DIY Punk Hero Jeff Rosenstock’s ‘Dramamine’ Makes Motion Sickness Sound Epic

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Jeff Rosenstock’s entire career is an embarrassment of pop-punk riches. The former Bomb The Music Industry! head just can’t stop writing epic sing-a-longs about whatever crosses his mind. We’re definitely not complaining. That drive is how we got a song like “Dramamine” so soon after the release of his anxious opus and pop-punk position paper Worry.

According to Rosenstock, “Dramamine” comes so close after his last album because he had made the decision to stop worrying so much.

“I gave myself an annoying challenge,” he wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “Whatever the first ten songs I wrote on tour would become the next record, for better or worse.”

Rosenstock said he got about seven songs into the project when his rental car was broken into and his notebook and recorder were stolen. “Dramamine” was the oldest song from the challenge and the only one that survived. Still, it gives you an idea of what might have been. It’s a rollicking and nervous ode the unsexy parts of traveling with a chorus that elevates a motion sickness drug to mythological hero status. Check it out up top and read the whole story of “Dramamine” below.

You can pick up “Dramamine” over at Rosenstock’s Bandcamp on a pay-what-you-want basis.

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