The Rooks are a New York City based R&B/IndieSoul sextet just funky enough
to make your mother nervous. The group formed at Wesleyan University,
bonding over a mutual love of listening to Beyonce, playing at house parties,
and performing Motown covers. They continue to do all three in excess.
Drawing on an eclectic catalogue of influences, from the melodic sensibilities
of Stevie Wonder, to the staggered hip-hop backbeats of J Dilla, to the vocal
intricacies of the Dirty Projectors, The Rooks dance along the line between
music that makes you think, and feel-good-down-in-your-gut soul.
The Rooks have spent the past two years steadily gaining notoriety around the
northeast, notably sharing the stage with the likes of Grammy-nominated MC Talib Kweli
and fast-rapping phenom George Watsky. Their set of studio singles (released in
the spring of 2012) earned the attention of a number of online publications,
and finally provided their parents with a tangible means of bragging about
their children to their co-workers.
The Rooks released their debut EP Something You Can Take in June
and continue to make as much noise as they can around their new hometown of Brooklyn, NY.
They would love for you to join the party, because they’re having an incredible time.