Posts Tagged ‘review’

Rooms review in Tiny Mix Tapes

Posted in News on May 4th, 2010 by Andrew – 1 Comment

Well, the reviewer didn’t particularly care for it, but we got a review in Tiny Mix Tapes, which is pretty cool:

He does seem to like one track, at least:

“Consistent to a fault, Rooms were smart to follow age-old wisdom to shake up what they’ve got going on the last track. “Red Sky” rises and falls through its sections on some great (read: noticeable) drumwork and, by shuffling in more surprises than the other eight tracks combined, ends up being their most complex and rewarding song.”

Rooms Review in Eastern Surf Magazine!

Posted in News on April 30th, 2010 by Andrew – Be the first to comment

Another review!

“Matt Askren and Kevin Toole present passionate vocal talent, guided by the tight drum work of Ben Traub and taut bassiactrics of Andrew Greenburg. Rooms maintains energy yet lacks extreme diversity. Luckily, the energy and instrumental skill level of the members is so above par that there isn’t a single song that presents a notable twinge of displeasure.”

SLUG Magazine Review of the Rooms Album

Posted in News on April 15th, 2010 by Andrew – Be the first to comment

There’s a great review of the Rooms album in the April 2010 issue of SLUG Magazine. You can read it at:

Album Review in Aiding & Abetting

Posted in News on April 13th, 2010 by Andrew – Be the first to comment

We got another review! This one is in Aiding & Abetting:

(You’ll have to scroll down a bit)

Hey, It’s a Review!

Posted in News on April 7th, 2010 by Andrew – Be the first to comment

We got a positive review on Check it out:

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.