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England (Ikara Colt), The U.S. (The Strokes), Sweden (The Hives) and New Zealand (The D4) have all been part of the new garage rock revolution. Australia wants to be part of the reindeer games, too, and they have brought us Rocket Science. This Melbourne quartet was actually initiated in 1998 and recorded their debut for Modular Records in 2000. Their follow up, Contact High, was released last year in their homeland and recently dropped via Eat Sleep Records in the UK. Youíll recognize the name from their garage-groover ìHeavy Trafficî from Player .041 and their video for theîLove Is The Drugî-esque ìBeing Followedî from Player .043. Unlike many of the other bands grouped in this garage scene, Rocket Science adds angular guitar hooks, and markedly, Hammond organ, to sound totally much of anyone else. The Hammond grooves, the guitars rev and much of Contact sounds like The Who with a new toy. And that is definitely a good thing. It's pretty simple, really. Garage music + Hammond organ = a new, exciting sound. It's not like it's Rocket Science or something.JEREMY P. GOLDSTEIN

Rocket Science
Eat Sleep Records

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