Friday, May 2, 2008

The RATIONALES May Update!

Lots Happening in the coming months - thought we'd check in with a quick update. Thanks again to everyone who came out last month to help sell out the Lizard Lounge Show and who we saw at church - its starting to feel like forever since we've played for you - but all thats about to change!

1. The Going and The Gone CD is finished!

That's right! The CD - The Going and The Gone is finally finished! It sounds fantastic. We're already getting some really positive feedback. Here are a few blurbs from the early reviews:
"The Rationales hang on to what makes a great record: chords that count, melody, backing vocals!, straight ahead, earnest, punchy rock, with solid vocals, intelligent guitar. The Rationales are finding new respect for pop in the here and now, with real songs played from the heart."
- Chris LeRoy, Songwriter
Cracker/The BellRays

"A cool mix of Big Star- and Kinks-like poppiness and Wilco- and the Jayhawks-inspired rootsy jingle jangle. My ears were like putty in their hands."
- Captain's Dead

"The Going and the Gone kicks off with a confident, luxurious mesh of guitars on 'Guardrail,' followed by the boisterous bounce of 'No Guarantees,' ... [and] sustains this wave of raucous, infectious energy throughout."
- Easily Fooled

**It will be available starting on May 30 at CD Baby, iTunes, Newbury Comics and most importantly: ON MAY 30 - at TT the Bear's Place as we have our CD Release Show!

**Also - starting now - please call in to request "No Guarantees" on Sunday night local shows such as Bay State Rock on WAAF, New England Product on WFNX and Nocturnal Emmisions on WBCN. Tune in on May 25 to Carmelita's show on WAAF as we'll be the in studio guests that night - playing acoustic and generally being fools!

2. Upcoming Show: CD RELEASE SHOW
Friday May 30 - TT The Bear's with The Gentlemen!

Thats right - we'll be playing at 9pm on Friday may 30 at TT the bear's - Its going to be an incredible bill with headliners The Gentlemen, Eric Salt and Electric City and more on the bill - plus we Rationales may have a guest or two onstage with us before its all said and done.

I know you probably hear this sort of thing often but with the number of Gentlemen fans out there - this show probably will sell out... so get your tix early by going to the TTs box office (mention the rationales when you do!) or by charging them online at
Its going to be a great night!

Thats about it for now - we'll be hitting the 'road' (haha) hard in June with shows all over MA (lowell june 7, fitchburg june 21, etc) and a jaunt down to NYC (june 22) - plus we're talking about a full fledged northeast tour for later in the summer. (see for complete show details)

We'll be sure to check back in at the end of this month to remind you about the show! Thanks, enjoy spring and be well!

- The Rationales

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