the rocket summer

QUIZ: Can you match these emo lyrics to the bands who sang them?

Any former emo kid remembers singing along to their favorite songs with eyeliner running in sheets down their cheeks. Honestly, were we really that sad, or did our iPods just suck us into a black hole of raw emotion? Regardless of what came first, the sad or the band, the lyrics of the 2000s hit […]

20 scene albums from 2007 that are probably still stuck in your head

In 2007, the scene was rocking harder and louder than anyone could have imagined. Myspace favorites such as Fall Out Boy and Paramore were crafting their emo sounds into unforgettable albums that established them as legends. While staying true to their roots in emo and punk, scene music introduced synthesizers and screamo elements to create […]

Discover 50 unsigned bands from every state in the US

From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is teeming with talented bands and musicians. Every state and region of the country has its own scene, with its own unique flavor, filled with undiscovered and unsigned artists worthy of a listen. In a time when most of us are stuck inside, take a virtual road trip […]

Sleeping With Sirens return to heavy roots with ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’

With nearly two years passing since Sleeping With Sirens took their major label venture with Gossip, it’s clear the band made it a point to prove they never really left with How It Feels To Be Lost. With one holiday song, “Christmas On The Road,” and a collab with tourmates the Rocket Summer, “Another Day,” […]

The Rocket Summer send you a sonic bouquet—with no card attached

Bryce Avary, the musical polymath who stirs hearts under the name the Rocket Summer, is having a very Los Angeles kind of day. He’s got his studio located in the heart of it all, but his cellphone service is as reliable as the president’s cabinet. So he’s driving to a different space. “AT&T’s service isn’t […]

Warped Tour: The only tour that mattered since 1995

Starting June 29-30 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Vans Warped Tour will hold its final high-decibel celebrations of punk rock and youth culture. Once the traveling roadshow returns to Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, July 20 and 21, founder Kevin Lyman’s great touring experiment will become a part of rock ’n’ roll history, […]

The Rocket Summer follows joy while shining some “Morning Light”

Today AP is premiering the video for “Morning Light,” the second in a series of clips of songs from Sweet Shivers, the long-awaited album from Bryce Avary, the man behind perfect-pop-forever outfit the Rocket Summer. Directed by Dillon Slack and Ben Busch, “Morning Light” is a prequel to the album’s first song, “Shatter Us.” Avary […]

The Rocket Summer “Shatter Us” with a brand-new single

The Rocket Summer—aka pop-rock wunderkind Bryce Avary—has resurfaced with the another new single. The release follows “Gone Too Long” and his ambitious, self-released 2016 album, Zoetic. Today we are stoked to premiere “Shatter Us,” the first track from Avary’s next album, Sweet Shivers, slated for release in late August. “When I close my eyes and […]

The Wrecks cover Billie Eilish and other news you might have missed today

Bohnes teased his new album—plus, don’t miss a 10-year anniversary vinyl drop from Rise Records. Check out the news you might have missed today below! 1. The Rocket Summer release limited-edition cassettes Getting lost in records by analog means without the option of easily clicking through an abyss of sonic & visual distractions is cool. […]

Sleeping With Sirens drop summer-ready song featuring the Rocket Summer

Sleeping With Sirens are about to chill out this summer, but before they do, the band has released a summer-ready single featuring the Rocket Summer. Read more: Sleeping With Sirens announce summer tour The band dropped their new single “Another Day,” which features the Rocket Summer, today via Twitter, where the band also teased that […]

Trivium and Arch Enemy announce co-headlining tour and other news you might have missed today

Trivium and Arch Enemy reveal fall dates for a co-headlining tour, Diet Cig perform a Tiny Desk Concert, and Gone Is Gone drop a bizarre new music video! Check out some of the news you might have missed today below. Read more: Citizen premiere music video for “Jet” and other news you might have missed […]

The Rocket Summer release new single before tour

Ahead of The Rocket Summer's ten-year anniversary tour for Do You Feel, Bryce Avary has released a new single with “Gone Too Long.” Check it out below! Read more: The Rocket Summer announce ‘Do You Feel’ 10-year anniversary tour Bryce Avary premiered the song through Billboard, along with talking about the single and the upcoming tour. […]

The Rocket Summer announce ‘Do You Feel’ 10-year anniversary tour

There’s another ten year tour to put on your radar: The Rocket Summer announced that they will be headed out on tour this summer to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Do You Feel. Check out the full list of cities and dates below! Read more: The Rocket Summer premiere sunny, stripped down video for […]

The Rocket Summer premiere sunny, stripped down video for "FL, CA"—watch

Need some post-Valentine's Day content? We've got you covered. The Rocket Summer teamed up with Amazon Music Originals and its playlist called Love Me Not for a stripped down version of the bright track “FL, CA.” Read more: The Rocket Summer goes for different sound with new album: Q&A with Bryce Avary Leather jacket and […]

The Rocket Summer say music feels ‘more real’ than ever with release of “FL, CA” video (exclusive)

A lot of factors go into making a music video—the actual song, treatment, setting, cast, production and cost—but when it came time for the Rocket Summer to film a new video for a track taken from his latest album, Zoetic, frontman Bryce Avary says it was a no-brainer to choose “FL, CA,” the heavy-hitting, synthy-pop […]

Gallery: Jack Barakat celebrates birthday with opening of music-themed bar in LA

Photographer: Grizzlee Martin All Time Low’s Jack Barakat celebrated his birthday June 18 with the grand opening of his very own music-themed bar in Los Angeles. Barakat teamed up with Jon Nichols of Dirty Model Movement to start The Riff, a home for those with an inclination toward rock culture. Read our interview with Barakat about […]

Pop punk-themed TV show 'Headliners' features music from State Champs, The Word Alive, more

Everything you ever loved about pop punk is coming back to life with the new social-media integrated online TV show, Headliners.  Set in 2003, a heyday of pop punk (Blink, Fall Out Boy, Dashboard Confessional!), Headliners follows the storylines of an indie record label, a struggling band in the scene, and the label owner who’s trying to stay relevant […]

Hear the latest from the Rocket Summer's forthcoming 'Zoetic' (exclusive)

The Rocket Summer is teaming up with AltPress to bring you the premiere of the high energy track “Help Me Out” from the forthcoming Zoetic.  “While writing I was noticing how if you look at a word for long enough or write a word over and over, it can start to seem foreign and convoluted,” […]

The Rocket Summer goes for different sound with new album: Q&A with Bryce Avary

With his first full-length studio album since 2012, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary—a.k.a the Rocket Summer—promises to deliver the most alive music he's ever created with his highly anticipated forthcoming release Zoetic. The new album taps into a realm of honesty and inspiration that, according to Avary, has no rules or boundaries and […]

The Rocket Summer announce first album since 2012

Bryce Avary, the man behind solo project the Rocket Summer, has announced a promising return with his forthcoming full-length album Zoetic, due out February 26. The record is his first since 2012's Life Will Write The Words. We talked to Avary about what exactly “zoetic” means, his inspirations on the record and more. Check out our exclusive Q&A below. Read […]
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