Rooney is one of my favorite bands, but after listening to their most recent album, Eureka, to excess I put them on the shelf of a while. Recently two things have made me pop in the Rooney CD on the drive to class.
1) Album Art: their last album, Eureka, had some pretty impressive album art. Subtle imagery packed with symbolism. With the growth of digital music, I think the one big downside for the consumer is that we’ll lose good album art. Anytime a discussion of album art comes up, the Eureka album cover comes to mind.
2) Tweet: the big news is this tweet from Rooney front man Rob Schwatzman:
So it seems that
Rooney Rob Schwartzman has been working on a new album too. This has been a banner year for new music with the Foo Fighters and Incubus releasing new albums, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack’s Mannequin, Black Gold, and now Rooney Rob Schwartzman all planning to release albums (presumably) later this year. I’ll be sure to let you know my thoughts when the music is released. Please use the comments to share any news you may hear.
Update: Rob Schwartzman is actually referring to a new album for a solo project he has been working on. In my opinion it is a bit underwhelming, certainly not what we would have gotten with a new Rooney album. It’s more straight pop music than the pop/rock I’ve come to enjoy from Rooney. Link is here if you want to listen.