As the snow starts to melt and the sun starts to shine, we can’t think of a better soundtrack to help celebrate the end of seasonal depression than Of Men And Angels, the newest album by pop-rockers The Rocket Summer. Starting March 13, the band will be taking their sunny pop songs on the road — first playing alongside OneRepublic and the Goo Goo Dolls, and then as one of the headlining acts on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour.
Watch the sensitive singer take a stroll through memory lane as he recalls how the movie Rushmore — and, more specifically, director Wes Anderson — inspired him to start his own high-school dodgeball team called The Bombardment Society. Then, he goes on about his recent Vespa obsession, his former life as a Starbucks barista and the Nickelodeon game show that almost rewarded his family with a free trip to San Francisco. (I’ll give you a hint: “On your mark, get set, GO!”)
Check out the entire episode of The Rocket Summer’s “The 5” below.