April 9th, 2018
Interview on NEORocks!
Rob was invited on the radio show, NEORocks!, and talks about Return of Simple, Math + Logic, living in New York City, moving back to Cleveland and basically sums up the last eight years. Listen to the complete interview here!

March 2nd, 2018
The Return of Return of Simple
After a long hiatus and hibernation, we are back! We are playing the Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH on March 30th - new lineup, new songs, old songs, never recorded songs, lots of piano. Tickets on sale here!

June 8th, 2010
Return of Simple now on Pandora Radio
You can now have a Return of Simple channel on Pandora and find other bands that feature acoustic rock instrumentation, mild syncopation, vocal-centric aesthetic, acoustic sonority, major key tonality, jazz influences, subtle use of vocal harmony, and acoustic rhythm piano...or that's at least partially how Pandora describes our music.

March 23rd, 2010
Air Man Interview
Check out the latest interview of Rob about his Mega Man 2 piano video.

September 14th, 2009
We've moved!
That's right, folks! We packed our bags, loaded the piano and transplanted ourselves from illustrious Parma Heights to New York City! Don't be sad, fellow Clevelanders. Cleveland will always be our home, and we'll be back soon enough to play for you all. But for now, our sites are set on NYC. We've already had our first show on Sept. 6 and it was great! We've got a few more lined up already. New Yorkers, check the shows page and mark your Google calenders! See you all soon!

July 13th, 2009
Where We Belong Demo
We've recorded a new 3-song demo! Listen to tracks at the bottom of the page on our music player.

February 10th, 2009
a valentine's season show
hello everyone! happy february to you all. we at return of simple have been busy, busy boys, but we've managed to book a show this THURSDAY, february 12th, at the BEACHLAND TAVERN. (address is 15711 waterloo rd. cleveland, oh. google that or go to www.beachlandballroom.com) we'll be playing after Two EB and Anthony James, so we should start at or around 11pm. tickets are just FIVE AMERICAN DOLLARS, and of course we'll have a very special, very romantic PERSONAL TREASURE GIVEAWAY. so come on, what have you got to lose? it's either cry in your beer about valentine's day with US, or cry in your beer about valentine's day AT HOME, alone. you decide :) hope to see you there, and we hope that everyone is doing well. spring is around the corner, remember that! gary from ros

February 5th, 2009
a new live video in between shows
something we did down in columbus w/in the very first days of 2009. if you haven't seen justin in person yet, here's your first chance to see our sexy new drummer himself. check it out: www.palestra.net/videos/play/20700

December 19th, 2008
12.23.08 - christmastide shooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww
hey all, return of simple is playing a very lovely christmas show next TUESDAY, december 23rd, 2008, at the GROG SHOP in cleveland hts, oh. doors are at 8pm, i believe, and tickets are only SIX (6!!!) american dollars. we are headlining, so don't expect us to play prior to 11pm. it should be a super fun show, we have so many new songs that we love to play, with our tremendous new drummer, and of course we have our TOTALLY AWESOME PERSONAL CHRISTMASTIME TREASURE GIVEAWAY! LOLLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!@!!!!!! the past few shows have been a real joy to play, and we are very excited to play again next TUESDAY night. so let us celebrate the holiday with you. other bands include his hideous heart / vibronics / amory sivertson. thank you, as always, for being such great fans. happy holidays, yo. :) gary from ros

December 17th, 2008
Check out an interview with us as well as a couple live recordings of newer songs mixed in on the James Pequignot Podcast Show!!!!!!!!!!!! (Click the little play icon at the bottom left corner of the white player.)

November 21st, 2008
a quiet evening.
so rob had the idea of using our news feed as a blog, so here's goes nothing. or, rather, here goes something. we're getting a lot of snow here in parma heights, and it's beautiful, but in a sad way. at least that's how i feel about it. snowy evenings have a gentleness about them, like lace, but also a kind of unquiet solitude. it's sometimes as though you're the only one that exists to watch it fall, and it'd be unbearably lonely if it weren't so damn wonderful. there's a piece of music by claude debussy that i think captures my feelings on snowfall pretty well. it's called "des pas sur la neige," which means "footsteps in the snow." if you listen close enough, you can hear them plod along. but where are they going? and, perhaps more importantly, where have they come from? here's the link on free napster (no subscription req'd): des pas sur la neige hope you all enjoy. gct

November 15th, 2008
james pequignot
our friend and colleague, james pequignot has his own podcast, and he has decided to feature us in it, specifically "can you hear me say goodbye." he also highlights two other cleveland bands - machine go boom and elephant in the living room. check it out at www.jamespequignot.com.

November 13th, 2008
this just in!
we just got a new drummer! he has joined the band just in time for our four upcoming shows and hopefully an upcoming an album. in addition to being a great musician, he is an honest and just man. he's just what we've been looking for. and as far as band chemistry goes, he fits in just right. please welcome, JUSTIN HOFMANN! (you can check him out by adJUSTINg your eyes to the right towards our new band photo!) rob

November 20th, 2007
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
the cover that is apparently pretty cool - Daft Punk

August 1st, 2007
August 1st, 2007 - Shows and Shows and Showtime?
Hey there, just an update. Check out our show listing, we've added quite a few more. Stay tuned for a few more that might pop up, and also keep your eyes out for Return of Simple on a dramatic cable television series near you? Oooooooooooooh, the suspense.

July 17th, 2007
New Web Site!
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here! Enjoy!