gentlemen rogues

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Since early 2010, Austin TX-based Gentlemen Rogues have celebrated
aggressive guitar pop, with punk-inflected energy, polished, precise
songwriting, and hooks as sharp and sleek as the Rickenbackers they bang
them out on. This is a four-piece for Now People, drawing inspiration from
UK visionaries like The Who, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, and The
Jam, while steadfastly blasting their own course through an American indie
rock canon shaped by Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Jawbreaker, and
Superchunk. Collectively, Danny Dunlap (vocals, guitar), Cordon Simons
(guitar, vocals), Ian Lund (bass, vocals), and Josh Power (drums) crank
out catchy, amplified treble kickers, mixing powder keg intensity, classic
melodies, and brash theatrics into a 200-proof distillation of brazen rock
ā€˜nā€™ roll.

Consistently winning over audiences with their vital and urgent live
shows, Gentlemen Rogues have shared the stage with such diverse musical
outfits as the Lemonheads, Smoking Popes, Ultimate Fakebook, Field Music,
Electric Six, The Soft White Sixties, Future of the Left, The Life and
Times, and Ume.

In their campaign to rule the airwaves, Gentlemen Rogues have garnered
radio play throughout the United States on various college and Internet
radio shows, as well as across the pond on BBC Radio 6′s Tom Robinson
Show. Their debut EP, available on 10″ colored vinyl and digital download,
will be released by Shifting Sounds on March 25th. This 4 song debut finds
the band blending lush, lyrical and instrumental, textures to create a
sonic cocktail sure to intoxicate discerning ears.