Baeble First Play: The College Rock Warmth Of The Roomsounds
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 03, 2016

  • Posted by: Don Saas



I miss 90s college rock. Of course, I was born in 1989 so I was never in college during the peak college rock years, but those songs were the soundtrack of my youth. DMB, Beck, Weezer, Counting Crows, etc. I could go on. It was rock but it knew its way around pop melodies and hooks. And if you need a healthy dose of college rock throwback today, Dallas rockers the Roomsounds have just what you need.

We've got the exclusive premiere of "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," the latest single from the Texas rockers. The band's debut record, Elm St., is due out March 25th. And the track with its warm guitars and immediately burrowing vocal hooks wouldn't sound remotely out of place in the mid 90s acoustic rock spree of acts like Edwin McCain, Hootie, and Sister Hazel. The Roomsounds have a more contemporary edge than that -- there's a Strokes-esque undercurrent to their occasionally angular guitars -- but it's still softer rock in the best sense of that word.

Check out the band's upcoming tour dates below including some stops in Austin for SXSW.

Mar 05 -- Nacogdoches, TX -- Nacogdoches Music Festival
Mar 11 -- Houston, TX -- Fitzgerald's
Mar 12 -- Dallas, TX -- Three Links
Mar 17 -- Austin, TX -- Craftsman (SXSW)
Mar 17 -- Austin, TX -- Official Showcase @ Lucky Lounge (SXSW)
Mar 18 -- Austin, TX -- Marias Taco Xpress (SXSW)
Mar 18 -- Austin, TX -- Brass House (SXSW)
Mar 19 -- San Antonio, TX -- 502 Bar
Mar 25 -- Conway, AR -- Kings
Mar 26 -- Memphis, TN -- Hi-Tone Cafe
Mar 27 -- Nashville, TN -- The Basement
Apr 06 -- Columbia, MO -- The Social Room
Apr 07 -- St. Louis, MO -- San Loo
Apr 08 -- Cincinnati, OH -- MOTR Pub
Apr 09 -- Louisville, KY -- Third Street Dive
Apr 12 -- Nashville, TN -- The 5 Spot
Apr 13 -- Atlanta, GA -- Smith's Olde Bar
Apr 14 -- Maryville, TN -- The Shed
Apr 15 -- Kingsport, TN -- Sleepy Owl Brewery
Apr 16 -- Knoxville, TN -- Preservation Pub
Apr 19 -- Nashville, TN -- Hill Country Live
Apr 21 -- Wilmington, DE -- World Cafe Live
Apr 22 -- New York, NY -- Rockwood Music Hall
Apr 23 -- New Haven, CT -- Cafe Nine
Apr 29 -- Chicago, IL -- Reggie's
May 13 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- The Blue Note Lounge
Jun 25 -- Traverse City, MI -- Village at Grand -- Wine and Art Festival
Aug 5 -- Montrose, CO -- Black Canyon Golf -- Summer Concert Series

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