Tuesday, February 11, 2020

ROOKIE - "Sunglasses"

Photo by Alex Basse
The latest single from Chicago's ROOKIE is retro in some of the best possible way. "Sunglasses" has a distinct 70's AM radio laid back feel. It's not quite easy listening, but it's just shy of that mark. It also reminds me heavily of the more laid back side of Big Star filtered through Ben Kweller's country period. It's a relaxed mixture of Americana and vintage power pop, which hits a lot of our musical tastes all at once.

You can watch the video for "Sunglasses" below. It features guitarist Chris Devlin and his wife's dog grooming business. ROOKIE's self-titled debut album will be out March 13 on Bloodshot Records. You can pre-order it here. For more on ROOKIE, check out their Facebook and Twitter. Current tour dates are below the video.


2/11 - Theatre at Westbury - Westbury, NY*
2/12 - Wind Creek Event Center - Bethlehem, NY*
2/14 - Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY*
2/15 - Retro-ique - Morgantown, WV
2/16 - Warner Theatre - Washington, DC*
2/17 - Black Sheep Burritos & Brews - Huntington, WV
3/10 - The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN^
3/11 - The Burl - Lexington, KY^
3/12 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA^
3/13 - Empty Bottle (album release show) - Chicago, IL
3/14 - Elevation at The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI^
3/20 - Three Links - Dallas, TX%
3/21 - Desert Dogs Brewery & Cidery - Santa Fe, NM
3/23 - Gold-Diggers - Los Angeles, CA
3/24 - Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
3/26 - Belltown Yacht Club - Seattle, WA
3/27 - Treefort Festival - Boise, ID
3/29 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
3/31 - Gabe's - Iowa City, IA
5/1 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA

* = w/ Cheap Trick
^ = w/ Twin Peaks
% = w/ Coathangers

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