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New Music Tuesday – December 3rd

Happy Tuesday State In The Real readers! Its another great Tuesday for the music industry! There are a lot of great tunes being released today so check them out below!

The Rocket Summer – Christmas Madness

The Rocket Summer made a promise to his loving fans via Twitter in early November.  Even before he had begun the writing process, he promised that he would have a Christmas EP ready for them by December! Today is the day, and he finally has delivered. Talk about a rush.

“I woke up on November 7 and decided I was going to announce that I would be releasing an original Christmas EP within a few weeks, even though I had yet to write a single song.  I gave myself three days to write three songs, and ten days to learn how to properly engineer a record because I had never fully done that myself. It was in fact madness,” says Bryce Avary.

He has turned out a four-song EP that includes three originals titled “Christmas Madness,” “Elf Creep” and “Grapevine Tree”, as well as one classic, “O Holy Night”.

“‘Christmas Madness’ is the first song I wrote on day one. It’s about the financial pressures that come with Christmas, and it’s all wrapped up in an old, worn out, sparkly Christmas pop song gift box. I played everything on the song except for the ripping sax solo that was played by Clay Pritchard–a long lost buddy of mine from high school.  It just wouldn’t have been the same without that sax.  Oh, that sweet, sweet sax.”

Check it out and preview all of the songs here!

EP out Dec. 3 via Amazon iTunes and other digital retailers.

Transit – Futures & Sutures

States – Paradigm

Simple Plan – Get Your Heart On – The Second Coming!

Cold Crows Dead – I Fear A New World


Schematic – Color (n.) Inside The Lines

Britney Spears – Britney Jean

Boston – Life, Love & Hope

Hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of New Music Tuesday! Check back next week to see what popular new albums are out, but until then, keep it real.