Alive After Five: Hey Marseilles and Junior Rocket Scientist

Local band Junior Rocket Scientist blasts off


With Hey Marseilles playing Alive After Five on Wednesday, July 27 and stealing the limelight in this week’s issue, we decided to shift our AA5 attention to the local opener: Junior Rocket Scientist.

Possibly Boise's only “death-pop” outfit, Junior Rocket Scientist sounds as if the eerie, industrial groan of She Wants Revenge had a head-on collision with the angsty yet catchy screeching of the Blood Brothers and left little bits of trance and dance beats all over the road.

JRS's debut EP, ep3o, reflects the attitude of these young pioneers—it's as much a dance album as it is one to sit and give a critical listen to. Having recorded, produced, engineered and mastered ep3o themselves, this group of noise pirates seem unafraid to try something new.