The Rocketboys – “Marching to the Palace”
Pairs Well With…Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Frightened Rabbit
Austin’s The Rocketboys released their sophomore record Build Anyway in 2012 and it continues in the same anthemic manner as their debut. You have to respect The Rocketboys’ willingness to go for such an arena-ready sound while gigging around (growing) bars and clubs the past few years.
2011 Review: an indie rock band from Austin with a sound in the same vein as Coldplay or Keane. The Rocketboys have an anthemic nature to their pop songs often building to epic and energetic choruses. They employ shimmering delay on their guitars much like The Edge, which does create some nice rhythmic yet spacey vibes. They have a very mature sound, as if these songs have been on the radio for years, or at least during an emotional moment on a network TV drama. They’ve only released one LP so far, but have releasing EPs and live material since 2005. They seem to building some additional local steam throughout the last couple of years, so they could be a band on the break. It’s really accessible pop, but still includes emotional drive and tight musicianship.