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Birth Name:
Bryce Avary


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

The Rocket Summer


The pride of Colleyville, Texas, Bryce Avary recorded and released two initial EPs before taking the Rocket Summer to stages worldwide. Avary signed with the Militia Group in 2002 and released the Calendar Days LP a short time after; a gifted songwriter and musician, he played every instrument heard on the album, debuting a lush, layered, and exuberant sound that blended alt-rock and emo influences with references to his faith. The Tim O'Heir-produced Hello, Good Friend followed in 2005. By that time the Rocket Summer had gained a reputation not only for Avary's multi-threat talent in the studio, but for his and his band's energetic live shows. Militia reissued his first self-titled EP in November 2006, retitled The Early Years EP, whose original 1,000 copies had been sold out since Avary had recorded and released it at age 16 (circa 1999/2000). The iTunes EP was released in early 2007 and, following a move to Island/Def Jam Records, Avary released his third full-length, Do You Feel. In 2009 Avary released the four-song EP, You Gotta Believe, which featured material that would appear on the band's fourth album, 2010's Of Men and Angels. In 2012, Rocket Summer returned with Life Will Write the Words.

Top Albums

Christmas Madness - EP, The Rocket Summer
1. Christmas Ma..
Do You Feel (Exclusive Edition), The Rocket Summer
2. Do You Feel ..
Of Men and Angels, The Rocket Summer
3. Of Men and A..
Life Will Write the Words, The Rocket Summer
4. Life Will Wr..
Of Men and Angels: B-Sides - EP, The Rocket Summer
5. Of Men and A..
Hello, Good Friend., The Rocket Summer
6. Hello, Good ..
Calendar Days, The Rocket Summer
7. Calendar Day..
The Early Years EP, The Rocket Summer
8. The Early Ye..
Not Right - Single, The Rocket Summer
9. Not Right - ..
Anna - Single, The Rocket Summer
10. Anna - Singl..
Cars and the Pixies (Happy New Year) - Single, The Rocket Summer
11. Cars and the..
You Gotta Believe - EP, The Rocket Summer
12. You Gotta Be..

Top Songs

O Holy NightChristmas Madness - EP3:01$0.99
Christmas MadnessChristmas Madness - EP3:20$0.99
Elf CreepChristmas Madness - EP3:12$0.99
Grapevine Christmas EveChristmas Madness - EP5:44$0.99
Not RightNot Right - Single3:26$0.99
AnnaAnna - Single3:19$0.99
Brat PackHello, Good Friend.3:47$0.99
RosesOf Men and Angels3:45$0.99
So Much LoveDo You Feel (Exclusive Edit..3:56$1.29
Break It OutDo You Feel (Exclusive Edit..2:47$0.99
Cars and the Pixies (Happy New Year)Cars and the Pixies (Happy ..3:38$0.99
Ashes Made of SpadesLife Will Write the Words4:39$0.99
ScrapbookLife Will Write the Words4:09$0.99
Rescuing TypeLife Will Write the Words3:59$0.99
SoldiersLife Will Write the Words3:25$0.99
UnderratedLife Will Write the Words3:47$0.99
Circa '46Life Will Write the Words3:40$0.99
Just for a Moment Forget Who You AreLife Will Write the Words4:00$0.99
200,000Life Will Write the Words4:07$0.99
Old LoveLife Will Write the Words3:47$0.99
Prove ItLife Will Write the Words3:43$0.99
RevivalLife Will Write the Words3:33$0.99
Run and Don't StopLife Will Write the Words3:22$0.99
She's a SevenEarly Years EP4:20$0.99
December DaysEarly Years EP3:56$0.99

Top Music Videos

So Much Love, The Rocket Summer
1. So Much Love
Do You Feel, The Rocket Summer
2. Do You Feel
Brat Pack, The Rocket Summer
3. Brat Pack
You Gotta Believe, The Rocket Summer
4. You Gotta Beli..
Hills and Valleys, The Rocket Summer
5. Hills and Vall..


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