You may know the trio as Roz and The Rice Cakes, and we're stoked to announce that they're back at it with a brand new single, "Close Encounter"—another euphonic gem with lite layers of Roz's vocals, Casey's percussions and Justin's surrounding bass. Enjoy the new beat exclusively with us.
Here's a throwback from our friends in Little Rhodey, Roz, Justin and Casey of Roz and The Rice Cakes. Last summer, the trio filmed this video for their track "Hay Fever," off of their 2014 release 'Need to Feed.'
To fill that coveted spot of enamel pin on the vest of a fan is a tall order, but to be able to make that imprint in the musical domain in a mere two years is even taller. Enter Gymshorts—one of those few who have made a name for themselves in a short but hard-earned timestamp.
With an embedded obligation for exploring all of it, Mongeau has made traveling his art form as innately as photography—his photos are harmonious with his travels; his travels, harmonious with his work. Saturated not only in natural hues and depths but in experiences, Mongeau’s work captures the staunch essence of living—without fear and without graveness—perfectly nested between the beauties of reality and escapism.
Roz and the Rice Cakes, the Rhode Island band of three, has been killin' it all year touring the country with the release of their latest album, Need to Feed. Even in the spurts of free time that the trio does have, music sweeps in with rad house shows, recording sessions and solo projects, like the exclusive listen featured here.
We first met Roz and the Rice Cakes back in early April at this totally awesome, scuzzy loft show in Boston where the Providence-based three piece laid down an electric set of mesmerizing and uncategorizable compositions, and instantly made us faun over their energetic new album, Need to Feed.
In accordance with our Latin predecessors and their lyrical tongues, Amadeus means to love god: amare, “to love” and deus, “god.” With Falco’s jam on repeat in our minds, we nod our heads to life and the amazing creativity that it unleashes upon us.
Roz & The Rice Cakes (yes, rice cakes were involved in the informal christening) can’t be duplicated. From the hand-made props to the far-out harmonies, the Providence, Rhode Island trio takes DIY to a new level, creating and interpreting music as their own.