ROCKET PALOMA

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"ROCKET PALOMA" is the full-band debut. This EP is a tightly packed punch complete with a forceful & driving rhythm section, imaginative leads, and soaring vocals.

“With elements of indie and folk with a shot of adrenaline, Rocket Paloma’s debut shines from start to finish.” – Allen Halas, Breaking and Entering

“…describing the four-song “Rocket Paloma” [EP] as something of a “second stage” is useful, too, as it illustrates just how quickly the young band has changed, and point to the heights it could easily reach.” – Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record

“The full band offers up a rocking, poppy base for Kerner’s folkishly theatrical vocal style, and helps drive home the sassy brashness of the songs.” - Lee Gutowski, Riverwest Currents

"Whether [Joey Kerner] and her band mates continue in their current direction or back up some to pick up aspects of their former aesthetic, the full album that should come next ought to be a somewhere in the neighborhood of revelatory. " - Jamie Lee Rake, Shepherd Express

“With their variety of musical backgrounds, Rocket Paloma blends styles to create an energetic progressive rock sound rooted in a heavy folk foundation.  Their sound brings to mind female-fronted rock bands of the 1970s such as Jefferson Airplane.” – Joey Grihvala, Wisconsin Gazette

"'Critics Choice' is a glaring look in the mirror. Maybe not even just a look, maybe like an afternoon in a hall of mirrors. Lead singer Joanna Kerner is so self-reflective that she, essentially, becomes out as her own therapist. And is ruthlessly honest and self aware of every aspect of herself that you can’t help but grin at how clever it is. Even extending the gag to the instrumentation as the song screeches to a halt for Kerner to make the dramatic admission that, she, at times in her life, has been wrong." - 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, "5 Song We Can't Stop Listening To"

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released March 25, 2017

ROCKET PALOMA is:
Joey Kerner, Jon Blohm, Bob Schaab and Jack Beyler
Guest vocals by Aimee Sellon
All music by ROCKET PALOMA
Lyrics by Joey Kerner
Produced by Kevin Arndt & ROCKET PALOMA
Engineered & Mixed by Kevin Arndt at the Exchange Recording Complex
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Cover art by Joey Kerner
"ROCKET PALOMA" font by Rose Curley
Layout by ROCKET PALOMA

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ROCKET PALOMA Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ROCKET PALOMA is a four-piece rock
outfit with a heavy folk foundation and
a progressive edge based out of Milwaukee. Their music blends imaginative leads atop a forceful and driving rhythm section with soaring vocals and crafted storytelling. The
band is comprised of four core
members: Joanna Kerner, Jonathan
Blohm, Bob Schaab, and Jack Beyler.
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Track Name: Charlie Foxtrot
Mayday, Mayday! Think I’m going down! MAY DAY MAY
Can’t maintain my speed the clouds are getting heavy on back
Come in Captain, can you hear me now? COME IN CAPTAIN
I’ve been hit, I’m twisting, tailspinning, nose diving to the ground
My shoes are getting black

Throttle back, little aviator Oooo
I say nobody is safe Oooo
If it’s time for me to go, Oooo
I will go screaming, “BOMBS AWAY!” Oooo
And I will make my mark
And I won’t retreat
Not even if I’m blown to pieces
Burning everything with my sound
You better make your home in the underground

Up and locked, better get underground! Up and locked
I’m beaded up because they gave me
Whiskey Charlie Delta Sierra
Get on the mouse!
Mayday Mayday! Think I’m going down! Mayday Mayday
I’ve been hit I’m twisting, tailspinning, nose diving to the ground
I hope you have my back…

Throttle back, little aviator Oooo
I say nobody is safe Oooo
If it’s time for me to go, Oooo
I will go screaming, “BOMBS AWAY!” Oooo
And I will make my mark
And I won’t retreat
Not even if I’m blown to pieces
Burning everything with my sound
You better make your home in the underground

Broken Bird, keep on flying!
(Delta, Sierra! Come in Captain! Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!)
Broken Bird, and I’m still flying!
(Delta, Sierra! Come in Captain! Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY She flies! She flies!)



Throttle back, baby Aviator Oooo
Well, I tell you now that nobody is safe Oooo
If it’s time for me to go, Oooo
I will go screaming, “BOMBS AWAY!” Oooo
And I will make my mark
And I won’t retreat
Not even if I’m blown to pieces
Burning everything with my sound
You better make your home in the underground

You better make your home in the underground
(Delta, Sierra! Come in Captain! Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!)

Ready, aim, FIRE!
Track Name: Rx and Shine
Once in the morning, once in the afternoon
Once in the morning, once in the afternoon when you are feeling blue
Rise and shine, start your day off right
Bow down to the need for serene routine

Sinking low, drink this down real slow
Get your daily dose

Cuz I see that you got the shakes and I know that you just can’t think straight
I see that you got the shakes and I know that you just can’t think straight
(I know)
You need some medicine
I know that you got the shakes and I know that you just can’t think straight
(I know)
You need some medicine. Do you need some valium?
I know that you got the shakes and I know that you just can’t think straight
(I know you, I know you)
You need some medicine. I can be your valium.
I know it’s not what you were looking for.
Yes I know I am not what you’re looking for…
But take me in the morning and in the afternoon
(Take me in the morning, in the afternoon)
Medicine is good for you
I want to see you in the morning and in the afternoon
(I want you in the morning, in the afternoon)
Especially when I’m feeling blue

Cuz darling I have got the shakes and I know that I just can’t think straight
(I know)
I want my medicine
Darling I have got the shakes and I know that I just can’t think straight
( I know)
I need my medicine, will you be my valium
I know it’s not what you were looking for, at least not forever
I know I am not what you’re looking for, I just take away the pressure
So take me in the morning and in the afternoon cuz medicine is good for you
(Take me in the morning, in the afternoon)
I want to see you in the morning and in the afternoon
(I want you in the morning, in the afternoon)
Especially when I’m feeling blue

Cuz darling, you have given the shakes and now I can’t think straight
I want my medicine, GIVE ME SOME OF YOUR VALIUM
I know that you’ve got the shakes and I know that you just can’t think straight
(I, know)
You need your medicine, let me be your valium

Take your daily dose. Drink it down real slow, when you’re sinking low
We need serene routine. Bow down.
We need serene routine
To start your day off right. Rx and Shine!
To start your day off right

I know that you’ve got the shakes and I know you can’t think straight
(I know yoooooouuuuu and)
You need your medicine. How I wanna be your valium!
I know that I got the shakes and I know I can’t think straight
( I know what you neeeeeeed)
I need my medicine. Let me be your your valium!
We can’t think... How we shake… We need medicine.
Track Name: Zig Zag
I been walking I been walking in a zig zag line
I been walking this way my whole life
And some folks, they’ve been saying to me
“Girl, we don’t like the way you walk”
Well, I don’t like the way you talk
And there’s nothing that I can do for you
I’m not gonna change my walk for you

I keep walking in a zig zag line
I’ll be walking this way my whole life
And it take me where I want
And it bring me what I need
And it find me what I seek
And if you can’t handle it,
Ill be here a bit
And you can just look the other way
Look the other way.
I’m gonna zig. I’m gonna zag.
First I’ll zig. And then I’ll zag.

But I been walking I been walking in a zig zag line
I’ll be walking this way my whole life
And some folks, they’ve been saying to me
“Girl, we don’t like the way you walk”
Well, I don’t like the way you talk
And there’s nothing that I can do for you
I’m not gonna change my walk for you

I keep walking in a zig zag line
I’ll be walking this way my whole life
And it take me where I want
And it bring me what I need
And it find me what I seek
And if you can’t handle it,
Ill be here a bit
And you can just look the other way
Look the other way.
It’s my zig zag way
You’re in my zig zag way
Get out my zig zag way
You’re in my zig zag way

I’m gonna zig
And then I’ll zag
First I’ll zig
And then I’ll zag
Track Name: Critic's Choice
This is going to sound a little defensive
It’s because I’m overly apprehensive about what other people think of me
I doubt myself due to low self-esteem
I am a workaholic overanalytical ditz
I dilly dally, I forget things
I’m afraid to commit

So let’s chalk one up on the board for my faults
And let’s count up all the times I’ve come short
And let’s not leave anything out
And never let me forget I have been wrong

So you can call me what you want
Call me anything you want
I think I know myself better than anyone else
I think I could love you
I could get used to you
I think I used to love you
Or was I just used to you?

I’m extremely shy and I often get nervous
I talk too much (but I don’t do it on purpose)
But as long as you’re listening I won’t be quiet
I’ve got anger issues, I should be on a diet
But I can’t even do that ‘cause I’ve got no self control
I have problems saying “no:
I think I need to speak to a therapist
I’m an impatient, escapist egotist

So let’s chalk one up on the board for my faults
And let’s count up all the times I’ve come short
And let’s not leave anything out
And never let me forget I have been wrong

So you can call me what you want
Call me anything you want
I think I know myself better than anyone else
I think I could love you
I could get used to you
I think I used to love you
Or was I just used to you?

I am a liar and a fraud, I never know what’s going on
I am a happy, independent, bossy, bad person
So go on and sock it to me, give me all your sticks and stones
‘Cause you’re not telling me anything that I don’t know

So call me whatever you want
Feel free to call me whatever you want
Whatever, whatever whatever you want
Whatever you want
Whatever you want