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Have a little Summer with your holidays ! New Rocket Summer mash-up

Thomas Bellflower
November 5, 2015


Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer
Photo Credit: Braverijah Gregg
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“I wanted to make a record that sounded like doors being kicked in and bombs going off,” Bryce Avary confessed to Diffuser, regarding the seismic shift in THE ROCKET SUMMER‘s signature sound. With this personal directive in check, Avary did exactly that. Packed with bold and infectious, hook-laced riffs, “Same Air”“simultaneously evokes Foster The People and Justin Timberlake” ( Diffuser). The track can be found in full at Diffuser here:

“Same Air” can be purchased here:  

“Same Air” represents the first hint at The Rocket Summer’s new album (title TBA), which will be released in early 2016. One of the first songs Avary recorded during the process of writing, the song impeccably bridges the gap between the previous albums and the new, “no rules” approach to the new album. “At the root of it,” Avary confesses, “the song was written as an attempt in my own heart to have an allegiance to everyone amidst the anger and bitterness that can tempt me with how severely messed up this place and we all can be. I wrote it during a brief moment of clarity where I was seeing beyond all the garbage and saw how every soul looks similar to mine: unpleasant, flawed, good, related.”


“Same Air” artwork
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Following the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2000, The Rocket Summer’s first full-length record, Calendar Days, was released through The Militia Group in February of 2003. Tending upward, Hello, Good Friend, would hit #26 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart, followed by Do You Feel breaking into the Billboard Top 200 in 2007, debuting at #44 and selling 15,000 records in its first week. The band’s EP, You Gotta Believe would hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative Top 10, peaking at #5 on the overall charts. Their next full-length Of Men and Angels would push the band further into the spotlight, debuting at #1 on the iTunes charts and #38 on the Billboard Top 200. The band would depart from Island Records in 2012, releasing Life Will Write The Words on Aviate Records.

Fans will get the chance to relate to the unreleased tracks from the highly anticipated new album when The Rocket Summer hit the road in throughout November. Remaining dates can be found below.


Tour Dates
Nov 6  LOS ANGELES, CA @ Bootleg Bar & Theater
Nov 7  ANAHEIM, CA @ Chain Reaction
Nov 10  PHOENIX, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov 12  DENVER, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Nov 13  SALT LAKE CITY, UT  @ Club Sound
Nov 14  BOISE, ID @ Neurolux
Nov 16  PORTLAND, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Nov 17  SEATTLE, WA @ Chop Suey
Nov 19  FRESNO, CA @ Strummers
Nov 20  LAS VEGAS, NV @ Beauty Bar

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