ALBUM REVIEW: ROONEY – WASHED AWAY

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Background
L.A.-based rock band, Rooney, is a bit of an anachronism – a power pop outfit that was signed to a major label (Geffen) like Fastball, Semisonic, Phantom Planet all did, once upon a time. Those days are long gone now but Rooney are back with a new album, via the Beechwood Park Music label.

Strengths
Everything a power pop fan would want in an album – pop hooks, crunchy guitars and swagger. However, updated slightly to incorporate hipster pop appeal. But this concession is insignificant when the result is a melodic rock album of this quality.

Highlights
“All the Beautiful People”, “My Heart Beats 4 U”, “Don’t Be A Hero”, “Washed Away”.

Sounds Like
Weezer, Superdrag, Semisonic.

Bottom Line
A breath of fresh air – high quality power pop that deserves more attention – starting with you!

Information
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/rooney

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