Cassettes! Getting lost in records by analog means without the option of easily clicking through an abyss of sonic and visual distractions is cool. For the first time, limited edition cassette format versions of Calendar Days and Hello, Good friend are now available in the online store! therocketsummer.merchnow.com calendar days - matte blue cassette, full color j card, (100 made) "Hello, good friend." - gloss black cassette w/ yellow lead tape, full color j card (100 made)
Being 12, sitting on a practice amp inside of a Guitar Center somewhere in TX, whilst likely playing punishing versions of Enter Sandman and Purple Haze, I probably dreamed something like this would happen one day. I feel honored Guitar Center used this incredible photo Jered Scott took at the Gorge in WA as part of the remodeling of their most iconic store on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. If you see a billboard or a wrapped tour bus with this image cruising around LA, snap a photo and tag me plz. Thanks GC!
I got to go to Greece and meet the oldest living olive tree today; I crawled inside of it when no one was looking and just tried to imagine the people that have eaten its fruit over the last 3000 years. I tried to imagine the kind of stories it's overheard from the ones picking from it all this time. Everything felt still and slow during the silence that was equally deafening, whispering just how quickly life moves on. Anyway, I managed to snap a selfie of the tree & I 🍃
Day off in the city I recorded my first record in. I'm just hanging around this parking lot and listening to new song recordings no one has heard yet. Been a minute since I roamed around this town with big dreams while making calendar days. Makes me laugh; after all of this, all I really feel right now is that there's such a long way to go and I'm so grateful for that. What a life. Always the beginning. Thank you endlessly for listening and being a part of this. Forever, y'all. Love.