New Brookland Tavern Presents:
122 State St.
West Columbia, SC, 29169
For The Rocketboys, 2012 was a resilient journey. After nearly calling it quits when half the band parted ways in early 2011, the remaining three members resuscitated the acclaimed melodic rock band with a lush, cathartic album: "Build Anyway."
Since "Build Anyway," The Rocketboys have logged nearly 150 shows (with the likes of Twenty-One Pilots, Relient K, The Almost, and The Mowgli's), released a brand new Total Recall-inspired music video (tinyurl.com/totalrocketboys), and created a rapidly expanding collection of new material for the band's third LP.
Still inspired by the Mother Teresa quote that gave life to the band after nearly calling it quits, "What you spend years building someone could destroy overnight: build anyway," The Rocketboys continue to build.
"When it comes to song writing, the line between 'earnest' and 'overly-earnest' could not be any finer, or risky. In their latest album 20,000 Ghosts, The Rocketboys always stay just on the right side of said line, creating rich anthems that are as infectious as they are sincere."
"The Rocketboys have a sound as expansive as the open road and lyrics deep as a Southwest sunrise. Lofty melodies encircle broad indie rock compositions on The Rocketboys' debut album, 20,000 Ghosts."
"The band's got some legs to stand on -- Impressive harmonies and melodies, and, overall, quite the pleasing, heartfelt indie rock sound."
"[20,00 Ghosts] is fresh with rich textures, like the lead guitar on "Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune" or the underlying drumbeats of "I Saw a Stone." With his alto range, approaching falsetto at times, singer Brandon Kinder creates an ethereal, almost spiritual, tone."
-TEXAS MUSIC MAGAZINE
"...tight, epic, densely layered sound..."
- MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL
"Building gray-hued swells of chorused guitar and minor-key piano processionals, the Rocketboys may have a sound as wide as the West Texas skies, but they're decidedly overcast with clouds that perpetually threaten rain."
-THE ONION, AUSTIN
"The Rocketboys' sound is rife with shimmering ambience, reverberating piano, pinging guitars and lead singer Brandon Kinder's smooth yet soaring vocals, bringing a sound resembling other bittersweet and earnest acts such as Keane."
-THE OKLAHOMA GAZETTE
"The Rocketboys showed a mastery of mood and subtlety. Amplifying a sound made familiar to Texas music fans by bands such as Cue and Explosions in the Sky, the six-member group adorns singer Brandon Kinder's soaring melodies with clear, ringing guitars and full-bodied keyboard arrangements, hard-driving drumlines and well-practiced transitions between calm and controlled chaos."
-THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
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