Austin-based band The Rocketboys recently stopped by the Day Trotter offices in Illinois to perform songs from their newly released full-length, 20,000 Ghosts.

The Day Trotter session features one song from their previous effort, Sing Bird Sing and three from 20,000 Ghosts as well as a unreleased B-Side.

In addition, The Rocketboys have announced the first set of dates for their spring tour including performances at SXSW and NX35 Festival in Denton, Texas alongside The Flaming Lips and Denton’s-own Midlake.

The Rocketboys released 20,000 Ghosts in September of 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Ghost’s was engineered by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Matt Pond PA). Describing the new album, guitarist Daniel Wheeler said, “20,000 Ghosts displays a new range of diversity and maturity in our music, while maintaining the pop-sensibility that fans have come to love. We try to find the balance between a light, drum-driven brand of indie rock and darker, more atmospheric sounds coupled with lyrics and melodies you can’t get out of your head.”


2/26  Abilene, Texas – Monks
2/27  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Conservatory
2/28  Little Rock Arkansas – Sticky Fingerz
3/1   Memphis Tennessee – Hi Tone
3/2   St. Louis, Missouri – Ciceros
3/3   Nashville, Tennessee – The End
3/4   Athens, Georgia – Caledonia Lounge
3/6   Mobile, Alabama – Alabama Music Box
3/7   Beaumont, Texas – Hole In The Wall
3/12  Denton, Texas – NX35 Festival
3/17-21  Austin, Texas – SXSW


The Rocketboys on Day Trotter: