Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rose Hill Drive, the new Zeppelin. Dare I say?

Rose Hill Drive may be the best band to ever come out of Boulder, CO. I'm not blind to Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The String Cheese Incident or the likes of Leftover Salmon, The Wood Brothers, or The Samples. When I sneak a track of theirs onto any party mix, I usually have friends inquiring about the artist immediately. I tell them they're a young band from Boulder that has been invited to play with The Who, Aerosmith, Van Halen, The Black Crowes, Wilco, Queens of the Stone Age and have performed at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, and Austin City Limits. And when friends try to understand why they haven't heard of Rose Hill Drive yet, I then mention that most of this happened before they graduated high school or released their first album.

When hearing any song by Rose Hill Drive, it's easy to see why they've garnered comparisons to Cream and Led Zeppelin. In fact, Rose Hill Drive's guitarist, Daniel Sproul had been tutored by Van Halen, Warren Haynes and Otis Taylor before he was old enough to drink. Polishing off the rest of the band is older brother, Jake Sproul, on Bass and soaring vocals with their childhood friend, Nate Barnes, on drums.

Rose Hill Drive's Moon Is The New Earth, is available today on Megaforce Records. Last year, they were on Rolling Stone's "10 Artists To Watch" and this month they find themselves on Yahoo! Music's Who's Next? Their CD Release Party will be held at their old stomping grounds, The Fox Theater, this evening in Boulder - and I'll be there!
Here are two songs from their previous album and from the looks of it, their new sophomore album will not disappoint.
Rose Hill Drive - Brain Novocaine
Rose Hill Drive - Cool Cody

Rose Hill Drive
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Amy said...

YO! Glad to see you doing the blog thang. You got any inside info for me on who's playing in Boulder at the summit this year? I know you must! Tell me, tell me!

Whitney Levine said...

Amazing surprise! Love, love loved it!