Roger | Dark Matter

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
The Beatles The Mother Hips Wilco

More Artists From
United States - California

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: Classic Rock Rock: Americana Moods: Mood: Fun
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Dark Matter

by Roger

Folky, Americana rock.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Unpredictable
3:23 $0.99
clip
2. Teardrops
3:27 $0.99
clip
3. Creeps Like Me
3:09 $0.99
clip
4. Wasted Days
3:19 $0.99
clip
5. Dull
4:50 $0.99
clip
6. Beautiful
3:31 $0.99
clip
7. Beans On Toast
3:39 $0.99
clip
8. Slicktender
4:36 $0.99
clip
9. Shaky Paper Hands
4:24 $0.99
clip
10. Albuquerque
3:17 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Roger! – Dark Matter – (self released)
Wonderfully arranged, dark, and breezy pop. A couple of points to start. Roger! Is a band not a person. Led by San Diego transplant, Texas native Ernesto Garcia Jr. and his acoustic guitar, the combo also includes Josh Cherichetti (guitar), Joel Shedroff (bass), Ryan Shultzaberger (percussion), Candice Earnhart (vocals/guitar/accordion) and Aaron Luke (drums/vocals). This is not revivalist music, but the ’60s – ’80s, Beatles to 10,000 Maniacs, AM Pop to New Wave, echo hard on the ten songs here. What Roger! is about is well-crafted tuneful material with both male and female vocals, from Garcia and Earnhart, at times raw, at times orchestral, with lush arrangements custom fit to each song. Earnhart in particular has a great voice, raw and soulful, full of emotion in every note – the string laden ballad, “Slicktender” is a great showcase for her. The CD opens strong with the melancholy jangle pop rock of “Unpredictable” and doesn’t let up with either hooks or melodies. There are several natural singles, probably topped by the charming, folky “Beautiful,” the intertwined harmony vocals from Garcia and Earnhart adding the right touch to the song to maximize melody. But, it’s hard to pick a favorite. “Creeps Like Me” sounds like it was written by Paul Westerberg while listening to the Beatles’ “Ballad of John and Yoko” – great! This is followed by jaunty ballad “Wasted Days” with twin guitars and layered vocals, meanwhile “Shaky Paper Hands” is a garage/powerpop stomper – the variety on Dark Matter is refreshing. According to their website, Roger! Is working on their sophomore release. I’m already looking forward to it.
-Bart Mendoza, San Diego Troubadour, 1/1/14

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review