Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Rocket Summer Releases Free Live Acoustic Album

For the past couple of weeks Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer has been teasing fans via Facebook about a big time announcement he was going to make. Many people became excited for a new album or a big tour, but that wasn't the case. However, a free acoustic live album was probably the next biggest thing he could have announced. Recorded from several of his intimate acoustic shows from 2010, Bryce's voice sounds studio quality singing many of the band's fan favorite tracks from each of their last three studio albums. The tracklist was perfect except for the five minute jam session in the middle of the album, hitting all of the band's best tracks such as  "Hills and Valleys", "Never Knew", "Do You Feel", and "Of Men And Angels". The one unfortunate thing about the album is the crowd, getting in the way of songs such as "Never Knew" and "Hills and Valleys" with their extremely off-beat clapping and many other songs due to being extremely off key in their singing. However, Bryce did encourage fan participation for the album (as seen in the title Bryce Avary, His Instruments, and Your Voices), and it does give the feeling of the intimate experience of the shows. Bryce is a genuinely good guy, and passionately appreciates his fans. Giving away this excellent live album for free just shows his dedication to his art. You can download the album for free after the jump.

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