Brandon Kinder, the front man for Austin based indie outfit The Rocketboys, has announced he will pursue a new solo side project The Wealthy West.
The Wealthy West has just completed a 5-song EP that will be available online beginning March 8. The first song from that EP is now available online to stream and download.[MP3] Love Is Not Enough – (http://soundcloud.com/thewealthywest/13-love-is-not-enough)
As the enigmatic singer for The Rocketboys, Brandon Kinder has set himself apart as a powerful songwriter with a unique voice and a knack for telling stories through song.
Through the success and loyal following The Rocketboys have built over the years, Brandon has captivated audiences through four acclaimed albums and prominent TV and film placements. In his spare time, Brandon began writing songs that wouldn’t necessarily fit for The Rocketboys, and without a true outlet for them, The Wealthy West was born.
The Wealthy West trades The Rocketboys’ anthemic indie rock for a serious dose of Americana coupled with Kinder’s signature eccentricity weaved into tales of bad choices, long roads, longing for home and the banality of love.
Meanwhile, in preparation for SXSW, The Rocketboys are offering both 20,000 Ghosts and Sing Bird Sing EP for free download on their Bandcamp site (http://therocketboys.bandcamp.com/) for a limited time. The band is currently working on their second full length record due out in late 2011.
The Wealthy West will make its live debut at SXSW during PASTE Magazine’s day party on the Acoustic Stage. Date/Time TBA