Posts Tagged ‘Step Rockets’

April 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered about re-incarnation, and what sort of life you used to lead if it existed? I have a feeling I must have loved music the last time I walked this earth, too, and I probably would have loved Step Rockets in that past life, too. The Minneapolis outfit brings those sentiments to life on their new single, Past Life, a vibrantly slick, potent throbbing synthrock anthem that we’re hoping heralds a whole new string of releases from the band. Past Life is available from iTunes, here.

February 24, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Step Rockets has been one of our favorite bands from Minnesota for many a year now. They’ve consistently regaled us with vivacious hooking alt rock anthems, each one as infectious as the last. This week, Step Rockets has unveiled a new one named Money. A few seconds in and it’s already obvious this one’s a jam. Snappy percussion, spirited vocals, and lively guitar make this synth inflected tune a dance ready sing along charmer.  Money is rebellious and determined, and it’s the perfect song to sing to your boss if you’re planning to quit. Not saying you should, of course.

July 10, 2016

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Featured music – July 6th, 2016

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July 6, 2016


Step Rockets – West Coast (Cheerleader Remix)

In recent months, Step Rockets’ alt pop and indie rock has been subjected to some fine remixes that run the gamut when it comes to where they sit on the music genre spectrum. Today, the Minneapolis based band brings us a kicking new remix of their sweeping synthrock anthem, West Coast. Last month, Spearfisher had forged a dreamy intoxicating electronic version of West Coast, but Philadelphia’s Cheerleader now takes West Coast on a far different course. As someone who cherishes both these bands, it’s an honor and pleasure to premiere Cheerleader’s perky remix of Step Rockets’ West Coast. Their iteration of West Coast is naughty and sweet, headstrong and rowdy. Cheerleader’s remix immediately takes off with jaunty keys, snappy drums, and a jocund stride. There’s a slick greasiness to this waxy mischievous remix. It slips and slides, jabs and teases, as if always just out of reach. I run after it at full speed, spinning in dizzying circles, enjoying the thrill of this chase. It’s as if Cold War Kids has gone out on a flirtatious date with AWOLNATION, but one brought some flashy brass while the other brought some funky breaks. Download Cheerleader’s tart and lively remix from Soundcloud. The fabulous original comes from Step Rockets’ excellent EP, Future Nature, out now on iTunes

June 7, 2016

Get ready to hear Step Rockets in a way you’ve never heard them before. The Minneapolis based indie rock band has regaled us with plenty of anthemic tunes in the past, and West Coast is one of my favorites. The spirited synthrocker gets a total makeover on this Spearfisher remix. It ripples and chimes, an intoxicating chill electronic edit. The finely textured, ghostly floating remix is fit for the wee hours of the morning, when the rest of the world is fast asleep under an inky night sky, and your mind spirals in dizzying meditative circles. Download the dusky remix over at Soundcloud, and visit the original, here.

April 26, 2016

Earlier this month, Minneapolis based rock band Step Rockets released their Future Nature EP, a six track album with many songs we’ve already enjoyed together extensively on IHM. New to our ears is a rip roaring, electro rocking, swagger funking tune named Chances, its Cold War Kids rock meets splashy MGMT dance demeanor much irresistible. Stream Step Rockets’ ace EP in full on Soundcloud. Purchase Future Nature from iTunes.

March 11, 2016

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the past two years, it’s that Step Rockets has a knack for dishing out hooking indie rock and alt pop music, as proven time and time again by the Minneapolis based band’s prior spirited anthems. Step Rockets are at it again as they prepare a brand new EP, and they leave my head spinning with energetic, synthrocking West Coast. The song’s jaunty melody and fiery vocals are a glorious homage to the dusty, sun bleached coastline I’ve called home all my life. West Coast is epic, a wind in your hair, arms in the air explosion of liberating electronic rock. Step Rockets’ new EP, Future Nature, will be out April 16th.

February 12, 2015

I’ve been heaping endless praise on a Minneapolis based alt/indie pop quartet named Step Rockets for some time now, since over a year ago when I first heard their second single Kisser. Their vibrant sound is luminous and hooking, carrying an anthemic quality that blends synthpop and post punk flavored alternative, as if mixing Cold War Kids with Magic Man. Today, the quartet revealed a new song, Turning Tides (By Your Side). To be honest, I’ve been listening to this infectious song a lot since over a week ago, as I was fortunate enough to be provided an early preview. Hopefully, this marks a lot more new amazing tunes on the horizon for more eager ears.

October 9, 2014

Last year, we learned that Minnesota quartet Step Rockets is more than capable of delighting our ears with anthemic, synthy alt pop music, thanks to their fantastic song Kisser. I’ve been a fan since. Step Rockets is back with another thrilling indie pop song, the bright and explosive Phantom Flower. It’s a jovial anthem with plenty of playful, captivating synths and punchy guitars. Step Rockets is about to go on tour in support of K.Flay on the East Coast. That’s a double billing more than worthy of stepping out for. I have an urge to revisit Kissers now, so let’s listen again below.