By Mike Romero
The Oregon grown, Utah based alternative rock band Roseburg has been on an extended hiatus since the release of their debut album, Righteous Punk, in early 2020. The hiatus was abrupt and unexpected: the band had major plans for a U.S. tour and had raised over $13,000 on Kickstarter before COVID-19 shut everything down.
As a Roseburg fan, I was heartbroken.
Formed in Roseburg, Oregon by Zach Knell, Samuel Sheppard, Keith Lambson, and Soren Buchert, Roseburg amassed over 10 million streams in just under 2 years. They released their debut EP Heaven vs. Hollywood, the massively successful single “Wave,” and their debut album, Righteous Punk, which included a collaboration with Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn. During the pandemic, members of the band released solo music as Righteous Punk, Dryggs, and YesterKid, but until now it’s been unclear if the band would ever return.
Fans, rejoice! The band posted a video on their Instagram account on Wednesday, August 17th. A nostalgic montage of all their work pre-pandemic, it ended with this simple announcement: “We’re coming back. October 7th.” No further details have been given on what exactly will be released or announced on that date.
Make sure to follow Roseburg on Instagram for future updates. The band is currently giving away autographed copies of Righteous Punk on vinyl to 3 people who comment on the announcement post. While you’re waiting for more info, check out their song “Be Good” below.