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The Rocket Summer's New Album Life Will Write The Words Out Tomorrow (06.05)
Posted: Monday June 4th, 2012
Exclusive advance album stream up now at purevolume.com
Bryce Avary to host fan ustream chat tonight (06.04) at 5:30PM PT/8:30PM ET
U.S. headlining tour underway now including shows Tuesday, June 5th in Los Angeles and Monday, June 25th in New York City
Montreal and Toronto dates also scheduled for the end of the month
The Rocket Summer's new album Life Will Write The Words will be available in stores and online tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th via Aviate Records. PureVolume.com has partnered with the Dallas, TX-based band to offer an exclusive advance stream of the album in its entirety. Check it out now here.
In other exciting news, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Bryce Avary, the man behind The Rocket Summer, will host a UStream chat with his fans tonight (6/4) at 5:30 PM PT/8:30 PM ET. To ask a question and take part in the conversation, fans need to tweet BRYCE at @therocketsummer and use the hashtag #therocketsummer. View the live stream at therocketsummer.com and therocketsummer.tumblr.com. Also this week, Best Buy stores in the U.S. are offering $2 off an album purchase through Saturday, June 9th. This coupon can be picked up at therocketsummer.tumblr.com/bestbuy.
In a recent 4 out of 5 stars review in Alternative Press, Annie Zaleski raved that Life Will Write The Words "... boasts some of Avary's most concise songwriting to date... a self confident, unfettered vibe that's invigorating... Avary hasn't lost the earnest energy of his early work, he channels this enthusiasm with maturity and finesse... the album embodies everything which makes the Rocket Summer so great-whether it's the gorgeous, acoustic 'Soldier'; the brisk, jazzy piano-pop shimmy of 'The Rescuing Type'; the finger-snapping, Ben Folds-like 'Circa 46'; and the nostalgic, classic-rock chug of 'Just For A Moment Forgot Who You Are'." (June 2012)
As with previous albums from The Rocket Summer, Avary wrote and performed every note on Life Will Write The Words. Between sellout acoustic tour dates in the U.S. and numerous headlining and festival touring abroad, 2011 saw Avary experimenting with numerous new sounds in the studio, sounds including mandolin, a banjo, some trashcans and even a typewriter. His songwriting likewise stretched to a broader scope, examining the human existence with the advantage of both a strikingly personal eye experience and the experiential outlook of writers many years older. The result is a 12-track multi-dimensional collection that further establishes Avary as a modern-day Renaissance man with the engaging outlook embodied in the album's title Life Will Write The Words.
"To me, that phrase in a sense captures a bit of the human experience. I believe there's a song in everything," Avary says. "Literally everything you look at, you can pull a song out of it. We all have a song, we all have a story."
With high-energy, bouncy moments on "Revival" and "Run And Don't Stop", sensitive and endearing sentiments felt on "Old Love", the charming "200,000", and the album's emotional bedrocks "Soldiers" and "Just For A Moment Forget Who You Are", Avary is ready to share his story with the world.
A video for the first track released, "Run And Don't Stop", premiered at ArtistDirect.com and has since garnered over 16,000 views. Rick Florino wrote of the song, "... it's an engaging and invigorating anthem from the group. It showcases Bryce Avary's immense songwriting talent with a hook that practically blasts through the heavens. The Rocket Summer have made another unforgettable single... " (5/8/12). Watch it now here.
Bryce, excited to get the new music out, teamed with Alternative Press online to debut another song from the album, "Revival", via an artistic and imaginative video created for the track (watch it here) and when GuitarWorld.com exclusively revealed the song "Old Love", the post received over 1,000 Facebook shares in the first day here.
Having just completed a nationwide tour with Switchfoot, The Rocket Summer has just kicked off their own headlining run. The tour includes a show tomorrow, June 5th at The Roxy in Los Angeles and Monday, June 25th at Highline Ballroom in New York City. Full itinerary is below and tickets can be purchased via www.therocketsummer.com.
Headlining tour with The Scene Aesthetic and special guest States:
Tue 6/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Wed 6/6 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Thu 6/7 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café (Vegas Strip)
Fri 6/8 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Sat 6/9 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
Mon 6/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Tue 6/12 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Thu 6/14 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Fri 6/15 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Sat 6/16 Austin, TX @ The Parish
Tue 6/19 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Wed 6/20 Orlando, FL @ The Social
Thu 6/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell
Fri 6/22 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Sat 6/23 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Mon 6/25 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Tue 6/26 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Wed 6/27 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
Thu 6/28 Montreal, @ La Tulipe
Fri 6/29 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Sun 7/1 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Tue 7/3 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Wed 7/4 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Fri 7/6 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Check out all The Rocket Summer albums that are available at your local Canadian Christian retailer on Avary's YMZ artist page.
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