Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blast from the Past

Rooney is a five-piece indie band from Los Angeles signed to Geffen Records. The band is composed of Robert Schwartzman, Louie Stephens, Taylor Locke, Ned Brower, and Matthew Winter. The band is named after the character of “Principal Ed Rooney” in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Their music is reminiscent of artists spanning from the sixties to the 2000s. Although they have a distinct style, their sound has been compared to everything from The Beatles to The Cars to Blur. Having toured the nation with acts such as Weezer and The Strokes, Rooney manages to capture elements from the past four decades and make them sound modern today.

Their Sleep Song was featured and played an important part in the movie The Chumscrubber’. PlayI’m Shakin’ was featured in the TV show The OC, when the characters go to see Rooney in concert.

On July 17, 2007 they released the album Calling The World. The album debuted #42 on The Billboard Top 100 Albums.

Rooney was also a band from Liverpool (UK) formed in 1997, that released three albums and various EP’s and split up in the early 00’s. Their music was inspired by fellow brits like Disco Inferno and Bark Psychosis, focusing on lo-fi narrative songs and imaginative drumming.
When did your Heart Go Missing
Im Shakin'
I Should Have Been After You

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