Category: Press

THE ROCKET SUMMER Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of “Do You Feel” – 8/29 at Crescent Ballroom

Sometimes, to see how far you’ve come, you have to look back at your beginnings. For multi-instrumentalist BRYCE AVARY of THE ROCKET SUMMER, his evolution into the powerpop/indie rock powerhouse that he is becoming has origins in his dynamic and explosive entrance into the mainstream ten years ago with his breakthrough album DO YOU FEEL. Before he embarks into his evolution forward, Avary will be stepping out of the studio where he is working on new music to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of a special album for TRS fans by performing the album for the first time ever in its entirety.

Celebrating the album which earned them the cover of Alternative Press who hailed as him as “merging Cheap Trick’s hard pop hooks with Dashboard Confessional’s earnestness”, Avary will be playing Do You Feel along with an additional set of fan favorites from Hello, Good Friend, Of Men and Angels, Calendar Days, Life Will Write The Words, and Zoetic, and spiking it with some brand new material that he’s working on. In addition, the tour will launch the first ever double vinyl pressing of Do You Feel which will be sold on the road, as well as online and in stores. A limited edition double purple vinyl will be available only for VIP ticket purchasers on tour.

His first major label release via Island Def Jam, Do You Feel launched him out of the underground and into mainstream consciousness. Do You Feel balanced melody, meaning, and musicianship, embodying Avary’s forte of infusing passion into pop music with a variety of instruments and influences. From the cutting, rocking industry criticism of “A Song is Not a Business Plan”, to the bouncy calls to consciousness of “Break It Out” and “Do You Feel”, to the R&B-tinged, saxophone-backed “So Much Love” which featured the horn section that played on Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke album, to the epic, layered closing track “So, In This Hour”, Avary made it clear that he was uninhibited both from musical and lyrical standpoints. Furthermore, the recurring message and focus on re-sensitizing and retaining identity amidst a world of cruelty and conformity found throughout Do You Feel still rings true today as it did 10 years ago.

Currently working on the follow-up to his sixth studio album Zoetic, Avary is building on the dynamic evolution of his music that Diffuser claims, “simultaneously evokes Foster The People and Justin Timberlake” and Infectious Magazine believes “displays exactly what pop rock music would sound like if it were zapped with 100,000 volts and lived to tell the tale.” Forever challenging himself and his fans, Avary isn’t content releasing the same record over and over again, and thus expands and grows his oeuvre without fear of risks or alienation, even spurring New Noise to compare the album to “Foster the People or Passion Pit filtered through Michael Jackson.” With songs like the worldly-focused, wearily hopeful “Same Air” to the thrashing inner-conflicts of “Cold War” which Substream likened “as if Trent Reznor, Mutemath and Paper Route formed a supergroup in secret,” Zoetic continues the conscientious, heartfelt approach to songwriting felt on every album by The Rocket Summer, but carried out in a darker shell. It is with this same fierce independent spirit that The Rocket Summer is able to have the freedom to look fondly back at the album that propelled him forward, Do You Feel without embracing nostalgic tightly.

THE ROCKET SUMMER
Do You Feel 10 Year Anniversary Tour
at Crescent Ballroom
August 29, 2017 – 7pm – 16+
Click here to buy tickets!

LANY Release “Kinda” EP – Crescent Ballroom Show November 15th

LANY

RELEASES Kinda EP

OUT NOW

ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR Kicks Off Sept 27th

CRESCENT BALLROOM SHOW NOVEMBER 15

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Photo Credit: Alessio Boni

“Finding the balance between sensuality and mystery in music is a very delicate process.  Some seem born with the right skill set, like the almighty Prince, effortlessly blending their melodies with the right amounts of desperation and longing. Now, [LANY] are tapping into that same rare talent…” –Consequence of Sound

…contains the type of moving intimacy that has attracted the attention of pop, R&B and electronica fans over the past few months.” – Billboard

LANY are the alternative synth threesome out to take over not just the East and West coasts of America but the entire world…” – Wonderland 

Los Angeles, CA – June 27, 2016 – Los Angeles based genre-bending band LANY (pronounced LAY-NEE) release their EP kinda out now via Interscope Records. The EP features four unreleased tracks, as well as the recently released singles “Where The Hell Are My Friends” and “yea, babe, no way.” To purchase the EP on iTunes, PRESS HERE. In support of the EP, the trio will bring their entrancing live performance to cities across the United States, embarking on a 30+ city tour with shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York City and more! Tickets on sale this Friday, July 1st, PRESS HEREfor more information.

LANY recently concluded their first headline tour which SOLD OUT well before the band played the first show, with the demand to accommodate fans resulting in extra dates being added and rooms extended. With performances at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and Firefly, as well as 14-dates opening for Oh Wonder already under their belt this summer, the trio will also be performing at Outside Lands and Life is Beautiful later this year. PRESS HEREfor more information.

LANY (comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss) happened organically. It began when the former school friends collaborated on songs that Klein had written and within days they had created a clutch of anthems that were too good to ignore. Even at this early stage, their songs have connected on a large scale: the blissful dream-pop of “ILYSB” made big waves when they put it online and has over 15 million Spotify plays so far. Their single “Where The Hell Are My Friends” is already nudging 4 million plays in a matter of weeks. LANY create music that makes the intimate feel universal and connects them indelibly with their growing fanbase.

Watch this space for the latest from LANY and for more info, please visit https://thisislany.com.

To purchase kinda on iTunes, PRESS HERE

To stream kinda on Spotify, PRESS HERE

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Announce North American Tour, Perform at Crescent Ballroom on 8/29

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS
Announce Details of North American Tour; Release New Single, ‘Pusher Man’

Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on August 29th

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The UK’s greatest cult band, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, have announced details of a run of North American dates beginning at the end of August and running through September.

The band also released a new single, Pusher Man on Rise Above Records. “Pusher Man”is taken from the bands fourth album, The Night Creeper, which was released to much acclaim in July of last year. The track was recorded as part of the album sessions at Toe Rag Studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard).

Listen to ‘Pusher Man’:
Spotify

They released their breakthrough album Blood Lust in 2011, a homage to British Hammer and folk horror films of the 1970s, a candle-lit head-trip of withered hands, ritual knives and gallows ropes. Mind Control (2013), their third album, looked further afield, to the post-Charles Manson US for inspiration: Jim Jones dosing the Kool-Aid. Blue Cheer, Blue Oyster Cult and B-movie biker movies. War, Watergate, serial killers and suicidal TV evangelists.

Recent praise for The Night Creeper:

Another epically conceived record from a cult hero who should be slaying arenas4/5 Mojo

A dark and sinister, yet thoroughly uplifting affair4/5 Shindig

As thrillingly dark and overwhelming as anything they’ve attempted before4/5 Q

A fearful jam of monster proportions8/10 Classic Rock

A dark flipside to Strawberry Fields Forever – The Times

It’s highly disturbing and unsettling, but we wouldn’t have it any other way – 5/5 Kerrang

No one is more doomy than them – The Guardian

Uncle Acid have what it takes to become huge – Metal Hammer

Get ready for one of the best bad trips you’ve ever had – Terrorizer

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