Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Rosewood Thieves- "Lonesome" EP out November 20th, "From the Decker House" EP Unreleased Tracks on iTunes, "Los Angeles" video

From The Decker House was originally released as a 6 song EP last Summer on the now shuttered V2 Records. The expanded re-issued version contains three additional outtakes from that original recording session. Additionally, the band just completed the Lonesome EP , a new collection of 6 songs out on November 20th. Lonesome” reunited the band with Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver), who mixed Decker House. The first week of September the Rosewood Thieves head to the studio to record a yet-to-be-titled Rock/Electric sounding EP.

From the Decker House EP is again available on iTunes and old school CDs are available to buy mail order from the band’s MySpace page or at any of the many shows they will be playing this year.

Check out new music from the “Lonesome” EP "Murder Ballad In G Minor" www.myspace.com/therosewoodthieves

PRESS LOVE FOR From The Decker House

Paste: “Their knack for storytelling and their old fashioned sound lend integrity to the nebulous sub-genre of “roots rock.”

Guitar World Acoustic: “The Thieves “From the Decker House” is an EP of Americiana which reflects the influence of Bob Dylan and the Band.

Elle- “Back Home to Harlem” is one of the years best breakup ballads”

All Music Guide- ”The Rosewood Thieves succeed their first time out.”

Time Out NY: “a great pop vibe from both ‘60’s London and ‘70’s California”

Tripwire: “Simple in melody and music, yet complex in emotion and delivery.”

Metro: “Singer Erick Jordan, 20, manages to channel the shimmering pop melodies of singers twice his age..”

AM NY: “Stand-out track “Los Angeles” is a desperate cry for the sun and warmth on par with the Mama’s and the Papa’s “California Dreamin’.”

Alarm: “Perfectly written pop songs”

The Brooklyn Rail: “...the footprints these thieves leave will stay with you long after the music stops playing”

NY2LON: “Rosewood Thieves are on their way to the top.”

Treble: “it’s the band top-notch songwriting, helmed by frontman Erick Jordan, that makes this release a true standout....off to a promising start with this fab EP”

The small valley town of Deposit, NY lies along the West Branch of the Delaware River and is nestled between the bustling metropolitan areas of Albany and Syracuse. Deposit is also host to the Decker House, an All-American rickety white farmhouse that is more ghostly than quaint. Local socialite Bonnie Decker lived and died in that house. Within a month of her passing, the Rosewood Thieves left New York City, looking to reclaim a peace of mind while finding their rock & roll heart at the Decker house. In the process, they found themselves surrounded by the mystery of her memory and haunted by Deposit’s peculiar existence, thus the story of the From the Decker House EP was written.

Spearheaded by singer/songwriter Erick Jordan, From the Decker House is a collection of songs that harks back to the classicality of acts such as the Band and Bob Dylan. These nine picturesque songs are entwined with the stripped-down fundamentals of Rock & Roll and the sensuality of R&B. Country music’s bleeding heart is the final straw that completes the Rosewood Thieves honest-to-goodness presentation. Jordan’s raspy vocal delivery is earnest and charming like a young John Lennon, but convincingly more impressive than his twenty one years of age.

There was no television, no internet, and no phone at the Decker house. Their five-acre landscape had a cattle farm on one side and trailer homes on the other. When they weren’t retiling the kitchen or clearing out old deer carcasses from the barn, the Rosewood Thieves would gather in the living room each evening for six weeks to write and rehearse. Leaving behind the hustle and flow of New York City was exactly what they needed and they didn’t seem to mind that the heat wasn’t on most of the time and that the pipes were freezing nearly every other day.

Jordan writes about people and places and develops story-orientated songs.. They’re not all true obviously, but they are
based on pretty prominent things. The jaunty number “Back Home to Harlem” is a nice example which features Vetiver’s Andy Cabic on bass while fiery acoustic guitars tango with a sinister backdrop of percussion and organ. Jordan’s aching vocals scowl “Oh my love, you said you wanted somebody else. Well you got him.” “Los Angeles” is a bit more nostalgic with its lush piano arrangements and Jordan’s daydreamy performance. “Doctor” is a freewheeling footstomper with a many country flavors. Nitty gritty “Lonesome Road” is an album standout. Piano legend Bob Dorough, best known for composing the Schoolhouse Rock childhood favorite “Conjunction Junction” (as well as critically acclaimed jazz recordings from the mid-‘50s to the present) appears here, rounding out the Rosewood Thieves’ earnest introduction.

From the Decker House also includes performances by drummer Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver), pedal steel
guitarist Mike Daly (Whiskeytown), and vocalist Blake Hazard.

The Rosewood Thieves are: Erick Jordan (voice, guitar), Mackenzie Vernacchio (organ, Wurlitzer), Paul Jenkins (guitar
and bass), and Mark Bordenet (drums).

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