There’s a reason legions of young rock fans fall in love with their parents’ records. It’s the same reason so many radio stations still play classic rock: Great music never gets old. Dallas foursome The Roomsounds have studied those classics, of course — the Beatles, Stones and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are major influences, along with Big Star, the Black Crowes, Ryan Adams, Oasis and the Jayhawks. But lead singer/guitarist Ryan Michael, guitarist/vocalist Sam Janik, bassist/vocalist Red Coker and drummer Dan Malone make their own sound, as evidenced by their new single, “Lay My Head Down,” a rocker with a bluesy southern tinge that’s almost a manifesto about the healing power of rock ’n’ roll…. Like their heroes, The Roomsounds craft songs durable enough to become tomorrow’s classics. Rodney Hall, son of FAME founder Rick Hall, has already labeled them “the future of rock ’n’ roll.” Clearly, it’s in good hands.
RTB2 are a volatile duo from Denton, TX with a multi-disciplinary sound that spans across a vast musical spectrum. From roots music to abstract progressive rock to soul to ambient soundscapes, you become contently spellbound with a colorful musical aftertaste by a sound much greater than the sum of its parts (live shows: vocals, guitar, and drums). Ryan & Grady played in bands together for seven years before developing this project. Birthed in 2005, RTB2 has released two EPs, two full-lengths, a live album, and an exclusive 8-track tape. Their current release, 2, was produced by Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, Loretta Lynn, The White Stripes).
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