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Monday, June 09, 2008

Perfect Summer Soundtrack - Week 1

Well, like it or not, it's pretty much summer.  Oh sure, the so-called "meteorologists" out there will have you believe that summer doesn't officially begin until June 21st.  But around here I make the rules.  Plus, if you live in Houston like I do, Summer began a few weeks back.  To commemorate this most warm of seasons, Audio Overflow will be suspending the myspace music monday feature for the next few months.  In its place, we will be highlighting music that we feel is the perfect companion to all your summer activities.  Whether you're camping, going to the beach, or just staying inside where its cool, we hope to have you covered.  

This feature will be pretty flexible.  So one week we may just feature an album, another we'll make a playlist for you, or for a certain event.  We just hope that you'll take our suggestions and make sure you make music a vital part of your summer!

Rooney: Rooney

Recommended Activities:  Beach Trip, Road Trip, Skateboarding

Rooney's 2003 debut album is easily one of my favorite mainstream rock albums of the last decade.  It's hard to believe that it has been 5 years since I walked out of my local Best Buy with this CD in tow.  Since then, it's never gotten old; I've never grown tired of it.

I was pretty much sold the first time I saw the video to "Blueside," the first single, on MTV.  It had such a cool, California rock vibe to it.  There's no denying the Beach Boys influence on their music, but it also had a really solid pop punk sound to it as well.  When I finally got around to listening to the whole album, I was caught off guard by just how impressive it was.  Every song begs to be sung along to, harmonized with.  Highlights include the guitar-driven "Stay Away," the self-assured "Daisy Duke," and the devilishly sinister "Popstars."
Take my word for it.  Throw the surf boards on the roof, pile some friends in the car, and head to the coast with a big retro-80s boom box.  Throw out some towels and pop this baby in.  You can't possibly go wrong!

Key Tracks:
1. "Blueside"
2. "Stay Away"
3. "Popstars"
4. "Daisy Duke"
5. "Sorry Sorry"


JD said...

I want the triple m to come back. It has thrown off my entire week.

Ben said...

I dig it. believe it or not, i've never sat down and listened to rooney. daisy duke sounds like something that could have been done by weezer, too.(prior to their most recent album that is.)

Ben said...

I take it back. I do listen to Rooney... every Thursday, Friday, Saturday but I guess I just didn't realize it was Rooney.

Cale said...

Yep, there is a lot of this album on the Carlton Woods Maga Party Jam '08 mix. Actually...I might've taken it off when I had to reformat my iPod to work on Macs. I know there's some stuff from their new album...


JD said...

I really enjoy a lot of their songs. Like Cale said they are a lot of fun, they do fit right in with summer. Blueside is my favorite.