Wild & Free

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Fueled By Ramen
  • UPC: 075678766725
  • Catalog Number: 530448
  • Sales rank: 4,244

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going Out (3:33)
  2. 2 First Kiss (3:14)
  3. 3 Whole Lotta You (2:57)
  4. 4 Ever Enough (3:07)
  5. 5 If I'm Gonna Fall In Love (3:27)
  6. 6 I Do (3:28)
  7. 7 Another Set Of Wings (3:15)
  8. 8 Wild & Free (3:09)
  9. 9 Wherever You Go (3:20)
  10. 10 Nothing At All (3:27)
  11. 11 Somebody Out There (3:29)
  12. 12 You're My Song (2:56)
  13. 13 Lost And Found (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A Rocket to the Moon Primary Artist
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Andrew Cook Drums, Group Member
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
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
A 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    I have liked may songs from this band in the past but this parti

    I have liked may songs from this band in the past but this particular record blew me away from start to finish. There is not a song that I would skip on this CD!!!
    While these are not the up tempo tunes (in all) that I have come to expect from this band this album still managed to carry their high energy presence. Couple that with what I took as a very personal album and this could not be any better.
    I would go out of my way to recommend this album to anyone and everyone.

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