Roosevelt Noise
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Roosevelt Noise

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"Hear This by Carey Miller"

Listening to how effortless Jackson rock band Roosevelt Noise sounds on its excellent debut CD Discomachinegun, it's hard to believe that the group has only been together for a year.

Of course, the core members have been acquainted for much longer. Vocalist and guitarist Drew McKercher and his wife, drummer Sara McKercher, met in high school in Vicksburg (they married in 2006), and the two played in a band called Audible Stream with vocalist and guitarist Jesse Melkowits while students at USM from 2000-2003.

After college, jobs and Hurricane Katrina eventually led the three to reconnect in Jackson, and soon, with the addition of bassist Don Hawkins, Roosevelt Noise was born.

Discomachinegun is proof that it's the Jackson music scene's good fortune that fate brought them back together.

The band has two gifted singers and songwriters in Melkowits and Drew McKercher.

Melkowits provides the poppy, melodic side of the band while McKercher brings the darker side with his rootsier tunes.

Discomachinegun is a varied and eclectic album that draws upon elements of contemporary indie rock, roots rock and even a little dance music, but has a fresh sound that's all its own.

That's what makes it one of the best releases by a Jackson rock band in recent memory. - The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS





Roosevelt Noise recently released their independent debut "discomachinegun", a mix of classic pop punk, grunge and modern indie styles.

With influences ranging from Dinosaur Jr., Queens of the Stone Age, and Modest Mouse to the Clash, Ramones and Talking Heads, Roosevelt Noise presents a unique sound with weight. Dual vocalists/guitarists/songwriters Jesse Melkowits and Drew McKercher hone their collective influences into a focused presentation of the band's musical direction both in the studio and on the stage.

Drew and Sara McKercher began playing together while in high school in 1998 in Mississippi, eventually opening for The North Mississippi Allstars at a local Vicksburg bar, The Biscuit Company. After moving to Hattiesburg, MS, in 2000, the two formed a band with Jesse Melkowits and started growing a following over the next couple of years through their live performances. After a brief hiatus, the band re-formed in Jackson, MS,as Roosevelt Noise in early 2007 with new-found bassist Don Hawkins.

Over the past year, the band has put together a developed original catalog of over 15 original songs, 10 of which were recorded for their debut album at Route One Studios in Monticello, MS. They have also played repeated dates at several venues throughout Mississippi, including the Two Stick in Oxford, Martin's in Jackson and Gov't Street Grocery in Ocean Springs.