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"CD REVIEW"

West Rockers, 'Always Look I' . The West Rockers are an eclectic musical compound, mixing the funky pulse of reggae with tight guitar riffs, swinging piano sounds and truly idiosyncratic vocals. This five-track journey makes a lot of stops. West Rockers are blissfully free of "all our songs sound the same" syndrome and take well-deserved delight in experimentation. My two favorite tracks, which incorporate more reggae sounds than the others, are "Demafall" and "Jafarian," but none of the songs is boring nor are they so eccentric as to require constant listening attention. This is music you can wrap your head around or sink into, whatever your mood demands.
—Vivian Nereim
West Rockers play the Redemption Records comp CD release party Dec. 27 at Cafe Nine. - Vivian Nereim - New Haven Advocate


"CD Review II"

... they do a bang-up fucking job at sounding like themselves: fresh and tough. In a mere five tracks they combine elements that most folks say shouldn't fit together (old reggae keyboards, both singing and shrieking, rock and punk, fat dub-y bass lines and ripshit guitar parts). But it flows and kicks nice. Mighty good balance here. Standout track: Hmmm. I throw a dart and it sticks in the tune Demafall. - Craig Gilbert - Play Magazine


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Always Look I - EP

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West Rockers began on the second floor of a divey apartment in New Haven, circa 2005, as The West Rockers Collective. Playing mostly experimental reggae, sometimes with vocals, the collective had additional and rotating members. Eventually the practices were shut down and the band took a brief hiatus until new practice space opened up in a friend’s basement across town. By this time the band had taken on a new drummer, had solidified their members and their singer, and shortened their name to West Rockers. The six members each brought on different influential elements adding to the dynamic of their sound while retaining some of their original reggae influence. With alternative and post-punk being two major components, the band emerged with ‘reggae-core’ in late 2006. Over the past three years they have further picked up the pace evolving to include some ska-core. West Rockers have a unique sound that can blend with punk, ska, alternative rock, metal, noise, hip- hop and even some indie.