The Imperial Rooster
Country / Gonzo Roots Music / Alt.
Happy New Year!
We wanted to drop you a quick
line to thank you for helping us have an awesome 2012.
to be even bigger and better as we plan to release our new album "Cluckaphony"
and embark on a tour in the spring!
As part of our appreciation
to you, we want to invite you to download two brand new songs off of our upcoming
album for free! Go to http://www.imperialrooster.com now to get new tunes and thanks
for being on our mailing list!
"the Roosters are unabashedly, irreverently original, dredging chords, rhythms
and words to squeeze out the best of muse-inspired music...
Clever and crass, harmonizing and (purposely) off-key in turn, these skilled musicians
are qualified to take you on a bona fide Española-style joyride. Buckle your
seats, and bring your own luck charms for the rearview." Ariana Kramer,
"i have been listening to their recently
released decent people non-stop for the better part of 3 days, and all i can say
its a trip. here’s what i love about the record, or better yet them, the most;
they have heart and passion for their music. they arent the best singers, maybe
not the best players, but ill be goddamned if the piece aka the album is greater
than the sum of its parts...
on first listen you may think to yourself wtf is this? their songs are kinda goofy,
kinda serious, kinda tongue-in-cheek, etc, but again, the gang of imperial rooster
blend it all wonderfully together. there’s sea chantey’s, irish drunken
sing-a-logs, heart felt ballads, and stories of what kinda shit goes down at a “typical”
imperial rooster show. the latter of which, even if half true, i need to witness
for myself. short review, even shorter, i love it decent people and if ya give it
enough time, me thinks you hop on this train. def a best of 2011 release…
" Greg Van Dyke, Captains Dead
"Decent People is the sophomore
effort from this ragtag gaggle of Española wackos. But it’s no slump.
In fact, without losing the zany appeal and inspired slop of the first album, Decent
People displays more depth in writing and performance than its predecessor. It’s
bluegrass-informed, jug-band-influenced, and punk-rock in spirit.
One huge surprise here. I already knew The Imperial Rooster could do raucous. I knew
the group can do “rootin’ tootin’, low-falutin’, and salad-shootin’.”
But the song “McGinty’s” shows that the band can also do pretty.
It’s a slow, sad waltz with a bittersweet melody and strange but beautiful
vocal harmonies that remind me of a folk ballad that I can’t put my finger
on." Steve Terrell, The Santa Fe New Mexican
|Taos Mesa Brewing
Jul 27 13
|Music Under The Mesa Festival
Aug 03 13
|The Plaza downtown Santa Fe
Aug 22 13
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