ARTISTS

THE ROULETTES



MEMBERS
Amanda - drums, keys
Caitlin - bass, vocals
Rachel - vocals, keys, beatbox
Rebecca - vocals, guitar, keys

BIO
The Roulettes were born in an Oberlin, Ohio basement, where they practiced on borrowed equipment next to a leaky washer/dryer combo. They grew up playing in basements and living rooms to crowds of adoring fans and a few aghast fools who didn’t get their jokes. After moving to Portland, the Roulettes met up with Lucky Madison as the first ever LM release with their self-titled EP. Roulettes songs are sarcastic, playful and occasionally sincere. The EP finds the Roulettes bouncing from the pressing issues of yesteryear (film students with dinosaur-sized egos on “Crabs”) to love as seen from a creaky Ferris wheel (“Motorcycles in the Mist”) to straight up hot shit dance tracks (“Hot Ticket”) faster than you can pour another bourbon.

The unreleased Roulettes tracks saw them moving into darker territory with songs like “2:1,” “Do it Again”, and their untitled meditation on volcanoes and WMDs. Not kidding! But the Roulettes maintained their sense of humor and continued to pay tribute to pitchers and popcorn, nights at Chopsticks, the Fred Meyer Can-Do Machine, and the ever-popular montecristo sandwich.

Two of the best Roulettes booking stories: A Portland booker called and said he was banging his head against the wall after listening to Odessa because he couldn’t get over the cries of “bloody mary baby”. In NYC, while flyering at infamous ladies bar Meow Mix, the bartender/booker asked “Why aren’t you playing here?” So las Roulettes returned to Meow Mix a few days later for one of their best early shows.
April 18, 2009, will see the Roulettes reunite at Cakeshop in New York City, after a brief preview show in February at which they (inadvertently) blew up the rental PA. It may be a one off, or they may be off and running again. You better recognize.

PRESS
"There is something at the core of The Roulettes' debut album that hints at great things to come...these ladies could become this city's queens of rock."
- Alex Valdivieso, Willamette Week 2/4/04

“Their basement-born band is taking Portland's most debonair dives by storm with their carefree, punked-up sound.”
- Mark Baumgarten, Willamette Week, Spring Fashion Issue, 2004

SHOWS

CMJ 2009

MEDIA

STORE


THE ROULETTES
Self Titled EP
LM022 - CD
Released 2003

CATALOG

THE ROULETTES - Self Titled EP
LM022 - CD
Released 2003


TRACK LISTINGS:

*01* Motorcycles in the Mist
*02* Action City
*03* Crabs
*04* Odessa
*05* Hot Ticket


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