The band’s harmonic roots-rock sound reminiscent of Tom Petty + The Jayhawks is the result of singer and guitarist Ryan Michael leaving behind his teenage past in a Warped Tour band signed to Warner and relocating from Connecticut to Texas. The band immersed themselves in the South, creating their own Exile in Dallas and it shows in the music.
“Led by singer and guitarist Ryan Michael, this four-piece deliver a masterwork of blues-rock with the most sludgy style DFW has heard in a while. With guitar tones straight from the early-70s Rolling Stones, it’s impossible not to get into this disc right away. But The Roomsounds are no one-trick pony. Their brilliant songwriting, along with versatile vocals, walks the listener though a museum with displays of country, garage rock, gospel, folk, punk and more, all with the tour-guide of catchy accessibility. In all honesty, every damn song on here is burn-worthy with something for everyone. The recording is very good (Birdville Studios in Flower Mound) with a solid mix that lets the individual skills shine through. Fans of Tom Petty, The Kinks, The Stones, Jack Ingram or Counting Crows should find this CD or get to a show ASAP! ” – Mark Beneventi, Lit Monthly