released July 8, 2017
Luke R. Bergkoetter - Drums, Vibraharp, Wenzlo’s Tambo
Trevor Dowdy - Vocals, Guitar
Jared Roberts - Vocals, Bass, Lead Guitar
With Special Guests
Joanna Troutman Bergkoetter - Backup Vocals
Christina D’Angelo - Backup Vocals
Brian Robertson - Vox Continental Organ
Wenzlo, M.D. - Saxophone
Ann Zettervall - Cello
“Rocket to the Moon” was
Engineered by Aaron McCallister at Earth Analog, Tolono, IL. Winter 2015. earthanalog.com
Mixed by Aaron McCallister at his home and at McCallister Audio in Champaign, IL. mccallisteraudio.com
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio, Cleveland, Oh. caulifloweraudio.com
Comic Art, Text and Design by Steve Schaberg. brokenpants.com
Produced by Luke R. Bergkoetter
Thank you! Aaron for humoring all of our “ideas” and getting this down to tape.
Thank you! Steve for your rad art work and sense of humor. You’re a precious jewel of a man.
Thank you! To anyone of you ding dongs who bought this record, came to a show, promoted a show, put us up on tour, listened to these songs, inspired these songs and generally supported us as “musicians.”
A special thanks to our guest musicians! You made these songs!
Bookmobile! will return with their next hit record, “The Bad Boys Of Bookmobile!”
*A Bookmobile! Tale*
Bookmobile! began as a reason to hang out. Trevey D (guitar) and Luke (drums) at The Brass Rail in Champaign, IL, shooting the shit. Those two bad boys grew up together in Danville IL, moving their separate ways in the late 90’s/early 2000’s respectively. A little over a decade later, they both found themselves in Champaign drinking, chatting, “Let’s start a stupid fun band!” Trevor said. “Alright, as long as I don’t have to do any work,” said Luke. (HA! How untrue that would become for this future band dad.) Trevor and Luke proceed to write some rippin fast jams; Trevey D’s steadfast guitar and sharp tongue, and Luke’s blazin’ caveman style. Now enter Jare Bear (Bass). The main man roundin’ out the low end, heart on his sleeve, belting out the backing vocals, and taking the reins on a few songs of his own. Thus, the bad boys of Bookmobile! were formed.
What happened next was a surprise for the boys. They started to realize their full potential and got down to business. They proceeded to record several singles and contributed to the famous Travis Wayne Christmas Special series. They developed a twenty plus song, thirty minute set, that they used to assault countless audiences with their brand of 60’s garage pop inspired punk. Their motto? NO BREAKS!
Now the boys find themselves in the studio, winter 2015, developing what will become their first full length record, “Rocket To The Moon.” They invite several of their musician friends to transform the stripped-down raucous sound of the live show into the lush 60’s Phil Spector inspired wall-of-sound of the studio recording. They expand their sound with girl-group backing vocals, vintage organ, shredding lead guitar, cello, saxophone, slide guitar, vibraharp, hot tambo tracks, hand claps, space echo reverbed out vocals, vintage tube amps - all of which lovingly captured to two inch tape at Earth Analog studios in Tolono, Illinois.
The future looks bright for these gallant men with their record set to be released in July 2017 and a subsequent thirty day west coast tour. Will America be ready for Bookmobile!? Will the boys finally give up and build that “Rocket To The Moon”? Find Out Soon!