Roosevelt (musician)

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Roosevelt
Roosevelt - Way Back When Festival 2017 - Alexander Kellner - 2.jpg
Roosevelt at WayBackWhen Festival 2017
Background information
Birth nameMarius Lauber
Born29 September 1990 (age 28)
Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
GenresSynth-pop, indie electronic, chillwave
LabelsGreco-Roman, City Slang

Roosevelt (born Marius Lauber in September 1990) is a German singer, songwriter and producer from Viersen.[1] He is signed to Greco-Roman.[2][3]

Music career[edit]

His first project was Beat!Beat!Beat!, an indie teenage band where he was the drummer. Years later the band separated and he became a soloist.

He then released his acclaimed debut EP 'Elliot' in 2013.[4] The lead single 'Elliot' was named as Pitchfork's 'Best New Track'.[5] Roosevelt then released the double-A side 'Night Moves/Hold On' in 2015 on Greco-Roman[6] which continued a warm synth-pop, Balearic-influenced sound.

In April 2016, he announced his self-titled debut album, set for release on August 19, 2016 on Greco-Roman/City Slang,[7] with the video for tracks "Colours" and "Moving On".[8]

He has remixed the likes of Glass Animals, Jax Jones, Truls, Sundara Karma, Luka Vasta and Kakkmaddafakka,[9] and on tour has supported Hot Chip,[10] Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs[11] and Crystal Fighters.[12]

In June 2018, he announced a second album 'Young Romance', it was released on September 28, 2018. The first single from this album 'Under The Sun' was released on June 27, 2018.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[13]
AUT
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
Elec.

[16]
2016 Roosevelt 27 36 33 11
2018 Young Romance
  • Release Date: 28 September 2018
  • Label: Greco Roman
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
58 80

[17]

Singles[18][edit]

Year Title Label
2012 Sea Greco-Roman
2013 Elliot Greco-Roman
2015 Hold On/Night Moves Greco-Roman / City Slang
2016 Colours/Moving On

Fever

Greco-Roman / City Slang
2017 Moving on (7march)[19]

Belong

Greco-Roman / City Slang
2018 Under The Sun Greco-Roman / City Slang

Compilations[20][edit]

Year Contribution Album Label
2013 Montreal Electronic Beats 2013 Electronic Beats
2014 Elliot Majestic Casual Chapter 2 Kontor Records
2014 Montreal Trip Mode Kitsuné Maison

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Sea" 2012 Jem Goulding [21]
"Montreal" 2013 Roosevelt [22]
"Elliot" Hot Mess [23]
"Night Moves" 2015 Sophia Ray [24]
"Hold On" Fabian Podeszwa [25]
"Colours / Moving On" 2016 Elliott Arndt [26]
"Fever" [27]
"Under the Sun" 2018 Unknown [28]
"Shadows" Playground [29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roosevelt". www.last.fm. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  2. ^ "Roosevelt | Inverted Audio". inverted-audio.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (16 September 2013). "New band of the day: Roosevelt (No 1,597)". the Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  4. ^ ""Elliot" by Roosevelt | Tracks | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  5. ^ ""Elliot" by Roosevelt | Tracks | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  6. ^ "Roosevelt (4) - Hold On / Night Moves". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  7. ^ "Roosevelt announces self-titled debut album". Indieisnotagenre.com. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  8. ^ "Roosevelt – "Colours" / "Moving On" Video". Stereogum. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  9. ^ "Roosevelt (4)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  10. ^ "HOT CHIP uk + ROOSEVELT ger — Program". Trix Antwerp. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  11. ^ "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (10 Oct 12) with Roosevelt". Songkick. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  12. ^ "Crystal Fighters with Roosevelt & Curses (2013-11-22)". Brixton Buzz news, features and listings for Brixton, London. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  13. ^ http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Roosevelt&titel=Roosevelt&cat=a
  14. ^ http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Roosevelt&titel=Roosevelt&cat=a
  15. ^ http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Roosevelt&titel=Roosevelt&cat=a
  16. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/roosevelt/chart-history/dance-electronic-albums/song/990626
  17. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4FWJmHfLC0
  18. ^ "Roosevelt (4)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4FWJmHfLC0
  20. ^ "Roosevelt (4)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  21. ^ "Sea – Roosevelt". The Fader. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  22. ^ "Montreal – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  23. ^ "Elliot – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  24. ^ "Night Moves – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  25. ^ "Hold On – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  26. ^ "Roosevelt – "Colours" / "Moving On" Video". Stereogum. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  27. ^ "Songs We Love: Roosevelt, 'Fever'". NPR Music. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  28. ^ "Under the Sun – Roosevelt". Stereogum. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  29. ^ "Shadows – Roosevelt". WithGuitars. Retrieved October 26, 2018.