12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Braintree, Massachusetts emo pop quartet A Rocket to the Moon is the brainchild of frontman Nick Santino. Santino’s palatable voice is boyish and melodramatic but he can also croon with a defenseless timbre that’s more believable and honest sounding than many of his musical peers. If he sang slightly less emotively on the opening “Annabelle,” the tune would be a straight up power-pop number in the spirit of Weezer or Fountains Of Wayne. By the chorus of “Mr. Right” it’s evident that this guy can write a memorable song with honed hooks that grapple on barbs of confidence. Even the more overtly sappy moments like the upbeat ballad “On a Lonely Night” divert attention from the lyrics with tastefully chosen/played instruments and arrangements — a subtle slide guitar compliments the solos here and Australian singer/songwriter Caitlin Harnett’s hayseed harmonies are sweet on the ears. The romantic title track bookends the album with alluring piano notes that nicely contrast with more complicated vocal phrasing, ending on a tone that’s more dusky than sunny.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Braintree, Massachusetts emo pop quartet A Rocket to the Moon is the brainchild of frontman Nick Santino. Santino’s palatable voice is boyish and melodramatic but he can also croon with a defenseless timbre that’s more believable and honest sounding than many of his musical peers. If he sang slightly less emotively on the opening “Annabelle,” the tune would be a straight up power-pop number in the spirit of Weezer or Fountains Of Wayne. By the chorus of “Mr. Right” it’s evident that this guy can write a memorable song with honed hooks that grapple on barbs of confidence. Even the more overtly sappy moments like the upbeat ballad “On a Lonely Night” divert attention from the lyrics with tastefully chosen/played instruments and arrangements — a subtle slide guitar compliments the solos here and Australian singer/songwriter Caitlin Harnett’s hayseed harmonies are sweet on the ears. The romantic title track bookends the album with alluring piano notes that nicely contrast with more complicated vocal phrasing, ending on a tone that’s more dusky than sunny.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings
1.2K Ratings
Kittycraken ,

😂😂😂ANNABELLE😂😂😂

I saw that there was a song named "Annabelle" and I almost died because that's MY name too (even spelled the same way)! I just bought it and it's HILARIOUS. I know that it's not about me, but wow; I love it. I realize that may seem weird because it is a mean breakup song, but something about it is just funny. It's a catchy little tune that sticks in your head. And kudos to you (if there really was a mean Annabelle) for making money AND getting the last laugh 😄👍.

Picklear2039 ,

Love love love<3

I haven't ever really been a "band" person. I love music but I never really liked a certain band until I found A Rocket To The Moon. I listened to them and then I found Marianas Trench and Parachute and I'm kinda obsessed with all three... Whoops!

Casey Bass ,

Dope stuff

This artist knows what's up!

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