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Rocketship Park

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"CMJ Madness: Rocketship Park/Two Man Gentlemen Band @ Pianos"

I was blown away! The mp3s up on their MySpace don't do them justice. Their sound is melodic (with actual sung harmony, which seems rare these days), twangy, laid back and kind of reminiscent of early Neil Young. It's good music to feel bad to, I wrote in my notes last night (I was in a terrible mood when I started this musical odyssey).

I particularly enjoyed whatever whiskey-soaked lament that started, "Your drinking buddies are your drinking buddies — don't get used to that." So true.

Anyway, these guys are in Brooklyn, so I hope they start playing around more. -

"CMJ Report: Serious Business Showcase at Pianos"

Next up were Rocketship Park, many of whom, including singer Josh Kaufman, played with Cossa. They kept the good feeling going with a sound that was kind of like an pretense and angst-free version of Wilco with big sunny hooks, swooping pedal steel, and an earnest, good-natured everyman behind the mike. Add a little down-home psychedelia with the chiming guitars, some folk-rock in the vocal harmonies, and you get Beachwood Sparks without the beach (they are pasty New Yorkers after all) and with plenty of sparks. At least a couple songs sounded ready for TV soundtracks (in a good way); the rest sounded darn good. They have their debut album out early next year and it should be worth checking out.

Thumbs way up for Rocketship Park.... - THE ALLMUSIC BLOG


Still working on that hot first release.



Taking a tuneful nod from 1960's folk and rock, Brooklyn’s Rocketship Park entices musically literate ears. This 5-piece outfit, lead by Josh Kaufman, crafts a range of tactfully entwined styles that weave between back porch ballads and basement tape stomps. Rocketship Park features Kaufman on vocals/guitar, Eric Jackson on guitar, Brian Kantor on drums, Michael Phillips on pedal steel, and Kevin Fish on bass. For the debut record due this Fall, the boys asked friends Bryan Devendorf (The National) and Rob Burger (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Iron and Wine, Calexico, Lucinda Williams, Beth Orton) to handle percussion and piano, respectively. Onstage is where the band’s songs really shine, in an amalgamated beacon of past and present. While walking the line between tension and liberation, Rocketship Park coaxes volumes from their modest songs.

The members of Rocketship Park have contributed to countless musical projects over the past decade. Josh has collaborated with Paul Banks (Interpol,) Ben Lee, Karen Waltuch (Wilco,) Pela, Balthrop Alabama, Benji Cossa, and The Stevensons. Kevin and Brian started Higgins (of which Josh and Eric are members,) and play with New York based The Glass Trees. Brian also plays with Benji Cossa, as well as alt-country outfit The Morning Pages.