Roosevelt (musician)

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Roosevelt
Roosevelt at WayBackWhen Festival 2017
Roosevelt at WayBackWhen Festival 2017
Background information
Birth nameMarius Lauber
Born (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 29)
Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
GenresSynth-pop, indie electronic, hypnagogic pop
LabelsGreco-Roman, City Slang

Roosevelt (born Marius Lauber on 29 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'.[4] Roosevelt then released the double-A side 'Night Moves/Hold On' in 2015 on Greco-Roman[5] 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,[6] with the video for tracks "Colours" and "Moving On".[7]

He has remixed the likes of Glass Animals, Jax Jones, Truls, Sundara Karma, Luka Vasta and Kakkmaddafakka,[8] and on tour has supported Hot Chip,[9] Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs[10] and Crystal Fighters.[11]

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.

In March 2019, he released 'Falling Back' and a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" on W Records. The next year, 'Everywhere' was featured in We Bare Bears: The Movie.

In June 2020, he released a single called Sign. It was released on June 10, 2020.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[12]
AUT
[13]
SWI
[14]
US
Elec.

[15]
2016 Roosevelt 27 36 33 11
2018 Young Romance
  • Release Date: 28 September 2018
  • Label: Greco Roman
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
58 80

[16]

Singles[17][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)[18]

Belong

Greco-Roman / City Slang
2018 Under The Sun Greco-Roman / City Slang
2020 Sign Greco-Roman / City Slang

Compilations[19][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 [20]
"Montreal" 2013 Roosevelt [21]
"Elliot" Hot Mess [22]
"Night Moves" 2015 Sophia Ray [23]
"Hold On" Fabian Podeszwa [24]
"Colours / Moving On" 2016 Elliott Arndt [25]
"Fever" [26]
"Belong" 2016 Andres Fouché & Martijn Bosgraaf [27]
"Moving On" 2017 Hector Prats [28]
"Under the Sun" 2018 Unknown [29]
"Shadows" Playground [30]
"Losing Touch" Luke Bather [31]
"Sign" 2020 Ohad Ben-Moshe [32]

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. ^ a b ""Elliot" by Roosevelt | Tracks | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  5. ^ "Roosevelt (4) - Hold On / Night Moves". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  6. ^ "Roosevelt announces self-titled debut album". Indieisnotagenre.com. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  7. ^ "Roosevelt – "Colours" / "Moving On" Video". Stereogum. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  8. ^ "Roosevelt (4)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  9. ^ "HOT CHIP uk + ROOSEVELT ger — Program". Trix Antwerp. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  10. ^ "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (10 Oct 12) with Roosevelt". Songkick. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  11. ^ "Crystal Fighters with Roosevelt & Curses (2013-11-22)". Brixton Buzz news, features and listings for Brixton, London. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  12. ^ http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Roosevelt&titel=Roosevelt&cat=a
  13. ^ http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Roosevelt&titel=Roosevelt&cat=a
  14. ^ http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Roosevelt&titel=Roosevelt&cat=a
  15. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/roosevelt/chart-history/dance-electronic-albums/song/990626
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4FWJmHfLC0
  17. ^ "Roosevelt (4)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4FWJmHfLC0
  19. ^ "Roosevelt (4)". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  20. ^ "Sea – Roosevelt". The Fader. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  21. ^ "Montreal – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  22. ^ "Elliot – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  23. ^ "Night Moves – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  24. ^ "Hold On – Roosevelt". Lagasta. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  25. ^ "Roosevelt – "Colours" / "Moving On" Video". Stereogum. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  26. ^ "Songs We Love: Roosevelt, 'Fever'". NPR Music. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  27. ^ "Andres Fouché - My Film". Andres Fouché. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  28. ^ "Roosevelt, 'Moving On'". Impose. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  29. ^ "Under the Sun – Roosevelt". Stereogum. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  30. ^ "New Music & Video – Roosevelt Releases 'Shadows' (Greco-Roman / City Slang)". WithGuitars. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  31. ^ "Roosevelt is a literal one man band in his new video (watch); tour starts tonight". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  32. ^ "Music + Video = CH 271". Acid Stag. Retrieved June 18, 2020.