The Rosewood Thieves

The Rosewood Thieves

 New York City, New York, USA
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Magnet Magazine: “With a timeless sense of melody, the New York band taps into all the best sounds from the heydays of John Lennon, T. Rex and the Byrds,” and went on to describe Rise & Shine as “an exuberant blast of '60s-loving pop perfection whose songs are stickier than a summer dashboard."

Biography

Their debut full-length LP, Rise & Shine was released in summer 2008 and immediately met with wide critical acclaim. Magnet Magazine stated: “With a timeless sense of melody, the New York band taps into all the best sounds from the heydays of John Lennon, T. Rex and the Byrds,” and went on to describe Rise & Shine as “an exuberant blast of '60s-loving pop perfection whose songs are stickier than a summer dashboard,” while the popular site Daytrotter wrote, "They are the percolating governors of keeping things cool.” Nashville’s The Tennessean declares, “If this decade has produced a more spot-on channeling of John Lennon's late-'60s snarl, we have yet to hear it.” The first two national tours in support of the album resulted in many sold-out performances and an appearance at Red Rocks with TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Tokyo Police Club during a sought after main stage slot at the Monolith Music Festival.

Formed in 2006, The Rosewood Thieves were signed to V2 Records (home to The White Stripes, Gang of Four) and released the From The Decker House EP, which featured members of Whiskeytown, Vetiver and legendary composer of Schoolhouse Rock favorites, Bob Dorough. CMJ called the Thieves, "remarkably timeless and classic for a band just getting warmed up." In addition to performing live on Fuse TV, they were also featured in Elle Magazine, and as Paste Magazine’s “Band of the Week.”

After the label's closing, the band fought to retain the rights to their masters and quickly self-released the follow up EP, Lonesome. The six-song, acoustic-based collection quickly gained the band more national attention, with NPR saying, "The members of New York City's Rosewood Thieves, with their immersion in vintage rock, folk and gospel records, find elegance in simplicity," and The Big Takeover magazine exclaiming that "this is absolutely a band we need to pay attention to.” While recording what was supposed to be their third EP release (the band’s preferred format), their comfort in the studio quickly produced enough songs to become their debut full-length album, Rise & Shine. This record's release catapulted the band to yet more national mainstream recognition and their songs began being featured on immensely popular television series like Grey's Anatomy (including a pivotal scene in the season finale) and Entourage.

Their latest EP release, Heartaches By The Pound: The Rosewood Thieves Sing Solomon Burke. The EP features six classic Atlantic-era Burke tunes and liner notes written by the King of Rock and Soul, Burke himself. In them he states, “For the first time in my life, I have actually been amazed at the purity of another artist understanding my messages in song, and taking it to the next generation.” He closes the notes stating, “I thought the Rolling Stones did me a favor but you have taken it to another level.”

Discography

HEARTACHES BY THE POUND
2009

RISE & SHINE
2008

LONESOME
2007

FROM THE DECKER HOUSE
2006