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Rocket 3 / Press

"bouts of joy" and "when the world gets ahold of Burn, it is sure to fall in love after just one listen."

“Rocket 3's songs are simple, direct, pop-inflected rock songs that are compulsively likeable. The guitars are fuzzy and occasionally psychedelic, Nagisetty's voice is gentle and dreamy and the drums are punchy and aggressive ... — recalling influences like The Shins, Veruca Salt and My Bloody Valentine.”

“Ramune’s sound is reminiscent of 90s college rock bands such as The Blake Babies and that dog. Truth and Beauty opens with the breezy “Shiny Suburban Day” and you half expect Evan Dando to join in on the chorus. The slightly tongue in cheek “I’m Impossible to be With” hits with a rockier edge. The track “Nothing Special” comes in two forms, the first is reverb drenched with a definite thump. The second version titled “Almost Special” closes the album as a washed out hymn with added vulnerability to the otherwise tough lyrics. “I wish you missed me half as much as I missed you” are the last words on the album that drifts along like a dream. A strong debut for Ramune, which leaves the audience wanting to hear more.”

“Portland songstress Ramune Nagisetty’s debut album, Truth and Beauty, is awash with both notions. Known simply as Ramune to her fans, these bright, jangly guitar-driven pop songs are a worthy successor to the optimistic indie school of the early to mid 1990s -- think Throwing Muses, Letters to Cleo, or Nada Surf. Her lyrics are intelligent and witty while still flowing perfectly with the song’s rhythm....Truth and Beauty is an impressive debut work, and hopefully we’ll be hearing more from Ramune in the future...”

“love the lyrics of “Impossible To Be With”; they reveal both a sensuous and a self-deprecating sensibility that as a mix is a rare commodity in music these days. Other standout tracks include “Shiny Suburban Day” and ‘Nothing Special” both of which feature some stellar pop guitar. Simply put, this album is a treasure and heralds great things for her next release.”

“the first track… had great guitar reminiscent, of the late seventies and early eighties punk. Actually it was more new wave, which is like punk without being angry and violent. The first song also demonstrated some great songwriting. The track, Shiny Suburban Day, is radio ready. The whole album shows moments of brilliance…. to play the way she does and come out with a project this strong in such a short amount of time shows such an artistic sense of urgency and should put record labels on notice that this girl is for real...”

“from a friend: Was listening to "I want you back" in the car, which led to an awkward discussion with my daughter about Michael Jackson, kid rock stars, and his death. This was followed in my playlist by Ramune singing Shiny Suburban Day. "What??? She's your friend?! Will I get to meet her??? I sure hope she isn't dead already!"”

*** - Ramune

“this comment from a friend made me laugh: *love the thoughtful lyrics and the distinct non-dark-tortured-artist upbeat tone.* haha- I love being called non-tortured, cuz I actually am a little bit tortured. :-)”

*** - Ramune