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This short, self-titled EP packs a powerful punch as Rockets really showcase the best of indie-pop music.
“Toad,” being the first song on the album, grabs you right away, settling you into a comfort zone of easy folky sounds, complete with vocals by the gruff male lead.
“San Francisco,” has a bit of Vampire Weekend-esque underlay, instrumentally speaking, but the deeper vocals play off the sopranic sounds well.
“Madeline,” and “With Thanks” round off the album well, keeping the folky, pop theme consistent but giving each song their own flavor.
Overall, Rockets does very well, keeping everything focused and concise but allowing for the fun of making music to bleed through where it truly matters. The only bad thing about this EP? I really wish it could have been longer.
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