Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Artist of the Week (A little on the early side!): Rooney

'These are the words of the popstars, These are the words of the unsophisticated money machines for the killers of rock and roll,' is just a small taste of the genius behind the talented music act, Rooney. Made up by Robert Schwartzman (or for you disney kids growing up, he played Michael in The Princess Diaries, clearly everyone right?), Louie Stephens, Taylor Locke, Ned Brower and Matthew Winter, this band blends the past four decades of music into one and gives it a modern edge. 

These guys sound like the beatles of the 2000's, with a little bit of California thrown in. All of their songs can make anyone dance and have a smile on their face, no matter the story their lyrics may write due to the upbeat- ness (that is really not a word but for the sake of this awesome band, today it will be!) and large range of instruments used. 

I've been listening to these guys for a while and when I found out they were making some new music of their own, taking a little breather after their non stop touring for two years (touring with such acts as Weezer, The Strokes and Jonas Brothers-don't judge them, I sure don't!), I couldn't be happier. From the video updates that Robert has been posting on their youtube channel which you can find here , it looks like we will be hearing their new music very soon and hopefully see some live shows coming from them again. 

This is a band you will be sure not to regret trying, or refreshing on, and I hope you do take a chance on them! You can find  some of their music here  on their myspace and let me know what you guys think of them!

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