Johnnyrook
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"Johnnyrook "Between Love & Loss""

"I'm amazed. I'm staggered. I'm gasping for breath. Why? Because I just finished listening to the dark and mystic creation known as "Between Love & Loss" by Johnnyrook. Darkly melodic with passionate lyrics that are both honest and introspective, the album soars with majestic guitars and stupidly good songwriting. Modern rock with a heavy side that cuts the umbilical cord free from pop and rock with a rusty cleaver. Why aren't these guys, I don't know, EVERYWHERE?" (Editor's Pick) - Smother.net


"Johnnyrook "Between Love & Loss""

"It's difficult to place a band like Johnnyrook in today's music scene. This Minneapolis band adopts a linear rock approach to its craft and lightly highlights it with moments of pure aggression. This alternative edge cuts deeply and grabs the listener's attention with a momentous force that is impossible to ignore." - DecoyMusic.com


"Johnnyrook "It's Better This Way""

Johnnyrook lyrics read like a book rather than segmented emotions and verses. Their sound is somewhat akin to the ilk on Wind-Up Records though its far more imaginative and less generic. Independently put together by the band who as of this point remain unsigned—more reasons why I don’t weep for the stalwart legacies present in the major labels when they lose money to the peer-to-peer networks—Johnnyrook forge an anchor of steely played guitar-centric indie rock that’s got more in common with mainstream radio fellows like Dave Matthews Band than one might have guessed. As Darth Vader would say, “Impressive. Most Impressive.” - Smother.net


"Johnnyrook "It's Better This Way""

Altogether unique and quite amazing. It's extremely personal and touching without making you want to puke. You may think this is an emo-tearfest waiting to happen, something along the lines of Dashboard Confessional, but user beware. These brutes would shove Chris Carrabba's sissy stick and sideburns down his throat. The use of emotional instruments and music combined with great song writing and unparalleled intensity make for a great album. - DecoyMusic.com


Discography

"Nameless Ghost" (2008)
"Between Love And Loss" (2006)
"One Word" EP
"It's Better This Way"
"Near, Far" EP

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After a few years of growth & experimenting, Johnnyrook became one of the more prominent bands in the Minneapolis rock scene, playing nearly every venue in town. But, with the release of "Between Love & Loss", produced by Mike Dresch (The Spill Canvas, Nodes Of Ranvier), the band chose to focus on areas beyond their hometown. Weekend warrior trips throughout the midwest gave the band a taste of what they truly wanted, and summer of 2007 saw Johnnyrook hit the road for a steady couple months on a completely self-booked tour. By the end of the year, the band will have played nearly 100 shows throughout the midwest and central United States. At the end of their summer tour, the band entered the studio with Chris Grainger (Switchfoot, Wilco, Dropping Daylight), a producer they chose to help mature the already distinct Johnnyrook sound. Fronted by soulful vocals reminiscent of a modern-day Joe Cocker, combined with technical guitar work spanning today's heaviest as well as most melodic genres, Johnnyrook have truly come into their own. Plans for 2008 include the release of a new EP, as well as supporting it by touring all areas of the U.S.

Recommended if you like: Further Seems Forever, Emery, Taking Back Sunday.