Video: The Rocketboys – “The Best”

Austin, TX’s anthemic indie-rock band The Rocketboys have released their first ever official video for the track “The Best”, which is the last song on their recently released album Build Anyway.

A true epilogue to the new record, singer Brandon Kinder comes to terms with his disappointment and anger towards former bandmates and even makes something of an apology for his pain: “You spent your time trying to make a better life, while I was spending mine making up bitter rhymes”; “All those words I wrote, they’ve already died…If I ever had brothers, I hope you know that you were them.”  It’s a fitting and powerful end to a soaring rock record that covers endless ground in the search for explanations for the fragmentation and almost-breakup of the band.

The Rocketboys also announce a Fall tour schedule for August-October which covers the Central and Eastern US. A co-headline tour with Bearcat, the tour is in support of Invisible Children and will make available limited edition I.C. posters.

Download a free two song tour sampler, which includes an acoustic version of The Rocketboys’ new single “The Best” and Bearcat’s song “Let’s Be Honest,” here.

The Rocketboys Tour Dates:
Aug 27 – Austin, TX – W Hotel*
Aug 28 – Ft. Worth, TX – Live Oak Music Hall
Aug 30 – Lubbock, TX – Bash Riprocks
Aug 31 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
Sept 1 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard Music Hall
Sept 2 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Sept 3 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Sept 4 – Chicago, IL – The Ace Bar
Sept 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
Sept 6 – Pontiac, MI – Vernors Room at Crofoot Ballroom
Sept 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
Sept 8 – New York City, NY – The Living Room
Sept 10 – New York City, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
Sept 11 – New Haven, CT – The Space
Sept 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
Sept 13 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
Sept 14 – Cleveland, OH – Wilbert’s
Sept 15 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Slayton’s
Sept 16 – St. Louis, MO – Cicero’s
Sept 17 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s Taproom
Sept 19 – Nashville, TN – High Watt at Mercy Lounge
Sept 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Vinyl
Sept 22 – Oxford, MS – Two Stick Sushi Bar
Sept 25 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
Sept 28 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
Sept 29 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Oct 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
Oct 3 – Athens, GA – New Earth Music Hall & Taproom
Oct 4 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
Oct 5 – West Columbia, SC – Conundrum
Nov 2 – Waco, TX – Common Grounds*
*No Bearcat

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