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Heart Explosion. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Split 12” (PotLuck/Tangible Formats). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Save the Compliments For Morning (Self-Released). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Waiting For the Time to Be Right (Clairecords). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Rewinds (Livewire). Review by David Barker.
Lonely People of the World, Unite! (Mousse). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Tear It Down (Migrant Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Feed (Burnside). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Love of Life (Tooth & Nail). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Last Call For Vitriol (Arena Rock). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Split EP (Vagrant/Heroes & Villains). Review by Troy Jewell.
Thus Always to Tyrants (Sugar Hill). Review by Sean Slone.
The Rosenbergs seemed poised for all the perks life in the majors can offer. After being touted as the best unsigned bands in America, the majors were sniffing around, and the band was offered a chance to appear on USA Network’s Farmclub show. Then they made waves by rejecting the majors, exposing Farmclub’s shifty business practices, and entering into an unusual alliance with Napster. What almost got lost in the process is the fact that The Rosenbergs are a damn fine power pop band, which they’re proving with their new album, Mission: You. Sean Slone discusses the music and the industry with singer/songwriter David Fagin.
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