The Rocket Summer Deep Into Writing For New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 7, 2014

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The Rocket Summer is well over 20 songs written for his next album. Check out an update below after the jump.

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 1, 2013

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December 3rd is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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The Rocket Summer Announces Christmas EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 26, 2013

The Rocket Summer will be releasing Christmas Madness on December 3rd. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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The Rocket Summer Writing Christmas EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 7, 2013

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The Rocket Summer will begin writing a new Christmas EP from scratch today. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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The Rocket Summer Have 100 New Songs In The Works

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

The Rocket Summer have been quiet, and thats because Bryce Avery is currently working on over 100 new songs. Check out an update from the band below after the jump.

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The Rocket Summer Release “Underrated” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 18, 2013

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The Rocket Summer have released a new music video for “Underrated.” Watch it below after the jump. 

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The Rocket Summer Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 26, 2013

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The Rocket Summer will be playing some UK shows in April and May. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.” 

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POZ Presents: The Weekly Content Round-Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 11, 2013

The Rocket Summer To Begin Writing New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 9, 2013

The Rocket Summer will begin writing new music following his spring tour. Check out a message from Bryce Avary below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Review: The Rocket Summer - Life Will Write The Words B-Sides

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 6, 2013

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*This review was composed by Becky Kovach and edited by Erik van Rheenen

In today’s music industry, the average full-length album is anywhere from 10-12 songs. Anything beyond that is typically released as a b-side, either sold separately or as part of a deluxe album. This was the approach taken by Bryce Avery, also known as The Rocket Summer, who originally had 15 songs on his album Life Will Write The Words. To keep the album at a reasonable length, Avery whittled the original 15 down to 12, and released the remaining three as part of a B-Sides Single Series. 

The three songs in the series, “Cars and Pixies (Happy New Year),” “Anna,” and “Not Right,” may have been released separately but when put together they document a journey. From start to finish, they offer advice on starting again, fighting through the hard times, and searching for help when things aren’t right. 

“Cars and Pixies (Happy New Year)” is quietly hopeful, with soothing harmonies over upbeat and playful guitar chords. It’s the vocal melodies and lyrics that make this song memorable though: Avery’s delivery of lines like, “The Cars and the Pixies/and the Cure ain’t gonna fix me/So please miss, kiss me,” has a sweet, sing-song quality that give the track a subtle grace. He ends it by begging the question: “Who says it has to be the New Year to start a new year?”

“Anna,” the second track in the b-sides series, ends up the typical middle child in this group of three.  The vocals often sound mumbled, making it difficult to discern the lyrics. Which is unfortunate because the message, that some of the best things can come from the worst places, is lost. And with nothing truly impressive to latch on to, the track becomes a blur of background noise. 

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The Rocket Summer Release “Soldiers” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 18, 2013

The Rocket Summer have released a new music video for “Soldiers.” Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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The Rocket Summer Releasing “Soldiers” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 14, 2013

The Rocket Summer will be releasing a new music video for “Soldiers” on February 18th. Check out a teaser below by clicking “Read More.”

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The Rocket Summer “Not Right” YouTube Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 6, 2013

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The Rocket Summer have put “Not Right” back on YouTube for fans to stream. Give it a spin below by clicking “Read More.”

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The Rocket Summer Releases Final B-Side

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 28, 2013

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The Rocket Summer have released a new song called “Not Right.” Stream it here and check out the band’s spring tour dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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The Rocket Summer Headlining Tour Trailer

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 24, 2013

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The Rocket Summer announced their spring headlining tour today. Check out their trailer video and the routing below by clicking “Read More.”

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