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Rock Paper Dynamite / Press

“Stripped down, straight-up rock ’n’ roll is what we’ve come to expect from Rock Paper Dynamite, and that’s what the four-piece band brings to the table again with its first full-length album, “Teeth.” Recorded in Omaha with producer and Omaha music veteran Curt Grubb, “Teeth” is “full of peaks and valleys, rises and falls, wild hairpin turns and a roller coaster ride’s worth of musical surprises””

“Rock Paper Dynamite’s new EP, Teeth, opens like a firecracker. An overzealous pastor rains fire and brimstone condemnation of sin and the absence of religion. Andrew Janousek’s guitar squeals and groans, winding up like a dark metal epic before cascading into a southern rock trot. “The Devil,” the debut single from the longstanding Omaha rock foursome, sets a brisk, rippling tone at the front of Teeth. Bolstered by a pounding rhythm section in bassist Trey Abel and new drummer Geoff Boyer, Rock Paper Dynamite carries the defiant, devil-may-care attitude announced in its intro (“If I die in the middle of the night, there’s gonna be a fight”) throughout the rest of the album.”

“Though they have always maintained they were just on a break (the did play some acoustic duo shows while on that hiatus), fans of the band Rock Paper Dynamite were starting to wonder if they were indeed coming back. The wait is over, and the band is bringing along Geoff Boyer as their new drummer. The band is also back with a brand new album, Teeth, which will thrill fans of the band’s hook-filled, upbeat and slight Southern pop-rock style. The album is full of catchy songs and the band’s recharged swagger in their updated, yet familiar sound will please fans. Rock Paper Dynamite celebrates the release of Teeth at the Waiting Room Lounge on Saturday (August 8) with Rothsteen, Those Far Out Arrows and Matt Cox. I met up with the band to talk about the recording of Teeth and breaking in a new drummer.”

“It’s been a while since the roots rock quartet Rock Paper Dynamite stepped on stage to give an audience a dose of its roots-rock glory. The band took a hiatus in 2014 and during that time founding member, drummer, and longtime friend Scott Zrust made the decision to follow his passion for the culinary arts and stepped off the drum throne. For some time, even members of the band wondered what the future held and if RPD would continue into 2015. But brothers Joe and Andrew Janousek have always been a dynamic duo of sorts and with new inspiration, a handful of songs, and new drummer Geoff Boyer, the band revitalized itself. RPD went back into the studio with producer Curt Grubb and recorded a new record entitled “Teeth.” The record drops August 8th at the Waiting Room Lounge. Rothsteen, Those Far Out Arrows, and Matt Cox are on the bill, supporting the release with what is sure to be a fantastic show with a mix of signature Omaha sounds.”

“Once again I welcome Rock Paper Dynamite into the Worlds of Wayne studios! This is their 4th time on the show and we talk about their recent downtime, new drummer, and new album! The album release is Saturday August 8th and we play a couple tunes off the new record. Always a fun interview with these guys.”

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“The Music of "Flyover Country" Concert Preview “Drinking Boots” is thematically ripe for kicking off a montage in which tension between a fraternal group of landscapers is eased by letting the liquor flow. Colliding pool balls crack and glasses clink. The grins before Russ and his coworker Frank down five shots and the wincing after each are carried by the song precisely about their excessive drinking after a hard day’s work in the heat. The lawn care jockeys are hellbound to Maloney’s Pub and then stroll away from it without paying their bartab. It’s worth note that a Rock Paper Dynamite song that never slips out of fifth gear when played live is more comfortable sitting under a scene when Joseph Janousek’s growling is not so dominant. Instead, his brother Andrew’s lead guitar prioritizes the song’s forward movement, shot-by-shot.”

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“• Locals Rock Paper Dynamite were made for large outdoor shows like this. Their brand of rock ‘n’ roll that hints at Kings of Leon was definitely a crowd pleaser early on. So many plastic cups of Boulevard Wheat up in the air.”

“Play a game of rock, paper, dynamite with the band Rock Paper Dynamite, and I have a sneaking suspicion which weapon they’ll choose: dynamite. This Omaha four-piece charged through Maha at full-bore, and blew the top off the local stage for most of their set of southern grunge songs. As they cite in their interview, that genre — southern grunge — finds its origin in the transmitted fare of classic rock and popular music radio stations, the stations that lived on their FM dials in central Nebraska where they’re from. Brothers Joseph and Andrew Janousek (on vocals and guitar respectively), drummer Scott Zrust and bassist Trey Abel grew up with artists spanning the two ends of the spectrum, from Conway Twitty to Nirvana. Churned together like butter, the mixture makes for a band that plays like what I imagine my dad’s ‘60s Firebird would sound like (even if it sits disassembled in a garage in Alliance, Neb.). Sporting a mustache and a soul patch, big-lunged Josep”

“..."Next up on the local stage is Rock Paper Dynamite, who have been headlining shows around Omaha for years now. The RPD boys have released multiple albums and EP’s and have toured the country. They are one of the most energetic live bands in the area and seriously have songs that will stick in your head for days. The band has a slightly southern lilt to their music, a la Kings of Leon and Black Keys."”

“These guys don't ever take much of a break. They always seem to be playing a show and releasing new music, including the band's 2013 EP “RPD.” Power-pop and hard rock with a Southern edge is what you'll encounter on new songs such as “Drinkin' Boots” and “Waiting.””

“If The Black Keys got into a horrible accident with Kings of Leon and melded together to write infectious, hook-filled rock tunes, you would have an idea of the greatness Omaha, Neb., rock band Rock, Paper, Dynamite achieves on its tracks.”

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“OK...last night The Waiting Room Lounge for Rock Paper Dynamite CD release party. First of all the changes in lighting and sound are top notch. I noticed the sound a lot more than the lighting (I think band members with less heat on stage and photographers will feel those changes a lot more-and the photogs I talked with last night sure seemed to enjoy it-there was a different ambiance for sure). The Waiting Room did not need massive sound improvements IMO-though they stepped up and went well above and beyond. It's pretty striking at how you can pick out individual musicians parts and how no matter where you go in the room-nothing in the sound changes. Three of the four bands playing last night I have seen a lot and I can't recall them sounding better than they did last night.”

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“Back in town and back on the show! Rock Paper Dynamite joins me in the studio to chat abut their new EP, what it was like to get out of Omaha for a spell, and where the band is going.”