The definitive oral history of New York's post-2001 musical
revolution by a celebrated young female music
New York, 2001. 9/11 plunges the US into a state of war and political
volatility-and heralds the rebirth of the city's rock scene. As the old-guard music
industry crumbles, a group of iconoclastic bands suddenly become the
voice of a generation desperately in need of an anthem.
In this fascinating and vibrant oral history, acclaimed journalist Lizzy Goodman
charts New York's explosive musical transformation in the early 2000s.
Drawing on over 200 original interviews, Goodman follows the meteoric rise
of the artists that revolutionised the cultural landscape and made Brooklyn the
hipster capital of cool-including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD
Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend.
Joining the ranks of classics like Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your
Life, and Can't Stop Won't Stop, Meet Me in the Bathroom is the definitive account
of an iconic era in rock-and-roll.