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Rosaline Announce Hometown Record Release Show
July 7, 2010
Chicago, IL's Rosaline are ready to once again take the city by storm on July 25th. Rosaline will be performing in their hometown at the Beat Kitchen in celebration of their upcoming Good Fight Music debut, 'The Vitality Theory'. The new record hits stores on July 20th, 2010. 'The Vitality Theory' is produced by the band, and is mixed by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Haste the Day, Gwen Stacy). The record is tracked by Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios.

Rosaline will be joined by other local acts 2 Star, Arla Mae, Eli, and A Hero Named Hope. Rosaline's last hometown event at the Metro drew in a crowd of nearly 400 people. This local phenomenon is ready for another great show. Rosaline are given local credit as being one of the only post-hardcore bands to emerge from the area. "Back in the day, we used to play shows at churches out in the suburbs every other weekend. After a while, we became this high school band that was bringing literally hundreds of kids to these local shows we were playing," states keyboardist Nathan Steinheimer. "We're just as excited to please our local and national fans today as we were back then. Bring on the show!"
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Rosaline To Release 'The Vitality Theory' In July
June 21, 2010
Already massive in the Windy City, Chicago, IL's Rosaline are gearing up to take the world by storm with their Good Fight Music debut, 'The Vitality Theory', hitting stores on July 20th, 2010. 'The Vitality Theory' is produced by the band, and is mixed by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Haste the Day, Gwen Stacy). The record is tracked by Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios.

Rosaline recently debuted a brand new track from 'The Vitality Theory' entitled, "London Lost its Fog," on their MySpace page. "Musically, the song is a subtle odyssey of inspirational chord progression and timbres," states vocalist and guitarist Madison Stolzer. "The song shows a nice variety of sounds to come on this album."

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HOME TOWN: Chicago, IL
Cody Lumpkin - Vocals
Madison Stolzer - Guitar / Vocals
Ryan Pulice - Bass
Ricky Bakosh - Guitar
Matt Hahn - Drums
Nate Steinheimer - Keyboards

Assigning labels to bands often allows fans of music and critics alike to give an instant stylistic description as well as a frame of reference for a certain sound. Often these labels contain the all too familiar "post" followed by a genre, such as post-punk or post-hardcore. Let's not forget the all too familiar "o" tags, like screamo and emo. While it is sometimes claimed that a band's style defies typecasting, usually those claims end up proving more rhetoric than gospel. Rosaline, a 6 piece outfit from Chicago, is a glowing example of the rare exception to the norm. Their ambitious song writing and organic melding of styles effortlessly thrust their sound far beyond the limitations of genres.

The roots of Rosaline trace back to 2005 when the members were all still attending high school. The band generated a swell of support and excitement amongst kids sprawled across suburban Chicago. They self released their first album titled "We're all just passing through" gaining early inspiration from bands like The Bled, Hopesfall, and Thursday. In 2006 founding member Madison Stolzer put the band on hiatus to pursue an opportunity to play in Emarosa, now signed with Rise Records. It was a chance that ten out of ten kids would dive into head first. Emarosa was gaining ground and raising their profile as a band, but Madison felt a deep artistic void at the time. He needed an outlet that would allow him to once again write music and express himself creatively. While explaining the mixed emotions to his college roommate and close friend Nathan Steinheimer, the solution seemed to take shape right in front of his eyes. It was time to circle the wagons and bring Rosaline back to life. It just so happened that Nathan was also a musician and they were in need of his talents as a synth player. With other members Cody on vocals, Ryan on bass, Matt on drums, and Ricky as the other guitarist, the line up was solidified.

In 2009 Rosaline released "A Constant North" with the backing of Eulogy Records. It is an album that distinguished the group within a stale independent music scene saturated with call to mosh breakdowns and cookie monster growls. The songs on "A Constant North" freely flow from melodic heights to focused aggression used to accent emotion. The beauty of the song structures is that none of the style changes or progressive elements ever becomes a liability to the overall cohesiveness of the album. The band also maximizes the potential of 2 singers by pushing the depth and arrangements of the vocal parts well beyond the typical "you scream and I'll sing" redundancy prevalent in rock today.

With college degrees freshly hung on the wall and a new label home in Good Fight Music, Rosaline is about to embark on their most exciting era to date. With 100% of their time and energy now dedicated towards creating and performing music, the band has already written a brand new album. The new full length entitled; "The Vitality Theory", reflects on the enduring nature of the band and the principles that have kept it alive. Set for a Summer 2010 release, "The Vitality Theory" is promised to deliver a more mature and focused style of songwriting. There is no doubt this band is set to explode into the next chapter of their already fulfilling musical journey.