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    Thu, 07 Oct 2010 10:41:35

    A Rocket to the Moon Releases Exclusive iTunes EP - "The Rainy Day Sessions" pays homage to country music

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    A Rocket to the Moon has announced the release of their new EP, The Rainy Day Sessions. The EP is available for download exclusively via iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-rainy-day-sessions-ep/id394813900).

    The 5-track EP features new versions of songs originally found on last year's acclaimed debut album, On Your Side, recorded with female bluegrass group Larkin Poe and award-winning producer Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra). Among the highlights of the EP is a country and bluegrass-tinged take on the band's recent single, "Like We Used To," as well as a creative cover of Beyoncé's classic "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)."

    It was only matter of time before a band liked the song enough to put their stamp - er, a ring- on it.

    "The reason behind The Rainy Day Sessions is pretty simple," says ARTTM singer/guitarist Nick Santino in a statement. "We all love making music. In any way shape or form. So when the opportunity was given to us to sit in a room with a tin roof and live record a few songs with two of the most talented bluegrass girls I've ever heard on a rainy Georgia day, we couldn't pass it up. We all love country music and every form of country music. I think this EP really shows our love for the music and music in general."

    Additionally, "Like We Used To" will be released as an iTunes deluxe single on October 21, with extras including a piano version, music video and deluxe digital booklet with new photos, handwritten lyrics from band and more.

    The band will embark on a tour supporting All Time Low on the "My Small Package Tour."

    The Rainy Day Sessions track listing:

    1. Baby Blue Eyes
    2. Like We Used To
    3. Mr. Right
    4. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    5. On A Lonely Night

    A Rocket to the Moon tour dates are below; most are sold out, so if you've not gotten your tickets, you may have to scalp or offer sexual favors! I kid, I kid.


    18 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar – SOLD OUT
    19 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs – SOLD OUT
    20 Hartford, CT Webster Theater – SOLD OUT
    22 New York, NY Irving Plaza – SOLD OUT
    23 Towson, MD Recher Theatre – SOLD OUT
    24 Detroit, MI Shelter – SOLD OUT
    25 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop – SOLD OUT
    26 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall – SOLD OUT
    27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock – SOLD OUT
    29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II – SOLD OUT
    30 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moose Tap – SOLD OUT

    01 St. Louis, MO The Firebird – SOLD OUT
    02 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
    03 Denver, CO Marquis Theater – SOLD OUT
    4 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
    06 Seattle, WA El Corazon – SOLD OUT
    07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
    08 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
    09 San Francisco, CA Bottom of The Hill – SOLD OUT
    10 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour – SOLD OUT
    12 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction – SOLD OUT
    13 Tucson, AZ The Rock
    15 Dallas, TX House Of Blues – SOLD OUT
    17 Orlando, FL The Social – SOLD OUT

    What do you think of A Rocket to the Moon's decision to cover "Single Ladies?"

    —Amy Sciarretto

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