Dallas-based four-piece The Roomsounds will release their sophomore album, Elm St., on March 25th, which was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The title track to Elm St. is homage to Elm St. in Deep Ellum, the legendary entertainment and musical hub of Dallas, Texas, and has an emotional hook reminiscent of a former love.
“We played our first show in Dallas on Elm St,” says Roomsounds singer and guitarist Ryan Michael. “It’s the arty place where musicians, artists, and weirdos alike hang out and has maintained that vibe for many years. It’s said that blues greats like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lead Belly and Robert Johnson often walked the streets and played the night clubs.”
The entire band embraced influences like the Beatles, Stones, Black Crowes, The Jayhawks and more. Along with guitarist/vocalist Sam Janik, bassist/vocalist Red Coker, and drummer Dan Malone, The Roomsounds make their own sound, one that permeated from living together in their rehearsal space – a run down industrial building with no heating, cooling or plumbing. They’re now living in a proper house in East Dallas, but not much else has changed. There’s always someone over — beautiful women, musicians and what the band calls permanent guests, all decked out with long hair, big hats and bell-bottoms. They’ve created their own Exile in Dallas and the music shows it.
The Roomsounds will be on tour through the spring in support of Elm St. including stops in NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville and SXSW. Check out the album’s title track, “Elm St.” and get ready to swoon, y’all.