ICYMI: September Edition

Here are some things you may have missed this week in music!

  • Moose Blood released a statement on Facebook explaining the group is going on a hiatus.
  • Alt-J released Reduxer via. Atlantic Records.
  • The Maine added This Century to the 8123 lineup!
  • Kellin Quinn, vocalist of Sleeping With Sirens, tweeted 2019 will be a good year and new music is on the way.

  • Hayley Williams hair dye company Good Dye Young products will be sold at Sephora! The announcement was made on Twitter.
  • Mayday Parade released an acoustic version of “Piece Of Your Heart” on YouTube!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Neck Deep’s “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” Concert Review

Neck Deep performed at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY on Sept. 21, 2018. “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” had Neck Deep headline and accompanied Trophy Eyes, WSTR, Gardenside, and Stand Atlantic.

I’ve been to this venue when it was called “The Emporium” to see Mayday Parade perform on the Honeymoon Tour in 2014. The venue is in Patchogue’s village which provided a lot of parking. I like the feel once I was inside the venue because it’s very intimate.

Prior to the show, I purchased the campfire bundle that Neck Deep had when pre-ordering my ticket. The pre-order included: a general admission ticket, access to the venue early to attend Neck Deep’s acoustic session around a campfire, an enamel pin for Neck Deep’s Campfire Club, a signed Neck Deep poster, a Q+A with the band, photo session, and early access to merch. This was the second time I met Neck Deep (the first time was in February in NYC, and I blogged my experience.)

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The campfire was a cute display of a fake fire and seats for Ben Barlow, Dani Washington, Sam Bowden, and Matt West to sit. For people who ordered the bundle, we all sat on the floor around the “fire” to listen to their sounds. The three songs that Neck Deep played were:

  1. Parachute
  2. In Bloom
  3. A Part Of Me 

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In between each song, the guys would answer fan questions. I asked them if they began writing the new album, but Ben explained that after their album, they were eager to write again, but they have no set songs written up yet. Getting to see Neck Deep in an intimate way before the show was awesome. I met the guys and took a picture with them and received a pin and signed poster.

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After the meet and greet with Neck Deep, I saw John Floreani. We talked about how great The American Dream is and took a photo together. Neck Deep and John Floreani were very nice and humble guys.

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During the meet and greet, there are signs indicating that there is no signings happening, but I got lucky and saw Ben after the meet and greet and got my ticket signed!

After exiting the venue and re-entering, I got in the VIP area of the show, and saw all the bands perform. The order the bands went on the stage are as followed: Stand Atlantic, WSTR, Trophy Eyes, and Neck Deep. The only band I have seen live before was Neck Deep. I was excited to see all the opening bands.

Prior to the show, I listened to Stand Atlantic’s song “Lavender Bones” when it was announced that Stand Atlantic got signed to Hopeless Records. I was a bit hesitant at first at the sound, but as the set continued, I really enjoyed seeing the group live.

*WARNING: The rest of this blog contain setlists!

After Stand Atlantic’s set, WSTR performed. WSTR sounds similar to Neck Deep on albums, but WSTR’s vocalist Sammy Clifford has his own unique voice live. What was cool about the show at Stereo Garden was that WSTR was making a music video during the group’s set.

Here is WSTR’s set:

  1. Tell Me More
  2. Crisis
  3. Footprints
  4. Hide Everything Sharp
  5. Featherweight
  6. Silly Me
  7. Eastbound & Down
  8. Lonely Smiles
After the show, I met Sammy outside the venue and took a photo with him. I was talking with him about WSTR’s co-headline tour with PVMNTS and found out the band is staying in the United States in between tours. We also were talking about Identity Crisis. If you have yet to check out WSTR, check them out!!!!!!!
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  1. A Cotton Candy Sky
  2. You Can Count On Me
  3. Lavender Bay
  4. Nose Bleed
  5. More Like You
  6. Heaven Sent
  7. Miming The Choir
  8. Chlorine
  9. Broken
  10. Something Bigger Than This
  11. Friday Forever

After an intermission, Neck Deep took the stage. Neck Deep had high energy, and the crowd matched it with huge mosh pits and crowd surfers. Here is Neck Deep’s setlist:

  1. Motion Sickness
  2. Gold Steps
  3. Crushing Grief (No Remedy)
  4. Smooth Seas Don’t Make Good Sailors
  5. Parachute
  6. Torn
  7. Happy Judgement Day
  8. Kali Ma
  9. I Couldn’t Wait To Leave 6 Months Ago
  10. What Did You Expect?
  11. Citizen Of Earth
  12. Don’t Wait
  13. December
  14. Candour
  15. 19 Seventy Sumthin’
  16. In Bloom
  17. Can’t Kick Up The Roots *ENCORE*
  18. All Hype No Heart *ENCORE*
  19. Where Do We Go When We Go *ENCORE*

I was really excited to hear “Torn” on the setlist. I saw the setlist on setlist.fm prior to the show and was excited to see songs were added for the Patchogue show.  The cool thing about the show I attended was the vocalist from Stray From The Path came out and sang during “Don’t Wait.” What I love about going to see Neck Deep is that the crowd’s energy was intense and vivacious. If you have yet to see any of the bands on this tour be sure to check each of them out! This tour is NOT one you should sit on! If you are interested in seeing Neck Deep on tour, tickets and tour information can be found here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Songs Released This Week!

There has been a great amount of announcements this week in the alternative music scene including new songs! Here are some songs and albums you may have missed!

The 1975 released a new song “Sincerity Is Scary.”

Architects released “Hereafter.” The song featured on the group’s upcoming album Holy Hell set to release Nov. 9, 2018 via. Epitaph Records.

mewithoutYou released “Another Head For Hydra.”

Additional new singles include Pale Waves, Palaye Royale, and Dani Washington, drummer of Neck Deep, solo song!

Songs That Saved My Life is an album compilation that features covers from Neck Deep, Movements, The Maine, Ocean Ate Alaska, and more! The album is a charity compilation for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The album is set to release Nov. 9, 2018. Check out Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn.”

There are also new album releases this week from Cane Hill, Good Charolette, and Thrice. There are new music videos from 5 Seconds Of Summer and The Dangerous Summer.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Albums To Release: September Edition

There are album releases this month from a variety of bands. Here’s a list of albums you need to keep an eye out for.

September 7, 2018

Welcome To The Neighbourhood by Boston Manor via. Pure Noise Records.

The singles released prior to the album are “Halo,” “England’s Dreaming,” and “Bad Machine.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Welcome To The Neighbourhood
  2. Flowers In Your Dustbin
  3. Halo
  4. England’s Dreaming
  5. Funeral Party
  6. Digital Ghost
  7. Tunnel Vision
  8. Bad Machine
  9. If I Can’t Have It No One Can
  10. Hate You
  11. FY1
  12. Stick Up
  13. The Day That I Ruined Your Life

Catch Boston Manor on tour with Real Friends this autumn. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

September 14, 2018

Generation Rx by Good Charolette. The 9 song album features singles “Shadowboxer,” “Actual Pain,” and “Prayers.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Generation Rx
  2. Self Help
  3. Shadowboxer
  4. Actual Pain
  5. Prayers
  6. Cold Song
  7. Leech (feat. Sam Carter)
  8. Better Demons
  9. California (The Way I Say I Love You)

Good Charolette will be headlining the “Generation Rx Tour.” Tickets and tour information can be found on www.goodcharlotte.com.

Palms by Thrice via. Epitaph Records. The album has a 10 song track list including singles “Only Us” and “The Grey.” Here is the track list:

  1. Only Us
  2. The Grey
  3. The Dark
  4. Just Breathe
  5. Everything Belongs
  6. My Soul
  7. A Branch In The River
  8. Hold Up A Light
  9. Blood On Blood
  10. Beyond The Pines

September 21, 2018

Proper Dose by The Story So Far via. Pure Noise Records. The album has 11 songs including “Let It Go,” “Take Me As You Please,” and “Upside Down.” Here is the track list:

  1. Proper Dose
  2. Keep This Up
  3. Out Of It
  4. Take Me as You Please
  5. Let It Go
  6. Upside Down
  7. If I Fall
  8. Need To Know
  9. Line
  10. Growing On You
  11. Light Year

Million Dollars To Kill Me by Joyce Manor via. Epitaph Records. The album features singles “Think I’m Still In Love With You” and “Million Dollars To Kill Me.” Here is the track list.

  1. Fighting Kangaroo
  2. Think I’m Still In Love With You
  3. Big Lie
  4. I’m Not The One
  5. Million Dollars To Kill Me
  6. Silly Games
  7. Friends We Met Online
  8. Up The Punx
  9. Gone Tomorrow
  10. Wildflowers

September 28, 2018

Reduxer by Alt-J via. Atlantic Records. The album features songs “3WW (Feat. Little Simz,)” “Deadcrush (Feat. Danny Brown,)” and “In Cold Blood (Feat. Pusha T.)”

In other news, Fil Thorpe-Evans, bassist from Neck Deep, has left Neck Deep prior to “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” (a statement about Thorpe-Evans’ decision to depart is on Neck Deep’s Facebook page and can be read here.) Stand Atlantic announced its signed to Hopeless Records and released “Lavender Bones,” Grayscale announced the group will be opening for The Maine on the last show for Lovely, Little, Lonely.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Albums From WSTR & Vinyl Theatre

WSTR released a new album Identity Crisis via. Hopeless Records on Aug. 31, 2018.

The singles released prior to the album include “Bad To The Bone,” “Crisis,” and “Silly Me.” Here is the track list.

1. Tell Me More
2. Crisis
3. Bad To The Bone
4. Promiscuous
5. The Latest
6. Silly Me
7. Fling
8. Hide Everything Sharp
9. See You In Hell
10. Ashtray
11. Riddle Me This

WSTR will be opening for Neck Deep for “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” across the United States in the months of September and October. WSTR will also co-headline a tour across the United States with PVMNTS. For tickets and tour information click here.


Vinyl Theatre released Starcruiser via. Outerwave Records on Aug. 31, 2018.

The album has an 11 song track list including “Feel It All” and “Masterpiece.”

  1. Our Song
  2. Feel It All
  3. Knock Knock
  4. We Make The Music
  5. Don’t Worry
  6. Never Thought This Would Happen
  7. Vandals
  8. Masterpiece
  9.  Hold Me Down
  10. Done With These Days
  11. Dream of Me

In other news, Panic! At The Disco released the music video for “High Hopes,” The 1975 released the music video for “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME,” Broadside and With Confidence announced a co-headliner called “Love And Loathing in Paradise” tour. It travels across the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria