They're looking at me with their glossy eyes, they're gonna bury me.
"Everybody That You Love"
Bomb the Music Industry! is a Long Island ska-punk band formed in 2004 by vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Jeff Rosenstock. They are known for their DIY ethic which includes homemade T-shirts, forming their own record label, and giving away their records for free. They have released five full-length albums on their record label
Tropes found in their music include:
- Book Ends: Their 2011 album, Vacation, begins with an alternating key piano arrangement on the first track, "Campaign for a Better Next Weekend." Then, at the end of the last track, "Felt Just Like Vacation," the same pattern can be heard in a slightly higher key and on guitar.
- Christmas Songs: They planned to release a Christmas song EP, but it got delayed until February and changed to a President's Day EP, leading to lines like "My family will be excited when they look under the Presidents' Day tree."
- Concept Album: Get Warmer is a concept album about moving, being broke, and being unhappy in general. Surprisingly, it's quite happy.
- I Am the Band: Jeff, who writes all the songs and, for the first two or three albums, played all the instruments.
- Anti-Love Song: Many, but "I Don't Love You Anymore" really sticks out. Ironically, it's about quitting drinking.
- Lyrical Dissonance: A lot. One example is "Everybody That You Love", a peppy, energetic song about witnessing a drug deal then running away from the dealer.
- Three Chords and the Truth: Some of their songs from their early albums, but generally averted.
- What Could Have Been: Jeff planned to have a Concept Album based on the contents of a tape that he "found" detailing the story of a American submarine attack by Russians during the Cold War. He decided midway through that it sucked, and it was scrapped, with a few of the songs ending up on Goodbye Cool World.