Wild & Free

Wild & Free

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by A Rocket to the Moon
     
 

Emo-rock ensemble A Rocket to the Moon expand upon the anthemic sound of their 2009 debut, On Your Side, with 2013's country-influenced Wild & Free. While A Rocket to the Moon certainly flirted with an acoustic country vibe in the past, they primarily played a kind of electricSee more details below

Overview

Emo-rock ensemble A Rocket to the Moon expand upon the anthemic sound of their 2009 debut, On Your Side, with 2013's country-influenced Wild & Free. While A Rocket to the Moon certainly flirted with an acoustic country vibe in the past, they primarily played a kind of electric guitar-driven pop that combined the hooky quality of '70s-'80s power pop with the yearning emotionality typical of their Fueled by Ramen labelmates like Paramore and Fun. While that big-chorus craftsmanship is still fully intact on Wild & Free, it's balanced out with a twangy, front-porch sweetness centered around singer/songwriter Nick Santino's bright, pleasant croon, making things a bit more Keith Urban than Rick Springfield. Certainly, one wouldn't call this new approach particularly innovative. Admittedly, cuts like "First Kiss" and "Wherever You Go," with their pristinely produced mix of electric and acoustic instruments and hummable, romantic lyrics, certainly wouldn't sound out of place on contemporary country radio. That said, the band's mix of punk-pop and modern country does stand out. Tracks like the lilting and romantic "If I'm Gonna Fall in Love" and "Going Out" are expressive, infectious songs that stick in your head. Ultimately, A Rocket to the Moon's new country sound on Wild & Free is an immediately likable one, and in the band's own low-key way, shows a fresh new approach for the band's musical direction.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
Label:
Fueled By Ramen
UPC:
0075678766725
catalogNumber:
530448
Rank:
63627

Tracks

  1. Going Out  -  Rocket to the Moon
  2. First Kiss  -  Rocket to the Moon
  3. Whole Lotta You  -  Rocket to the Moon
  4. Ever Enough  -  Rocket to the Moon
  5. If I'm Gonna Fall In Love  -  Rocket to the Moon
  6. I Do  -  Rocket to the Moon
  7. Another Set Of Wings  -  Rocket to the Moon
  8. Wild & Free  -  Rocket to the Moon
  9. Wherever You Go  -  Rocket to the Moon
  10. Nothing At All  -  Rocket to the Moon
  11. Somebody Out There  -  Rocket to the Moon
  12. You're My Song  -  Rocket to the Moon
  13. Lost And Found  -  Rocket to the Moon

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rocket to the Moon   Primary Artist
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Justin Richards   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Nick Santino   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Stephen Barker Liles   Vocals
Eric Halvorsen   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer,farfisa organ,Hammond B3
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Liz Huett   Vocals
Josh Jenkins   Vocals
Andrew Cook   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Robert Ellis Orrall   Composer
Kevin Griffin   Composer
Mike Marquis   Booking
Mark Bright   Producer,Engineer
Greg Latterman   Management
Bobby Huff   Composer
Matt Galle   Booking
Adam Ayan   Mastering
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
Jason Reeves   Composer
Danny Orton   Composer
Josh Terry   Management
Rocket to the Moon   Composer
Nick Santino   Art Direction
Stephen Barker Liles   Composer
J.T. Harding   Composer
Josh Jenkins   Composer
Rob Gold   Art Manager
Scarecrowoven   Art Direction
Jenn Schott   Composer
Chris Smalls   Digital Editing

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