Not only did Jeff Rosenstock release the excellent new album NO DREAM on Polyvinyl this year, but he's also stayed busy with a lot of other things, including cool livestreams, contributing cool covers to cool compilations, taking part in Polyvinyl's unique Exquisite Corpse project, and more. Now, he's launched a new Bandcamp album called 2020 DUMP, which currently has four songs he's made at home during the pandemic and which he'll keep adding to.
Laura Stevenson sang on three of the new songs ("Dept of Finance," "Collapse!" and "Done Done Done!"), and Jeremy Hunter (Skatune Network, JER, We Are The Union) played horns on "Collapse!" and "ACAB," both of which find Jeff revisiting his ska roots. "Dept of Finance" finds him in acoustic singer/songwriter mode, while "Done Done Done" recalls the indie-punk of his recent solo albums. They're all great, and they all sound lyrically inspired by what's been going on around us this year. Jeff writes: