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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Watch Out For Rockets: excerpt from 'Beasts With Hearts Of Gold' (USA 2008/9)

WATCH OUT FOR ROCKETS are from Austin, TX.
The songs featured here for free download are an excerpt from their album "Beasts With Hearts Of Gold", now available at iTunes.
So if you like what you hear, please support the artists!

The music is a brilliant mix of lo-fi punk rock and freak-pop with great melodies, dirty and direct sound and lots of energy! Most of the songs are rather short (Did I hear somebody say GUIDED BY VOICES?...).

Q: Where exactly are you from?
A: dave jones and I (aaron rimbey) are from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and we are half brothers. Lucas urbanski is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. and Jonathan terharr is from florida. we've been in Austin Texas for 7 years.
Q: How recorded?
A: this record was recorded on 4-track tascam in our livingroom and kitchen.
Q: When recorded?
A: late 2008 and most of 2009. i recorded all instruments for slap the blast factor 10 years ago in Madison Wisconsin and Dave added vocals in 2009.
Q: Who involved? who played what?
A: Dave played all of the instruments and vocals on this record with the exception of slap the blast factor. i "engineered" the recordings and helped with lyrics. lucas helped with arrangement and may have done a bass line here or there. John is a recent addition and has added great drum tracks to the new stuff we are working on. for shows Dave and I play guitar and sing, Lucas plays bass and John plays drums.
Q: Any more releases? Any "official" releases (label?)?
A: we released let me levitate previously late 2008/early 2009, our third record shaman shit is being released for free digitally any day now on watchoutforrockets.blogspot.com and we have been working on our fourth record and it is coming together well. we are excited about that one.
Q: Since when does this band/project exist?
A: I guess 7 years ago. we had a line-up with Dave, Lucas and myself and a keyboardist. I was playing drums at the time. Lucas lost his mom to cancer and moved back to wisconsin. we didn't put it back together until he moved back in 2007. it was just dave and I recording for fun, messing around with loops, recording vocals on old songs we hadn't finished. we put together let me levitate and started playing out with Kevin bybee the drummer for a local band frank smith and I picked up the guitar again. we finished beasts with hearts of gold in 2009 and made John our official drummer and it's been a lot of fun playing out.
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: Dave and I started out playing guitar in different punk bands. his first band was called noun and I was in a band with rainer maria's drummer bill, called Jim jones party mix.
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
A: that's a tough one. by process it is lo-fi, indie and punk. but we are also a folk, pop, rock or garage rock band? what is garage rock anyways? we have a car port with no walls. we are livingroom rock.
Q: Website, myspace?
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: we are running a band counceling service. people send us their music and tell us their band problems. we usually tell them to break up.
(Info by Aaron)

'Beasts With Hearts Of Gold'
(USA 2008/9)
(mp3-zip, 6 tracks, 10 min, 12,3 MB)

Cattle Prod

Johnny Skydiver

Sparrow In A Spiders Web

Headrush Hour

Punk On A Rainbow

Lift Off Cloud Controller

Get 'em here or here or here!

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