The Rocketboys will pre-release their debut full-length album, “20,000 Ghosts”, on vinyl ONLINE ONLY starting Thursday, April 15. For a limited time, you will receive a live CD/DVD combo and a disc of unreleased tracks with every vinyl order. You can order the item at our online store (http://www.merchline.com/therocketboys). You will receive the vinyl within 3 to 5 business days starting Thursday, and a digital download code for the album when you purchase it on vinyl. At the bottom, there’s a description of “20,000 Ghosts”.

We leave Thursday for a 15-day national tour, so view our attached tour dates. Also, follow us on Twitter (@theRocketboys) because we will be doing some ticket giveaways via Twitter while we’re on the road.

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The Rocketboys

About “20,000 Ghosts”: “20,000 Ghosts” is The Rocketboys’ debut full-length release. Recorded in Austin, TX, over three months in the spring of 2009, it displays a new range of diversity and maturity, while maintaining the pop-sensibility that fans have come to love in The Rocketboys’ signature sound. It finds the balance between a light, drum-driven brand of indie rock and deeper, more atmospheric moments coupled with lyrics and melodies you can’t get out of your head. The album was engineered by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Matt Pond PA), mastered by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective) and features artwork from “Dark Was The Night” artist, Ryan Feerer.

Starting Thursday, it can be yours on vinyl. http://merchline.com/therocketboys
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Upcoming Shows/Events:

Apr 15, 2010 – Waco, TX – Common Grounds – More info: http://fburls.com/95-amwxg4Xc Apr 16, 2010 – Tyler, TX – CLICKS – More info: http://fburls.com/61-15Lvbz8k Apr 17, 2010 – Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Christian… – More info: http://fburls.com/20-KuzUT5bW Apr 18, 2010 – Hot Springs National Park, AR – Maxine’s – More info: http://fburls.com/58-xNUS3uOR Apr 19, 2010 – Lafayette, LA – Artmosphere – More info: http://fburls.com/0-WCE56dWv

Full show/event calendar: http://fburls.com/84-WigzXeai

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