Skip to content

Mary Magpie Hits repeat For One Man Band The Rocket Summer

The Rocket Summer

You Gotta Believe EP
October 27th, 2009
Island Records

The second I purchased the four song EP from The Rocket Summer, I plugged it in and put it on a minimum volume so as not to disturb my household.

As soon as I heard the beginning of “You Gotta Believe”, I turned it up MUCH louder.

The same classic Rocket Summer that I fell in love with before was still in my ears, but this EP has showed me he’s matured. Sure in “You Gotta Believe”, he hits a pretty high note, but musically Dallas  one man band Bryce Avery aka the Rocket Summer,  has evolved. You can hear that perfectly in “Hills and Valleys” as he pumps out a beautiful piano melody followed by a clapping rhythm and harmony. (What’s with the high notes???) I have to say that is truly my favorite song, but “Light” is a close second. The beat is one that causes me to turn up  the volume as I walk off the bus to the beat of my own drum (well, not my own but let’s not get technical).

The closing track is one that I’ve realized I’m totally hooked on, the way Bryce sings the line “It’s silent tonight, I’m trying to wrap my head around if everything will be alright” and have caught myself hitting the restart button multiple times just to hear that one part. His voice is easy to sing along to as well as admire. He is one of my influences as a musician and song-writer. It’s on “Repeat” on my bedtime playlist. By far the best EP I have purchased in a while.

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

At the red carpet screening of The Beast Inside

By admin | January 30, 2023 |

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-20-23 – 1-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2023 |

seven weeks at # 1

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, January 30th To February 4th

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2023 |

Ice Cube is playing at the Belasco

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2023 |

return to the top of country

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)

By Steve Crawford | January 29, 2023 |

a cow with eighteen udders

Bob Marley One Love Experience At Ovation Hollywood

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2023 |

“a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy”

Yours truly with the true Godfather Giannini Russo who played Carlo in the original Godfather

By admin | January 28, 2023 |

the true Godfather Giannini Russo

UK Top 10 Albums 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023 |

Has Brit rock ever been worse?

UK Top 10 Singles 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023 |

essence de 2023

Press Releases For January, Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2023 |

A very percussive song

Scroll To Top