well, he listened to at least one song: our first cruddy review.

Posted in News on August 4th, 2009 by Ben – 3 Comments

“I’ve got a favorite track from the new self-titled full-length by local post-punk band Rooms: Forming Shapes, a relaxed but upbeat song that gets in and out in a little over two minutes, ornamented by a little piano, falling a third into a catchy chorus, suggesting Modest Mouse or The Shins. I don’t have another though; while it’s workmanlike post-punk that recalls, say, Don Caballero, June of ’44 and even Television, I’m unimpressed by the lyrics (which play on the band’s name, discussing the rooms, often suburban, that keep us apart) and the music doesn’t seem quite inventive enough for this to rise beyond the genre, which is framed around repeated picked guitar lines and depends on subtle changes on further iterations in the vein of classical minimalism. But it’s certainly worth a listen — it’s executed well enough that those interested in any of the above bands will probably find something to like — and comes free with one’s admission at Friday’s CD release. —SS”

well thanks for liking THAT song. does it really matter if the name of the band uses that word in a song? i mean, it would be akward for Mike from Racebannon to say “and then Racebannon was there ….” but for a word like “Rooms” to be used in a song about births, well no, its not playing with any meanings of the bands name. the name is pretty densly packed with no meaning. thats why bands are afraid to use simple day to day words but some do – speakers, liars, can, death, health.

whatever, come to the show, get a cd, make up your own mind.

Become a fan on Facebook!

Posted in News on July 22nd, 2009 by Andrew – Be the first to comment

Created a new Rooms page on Facebook. Become a fan!

no really, we know what the hell we’re doing.

Posted in News on July 12th, 2009 by Ben – Be the first to comment
new, more expensive information

new, more expensive information

CD Release August 7th

Posted in News on June 16th, 2009 by Andrew – 1 Comment

We will be releasing our self-titled CD, Rooms to the world Friday, August 7th at the Melody Inn. Details to come.

The cover is done

Posted in News on May 16th, 2009 by Andrew – 2 Comments

Ben finished the cover. Behold!

Rooms front cover

um… kinda album leak?

Posted in News on March 3rd, 2009 by Ben – Be the first to comment

here is the song list/back of the package for our new self titled album being mastered right now.

in order

in order

Rooms welcomes Liam.

Posted in News on February 21st, 2009 by Ben – 1 Comment


this dude will totally shred

this dude will totally shred

Rooms welcomes the first son of Kevin and Carly. this kid will totally shred and probably be our next bass player. 


you can congratulate Kevin for doing what comes naturally at our first show in a few months… its coming up real soonish.

brownshoe.rooms.yuki.bring really hip baby clothes and free crash cymbals.

New site

Posted in News on February 4th, 2009 by Andrew – 1 Comment

Welcome to the new site!