Rookie: “Sometimes you just need to let the song breathe... your part will be more powerful through the negative space“

Dressed for success! Rookie's guitarists include Christopher Devlin [second from left], Max Loebman [third from left] and Dimitri Panoutsos [second from right] (Image credit: Alec Basse)

It's safe to say these are some crazy times – the kinda times that might even make you cry out for some carefree rock ‘n’ roll. Enter Rookie, a Chicago-bred six-piece whose eponymous debut album might just be the salve that chases away your quarantine blues. 

Rookie’s album is 42 minutes of late-'70s summer, a cocktail of rock ‘n’ roll and power pop that’d be perfectly at home blasting out of the open windows of an idling El Camino, bubbling out of the jukebox at your favorite wood-paneled dive bar or blaring from a boombox docked by your parents’ backyard pool. 

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