Beers Again Alone” … I believe it is the last song we’re gonna be releasing before We Cool? all comes out. 

TL:DR - This song has been kicking around longer than any of the other songs by far - I started writing it in 2006 for the third Bomb the Music Industry! record Goodbye Cool World when I was living in Forrest Hills, seemingly far far away from my friends as the train didn’t go there as quickly as it went to other places. I could never quite finish the song in a way that I liked, so I just kinda assumed it would never get done. Then when I broke my foot in 2013 and was once again isolated from a lot of folks, this time because I couldn’t walk anywhere (and fuck, man, I never realized how goddamn rude people are in this city! Whenever I’d venture out, no one offered a seat on the subway and everyone shoved on by me. But it’s cool…) I decided a fun project would be to tear this song the fuck apart and build it back up again. I ended up pretty happy with it and released a demo of it that night, only to be up for 24 hours. The positive response helped push me to keep writing the songs that ended up on this record! 

So there’s the story behind that! I hope you’ve enjoyed all these new songs a lot and I can’t wait to share the album with everyone and see y'all on tour! If you haven’t pre-ordered yet and would like to click here. Thanks!!