L.A. five-piece Rooney is gearing up to release a new, limited-pressing EP, Wild One and will embark on a national headlining tour beginning November 27th at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, in support. Fans can get a first listen to Wild One as the EP will be available exclusively at these upcoming shows before becoming available at iTunes in early 2010. Only 5,000 EPs will be pressed.
Wild One was produced and engineered by the band, and features four brand-new tracks. The EP was mixed by Dave Trumfio (Wilco, Built to Spill and My Morning Jacket) and mastered by Dave McNair (Willie Nelson, Patti Smith.)
After signing with a major record label and working with some of the music industry’s most esteemed producers since their inception, the band is proud to showcase this collection of songs they crafted entirely themselves. Rooney’s latest offering features some of their best, most inventive and original material to date.
Rooney was signed to Geffen Records in 2002 after independently releasing a series of EPs and demos. They released their self-titled debut in 2003; shortly thereafter they saw significant success with single “I’m Shakin” and a cameo appearance on hit teen drama The O.C. The band has toured with a variety of superstar acts including Kings of Leon, Weezer and The Strokes.
Rooney is Robert Schwartzman (vocals/guitar,) Taylor Locke (guitar / vocals) Ned Brower (drums / vocals) Louie Stephens (keyboard / vocals) and Matthew Winter (bass).
Wild One track listing:
2. I Don’t Understand
3. Wild One
4. The Days Keep Going By
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/28 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
11/29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/30 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
12/1 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
12/2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue- Club Sound
12/5 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
12/7 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
12/8 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
12/9 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
12/10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
12/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
12/12 – Baltimore, MD – Club Stage
12/13 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Underground
12/14 – West Chester, PA – The Note
12/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
12/17 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s Uptown
12/18 – Houston, TX – Meridian
12/19 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
12/20 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
12/22 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress