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Fans Get Comfy on Rose Hill Drive’s ‘Moon’

The Boulder, CO-based trio unveil their new record, Moon Is the New Earth, to a friendly crowd at Denver's Twist and Shout records.

There’s just something to be said for performing in your home state. The day after the release of their new full-length, Moon Is the New Earth, cocksure rock trio Rose Hill Drive — just an hour’s drive from their hometown of Boulder — took the stage yesterday (June 25) at Denver’s legendary independent record store, Twist and Shout, and felt right at home. And the relaxing sentiment spread throughout the store, with the band and crowd inter-mingling like a group of friends hanging out.

Rose Hill Drive have always been purveyors of ’70s-era rock’n’roll, but, with their new album, the trio’s sound arrives slightly more refined with dynamic and nuanced songs, and even a few acoustic numbers. And the band’s snappy 18-minute set represented the trio’s growth perfectly.

Strutting through a bevy of new tracks, the boys finally hit their peak with “Sneak Out,” a whiplash-inducing rocker, charged with tight guitar riffs. Though over in what seemed like a heartbeat, the set’s infectious groove kept everyone in the place bobbing and dancing — even a couple of dogs in the back row.

We asked: “If we are to believe the title of Rose Hill Drive’s new record, and the moon is in fact the new earth, then the earth is the new…? Fill in the blank.”

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We Asked: “If we are to believe the title of Rose Hill Drive’s new record, and the moon is in fact the new earth, then the earth is the new…? Fill in the blank.”

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Rose Hill Drive / Photo by Soren McCarty

Rose Hill Drive / Photo by Soren McCarty

Rose Hill Drive / Photo by Soren McCarty

Rose Hill Drive / Photo bySoren McCarty

Rose Hill Drive / Photo by Soren McCarty

Rose Hill Drive / Photo by Soren McCarty

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