A-Z Songs To Check Out in 2017

A- “Always Crashing The Same Car” By Sleep On It off of the album Overexposed which released Nov. 3 via. Equal Vision Records.

B- “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu” by The Maine. This song is on The Maine’s album Lovely, Little, Lonely which released in April 2017. This song and album were reviewed on blog posts. The song review can be read here and the album review here.

C- “Come Undone” by Grayscale Feat. Patty Walters from As It Is. Grayscale released the album Adornment May 5 via. Fearless Records.

D- “Deadly Dull” by Movements. This song is off Movements first full length album Feel Something which released Oct. 20. This album was reviewed on a blog post that you can read here.

E- “Ego” by Milky Chance off of the album Blossom. I wrote a blog post giving information about Blossom you can check out here.

F- “Fire” by The Dangerous Summer off of The Dangerous Summer set to release Jan. 26 via. Hopeless Records. The Dangerous Summer broke up and announced their reunion this year. This is the first single released off of the album.

G- “Get By” by Real Friends. Real Friends will be releasing music next year but released their first single. New music releasing in 2018 can be found on my blog post of albums to release in 2018.

H- “Hannah” by COIN off of the album How Will You Know If You Never Try? COIN will be touring across the United States in 2018 with The Aces. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

I- “The Island” by Vinyl Theatre off of Origami released May 5 via. Fueled by Ramen.  The album is second full length album released by Vinyl Theatre.

J- “J-Boy” by Phoenix off of the album Ti Amo via. Gladstone Entertainment Group.

K- “Keep Going” by The Revivalists off of the album Men Amongst Mountains.

L- “Laps Around A Picture Frame” by Broadside. This song is off of Broadside’s latest album Paradise which released in June of 2017.

M- “Mouth Of The River” by Imagine Dragons off of Evolve.

N- “No Mercy” by PVRIS off of the album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell released in August of 2017. PVRIS is touring across the United States. Shows and ticket information can be found here.

O- “Out of Mana” by Brand New off of Science Fiction which released Aug. 19.

P- “Parachute” by Neck Deep off of the album The Peace And The Panic which released Aug. 18 via. Hopeless Records.

R- “Run For Cover” by The Killers off of Wonderful, Wonderful. “Run For Cover” was one of the singles released prior to the album’s release.

S- “Soap” by As It Is. The album released in January via. Fearless Records. I wrote a brief review of the album on a blog post you can read here.

T- “Told You So” by Paramore off of their album After Laughter. Paramore has not released new music since Paramore (2013). Read my album review for After Laughter here.

U- “Uh-Huh, Yeah!” by Judah & The Lion off the album Folk Hop N’ Roll released in March of this year. Judah & The Lion will be on Parahoy with Paramore in 2018.

V- “A Violent Noise” by The XX off of their latest album I See You.

W- “Want Me Around” by Knuckle Puck off of the album Shapeshifter. Additional album information can be found here and my concert review of the Knuckle Puck show this fall is here.

Y- “Your Love Is A Cancer” by The Gospel Youth. The British group released Always Lose during their run on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The Gospel Youth is touring across the United States with Sleeping With Sirens in 2018.

Z- “Zombie Intro” by Andrew McMahon In The Winderness off of Zombies On Broadway which released in February of 2017. The additional songs that are great off of the album are: “So Close” and “Fire Escape.” Additional information about Zombie On Broadway can be found on my album update post.

Unfortunately, I could not find a song beginning with Q and X that released this year. There are a lot more songs and albums that released this year that you must check out! What song or album is your favorite from 2017? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Thank you to @BillyFitzz for the input!

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New Music, Tours, and More This Week!

Here are some top headlines this week in the music scene:

  • Sir Sly published the music video for the song “&Run.”
  • Moose Blood released “Talk In Your Sleep” along with a headlining tour across the United States. Moose Blood’s headline tour will also have Lydia and McCafferty. Tickets, tour, and album information can be found here.
  • Boston Manor launched “Drowned In Gold,” the group’s latest single.
  • Story Of The Year is back and released Wolves, the group’s latest album, today.
  • Good Charolette debuted a Christmas EP A G.C. Christmas, Pt. 1.
  • Tiny Moving Parts released via. Twitter that the album Swell will release on Jan. 26.
  • August Burns Red announced a 15 year anniversary show in honor of the group celebrating 15 years as a band. The show will be on Saturday April 14 in Lancaster, PA. Tickets and tour information can be found at launchmusicconference.com.
  • Senses Fail announced a headline tour across the United States with Reggie And The Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household supporting Senses Fail. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Sleeping With Sirens announced a headline tour, “Gossip World Tour 2018 North America” with Set It Off, The Gospel Youth, and Southpaw accompanying the group. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness released that he will be travel across the United States on the “Pen and the Piano Tour” acoustic tour in 2018. The tour will be accompanied by previous members of Jack’s Mannequin: Allen Stone, Zac Clark, and bob oxblood. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • According to Alternative PressBlink-182’s California is certified gold.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

 

**Want new music for 2018? Check out Albums To Release in 2018. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @ovictoriamedia and let me know what you’re most excited for in the upcoming weeks with music.

 

Albums To Release in 2018

2018 is rapidly approaching, and with the new year comes new music. Here is a list of some bands that are releasing new albums in 2018.

  • Mania by Fall Out Boy is set to release Jan. 19 via. Uprising Records. Fall Out Boy originally had their album set to release Sept. 15, 2017 but cancelled their album release. Vocalist Patrick Stump wanted the album pushed back to perfect the album quality.
  • The Dangerous Summer by The Dangerous Summer is set to release Jan. 26 via. Hopeless Records. The single released off of The Dangerous Summer is “Fire.” The band is touring across the United States in January-February 2018, and the lineup has yet to be announced. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website.
  • Here Come The Runts by AWOLNATION is set to release Feb. 2 via. Red Bull Records. AWOLNATION released two singles “Passion” and “Seven Sticks of Dynamite.”
  • Crooked Shadows by Dashboard Confessional is set to release Feb. 9 via. Fueled By Ramen. The group released their single “We Fight” near the end of 2017 stating that a new album is releasing in 2018 under Fueled By Ramen.
  • Senses Fail is back with an upcoming album If There Is Light, It Will Find You which will release on Feb. 16 via. Pure Noise Record. Senses Fail released the news with the single “Double Cross.”
  • Moose Blood is teasing their third full length album that is set to release March 9, according to their website. The release date is not 100% confirmed with Hopeless Records, but the album can be pre-ordered on their website when purchasing tickets to their tour across the UK with The Dangerous Summer. Tickets and tour information can be found on Moose Blood’s website.
  • Music For Cars by The 1975 is set to release April 27 via. Dirty Hit Records. There has been no singles released for this album.
  • This Wild Life is teasing their upcoming record on social media. The third full length album does not have a released date and no singles have been released by the band.
  • Real Friends released their latest single “Get By” stating new music will be coming in 2018. There is no word yet when the album will be released or what the album will be titled.

Other bands that will release new music in 2018 are: Owl City, Breaking Benjamin, Black Veil Brides, The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Rarity, possibly Too Close To Touch, and more.

What albums are you waiting to hear? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Holiday Gift Ideas: Music Lover Edition

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many bands are having sales and promotional deals on their website. Here are some ideas to get some music lovers this holiday season:

  • Shirts- you can never have enough band shirts
  • Accessories (hats, pins, jewelry, etc.)
  • CDs/ Vinyls- especially during the holiday season, many bands have limited edition vinyl pressings/ collectable CDs
  • Turntable
  • Spotify/ Apple Music streaming service subscription
  • Concert tickets

What do you want to get this holiday season? Let me know by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: Knuckle Puck at The Outer Space, CT

Knuckle Puck played at The Outer Space in Hamden, CT on Nov. 11 on their “Knuckle Puck USA Tour ’17.” The tour had Movements, With Confidence, and Homesafe supporting Knuckle Puck.

The Outer Space is similar to Amityville Music Hall on Long Island, NY. The venue is small and snug. The sound quality the venue has is fantastic.

The first band to perform was Homesafe. Homesafe is Ryan Rumchaks, the bassist for Knuckle Puck’s, band. I saw the setlist for Homesafe, and checked out a few songs. Rumchaks revealed that Homesafe will have a new album release in 2018.

  1. Guts
  2. Float Away
  3. Resolve
  4. Relapse
  5. Mountain
  6. Stranger
  7. Hourglass

Check out some of their music here.

After a short intermission to change equipment, With Confidence took the stage. The group performed nine songs. Here is the setlist:

  1. Voldemort
  2. Dinner Bell
  3. Archers
  4. Higher
  5. Godzilla
  6. London Lights
  7. Here For Nothing
  8. We’ll Be Okay
  9. Keeper

Even though their album Better Weather sounds more pop than pop-punk, the sound the group has live is more punk than pop. With Confidence toured with State Champs in May, and I saw them prior to this tour.

At the end of With Confidence’s set, Movements performed. Here is the set list:

  1. Colorblind
  2. Third Degree
  3. Nineteen
  4. Worst Wishes
  5. Deadly Dull
  6. Hatchet
  7. Daylily
  8. Vacant Home
  9. Kept

I’ve seen Movements perform with Real Friends on the $5 Tour and at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Both times I’ve seen Movements perform, I feel the connection the band makes with their songs. Movements played a mix of songs from Outgrown Things and Feel Something which was enjoyable. You can read more about Feel Something in a previous blog post of mine. After the show, I got a picture with Patrick Miranda of Movements.

Knuckle Puck took the stage after Movements and performed 18 songs. Here is the setlist:

  1. Gone
  2. Fences
  3. But Why Would You Care?
  4. Poison Pen Letter
  5. True Contrite
  6. Stationary
  7. Double Helix
  8. Evergreen
  9. Want me Around
  10. Everyone Lies To Me
  11. Bedford Falls
  12. Oak Street
  13. Wait
  14. Pretense
  15. No Good
  16. Untitled
  17. Struck *ENCORE
  18. Stateside *ENCORE

I enjoyed the fact that Knuckle Puck had a balance of the songs that they’ve played. Joe Taylor of Knuckle Puck said that the crowds from Irving Plaza to The Outer Space is different stating The Outer Space was smaller and more intimate. At one point, a fan threw their hat on the stage, and Taylor said that the fan needed to crowd surf to get their hat back. The crowd and Knuckle Puck fed off of each other amplifying the energy of the space. The show had a lot of circle pits and crowd surfers.

This tour was a great balance of pop punk bands who are up and coming in the music scene. With six tour dates left,  Knuckle Puck announced via. Facebook that With Confidence is not performing along side them on the “Knuckle Puck USA Tour ’17.” Luke Roberts, the guitarist of With Confidence, is no longer a member of With Confidence. The group posted a status on their Facebook page (you can read here) giving information about the departure. There has been rumors of sexual misconduct leading to the departure. Jayden Seely, vocalist of With Confidence, released a statement on Twitter clarifying allegations against him and a fan (you can read his statement here.)

The tour wraps up this weekend in Columbus, OH, but Knuckle Puck will be overseas from the end of November until December. Knuckle Puck released that Have Mercy will not be accompanying them on their EU and UK Tour here. You can read Have Mercy’s statement here. Knuckle Puck will also be touring in Australia in 2018. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, Jesse Lacey of Brand New released a statement on Facebook in regards to the rumors of his sexual misconduct. Touring member Kevin Devine pulled himself from touring with Brand New (read the statement here.) Brand New is postponing the shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland offering refunds on the tickets. On a lighter note, Jason Lancaster released LNCSTR, Paramore released the music video for “Fake Happy,” the lineup for Slam Dunk Festival is announced along with ticket information on their website, PVRIS announced a North American Tour in 2018 which visits areas that the group missed while touring (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Movements released a video for their song “Daylily” on Earmark.com.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: The Maine at The Paramount

The Maine is a pop rock band from Tempe, AZ. I attended the “Modern Nostalgia Tour” at The Paramount in Huntington on Sunday, Nov. 5. The lineup of the tour was: Night Riots, Dreamers and The Maine.

The Paramount concert venue is in Huntington, New York. The venue holds about 1,500 seats. The Maine has played at The Paramount with Mayday Parade on the “American Lines Tour” last year.

I got in to Huntington and unfortunately missed Night Riots set. I was fortunate enough to catch Dreamers set. Even though there were a few people in the crowd that knew songs by Dreamers, including myself, a lot of the crowd were swaying along to the songs Dreamers performed.

After an intermission between sets, The Maine took the stage and performed Lovely, Little, Lonely and American Candy in its entirety. Here is the setlist.

  1. Don’t Come Down
  2. Bad Behavior
  3. Lovely
  4. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu
  5. Taxi
  6. Do You Remember? (other half of 23)
  7. Little
  8. The Sound of Reverie
  9. Lost In Nostalgia
  10. I Only Wanna Talk To You
  11. Lonely
  12. How Do You Feel?
  13. Miles Away
  14. Same Suit, Different Tie
  15. My Hair
  16. English Girls
  17. 24 Floors
  18. Diet Soda Society
  19. Am I Pretty?
  20. (Un)Lost
  21. American Candy
  22. Another Night On Mars

In between the two albums, The Maine took an intermission to change from an all white outfit to their iconic blue suits. The stage was set up beautifully with a backdrop that was red, white, and blue, and the stage had a lot of flower petals. It was lovely to see how they set up the stage.

Every time I see The Maine, the vibe of the venue is always positive and The Maine never disappoints. It’s impressive that every time I see The Maine, John O’Callaghan’s voice is still top quality. The band engages well with the listeners. At one point during the show, John O’Callaghan caught a sweaty bra and put it on. The Maine never fails to entertain both musically and the things that they do. My favorite part of the experience was getting to hear the interlude songs from Lovely, Little, Lonely. My favorite transition is from “Bad Behavior” to “Lovely” to “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu.” I went with a great group of people, and had a great time seeing The Maine for my seventh time.

If you want to read more blog posts about The Maine…

In other news, Trophy Eyes released a statement via. Facebook stating that the group has parted ways with their drummer, Of Mice & Men released a new single “Warzone,” As It Is released the music video for “No Way Out,” Neck Deep released the music video for “Parachute,” and Nothing But Thieves announced a tour across the United States with AWOLNATION in 2018 (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Album Update: ‘Overexposed’ by Sleep On It

Sleep On It is a pop punk band from Chicago, IL. The group has released Overexposed, the first full length album, today via. Equal Vision Records.

The singles released off of the album are: “Window,” “Distant” and most recently, “Fireworks“. I have a post about Sleep On It’s song “Distant” you can read here. Here is the track list.

  1. A New Way Home
  2. Window
  3. Distant
  4. Hope
  5. Always Crashing the Same Car
  6. Photobooth
  7. What We Stay Alive For
  8. Fireworks (Feat. Derek DiScanio)
  9. Leave the Light On
  10. A Brighter Shade of Blue
  11. Overexposed
  12. Autumn (I Wish I Was Better)

Sleep On It paired up with Kerrang Magazine to release their album a day earlier on their site. If you have yet to listen to Overexposed, I recommend you checking out this album. I like the layers the album has between power ballads like “A Brighter Shade of Blue” to a heavier song like “Distant.” Congratulations to the gentleman in Sleep On It for releasing this LP a year after releasing their EP. This is proof that Sleep On It is new to the scene and is ready to showcase who they are as a group.

Sleep On It released a statement on their Twitter explaining what this first album means to them. Sleep On It is currently touring with As It Is, Chapel, and Waterparks across the United States. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, Waterparks released the music video for “Blonde,” Fall Out Boy sang a new song “Expensive Mistake,” Banners released the EP Empires On Fire, Anti-Flag released American Fall, Converge released The Dusk In Us, Like Moths To Flames released Dark Divine, This Wild Life stated in an Instagram photo caption that album three is in the works, and Moose Blood finished LP three according to their Instagram post.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

In Case You Missed It…

There are a lot of new album releases and information made public this week. Here are the top things you need to know this week.

  1. Hollywood Undead released their latest album Five.
  2. The Used released the album The Canyon.
  3. Sleeping With Sirens released an acoustic EP Live & Acoustic from NYC.
  4. Weezer released Pacific Daydream.
  5. Story Of The Year debuted a new song “Bang Bang” after seven years.
  6. The Dangerous Summer announced a tour in January and February across the United States. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  7. According to Alternative PressBrand New confirms 2018 will be their last year together as a band.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

The Release of ‘Feel Something’ by Movements

Movements is a pop punk group from Orange County, CA. On Oct. 20, Movements released their first full length album Feel Something via. Fearless Records.

This is their latest work since their EP Outgrown Things. The singles released off of the album are “Colorblind” andDeadly Dull.”

Here is the track list:

  1. Full Circle
  2. Third Degree
  3. Colorblind
  4. Daylily
  5. Deadly Dull
  6. Fever Dream
  7. Suffer Through
  8. Deep Red
  9. Under The Gun
  10. Submerge
  11. The Grey


The album is exactly what I expected it to be. The album is raw and displays a lot of emotion. Patrick Miranda, vocalist of Movements, has an excellent way of showing vulnerability with the use if spoken word. Instrumentally, the songs have variation with the speed and build of their songs.

The lyrical concent of their album is primarily about relationships. The song “Deadly Dull” displays how Miranda’s family is affected by his grandparent’s Alzheimer’s. Its visual with the help of the lyrics and pulls at your heart strings. Movements played their singles “Deadly Dull” and “Colorblind” at the Vans Warped Tour 2017.

The songs that stand out to me off of the album after hearing the album in its entirety are: “Deadly Dull,” Submerge,” and “The Grey.” Congratulations to the gentlemen in Movements for putting together a wonderful work of art.

Movements is touring with Knuckle Puck across the United States and the United Kingdom. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, The Dangerous Summer released a new single “Fire” off of their upcoming album The Dangerous Summer set to release Jan. 26. The Summer Set is on a hiatus, according to their latest Instagram postBroadside announced its first headlining tour that begins in November across the United States (tickets, lineup, and tour information can be found here.) Silverstein and Tonight Alive announced a co-headline tour in 2018 across the United States with Broadside and Picturesque opening (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Album Update: ‘Shapeshifter’ by Knuckle Puck

On Oct. 13, Knuckle Puck released their latest album Shapeshifter via. Rise Records. This is the second full length album the group has released (other than Copacetic in 2015.)

Shapeshifter has a 10 song track list including the singles “Double Helix,” “Gone,” and “Want Me Around.” The album in full is approximately 31 minutes. Here is the track list:

  1. Nervous Passenger
  2. Twist
  3. Double Helix
  4. Gone
  5. Everyone Lies to Me
  6. Stuck in Our Ways
  7. Want Me Around
  8. Conduit
  9. Wait
  10. Plastic Brains

This is a great sophomore album for Knuckle Puck. Shapeshifter has a similar sound to their first full length album Copacetic. Knuckle Puck is a distinct pop punk band with the high intensity instrumentals and recognizable voice. Knuckle Puck got praise from The Maine, Sleep On It, Alternative Press, and more. The album is consistent and a quality album that you should check out if you like pop punk music.

In other news, there are new album releases by Beck (Colors,) St. Vincent (Masseduction,) Roam (Great Heights & Nosedives,) and The Front Bottoms (Going Grey.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria