Jeff Rosenstock makes increasingly chaotic albums for an increasingly chaotic world. With each passing year, it feels like the temp of the universe boils 5 degrees hotter, and with each new album, Rosenstock’s punk grows more unwieldy and lawless. Which brings us to 2023—a planet on fire, a mere 90 seconds to midnight on the doomsday clock, and the release of Rosenstock’s appropriately titled, anarchic record, HELLMODE. At Mallorca Live we’ll see a louder, faster, more feral and always so damned sincere Rosenstock.
The American musician’s rising profile and critical acclaim over the last decade have been something of an anomaly. He’s a proud torchbearer of the punk sonics, aesthetics, and ethos of his youth, leaning into pop punk and ska sensibilities that were deemed Decidedly Uncool by the gatekeepers of the time. HELLMODE marks the 5th studio album Rosenstock has released in the last 10 years under his own name, following the dissolution of his beloved bands Bomb the Music Industry! and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches.