The Rationales are a five-piece band from Boston. Mixing power-pop with alternative, teeming with hooks and harmonies, and layering their sound with hints of Americana and indie rock, their lush infectious sound has earned them the enthusiastic support of both fans and reviewers.
After having their debut 2008 EP THE GOING AND THE GONE called “one of the finer local CDs of the year” by the Boston Globe, The Rationales ran a successful fan-funding campaign, releasing the full length THE DISTANCE IN BETWEEN in 2011 to high praise, both locally and internationally. The band kicked off 2012 with the release of a new single, RADIO in March and an appearance as semi-finalists in Boston's esteemed Rock n Roll Rumble in April. They are currently preparing a new full length record for release in 2013.
- "Radio" Named '2012 Standout Jam of the Year" - WFNX Radio - Boston Accents
- "Radio" Voted '2012 Local Song of the Year' - WMWM Salem Radio Listeners Poll
- The Rationales were semi-finalists in the 2012 Rock n Roll Rumble, Boston, MA
- The Rationales "The Distance in Between" appeared on several "Best of 2011 lists including Twangville, Clicky-Clicky, Nanobot and more.