The Rocket Summer Announces December Mini Tour Before New Album Release

The Rocket Summer 'Of Men And Angels'

Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer checked in with fans on his Facebook on October 18th, talking about working in the studio on the follow-up to his 2010 album ‘Of Men and Angels’. The 28-year-old plans on releasing the LP early 2012 and announced a string of six shows in December. Avary writes:

Hey guys!
I hope you are well. It’s been a minute and naturally I’m in dire need of playing some rock shows and hanging out with y’all. I’ve been hard at work, consumed in the studio the past few months, putting my all into this new album which I couldn’t be happier about and I’m thrilled to say it’s time to start getting things going again. A lot is going on in preparation for the new Rocket Summer album release (slated to come out early 2012!) but like a lot of good things, album releases can take some time to get locked and loaded in all the right places and I’ve never been a gold medalist at the patience game. So to tide you guys (and more so myself) over, I decided that this December my band and I will play 6 special shows in the US and perform the albums Calendar Days and Hello, Good Friend in the their entirety for the 1st time ever. Shows will be announced daily starting tomorrow! A limited amount of fresh off the press vinyl albums will also be available at the shows which will include a couple never before heard home recordings. I can’t wait to see some of you guys. Are you as stoked as me? I miss ya.

The tour dates include:
Dec. 1 – The Social in Orlando, FL
Dec. 2 – Marquis Theater in Denver, CO
Dec. 9 – Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA
Dec. 16 – Subterranean in Chicago, IL
Dec. 17 – Webster Hall in New York City
Dec. 30 – TBA, TX

The Rocket Summer Quietly Releases New EP

The Rocket Summer 'Of Men And Angels'

The Rocket Summer checked in with fans on his Facebook to comment on the release of his new EP ‘Of Men and Angels: B-Sides’ on Tuesday (October 19). Bryce Avary writes:

Today the new Rocket Summer EP was released digitally. Even without a single ad booked or a single interview done to help spread the word, I wanted you to have these songs. This EP is entirely for you! Please share the upcoming link to help spread the word! iTunes: Amazon:

Bryce Avery Credits Karate For Music Career Success

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FIGHT! magazine spoke with Rocket Summer’s Bryce Avery about how he grew up studying karate and earned a black belt by fourteen, and how the lessons he learned with karate have helped his music career. “It really taught me about self-discipline and just showed me how to work, and set me up to start making records,” Bryce explained. “I actually play every instrument on my albums and I started doing that when I was in high school, so I guess I think if I didn’t have that intense training, I don’t know if I could really do well what I do now.” Check out the entire interview at

The Rocket Summer ‘Hills And Valleys’ Video

The Rocket Summer 'Of Men And Angels'

The Rocket Summer (Bryce Avary) is out with the video to his new single ‘Hills And Valleys’, off the Dallas, Texas rock artist’s fourth full-length album ‘Of Men and Angels’, out now on Island Def Jam. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

The Rocket Summer ‘You Gotta Believe’ Video

The Rocket Summer 'Of Men And Angels'

The Rocket Summer (Bryce Avary) is out with the video to his new single ‘You Gotta Believe’, the title track off the Texas rock singer songwriter’s four-track EP, out now on Island Records. Watch it via MySpace below the cut. (more…)

The Rocket Summer Teams With MxPx To Cover Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’

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Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer, the fourth guest from MxPx’s upcoming ‘On The Cover II’ talked about his part in covering ‘Somebody To Love’ by Queen. The disc, released March 24th on Tooth & Nail Records, features covers of classic songs by U2, The Ramones, Queen, The Clash, Dead Milkmen, and more. “I’ve been a fan of MxPx since I was a teenager, so it’s quite an honor when they asked me to do it,” Avary said. “It’s pretty awesome to be able to be on an MxPx record.” Watch the video below.

The Rocket Summer’s Trip To LA

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The Rocket Summer is documenting his time in the studio in a series of YouTube videos, with episode one following Bryce Avary on the drive to Los Angeles and covering ‘God Only Knows’ by the Beach Boys outside Bowlin’s Running Indian in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. “I’m so excited about this album,” Avary says in the video. “I’ve stripped away a lot of any kind of worldly goals with this record. Because of that I feel that I’ve wrote the best record I’ve ever written.” Watch it below the cut. (more…)