We knew we were in for a treat when Jeff Rosenstock was coming by our office to film an acoustic session for our No Future YouTube channel, but we didn't know how sweet it would be. The former Bomb the Music Industry! frontman showed his disregard for that business's standards by performing an unreleased song from an as-yet-unannounced release and covering Toronto local faves Alvvays where most bands would stick to their latest singles.
Rosenstock revealed he wasn't confident that the tracks on WORRY. would translate well acoustic, so he just played something entirely different for us instead. Entitled "Melba," his newly delivered song is a poppy punk track full of pep that is as tasty as the crispy toast with which it shares its name.
Still uncertain as to how he'd strip one of his own songs down to just himself, Rosenstock opted to cover Toronto indie crew Alvvays. After a brief intermission to allow him to look up the song's bridge on his phone, he kicked off "The Agency Group" from the band's self-titled release. His take splits the difference between what we called the "shoegaze-laced spray" of the original and his own sound. Though his voice is obviously far from Molly Rankin's, they're both equally earnest.
Watch Rosenstock deliver the songs in the players below.