B-Side “Bloody Rudderless (in Ursa Major)” is a 90’s Indie Rockers Dream Come True, Combining “Rudderless” by The Lemonheads, “Destination Ursa Major” by Superdrag, and “When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine
“Setting up shop somewhere in the middle of The Replacements and The Old 97’s, Gaslight Anthem and Teenage Fan Club, the Gentlemen Rogues are aggressive, guitar-driven rock brought to you through Rickenbacker guitars and a boatload of sass.”- American Songwriter
“Gentlemen Rogues celebrate aggressive guitar pop, with punk-inflected energy, and hooks that are sharp and sleek. Collectively (they) crank out catchy, amplified treble kickers, mixing an intensity with classic melodies and brash theatrics.”-Disciples Of Sound
“It’s indie rock heaven and needs to be heard by everyone.”- Real Gone
Austin TX-based Gentlemen Rogues celebrate aggressive guitar pop, with punk-inflected energy, polished, precise songwriting, and hooks as sharp and sleek as the Rickenbackers they bang them out on. This is a four-piece for Now People, drawing inspiration from UK legends like The Jam, XTC, The Smiths, and Teenage Fanclub, while steadfastly blasting their own course through an American indie rock canon shaped by The Replacements, Sugar, Jawbreaker, and Superchunk…Manchester by way of Minneapolis.
The band has just released the new single “Do the Resurrection!” on 7″ half-n-half colored vinyl via Denver, CO indie label Snappy Little Numbers.
Of the track, the band says, “Do the Resurrection! is a fuzzed-out blast of power-pop that playfully tackles love and loss, life and death, dying and undying devotion, rinsing and repeating. It also has a dueling guitar solo, that gives White Reaper a run for their money.”
Sample lyric:“Don’t wanna crawl from graves, don’t wanna eat your brains. Just wanna know the thoughts buried in your mind.”
The accompanying B-side, “Bloody Rudderless (in Ursa Major)” is a cover song consisting of 70% “Rudderless” by The Lemonheads, 25% “Destination Ursa Major” by Superdrag, and 5% “When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine. A 90’s indie-rockers dream come true? At the very least, it’s a unique idea and hard to argue that it’s not pretty badass. This 2 song single finds the band blending lush, lyrical and instrumental, textures to create a sonic cocktail sure to intoxicate discerning ears.
Collectively, Danny Dunlap (vocals, guitar), John Christoffel (guitar), David Hawkins (bass), and Josh Power (drums) crank out catchy, amplified treble kickers, mixing powder keg intensity, classic melodies, and brash theatrics into a 200-proof distillation of brazen rock ‘n’ roll.
Consistently winning over audiences with their vital and urgent live shows, Gentlemen Rogues have shared the stage with such diverse musical outfits as the Lemonheads, Smoking Popes, Ultimate Fakebook, Beach Slang, Field Music, Mrs Magician, Field Day (Dag Nasty), and The Dandy Warhols.
In their campaign to rule the airwaves, Gentlemen Rogues have garnered radio play throughout the United States on various college and Internet radio shows, as well as across the pond on BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson Show.