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New The Rocket Summer Album Out Friday, February 26th through Aviate Records

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February 26, 2016

"Without a doubt, this is the most ambitious record I've ever done," explains Bryce Avary of THE ROCKET SUMMER to Entertainment Weekly, who premieres the full album stream to his highly-anticipated and universally-acclaimed sixth studio album Zoetic. "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."

Listen to Zoetic on Entertainment Weekly here:

Released today, February 26, 2016 via Aviate Records, Zoetic features 11 high-energy tracks, all entirely recorded and produced by Avary himself in his home made studio in Los Angeles, CA. Receiving 4.5 out of 5 in Alternative Press, they hailed "The Rocket Summer's first full-length album in nearly four years proves true to its namesake by roaring to life with unyielding passion authenticity and a whole lot of guitars… Avary's intent is to rock and rock hard." Diffuser proclaimed that the album, "simultaneously evokes the likes of Foster the People and Justin Timberlake" while Infectious Magazine says Zoetic "displays exactly what pop rock music would sound like if it were zapped with 100,000 volts and l ived to tell the tale."

ZOETIC TRACKLISTING: 1. Cold War 2. Same Air (video) 3. UNI 4. Help Me Out 5. Get Over It 6. White Fireworks 7. You Are, You Are 8. FL, CA 9. Rule of Thirds Kind of Life 10. Sharks 11. Emergency Landings

The album as a whole carries themes of tension in a variety of forms: heart and mind, body and soul, and the past and present. The man once known for his pop ballads has now become fully immersed in a whole new world of sound, best depicted through track one of the album "Cold War" which Substream likened "as if Trent Reznor, Mutemath and Paper Route formed a supergroup in secret." In "UNI", the first song Avary wrote for the record, Fuse calls it "chaotic and heavy, the kind of tune that could carry an emotive movie scene." When The Rocket Summer isn't boosting the distortion on his guitar on the album or giving Steven Tyler-style vocal runs, he trades off for a soft falsetto and synth piano in tracks like "You Are, You Are." ; Even with the change, fans can still find the band's signature catchy hooks in tracks like "FL, CA" and "Help Me Out."

In support of the new album, The Rocket Summer will be kicking off their headlining tour in Houston, TX on March 11th and circling around the US. The band will be hitting over 30 markets including Nashville's Exit/in on March 18th, New York City's Marlin Room @ Webster Hall on March 26th, Los Angeles' Troubadour on April 12th and San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill on May 19th (full tour dates below). Supporting the tour on the first half of the tour will be FARRO, the new project by ex-Paramore guitarist Josh Farro.

Zoetic is out NOW, purchase CD and Vinyl on Amazon and download/stream below:
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Zoetic will be released on February 26, 2016 via Aviate Records. Preorder now on iTunes - and get an instant download of "Same Air" and "Help Me Out"... or pre-order the CD and colored vinyl among many great packages still available at PledgeMusic -

* Denotes FARRO supporting
March 11 - Walter's Downtown Houston, TX*
March 12 - The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX*
March 13 - Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX*
March 15 - The Social Orlando, FL*
March 17 - Vinyl Atlanta, GA*
March 18 - Exit / In Nashville, TN*
March 19 - Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC*
March 20 - Ottobar Baltimore, MD*
March 22 - The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA*
March 24 - Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA*
March 25 - The Space Hamden, CT*
March 26 - Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York City*
March 28 - Waiting Room Buffalo, NY*
March 29 - Hard Luck Bar Toronto, ON*
March 31 - Musica Akron, OH*
April 01 - Pike Room at The Crofoot Pontiac, MI*
April 02 - Subterranean Chicago, IL*
April 03 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN*
April 06 - Firebird St. Louis, MO*
April 08 - Barracuda Austin, TX*
April 09 - 89th St. Collective Oklahoma City, OK*
April 12 - Troubadour Los Angeles, CA*
May 06 - The Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
May 07 - Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
May 08 - Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
May 10 - The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
May 12 - Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
May 13 - Quartyard San Diego, CA
May 14 - The Boardwalk Sacramento, CA
May 16 - Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
May 17 - Chop Suey Seattle, WA
May 19 - Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, CA


For more info on The Rocket Summer visit the JFH Artists Database. News


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