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The Rosenbergs

The Rosenbergs are:

  • David Fagin: Vocal, Guitar
  • Joshua Aaron: Bass, Backing Vocals, Keyboards
  • Joe Mahoney: Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Andrew Burstein: Drums, Backing Vocals

Search the Internet for info on The Rosenbergs and you’ll come across hundreds of articles summarizing a history of bold career moves, the most famous being their rejecting an offer to appear on the much-hyped (and now defunct) Farmclub television show. They then teamed up with Robert Fripp’s label, DGM, to pave the way for artists everywhere to start taking back ownership of their masters. A few months later, while the rest of the music industry was waging war against Napster, The Rosenbergs took another controversial step by teaming with the infamous file-sharing service for tour sponsorship and a “buy one, get one free” promotion for their sophomore release Mission: You. That one pissed off a retailer or two. Over the years, the plucky DIY New York-based band has endured management, label and lineup changes, and self-financed tours on both sides of the Atlantic.

All of which begs the question: How have The Rosenbergs managed to survive in an industry where it’s almost impossible to cash in without selling out? The answer can be found on their Force MP debut Department Store Girl, an invigorating album of irresistibly catchy guitar pop bright enough to part the clouds. Bursting with hummable hooks, terrific melodies and sharp wordplay, delivered by Fagin’s intoxicatingly tuneful voice, the album is everything you’d expect from the band Entertainment Weekly once praised for its “infectious songs and head-bobbing choruses.”

The Rosenbergs are a Blue Pie Records USA artist and are published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP) for selected titles.

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