Elm City Shuffle
'A refreshing take on a classic sound' -John B. Moore, AMP Magazine Hey, thanks for reading this. We're just young guys having a good time with music, so we really appreciate you searching us out and giving us the time to listen to our music with open ears and an open mind. - Galen. Before this bio is written, it is understood that it is impossible for a band to write a band biography and not sound self-obsessed. With that being said, it has been a while since the summer of 2006 when the first lyrics and music were scribbled on yellow theme paper in the composition of Rogue Set's debut release, The Elm City Shuffle. The album was written by guitarist and lead vocalist, Galen Reynolds, in a last ditch effort to make a mark on the once famous music scene of New Haven, Connecticut. The 42-minute, 8-track full length is filled with mind-bendingly fast punk anthems of marathon length that have more dips and turns than a finale of Lost. The album was recorded in Dexter's Lab Studio in Milford, Connecticut and released in January 2007. After playing many shows with numerous musicians around all over the vast land that is the Nutmeg State, a final set ground was etched into stone in June of 2007. Kilian Appleby was named bass guitarist and backing vocalist, and Shane Proietto, the original album drummer, provided the percussion. Although the band has not been around long, the guys plan on taking this band as far as it's legs will carry them. Rogue Set does not ask much of the listener, but commands attention with their strong purpose as a band. Rogue Set hopes to open the minds and ears of all those who say a band cannot play back to back seven-minute punk songs with tempos over 250 beats per minute while putting on an energetic live show and still having breath to shout into the microphones. Rogue Set prays that audience understands the glory in a passionate performance with music from the heart pumped out to the fist, and how that can outshine overly image-conscious bands that play it safe with watered-down trendy genres. Rogue Set is an extremely hardworking band, working for every dollar, every piece of equipment, and making every CD entirely by hand. Lastly, Rogue Set just asks for a few minutes of your time, to listen, to dance, to be happy, and to celebrate life with the power of music. Is that too much to ask? Rogue Set has been currently writing for their next release, where they will explore even more genres. Expect an explosive indie-punk release in the summer of 2008.