POST-

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POST-
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1, 2018 (2018-01-01)
Recorded2017
Genre
Length40:06
Label
ProducerJack Shirley
Jeff Rosenstock chronology
Worry.
(2016)
POST-
(2018)

POST- is the third solo album by American singer-songwriter Jeff Rosenstock. It was released on January 1, 2018, without any promotional lead-up.[1] The album was released on Polyvinyl Record Co. in the United States[2] and by Specialist Subject Records in the United Kingdom.

Much of POST- was written in the Catskill Mountains shortly after the 2016 presidential election. The resulting songs are "chiefly concerned with losing hope in your country, yourself, and those around you."[3] The album was primarily recorded at Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, California in late November and early December 2017. Additional recording took place at the Quote Unquote Records offices in Brooklyn, New York and in East Durham, New York. Guests on the album include Rosenstock's bandmate in Antarctigo Vespucci, Chris Farren; as well as frequent collaborator Dan Potthast, American singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson and Canadian punk rock band PUP. Farren, Stevenson and PUP recorded their parts for the album from their homes.[4]

Ten percent of proceeds from any digital sales made from the album are being donated to Defend Puerto Rico, a charity assisting with disaster relief in Puerto Rico.[5]

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Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic88/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]
The A.V. ClubA−[9]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[10]
Drowned in Sound8/10[11]
Exclaim!8/10[12]
Paste8.2/10[13]
Pitchfork8.2/10[14]
PopMatters8/10[15]
The Skinny5/5 stars[16]

Post- was well-received by contemporary music critics upon its initial release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 88, based on 11 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[7]

Reviewing the album for AllMusic, writer Timothy Monger wrote that "While this may seem unerringly bleak, Post- is actually a pretty wild ride... Perhaps surprisingly so, Post- is also one of his most accessible solo outings yet. "[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Mornin'!"0:05
2."USA"7:32
3."Yr Throat"2:43
4."All This Useless Energy"3:20
5."Powerlessness"2:43
6."TV Stars"4:20
7."Melba"3:04
8."Beating My Head Against a Wall"1:40
9."9/10"3:29
10."Let Them Win"11:10
Total length:40:06

Personnel[edit]

Death Rosenstock

  • Jeff Rosenstock – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, percussion, layout, design, additional recording
  • John DeDomenici – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Huguenor – guitars, backing vocals
  • Kevin Higuchi – drums, percussion

Additional personnel

  • Chris Farren – backing vocals (2, 6 and 10), additional recording
  • Laura Stevenson – backing vocals (tracks 2, 6, 9 and 10), additional recording
  • Dan Potthast – lap steel
  • Nestor Chumak – Additional recording
  • PUP – backing vocals, claps, additional recording
  • Gilbert Armendariz – backing vocals, claps
  • Angelina Banda – backing vocals, claps
  • Sim Castro – backing vocals, claps
  • Laura Hammond – backing vocals, claps
  • Julia Loan – backing vocals, claps
  • Neal Sharma – backing vocals, claps
  • Shannon Toombs – backing vocals, claps
  • Jack Shirley – recording, engineering, production, mixing, mastering
  • Hiro Tanaka – photography

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "--::--:: JEFF ROSENSTOCK - POST- ::--::--". Quote Unquote Records. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Polyvinyl Records". Polyvinyl Record. Polyvinyl Records. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.avclub.com/jeff-rosenstock-puts-all-his-nervous-energy-to-work-on-1821719686
  4. ^ Rosenstock, Jeff. "POST- Jeff Rosenstock". Bandcamp. Bandcamp. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ Medina, Frances. "Rebuild Comerio Emergencies & Disasters - YouCaring". YouCaring. YouCaring. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musicians Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  7. ^ a b "POST- by Jeff Rosenstock". Metacritic. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Monger, Timothy. "Post- – Jeff Rosenstock". AllMusic. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Anthony, David (January 3, 2018). "Jeff Rosenstock puts all his nervous energy to work on the vital POST-". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Kot, Greg (January 12, 2018). "Review: Jeff Rosenstock's prog-punk wages war against futility". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Roseblade, Nick (March 20, 2018). "Album Review: Jeff Rosenstock – POST-". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Feibel, Adam (January 8, 2018). "Jeff Rosenstock: POST-". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Salmon, Ben (January 3, 2018). "Jeff Rosenstock: POST- Review". Paste. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Cohen, Ian (January 5, 2018). "Jeff Rosenstock: POST-". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  15. ^ Thiessian, Christopher (March 20, 2018). "Jeff Rosenstock: POST-". PopMatters. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Turner-Heffer, Adam (March 29, 2018). "Jeff Rosenstock – POST-". The Skinny. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  17. ^ "Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musician Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-05-03.