As much as we'd love to be bringing you new music from The James Rocket, today we bring you the next best thing. The Brooklyn band have just put their first two albums up on Bandcamp for the "name your price" option! 2012's Launch and 2016's Thrust are both great albums. I first discovered the band back in the Amiestreet days (RIP Amiestreet) where you could download new releases for free if you got their first. I believe I picked up their earlier music for free this way, so the "name your price" option is giving me great nostalgia. The James Rocket have this very particular blend of 90's style indie rock that is indebted to bands like Guided By Voices and Sebadoh. It's very distinctly poppy and hook filled, but it has enough of the best of 90's indie rock noise and choppy guitars to keep it from being even remotely pop. It's truly great rock that is destined to give you the best possible of flashbacks from your college radio days.
You can listen to "Paper Valentines" off of Launch below. Launch and Thrust are currently available for the "name your price" option at Bandcamp. If you do choose free, be sure to give The James Rocket a follow on Facebook and Twitter.