I Am A Rocketship present 'Mind Grafitti' album. Watch the new 'Face Off' video.
Atlanta duo blends rock, psychedelia and trip-hop on sophomore releaseFOR FANS OF:
The Kills, Curve, Portishead, Failure, The Ting Tings, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Sneaker PimpsFOCUS TRACKS:
Face Off, Hot in Here, and KickGrass photo by Gaya Ramachandran. Standing photo by K Elisabeth. Red coat photo by Sheila DerbyFOR SHARINGBandcamp https://iamarocketship.bandcamp.com/album/mind-grafittiFace Off https://soundcloud.com/iamarocketship_band/01-face-off-111818-12-01-pm/s-6M8BM YouTube https://youtu.be/ibfo99w21-8FOR REVIEW & PLAYLISTING Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/iamarocketship_band/sets/mind-grafitti-pre-release/s-BtFMv Online press kit https://shamelesspromotion.haulix.com/Public/View/63032Download via Dropbox http://bit.ly/2C4OVHb"This is bound to please fans of The Kills, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Evanescence, and the Ting Tings. That’s one zinger of a list of comparable bands, yet the I Am A Rocketship sits perfectly amidst them. This is catchy as hell, seductively drawing you in and leaving you hanging on every note right to the last fading guitar"
– Big Takeover Magazine"A unique combination of slow harmony and sonic dissonance... a blend pleasing to the ears and compelling to the heart. ‘Face Off’ is both a lack of banality and a slow burn into the senses that slowly boils over with the confidence of musical experience like a poet unconsciously building to the stanza. Brilliant"
– Jammerzine"Solid mix of cool Scandinavian vocals, pop hooks and unique take on their musical approach... a worthy listen for fans of The Kills, Curve, Portishead and Sneaker Pimps. This is a quite a welcome discovery to start of 2019"
– Louder Than War
Atlanta-based outfit I Am a Rocketship
presents their second album 'Mind Grafitti'
, which is being released via the band’s own My Long Wknd
imprint. Ahead of that, this Swedish-American electronic rock duo previewed their first single 'Face Off'
, which is a tribute to Led Zeppelin's album 'Physical Graffiti'.
Comprised of Swedish vocalist and keyboardist L E Kippner
and American guitarist Eric Weissinger,
I Am a Rocketship merges striking Scandinavian vocals and pop hooks with a dash of experimentalism. Layering dark lyricism and fuzz guitars over pop grooves, they create an enticing unique sound.
Ideal for dancing the night away on an ancient sailboat manned by robots, lost at sea, the 'Mind Grafitti' album follows their debut long-play 'Mission Control'
, released in 2016.
This sophomore release blends classic rock, psychedelia and trip-hop in 13 songs. Of these, 12 are original compositions and one is an unexpected cover of the Rammstein
classic 'Du Hast'
. 'Mind Grafitti' was recorded on a notebook computer over the course a year in various locations.
“We don’t have any illusions about fame or success in what’s left of the music industry, so we made Mind Grafitti as a mixtape for ourselves. If others like it, that’s great, of course. There are a lot of influences or genres thrown in there, which is why it’s like a mixtape, with the acoustic guitar bits and cheap drum machines and arena-metal guitar and trap beats,” says Weissinger
“All the songs are about confusion: about mind graffiti, all these beautiful and ugly thoughts hitting us and colouring us, leaving us trying to make sense of it. Also, we spelled it “Grafitti” because it looked better on the cover.”
As a bassist, guitarist and singer, Eric Weissinger has opened for The Wedding Present, The Black Crowes, James, Cracker, and Portastatic. After playing on an Anne Richmond Boston album featuring Syd Straw, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, and Terry Adams, he took a break from music until a chance meeting with L E Kippner changed everything.
“We’re also going to make a few videos. Since we can’t abandon our jobs to tour much, we put a lot of that energy into those, and I think they help share what the band is really about,” says L E Kippner
A college radio DJ, choir member, cellist and singer for Swedish synth-pop duo Neobox
, L E Kippner's musical background could hardly have been more different than Eric's. Nonetheless, their shared love of Rammstein and Bob Dylan led them to form Hitchcock Blondes
in Cleveland, Ohio. They then moved to Atlanta, creating I Am a Rocketship to free themselves from the restrictions of conventional bands.
Their Influences are many, including the lyricism of Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, soundscapes of Sigur Ros and Massive Attack, rhythms and adventurism of Run the Jewels and M.I.A., and the melodicism of Depeche Mode and Curve.
As of February 21, 'Mind Grafitti' will be available across leading digital sales and streaming platforms and can already be ordered directly from the band via Bandcamp
01 Face Off
04 Hot in Here
07 Take Your Time
09 Mind Grafitti
10 Du Hast
11 High Above it All
12 Closing CreditsKeep up with I Am A RocketshipWebsite
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