Rooney bandmembers Robert Schwartzman, Louie Stephens, Taylor Locke, Ned Brower, and Brandon Schwartzel have traveled a weary road since the release of their first album. Young and naive when first starting the professional music scene, they signed on with Geffen Records and recorded their self-titled debut in 2003. Their elation at “making it” quickly turned sour when Rooney felt pressure to make their next hit single and album. After the release of their second album, Calling The World, Rooney continued writing and recording music on their own, simultaneously trying to break free of their contract. In 2010, Rooney got their wish and signed on with Warner Music’s independent label, California Dreaming Records. They have since released their latest album, Eureka.