The Pocket Rockets
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The Pocket Rockets

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Ears Wide Open: The Pocket Rockets"

“Somewhere We Can Be Alone,” the jaunty new single from the Pocket Rockets, seems happy marriage of the East L.A. trio’s raw, post-punk past and a possibly explosive future. Lifelong pals Chris Magallon, Ralph Blanco and Lyndon Miller sounded like dissonance-dwelling toughs on their “Golden Gloves 1902″ EP, released in late 2011 on Sonata Contata Records (the imprint manned by Eve 6′s Jon Siebels). That urgency is still present in the new tune, with its squalid guitars and pugilistic backbeat. But it’s the detached but catchy chorus that wins here — with a line like that, how could any guy go wrong?
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The Pocket Rockets grew up together in Boyle Heights and just like many young bands, they started off playing in a bedroom and eventually graduated to backyards. The trio claims inspiration from bands like Interpol and The Strokes, but what they might not know is their uncanny likeness to the Golden Age of Emo (The Promise Ring, Fugazi). Their vocals are raw and rhythms catchy, but it’s the way they emote with such a blatant earnestness that makes them so real. Their debut EP, Golden Gloves 1902, was released by Sonata Cantata Records and mixed by Jon Siebels (formerly of Monsters Are Waiting currently of Eve Six) at Clifton Studios. Here’s the EP’s highlight track “Turbulence”: - Free Bike Valet A Beach City Music Blog

"Stream -- The Pocket Rockets: "Somewhere We Can Be Alone""

No doubt one of my favourite genres of music is indie rock (do I sound like a twat for saying that?) I've been checking out The Pocket Rockets for a few days now and I am really digging their music. They just released the single "Somewhere We Can Be Alone" about a week ago. It is currently on my non-existent summer's in the process of being made okay! Haha well anyway, this track is perfect for going to the beach with that special someone and do a whole of fun things that single people look ridiculous doing by themselves. If you are single ("like me" Alison says while eating a burrito), take a listen to this song and enjoy the rock vibes!

If you dig this track, you should definitely check out other tracks The Pocket Rockets have on bandcamp. Indie rock just makes me feel so happy so in a very logical thinking, The Pocket Rockets have been making me very happy with their music for the past few days. I share my happiness with you...and you can return the favor by sending me more amazing music!

On a small sidenote, I really like the cat artwork they have. I'm trying hard to be not to be punk hehe
- But I'm Not Hipster

"Premiere: The Pocket Rockets – Somewhere We Can Be Alone"

Yes, one of my dear bands have released another string of music. No, I’m not in this band, it’s just that I liked them a lot a while ago. Therefore, their newest material (and single) “Somewhere We Can Be Alone“, takes me back to where I was. Indie rock met new-wave and had a child that turned out to be The Pocket Rockets. Miss-mashing in between brother shoegaze, and sister post-punk. Yet another reminder of how awfully great summer can be, because that’s where we are right now. Recorded in a bedroom, in East Los Angeles between Spring and Summer, where the singer resides. It was mastered by Jon Siebels (ex- Monsters Are Waiting, EVE 6). The happy-go-lucky atmosphere of the song is stunningly beautiful, in all its simplicity. I wouldn’t say that it’s generic, just because the melodies and rhythms are rather basic, because the catchiness of it is something beyond just that. Sometimes you just don’t need anything else, just because you want to shake your hips to a song about summer and love. Everything’s fine, as the baseline roots the sound a little bit deeper, catapulting with the energy of the band as a whole. Steadily waddling forward, with baby-steps, together with the percussion of the almost psychedelia-like surroundings. First and foremost, you should listen to it, because it will be worth it. It might also end up being the song you’d associate with Summer. - Invisible Guy

"HEAR THIS: The Pocket Rockets"

East LA’s The Pocket Rockets have known each other for most of their lives, and formed a band in 2008 when they were merely high school sophomores. Produced by John Siebel (Eve 6), their new single “Somewhere We Can Be Alone” is a super fun surf bouncer that grabs your ears right from the start. With its danceable bass groove and layers of catchy, yet laid-back vocals, it’s the perfect jam for gettin’ close to that special someone at a backyard barbecue, when the sun starts to set, and romance starts to blossom.

The Pocket Rockets are working on a new release, and if the strength of “Somewhere We Can be Alone” is any indicator, it’ll definitely be something to look out for. - The Owl Mag

"pP"Somewhere We Can Be Alone" by the Pocket Rockets (Premiere)"

Instead of trying to join an unfitting music scene in their East LA neighborhood, The Pocket Rockets created their own. Starting out in a Boyle Heights bedroom, the trio cut their teeth by playing backyard parties but now they’ve helped convert local hostels (MoonPad) and Arts District galleries (Art Share LA) into pop-up rock venues. And unlike the predominant beach-pop garage rock of the Echo Park bands to the west, they’ve managed to channel a moodier dance-punk vibe (No, Interpol) that must only be influenced if you see the sun set behind the downtown skyline.

The Pocket Rockets will release another EP on Sonata Cantata Records but for now you can enjoy the leaked single “Somewhere We Can Be Alone” that was mixed and mastered by Jon Siebels (formerly of Monsters Are Waiting currently of Eve Six) at Clifton Studios: - Free Bike Valet A Beach City Music Blog


"Golden Gloves 1902" - The Pocket Rockets
released December 12 2010

Single- "Turbulence"



Feeling a bit camera shy


The Pocket Rockets started off playing in a small bed room in East Los Angeles, California. Through the years though, the band developed their sound through a combination of experimental guitar sounds, catchy bass rifts, and, simultaneously, steady and fluctuating drum beats, though still retaining that innocence so many bands loose through their development. Their music consist of many inspirations, mixing in varying inspirations of each member into a collective, unified, and spacey sound. You can label their sound as uncanny, in the sense that it sounds both unfamiliar and familiar at times. The Pocket Rockets where one of the first bands, although do not get much credit for this, to change the East Los Angeles backyard scene from being an absolute domain to punk and thrash bands, creating an environment where the Indie bands where accepted, praised, and flourished.

In their existence the band managed to get many notable shows and radio play on the now debunked Indie 103.1 Check 1,2, with Mark Shovel, featured as a "Next Wave" artist on MHz's Strictly Global, and a set on KXLU's Neuz Pollution through word of mouth. In April of 2011 they embarked on their first West Coast tour with fellow SONATÅ CANTATÅ label-mate Michael Gross & The Statuette, in April 2012 toured the Southwest hitting Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. And a short summer tour in August of 2012 to Utah and Nevada.

The Pocket Rockets released of their debut EP “Golden Gloves 1902” on SONATÅ CANTATÅ Records, headed by producer Jon Siebels of Eve 6 and formerly of Monsters Are Waiting.

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