June 2016 DRINK MORE MAGAZINE #3 (Print-only)
"It seems unfair that any band should have such a monopoly on great melodies, but The James Rocket has it on lock."
girl-limited-to-500-7-vinyl "...barebones power pop at its best. With fuzzy guitars and simple hooks, how could you go wrong?"
http://www.powerpopaholic.com/2016/04/ep-reviews-cartoon-spirits-the-kickstand-band-and-the-james-rocket.html "The James Rocket are a 5 piece from Brooklyn, NY delivering a sweet quick single sure to please, “We Are Here For You.” ... reminiscent of They Might Be Giants with a little more alt. rock fuzz. And check out the bands 2012 debut, the first track “Paper Valentines” is free. Love the spunky guitar buzz melody! Highly recommended!"
4/15/16 INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
http://independentclauses.com/tag/the-james-rocket/ 8. “Derby Girl” – "Jangly, ’90s-style indie-rock that sounds more like indie-pop today. Whatever name you call it, it’s quirky, jumpy, and fun."
http://www.semplesize.com/top-tracks-01-04-16/ "this is giving me some serious The O.C Baitshop feels. Like you remember those epic early 00’s indie rock bands that you discovered tucked inside the soundtrack to the TV show? Well if this was early 00’s I’ve got to imagine these guys would have a place there. Very upbeat, fun indie rock that’s lovable and danceable. Solid Yass from me."
3/24/16 CLEAR VISION STUDIOS
http://blog.clearvisionstudios.net/the-james-rocket-we-are-here-for-you-derby-girl-a-music-review/ “… this collection of songs is what used to be called a Double A-side, where both songs could be the single… a rallying cry for the survivors of the new millennium… “
3/18/16 IF IT'S TOO LOUD
http://www.ifitstooloud.com/2016/03/the-james-rocket-we-are-here-for-you-bw.html “90s style power pop at it's finest, with the sweet melodies of Big Star mixing with the fuzzy guitars of Guided By Voices.”
1/15 NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
https://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2015/01/ “quirky, sarcastic, lyrically-driven, XTC-ish clang/jangle/postpunk”