Austin-based indie rock band The Rocketboys will release Wellwisher—a cohesive concoction of four brand new songs—on November 2, both digitally and physically. The song “Brothers” will be the first single off the EP. You can download it below and it can be streamed from the band’s Myspace.

The November 2 online release of  Wellwisher will be preceded by a string of  release shows
and succeeded by a CD release tour. Dates below.


It’s been more than a year since The Rocketboys self-released their well-received, debut full-
length, “20,000 Ghosts”. With tracks featured on a plethora of TV shows including 2010 Winter Olympic Games—among others—the 10-song debut showcased the talent and acclaim of the band of childhood friends.

The Rocketboys took the recording process on the road for “Wellwisher”, tracking almost the entire EP
while on tour. From the back of the van to kitchens and even at the office of Paste Magazine, The Rocketboys
rallied their talented friends to play and sing various parts on the recording.

Singer Brandon Kinder describes “Wellwisher” not as a concept album but a concept experience. The
musical collaboration and nomadic recording process, combined with the lyrical themes of unity,
brotherhood and relationships, all contributed to the final product.

“It’s interesting how it all came together and meshed thematically,” Kinder said. “My lyrics about the
importance of the people in your life, our friends who recorded parts across the country and everyone
who helped us financially made the entire process about unity and collaboration.”

The Rocketboys

10/06 – Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe (Brandon Solo Show)
10/23 – Waco, TX Common Grounds
10/29 – Austin, TX Ghost Room (CD Release) @
10/30 – Abilene, TX Monks @
11/04 – Dallas, TX The Loft *
11/05 – Tyler, TX Brewtones @
11/06 – Shreveport, LA The Collective @
11/07 – Hot Springs, AR Maxine’s @
11/08 – Little Rock, AR Juanita’s @
11/09 – Memphis, TN Hi Tone @
11/10 – Nashville, TN  Mercy Lounge
11/11 – Atlanta, GA Vinyl
11/12 – Charleston, SC Music Farm
11/13 – Macon, GA The Sochi Gallery
11/14 – Gainesville, FL The Atlantic
11/15 – Tallahassee, FL Engine Room
11/16 – Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
11/17 – New Orleans, LA The Den
11/18 – Houston, TX Walters On Washington @
11/19 – Bryan, TX The Stafford @
11/20 – Mcallen, TX The Incubator @
11/21 – San Antonio, TX Sam’s Burger Joint @

* = W/ The Appleseed Cast
@ = W/ Dignan

The Rocketboys
Street Date: Nov. 2, 2010

1. A Narrow Place
2. Southern Light
3. Brothers
4. On The Other Side

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