The Rooks

The Rooks

 New York City, New York, USA

The long lost four-way lovechild of Frank Ocean, J Dilla, the Dirty Projectors and Bruno Mars. We're just funky enough to make your mother nervous and we're having a fantastic time doing it. You are most certainly invited to join us.


A transplant from the Wesleyan University music scene, The Rooks have spent the last five years making noise across New York City and North America, gaining substantial recognition for their debut EP, Something You Can Take (2013), follow-up single, Twister (2014) and their second EP, Wires, which debuted on Afropunk in June 2015.

Hard-hitting performances at Irving Plaza, Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn Bowl, as well as highly successful residencies at Arlene's Grocery and Pianos NYC (second highest-grossing in venue history) have earned them further acclaim, including Deli Magazine's Artist of the Month award (2014), and winners of the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards in the R&B/Soul category.

Thanks to their generous, family, friend and fans, The Rooks are currently in the studio working on their first, full length album and preparing for their summer tour-- they would love for you to join the party!


Wires (EP) 2015

-Wires premiered on Afropunk

Twister (Single) - 2014

-Twister premiered on DeliMagazineNYC

Something Your Can Take (EP) - 2013
-Single "Lefty" has received streaming airplay on KCRW Radio, BaseFM Radio, and Rhythm and Soul Radio.
-Single "You're The One" has received streaming airplay on The Wonderful World Of Carmenelitta
-Single "Come Closer" has received streaming airplay on East Village Radio.
-Single "Rita" has received streaming airplay on BaseFM Radio

Studio Singles - 2012
-Single "Nothing Wrong" has received streaming airplay on Pregamming Radio.