"Encore Of Echoes" is a compilation that contains the bulk of The Rooks output. For my taste, the cuts from the first lp are the standouts. A couple song's have melodies and harmonies that are so hauntingly sweet, they literally give me chills.
The Rooks were a four piece from NYC that formed in 1990 out of the ashes of one of
premier Powerpop outfits, "The Broken Hearts". As far as I know, The Rooks have a couple of full
length's, a couple of Ep's, this disc, and an outtakes disk to their credit.
Singer Michael Mazzarella, has a number
of solo releases as well. The band had numerous line ups, and I believe they
split up around 2005. If you want to check them out further; here's their Myspace. Hartford, Connecticut
Michael Mazzarella - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Kristin Pinell - Lead guitar, Vocals
Annmarie Gatti - Bass, Vocals
Nancy Leigh - Bass
Ann Benkovitz - Bass
Patrick Yourell - Drums
Richard Heyman - Drums
Kurt Reil - Drums
Not Lame Recordings 2000