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The Rocket Summer is a power pop band from Grapevine, Texas, comprised solely of Bryce Avary who plays all instruments and sings. Stylistically, The Rocket Summer is characterised by Avary's high-pitched vocals and the generally optimistic nature of his songs.
Avary started performing local shows as a teenager in Dallas and Fort Worth. As Avary's local fan base grew, he released his first EP at the age of 16 in limited release during 2000. Distributing the EP himself under the name The Rocket Summer to local stores to be sold on consignment, his music appeared on The Adventure Club segment of the KDGE radio station, and quickly became the most requested local band on the program that year.
With increased interest in the music from local, national and international magazines and the EP selling in 5 continents, in 2003 Avary recorded and released his debut album Calendar Days with a $15,000 budget in Kansas on the label The Militia Group. The album was critically praised as being extremely uplifting, and included varied music (for example, a track including a choir from Texas). The album sold well throughout the United States and Japan.
In November 2004, Bryce began working with producer Tim O'Heir in Brooklyn to record his sophomore album Hello, Good Friend - the album title coming from the song "Never Knew". The Rocket Summer has toured the US and Japan extensively and has gained a large fan base.
He has now signed with Island Def Jam Records for his next record, which will be released on July 17th, 2007.