What's the Frequency?

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Rocket 3’s sophomore album, “What’s the Frequency?”, grows out of the band’s pop punk roots, but with disarming vocals and clean, warm guitar tones. The title is a nod to both the R.E.M. song and to bass player Kenneth Foust, who joined the band in 2015 and shares songwriting duties with guitarist and lead singer, Ramune Nagisetty. Andrew Anymouse adds drums while Portland musical talent, Gavin Duffy, contributes saxophone and keyboards to add new flavors to an already tasty recipe. Matt Jefferson, producer of “Burn”, reprises his role as recording engineer and producer.

The opening track, “I Choose Love,” is a beautiful, unusually structured song revealing that true love is learned. “Echoes” is an autobiographical account of witnessing a cruel moment in an auditorium full of people laughing at the expense of an audience member. “What If” is an energetic, 3-chord banger with multiple time signatures and a call and response describing the choice between a drug addiction and a relationship: “what if I just need you? - what if I need to leave.” “Giving Up” is an upbeat track about the joy and freedom that comes from just letting go. And “I Don’t Need Ya” sings about eschewing the superficial confidence that money implies.

"What’s the Frequency is an overall perfect album- from the jingle-jangely opening track “I Choose Love”, right down to the closing track that is all about goodbyes known as “Evershine.”
-Ron Trembath, Trainwreck'd Society

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released July 20, 2018

Album credits and liner notes:
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 written by Ramune Nagisetty
Tracks 8 and 9 written by Kenneth Foust
Tracks 3, 4, and 6 written by Kenneth Foust and Ramune Nagisetty
Ramune Nagisetty: guitar and vocals
Kenneth Foust: bass, and backing vocals on Evershine
Andrew Anymouse: drums, and backing vocals and metallophone on Evershine
Gavin Duffy: saxophone on Hip Shot and Evershine, keyboard on What If and Giving Up
Recorded, engineered, and produced by Matt Jefferson at Make Music or Die Studios in Portland, Oregon
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering
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Rocket 3 Portland, Oregon

Rocket 3 has been playing garage pop in Portland since 2012.
Rocket 3 is Ramune Nagisetty on vocals/guitar, Kenneth Foust on bass, Andrew Anymouse on drums. Gavin Duffy is a special guest on saxophone and keys.

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Track Name: I Choose Love
I Choose Love
Lyrics by Ramune Nagisetty

It wasn’t a thought in my head
It was a feeling in my heart instead
Always searching for that feeling
That makes life better than just living
And these moments come and go and
We seek them out at risk of falling in
The falling in the falling in
It’s the feeling of oneness, and the feeling of completeness we seek
But what’s it worth all we can hope
Is to meet again in a different life
A different place and time
It would kill me to lose you
Of course that’s not really true
But, a part of me would die
Cuz you wormed in under my skin
And found a place in my heart
Somewhere between my ribs there’s a special part
That feels happy and burns bright
And keeps me warm through the night
And these are the loves, that teach us how to love each other
I choose love, I choose love, I choose love
It wasn’t a thought in my head, it was a feeling in my heart instead
These are the loves, that teach us how to love each other,
I choose love, I choose love, I choose love
It wasn’t a thought in my head, it was a feeling in my heart instead, and I choose love
Track Name: Echoes
Echoes
Lyrics by Ramune Nagisetty

Echoes of laughter
Feeling the nightmare
Burning up into smoke
Let me go Let me run
Don’t hold on to me
Hide somewhere quiet
Alone like I’ve always been
Alone like I’ll always be
Echoes of laughter
Feeling the nightmare
Burning up from the inside out
Not fitting the mold
of squares below
Let me go let me run
Don’t hold on to me
Hide somewhere quiet
Alone like I’ve always been
Alone like I’ve always be
Echoes of laughter
Feeling the nightmare
An apology
A consolation prize
For being left behind
Hide somewhere quiet
Alone like I’ve always been
Alone like I’ll always be
Hide somewhere quiet
Alone like I’ve always been
Alone like I’ll always be
Reaching down below to grab and grasp
To save me from the undertow
Track Name: What If
What If
Lyrics written by Ramune Nagisetty

What if I said I just need you
What if I said I need you here
What if I said I just need to
What if I said I need to leave
The mistress you've found the
One who kills
The praying mantis
The little pill
What if I said I just need you
What if I said I need you here
What if I said I just need to
What if I said I need to leave
Oceans swell and the
Ships at sea it’s the
Closest you’ll be to
Feeling free
What if I said I just need you
What if I said I need you here
What if I said I just need to
What if I said I need to leave
You think you can run you and you
Think you can hide and you
Think it’s better
on the other side
What if I said I just need you
What if I said I need you here
What if I said I just need to
What if I said I need to leave
It’s a moment of bliss it’s the
last kiss don’t
walk the other way cuz
it's too late
What if I said I just need you
What if I said I need you here
What if I said I just need to
What if I said I need to leave
It’s a moment of bliss it’s the
last kiss don’t
walk the other way cuz
it's too late
What if I said I just need you
What if I said I need you here
What if I said I just need to
What if I said I need to leave
Track Name: Hip Shot
Hip Shot
Lyrics by Ramune Nagisetty and Kenneth Foust

Hip shot
It’s what I got
So fast
Give it gas
Run hard
We got to go
Let’s take off
Take it slow
I know
You gotta go
Tell me
What you mean
Yeah jump high
I don’t lie
Down low
Take it slow
Hip shot
It’s what I got
Chorus X 1
Baby baby I need your love
Baby baby you’re the one for me
You’re the one I’m dreaming of
You let me be
With you I’m free
Hip shot
It’s what I got
So fast
Give it gas
Run hard
We got to go
Yeah, reach high
Don’t be shy
Be brave
All you can be
Take heart
In what you got
This time
Be true to me
Next time
Another notch
Hip shot
It’s what I got
Chorus X 2
Hip shot
It’s what I got
So fast
Give it gas
Run hard
We got to go
Sun down
Take it down
Take it slow
Let it roll
Love that
You love me back
Oh babe
You can swing
Yeah boy
It’s what you bring
Hip shot
It’s what I got
Chorus X 2
Bridge
Chorus X 2
Track Name: Favorite Thing
Favorite Thing
Lyrics by Ramune Nagisetty

The sun rises, light shines in my eyes
Thinking back how our love has grown
Thinking back how our love has shown
Seasons fade so much has changed
Secrets concealed are now revealed
/prechorus/
I wake from a dream and reflect from within
A time when we were close and fallin in
/chorus/
Cuz you are my favorite everything
You are the one who makes me sing
You are my favorite everything
Verse 2
The sun rises and the light returns
A new season and we endure
Going to sleep under giant wings of love
Cuz of you I felt loved enough
/prechorus/
I wake from a dream and reflect from within
A time when we were close and fallin in
/chorus/
Cuz you are my favorite everything
You are the one who makes me sing
You are my favorite everything
Verse 3
The sun rises and and your hand’s in mine
Warm and safe in a special place
I found you when I needed to
Saying yes to feeling blessed
You call me in my dreams and my heart jumps
Cuz of you I felt loved enough
/prechorus/
I wake from a dream and reflect from within
A time when we were close and fallin in
/chorus/
Cuz you are my favorite everything
You are the one who makes me sing
You are my favorite everything
Track Name: Slow Your Roll
Slow Your Roll
Lyrics by Kenneth Foust

Oh I’m in that mess
I gotta know
I’m taking it… taking it
And oh, gonna miss again
Can’t tell me you don’t know
How to slow your roll
You see, it’s just you and me
A calm without a storm
The only way to be …
A beach, summer sun, the breeze
Getting by with ease
The only way to go – Oh Oh Oh Oh
Slow your roll, Got to be making it
Slow your roll, Got to be taking it
Slow your roll
Oh I’m in that mess
I gotta know
I’m taking it… taking it
A day, when we’re old
Going fast I’m told
With you I don’t care
And so, let’s take it slow
Get that beach to go
Let everyone know – Oh a Oh Oh Oh
Slow your roll, Got to be making it
Slow your roll, Got to be taking it
Slow your roll
Slow your roll, Got to be making it
Slow your roll, Got to be taking it
Slow your roll
Oh, gonna miss again
Can’t tell me you don’t know
How to slow your roll
A beach, summer sun, the breeze
Getting by with ease
The only way to go – Oh a Oh Oh Oh
Slow your roll, Got to be making it
Slow your roll, Got to be taking it
Slow your roll
Oh I’m in that mess
I gotta know
I’m taking it… taking it
And oh, all that stress
I gotta know
We’re making it… making it
Slow your roll, Got to be making it
Slow your roll, Got to be taking it
Slow your roll
Slow your roll, Got to be making it
Slow your roll, Got to be taking it
Slow your roll
Track Name: Giving Up
Giving Up
Lyrics by Ramune Nagisetty

You will leave and I will move on
I’ll go alone since you’ll be gone
The things that you said, they weren’t lies
That’s how you felt for that moment in time
I’m giving up on you and me
And now I see and now I know better
I was naïve I really believed
We’d be together forever
The things that you said the things you’d do
The things that didn’t come true
And I should known a while ago,
When you’re smile turned to stone
I’m giving up on you and me
And now I see and now I know better
I was naïve I really believed
We’d be together forever
I said I’d change I would take it to heart
Make it work not fall apart
Now I know just what it means
What we had was too good to last
I’m giving up on you and me
Now I see now I know better
I was naïve I really believed
We’d be together forever
You will leave and I will move on
I’ll go alone since you’ll be gone
I’m giving up on you and me
Now I see now I know better
I was naïve I really believed
We’d be friends forever
I’m giving up on you and me
Now I see and now I know better
I was naïve I really believed
These were the best times of our lives.
Track Name: I Don't Need Ya
I Don’t Need Ya
Lyrics by Ken Foust

I don’t need ya
Money don’t heal ya
Won’t you kick me when I’m down
The time you’re stealing
Smiles they won’t even
Pick me up when you’re around
The years keep reeling
And there’s no pleasing
Won’t you take all that I own
My mind aint even
Mine for some reason
Can you hear me make a sound
And I walk on
I walk on
I don’t need ya
Money don’t heal ya
Won’t you kick me when I’m down
My mind aint even
Mine for some reason
Can you hear me make a sound
And I walk on
I walk on
I walk on
I walk on
I don’t need ya
Money don’t heal ya
Won’t you kick me when I’m down
The time you’re stealing
Smiles they won’t even
Pick me up when you’re around
The years keep reeling
And there’s no pleasing
Won’t you take all that I own
My mind aint even
Mine for some reason
Can you hear me make a sound
And I walk on
I walk on
I walk on
I walk on
I don’t need ya
Money don’t heal ya
Won’t you kick me when I’m down
My mind aint even
Mine for some reason
Can you hear me make a sound
Can you hear me make a sound
Or pick me up when you’re around
Track Name: Evershine
Evershine
Lyrics by Kenneth Foust

Another word, another wrong
Can't hide the pleasure when I'm gone
And now your world has got to know
so let me go
When you're here, you ain't with me
And when we touch it's plain to see
that evershine has lost it's glow
Another word, another wrong
Can't hide the pleasure when I'm gone
And now your world has got to know
so let me go
When you give, I never get
It wasn't like this when we met
that evershine has lost it's glow
so let me go
let me go
let me go
let me go
let me go
let me go
let me go
I know the words, they never come
we choose a side, I know it's dumb
I can change, my heart's in tow
don't let me go
don't let me go
don’t let me go
don't let me go
don't let me go
don’t let me go
don't let me go

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