Joining the ranks of the classics
Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can't Stop Won't
Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard
music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of
iconoclastic rock bands.
Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the
transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the
bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem,
Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the
Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower
East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy,
Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists,
journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies,
models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist
Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave
birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.