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Revere, MA
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Portrait of The Rationales

Lushly crafted American songwriting, bursting with heart, hooks, and harmonies from a 5 piece band from Boston.
Known both for solid songwriting and dynamic live shows, "the rationales textured melodic rock, fizzes with an energy that is difficult not to let yourself wholeheartedly sink into. "

"Finely wrought, lushly layered pop that sounds effortless in its execution… a power pop flair fringed with alt-country detail."-Jonathan Perry, The Boston Globe

"One of the best songwriting outfits in New England music today. This new effort, from start to finish is one that belongs in your record collection. Highly Recommended."- Ryan's Smashing Life

"Textured melodic rock, [that] fizzes with an energy that becomes increasingly difficult not to let yourself wholeheartedly sink into. "- Americana U.K.

"Pure and powerful rock songs like are beautifully interspersed with more rootsy rock. A sound which mixes straightforward American roots rock with power pop, while carefully crafting seamless melodies punctuated by fantastic guitar riffs."Rootstime, (Belgium)

"A heady mixture of West Coast harmonies and jangly guitars that steers just the right side of edgy to keep the songs interesting and even."- Maverick Magazine (U.K.)

"Lush, slightly strange, totally charming pop!"- Roctober Reviews

"These guys know their way around a power pop hook, serving ‘em up by the barrel with choruses that stick in your head for days on end.-

"'The Distance In-between' is a quantum leap forward for The Rationales – a terrifically cohesive record that is sure to please fans of pop rock that have a closet fetish for a pinch of alt-country."- Bill’s Music Forum