Rocket Shop 10/2/2013: Bandleader; Red Tin Box


Photos by James Lockridge.

Bandleader stopped by Rocket Shop tonight to play some tracks off of their new LP ‘Cole, Pressure, Time’. The  progressive indie rock band is comprised of  Patrick McCormack, (lead singer/guitar) Alex Cseh, (lead guitar) Dan Dodd, (bass) and Jordon Chamberlin, (drums).

Bandleader formed in 2011 by Patrick, looking for backup to bring to life his solo work and diverge from his folk style to go more electric. He knew Chamberlin through high school, then recruited Cseh by posting an ad on Craig’s List. As the group started performing around the area, a fusion of each of their different music tastes took a life of it’s own, After building a Kickstarter for the new album, they met their goal half way through the 30-day fundraiser and finished with 128% of their goal made. The album was written over the course of one year, then recorded after building a temporary studio in a secluded cabin in the woods with the help of Chicago sound engineer, Jamie Carter, who Patrick had worked with in the past on his own. Recording of the LP took just 5 days.

You can pick up their new album ‘Cole, Pressure, Time’ at Pure Pop, Burlington Records, and at their upcoming show at The Monkey House on October 26th and at


Acoustic folk punk band, Red Tin Box, visited Rocket Shop last Wednesday, hailing from Lyndon State College, in Lyndonville, VT. The group includes students Garrett LaBarge, (lead vocals, guitar) Michael Mahn, (‘banjolele,’ ukulele, vocals) and Andrew Fahle, (bass, guitar, vocals). The three friends, each originally from Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, came together to form their group in 2011. Together they radiate a positive, laid-back vibe, which brings as much charm as their upbeat, quirky acoustic tracks. They enjoy listening to bands including Blink-182, along with fellow Lyndon bands Suncooked and Bible Camp Sleepovers.

Their first album ‘Simple and Sincere’ was released April, 2013. The band is looking forward to their upcoming week-long tour from Oct. 4th -12th, appearing in venues across the Northeast, reaching New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York (At The Delancey in Manhattan), Virginia, Washington D.C., and finally returning to Burlington to play Higher Ground on October 12, opening for Ewert and the Two Dragons along with Trapper Schoepp.

You can download their album ‘Simple and Sincere’ at They’re on Facebook and Twitter as well! (, @redtinbox).