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Jul 22

HOWARD COUNTY EXECUTIVE PROCLAIMS O.A.R. DAY

When O.A.R. played Merriweather Saturday, it marked the 10th summer in a row they headlined at Merriweather. To thank them for their part in making Merriweather a success, the fellow credited with saving the venue

Jul 17

TARGET CD AVAILABLE IN STORES

We’re happy to report that Target has the The Rockville LP CD available in stores and online again! Thanks so much for your patience everyone. Enjoy the bonus tracks!

Jul 15

JOIN O.A.R. & HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN GAITHERSBURG, MD

After a summer full of concerts supporting Habitat for Humanity, we’re focusing our efforts on a build in our own backyard on July 19. Join us as we participate in a build in Gaithersburg MD,

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2014

The Rockville LP

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Live On Red Rocks

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2011

King

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2010

Rain Or Shine

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All Sides

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2007

Live From Madison Square Garden

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2005

Stories Of A Stranger

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34th & 8th

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In Between Now And Then

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2002

Any Time Now

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2001

Risen

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1999

Soul’s Aflame

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1997

The Wanderer

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2014

The Rockville LP

1. Two Hands Up

2. We’ll Pick Up Where We Left Off

3. Peace

4. The Element

5. Favorite Song

6. So Good So Far

7. The Architect

8. Place To Hide

9. Caroline the Wrecking Ball

10. I Will Find You

2012

Live On Red Rocks

Disc 1

  1. Dangerous Connection
  2. Program Director
  3. Shattered (Turn The Car Around)
  4. Here’s To You
  5. Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes
  6. Heard The World
  7. Road Outside Columbus
  8. Woke Up An Uncle
  9. The Last Time
  10. To Zion Goes I
  11. The Wanderer
  12. Delicate Few

Disc 2

  1. Love And Memories
  2. Mr. Moon
  3. Heaven
  4. Ladanday
  5. Irish Rose
  6. Black Rock
  7. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker
  8. I Feel Home
  9. War Song
  10. Hey Girl

2010

Rain Or Shine

Disc 1

  1. About Mr. Brown
  2. Living In The End
  3. Right On Time
  4. So Moved On
  5. Risen
  6. Dinner Last Night
  7. Tonight
  8. Conquering Fools
  9. About An Hour Ago

Disc 2

  1. I Feel Home (acoustic)
  2. The Wanderer (acoustic)
  3. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) (acoustic)
  4. The Was A Crazy Game Of Poker (acoustic)
  5. On My Way
  6. Black Rock
  7. Lay Down
  8. War Song
  9. This Town
  10. Fool In The Rain
  11. Love And Memories

Disc 3

  1. Revisited
  2. Night Shift
  3. Someone In The Road
  4. Whose Chariot?
  5. King Of The Thing
  6. On Top The Cage
  7. Here’s To You
  8. Untitled
  9. Hey Girl

Disc 4

  1. What Is Mine
  2. Delicate Few
  3. City On Down
  4. Whatever Happened
  5. Get Away
  6. Rhythm Of Your Shoes
  7. Shattered (Turn The Car Around)
  8. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker

2008

All Sides

  1. This Town
  2. Shattered (Turn The Car Around)
  3. Whatever Happened
  4. Try Me
  5. One Day
  6. Living In The End
  7. Something Coming Over
  8. What Is Mine
  9. Dinner Last Night
  10. The Fallout
  11. Gift
  12. War Song
  13. On My Way

2007

Live From Madison Square Garden

Disc 1

  1. Love And Memories
  2. Untitled
  3. Hey Girl
  4. Risen
  5. Living In The End
  6. About Mr. Brown
  7. Heard The World
  8. About An Hour Ago
  9. One Shot
  10. James
  11. Anyway

Disc 2

  1. Dareh Meyod
  2. Something Coming Over
  3. Black Rock
  4. Lay Down
  5. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker
  6. 52-50
  7. City On Down

2005

Stories Of A Stranger

  1. Heard The World
  2. Love And Memories
  3. Wonderful Day
  4. The Stranger
  5. Lay Down
  6. Program Director
  7. Nasim Joon
  8. Tragedy In Waiting
  9. Daylight The Dog
  10. One Shot
  11. Dakota
  12. 52-50

2004

34th & 8th

Disc 1

  1. Dareh Meyod
  2. About Mr. Brown
  3. Wonderful Day
  4. So Moved On
  5. Black Rock
  6. Missing Pieces
  7. Ran Away To The Top Of The World Today
  8. Old Man Time
  9. City On Down…Delicate Few

Disc 2

  1. Right On Time
  2. Someone In The Road
  3. King Of The Thing
  4. Here’s To You
  5. Toy Store
  6. Whose Chariot?
  7. Patiently
  8. I Feel Home
  9. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker

2003

In Between Now And Then

  1. Now
  2. Dareh Meyod
  3. Risen
  4. Right On Time
  5. Mr. Moon
  6. Revisited
  7. Hey Girl
  8. James
  9. Coalminer
  10. Old Man Time
  11. Anyway
  12. Road Outside Columbus
  13. Any Time Now
  14. Whose Chariot?
  15. Then

2002

Any Time Now

Disc 1

  1. City On Down
  2. Get Away
  3. Destination
  4. Conquering Fools
  5. About An Hour Ago
  6. Black Rock
  7. On Top The Cage
  8. She Gone (Only In Dreams)
  9. Delicate Few

Disc 2

  1. The Wanderer
  2. Hey Girl
  3. Anyway
  4. Hold On True
  5. Night Shift…Stir It Up
  6. About Mr. Brown
  7. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker
  8. I Feel Home

2001

Risen

  1. Hey Girl
  2. Delicate Few
  3. Hold On True
  4. If Only She Knew
  5. Untitled
  6. She Gone (Only In Dreams)
  7. King Of The Thing
  8. Night Shift
  9. About Mr. Brown
  10. Someone In The Road
  11. Here’s To You

1999

Soul’s Aflame

  1. City On Down
  2. Untitled
  3. So Moved On
  4. Night Shift
  5. Ran Away To The Top Of The World Today
  6. On Top The Cage
  7. The Wanderer
  8. When Can I Go Home?
  9. To Zion Goes I
  10. Hey Girl
  11. I Feel Home

1997

The Wanderer

  1. Missing Pieces
  2. That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker
  3. Black Rock
  4. Conquering Fools
  5. Get Away
  6. About An Hour Ago
  7. Toy Store
  8. About Mr. Brown
  9. Ladanday

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“PEACE” OFFICIAL VIDEO
HOME MOVIES (OFFICIAL TRAILER)
HOME MOVIES (EPISODE 1)
HOME MOVIES (EPISODE 2)
HOME MOVIES (EPISODE 3)
HOME MOVIES (EPISODE 4)
HOME MOVIES (EPISODE 5)
“PEACE” LYRIC VIDEO
“PEACE” OFFICIAL AUDIO

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Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated “you can’t go home again,” but don’t tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

“This isn’t about us going back to our musical roots per se,” says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). “It’s about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We’d drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it’s the catalyst now.”

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. “I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me,” Roberge says. “I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We’ve been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot.”

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning “Peace.” “As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders,” Roberge says. “We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances.”

Roberge wrote “Peace”with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to “Peace,” their writing sessions yielded three other songs: “Favorite Song,” “Two Hands Up” and “We’ll Pick Up Where We Left Off.” Chapman produced “Favorite Song” and “Two Hands Up,” while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.’s No. 1 smash, “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” produced “Peace.” Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on “We’ll Pick Up Where We Left Off.” With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band’s confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on “The Element.” “We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs,” Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.’s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including “Irish Rose” sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, “Caroline the Wrecking Ball,” as well as the ambitious “The Architect,” a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, “Two Hands Up,” and the irrepressible reggae-tinged “Favorite Song” in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. “We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows.”

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, “it comes the closest,” Roberge says. “Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it,” Roberge says. “But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

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