Stream The Rocket Summer’s ‘Zoetic’


With a few days left until the release of his new album, Bryce Avary, aka The Rocket Summer, is giving fans the chance to stream the new record in full. On Wednesday (Feb. 24), the musician teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to stream Zoetic in its entirety a couple of days early. The new record features previously released songs “UNI,” “Cold War,” and lead single “Same Air.” In conjunction with the ahead-of-time stream, Avary sat down with the publication to answer a few questions.

As it turns out, this record might be the “hardest” album the act has put out. “There wasn’t much thought of, ‘Is this a Rocket Summer album?’ when I was making it. I pushed myself to do something I never would have done in the past.”

In addition to that, Avary also revealed that there’s a lot more music where that came from and even teased that a companion album to the impending record may happen in the future. According to Avary, there were 30 to 40 songs that didn’t make the album. Listen to the songs that did make it on the album below.

Zoetic is set be released on Friday, Feb. 26 through Aviate Records. In support of the new release, The Rocket Summer will be hitting the road with Farro to tour behind the album. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen hereZoetic is the follow-up to The Rocket Summer’s 2012 release, Life Will Write The Words.

The Rocket Summer Announces ‘Zoetic Tour’


A new album isn’t the only thing fans of The Rocket Summer should be expecting within the next few months. On Tuesday (Jan. 13) Bryce Avary, the man behind The Rocket Summer, unveiled a slew of tour dates. The upcoming excursion will be titled the “Zoetic Tour,” named after his sixth studio album due out next month.

The spring tour will kick off on March 26 at New York’s Webster Hall. The month-long trek will then wrap up on April 12 at Los Angeles’ Troubadour. A limited number of VIP tickets are currently available at The Rocket Summer’s official website. Tickets for the general publican will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 am, local time. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


March 11 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
March 12 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
March 13 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
March 15 – Orlando, FL – The Social
March 17 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
March 18 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In
March 19 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
March 20 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
March 22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore
March 24 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
March 25 – Hamden, CT – The Space
March 26 – New York City – Marlin Room at Webster Hall
March 28 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
March 29 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
March 31 – Akron, OH – Musica
April 01 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room at The Crofoot
April 02 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
April 03 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
April 06 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
April 08 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
April 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St. Collective
April 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Last week, Avary releases the trippy music video for the album’s lead single, “Same Air.” A few days after that, he announced the title of the new album, as well as its release date. Zoetic is set be released on Feb. 26 through Aviate Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available through on iTunes or at the Rocket Summer’s PledgeMusic page.

The Rocket Summer Announces Album Title, Release Date


Earlier this week, the Rocket Summer (aka Bryce Avary) released the music video for his new song “Same Air.” At the time of the release, the musician still had not unveiled the official name for the record or its release date. On Friday (Jan. 8), things changed. Taking to social media, the signer revealed that his sixth studio album will be named Zoetic and is set to be released on Feb. 26.

Recently, the musician sat down with Alternative Press to speak about the new record which was funded by his fans. He was asked which of his previous albums this new record would sound more like. As it turns out, it’s complete different from any of his previous works. “I don’t think it’s like any of those albums,” he admitted to the publication. “The only thing I feel like I could say it might kind of be like is some of the vocal delivery and some of the energy in Hello, Good Friend. If somebody has been listening for a while, they might be able to pick up on that, but I don’t really think this album sounds anything like any [previous album] for better or for worse.”

With such a unique name for an album, he was also asked to describe it in one word. “Alive. Zoetic, the actual word means alive—of or relating to life—and I just thought it was the coolest word, and that word seemed to really fit.”


The album art for the upcoming release can be seen below while the trippy music video for “Same Air” can be seen here.


The Rocket Summer Release Video for “Same Air”

Several months after announcing plans to release a new album, with the help of fans, The Rocket Summer (aka Bryce Avary), has released the music video for his lead single, “Same Air.” The video stars the musician and actress Hannah Simone (Cece on FOX’s New Girl). While speaking with Idolator, Avary revealed how the trippy music came to be and how Simone became involved. “The directors had this trippy idea to tell a story of me falling from space through a beautiful, convoluted earth,” he explains.

“I loved the idea but didn’t want to be the only one in the video since at the heart of it, the song is about unity and how we’re all connected.” In addition to that, he unveiled how he didn’t expecting the making of the clip to be as difficult as it ended up being. “I’ve never done a video with special effects like this and the acrobatics of it all had me sore for days,” he admitted. To read the complete interview, head on over to Idolator while the video for “Same Air” can be seen below.

As of now, “Same Air” is the only confirmed track from Avary’s upcoming sixth studio album. While there has been no confirmation of a title or release date, it sounds like the album will be released early this year.

The Rocket Summer Announce New Album


After being inactive for several years, The Rocket Summer has returned. Taking to social media, head honcho Bryce Avary revealed that he will be releasing a brand new album soon. Along with the news, he also revealed that he had joined forces with Pledge Music to release all kind of cool packages including things like the typical CDs and digital downloads of the record to crazy packages like playing cowbells on stage with the group, a chance to be on the band’s show guest list for life, and even the chance to go into the studio with Avary for two days.

A little bit of everything for everyone’s taste (and budget).

Read the statement from Avary about the group’s return, below.

“The Rocket Summer has returned.

I can’t even tell you how great this feels to be announcing the Pre-Order of this new full length album! I locked myself away for longer than ever to put my absolute everything into writing and recording an endless amount of new music that would push me further creatively than any of my previous albums. The result is an album that has it’s own special, unique sound that I couldn’t be more excited about and am so ready to share with you. I feel this is a new special chapter for TRS and I can’t wait to experience this with you guys. I’ve missed you all terribly while in the laboratory!

In addition to the pre-order of the new album, for the first time ever we’re offering unique experience packages to make this release as special as possible. Every pledge gets you a digital download of the album upon release as well as access to behind-the-scenes content and updates along the way.

Thank you SO MUCH for being such a huge part of this; none of it would exist without you. I can’t wait to get this new music out and get back on the road where I’ll be bringing a mountain of pent up excitement and energy along with me.

Let’s do this!


For more information about all the pre-order, click here.

As of now, the album’s name, release date, cover art, upcoming tour dates, and other important information are unknown. Avary has promised that all the information will come n due time.

The Rocket Summer’s last official release was 2013’s Christmas Madness EP. Before that, they released their fifth full-length record, Life Will Write the Words, back in 2012.

Vans Warped Tour UK Announce 2015 Line-Up


Warped Tour fans in the United Kingdom, the list of artists slated to perform at the 2015 Warped Tour UK have now been announced.

The UK incarnation of the North American based traveling festival will be co-headlined by Asking Alexandria (with their new singer) and Black Veil Brides; two bands who are also headlining this year’s Warped Tour. In addition to the co-headliners, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Forever Came Calling, Memphis May Fire, Metro Station, The Rocket Summer, and many more will also play the show slated to take place on Oct. 18 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The complete list of bands for the one-day show can be seen below, alphabetically.

Asking Alexandria
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides
Blitz Kids
Boy Jumps Ship
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Fearless Vampire Killers
Forever Came Calling
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghost Town
In Hearts Wake
John Coffey
Memphis May Fire
Metro Station
Reel Big Fish
Rob Lynch
The One Hundred
The Rocket Summer
The Word Alive
Trophy Eyes
Twin Wild
Young Guns

Warped Tour festival organizers revealed last month that they would taking the traveling show to the UK once again this year, but at the time of the revelation, the identity of the artists was being kept under wraps. Early bird tickets for the show went on sale last month.