Rooney In the Schwartzman household, the California power-pop acorn doesn't fall far from the brotherly tree. (Of course, if you look at Jason of Phantom Planet… Rooney In the Schwartzman household, the California power-pop acorn doesn't fall far from the brotherly tree. (Of course, if you look at Jason of Phantom Planet… 2003-05-20 Rooney
Music Review

Rooney (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 20, 2003; Lead Performance: Rooney

In the Schwartzman household, the California power-pop acorn doesn't fall far from the brotherly tree. (Of course, if you look at Jason of Phantom Planet and Rushmore fame and younger brother Robert Carmine, frontman for Rooney -- it doesn't have all that far to go.) Like Planet's, this album is light on substance, but full of good hooks and Weezeresque melodies that beg for mindless beachside toe tapping.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints