Be Yourself: Raised on TV’s Advice - Interview with
Keaton Rogers offers some excellent advice, tells his band’s story, and elaborates on how they’ve arrived where they are: about to release their debut album titled “Season 1” and two months away from playing at the youbloomLA 2017 Music Summit & Festival.
Keaton, Kacey, and Ryan, the members of Raised on TV, began “working away in Ryan’s mom’s garage” in the summer of 2015. Keaton and Kacey, who are brothers, “always thought it would be cool to be in a band together”. So when Keaton’s previous band disbanded and Kacey and Ryan’s previous band also fell apart, they joined forces to create Raised on TV. - Marie Tobias
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"In their debut album Season 1, Raised On TV digs into their alternative-rock sound that begs us to relive our teen angst in a way that is simultaneously carefree, nostalgic, and at times painful. The album is packed with lively vocal ballads and tasty guitar solos strewn throughout.
The album opens with Absent ( Something’s Not Right Here), a catchy melding of Keaton Rogers’ lyrical guitar melodies and vocals that become the focal point throughout the album. On closer inspection, the lyrics, “Asshole pervert, how did you ever become a teacher?” reveal a darker layer to the song. In canon with these dueling layers of upbeat rock and troubling wordage is the track, Teenage Medication. The song starts out comical with a mom discovering her child’s bong and taking it away. From here it nestles into a dimmer reality that many of us can relate to with the lyrics, “Teenage medication, it’s all we have to fix a situation, but it’s not fixed, it’s just medicated.”
Track after track, Season 1 delivers with that solid rock vibe brought about by pulsating drum breaks, echoing guitar etudes, and vocals made gritty by an audio effect that begins to feel iconic to Raised On TV’s sound. This is the work of a band that clearly knows what it is and to some extent this might actually work against the group. At times, one track blends so well into the next that I didn’t notice the change. While this could be interpreted as seamless and smooth transitioning, it could also be considered a lacking in audio diversity. You’ll have to be the judge of that.
Raised On TV combats its darker content well with it’s carefree and kick-ass vibes, which are especially strong in the track Big Sur (Up the Coast). As the title suggests, this song evokes feelings of airiness; the liberation that comes with the cool, salt-stained breeze that meets you as you drive the beautiful Highway 1 up the coast to Big Sur, California.
On the whole, Season 1 grooves from one track to the next with a familiar kick-assery that reminds us that blink-182 and Fall Out Boy disciples are alive and well. The lyrical content is often snarky and exhilarating. At times though, the album is flecked with the feeling of loss and searching that occupies so many of our young adulthood’s as we strive to find our place after the haze of teenage angst has settled.
Season 1 is out now on Spotify and Soundcloud along with their EP Jam in the Van (Live Sessions). When not touring the coast, the band fills venues regularly in Los Angeles where they are based. If the holiday festivities have brought those parent-induced pangs of adolescence-past rushing back to you, then let Raised on TV help you detox. They’ll be playing at DBA 256 in Pomona, Ca. on December 28th."- Robert Lou, NoGossipLA.com
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"Raised on TV arrived on the L.A. music scene on a mission to rock the house starting on festivals and the club circuit. The three musicians behind their high energy and alternative rock sound are Keaton Rogers on guitar and lead vocals, his brother Kacey Greenwood on drums and their mutual friend Ryan Weiss on bass and back-up vocals. Since their debut in 2015, they have explored new dimensions of rock music and now have a niche sound that fits their vision for what's next for alternative rock reaching back to 60's rock for musical flavor with influences from the Beach Boys, The Who and Led Zeppelin." - Belinda Ware
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"New Noise Magazine is relaxed and ready for the weekend thanks to the premiere of “Big Sur (Up The Coast)” by Raised On TV. The song is sentimental, invoking feelings of time travel and traveling back through the always distant path. The tone of the song feels reflective, always searching for the memories and moments where one was totally free. “Big Sur (Up the Coast)” is a summer song to play with the windows down, taking in the fresh scenery around and soul searching to learn to let go. The song is off of the upcoming full length, Season 1, slated for release on October 20th."- SEAN GONZALEZ Read the FULL Article HERE
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"Some songs are meant for long road trips, but there the rare gems that sound exactly what a road trip is. Such is the case with Raised on TV‘s new single, which just happens to be about a road trip. As the jangly surf-rock vibe and the soothing vocals ring through the song, a feeling of adventure and excitement overcomes you. It’s the feeling you get when the ocean breezes gently sweep over your face, the smell of the sea overwhelms your senses, and the views of the rocky coastline leave you breathless. Now whether the song is just a weekend getaway or re-capturing the journey tens of thousands took back in the ’60s and early ’70s to the famous folk festival is unclear, but this tune would work for both scenarios.Type your paragraph here."- Ben Yung TheRevue.CA- READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
"From the City of Angels comes alternative rock band Raised on TV. The three piece band is making waves (or is it flames?) with arena worthy jams that have California inspiration in every note.
The band grew up together, creating a bond that lends to a solid sound. Today, Raised on TV is dropping their new music video exclusively on idobi.com. Taken from their debut album, Season One, out on October 20th, watch “Hurting For You” below." - EMILLIE MARVEL Read the FULL Article HERE
"Hello. How are you today? Having a rough week? Or maybe you're just mellow as pie and gearing up for the weekend? Either way, we're here to get your coconut-filled palm tree swaying (that is not a penile reference) with the premiere of the song "Big Sur (Up The Coast)" from LA-based trio, Raised on TV. With an easy-breezy (and yes, beautiful - what up, cover girl!) mix of alternative, rock and indie, these gents have perfected the sun-soaked soundtrack to accompany your next Sunday BBQ." - Christopher Gonda
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"Raised On TV is an LA based, 3 piece band, deriving from the San Fernando Valley. Their mission: to bring rock to the masses. The formation of the band all started in 2015 when Keaton Rogers (vocals, guitar), Kacey Greenwood (drums), and Ryan Weiss (bass), all decided to join forces and begin their journey in Ryan’s mom’s garage. Keaton and Kacey, who are brothers decided to take on the music scene together when both their previous bands split up. Ryan, who is Kacey’s long time friend and old band mate, also came along for the musical ride, creating what is now know as, Raised On TV." READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
OUR SINGLE, HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, WAS INCLUDED ON THE LATEST PLAYLIST FROM TURN UP THE VOLUME!
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OUR SINGLE, BIG SUR, WAS INCLUDED ON THE LATEST PLAYLIST FROM THE REVUE!
Amplified pop vibration from sunny L.A. Dreamy pop electricity energized with glimmering guitars and a steamy flow. From their new, swirling album ‘Season 1‘- Turn Up The Volume Blog
"Natives to Los Angeles, the band is a mix of indie rock and roll—keeping the old school feels alive. The debut record titled, Season 1 contains fourteen tracks of that nature. Their latest single, "Old Journals" is an uptempo rock track that's perfect for a day out with friends. Live on the West Coast? You'll definitely be digging the vibe."- James Brookes READ the FULL ARTICLE HERE