The Release of ‘You Are OK’ by The Maine!

The Maine has released You Are OK via. 8123 on March 29, 2019. This is the seventh album The Maine has released. The album has a 10 song track list including “Numb Without You,” “My Best Habit,” and “Broken Parts.” Here is the album track list:

1. Slip The Noose

2. My Best Habit

3. Numb Without You

4. I Feel It All Over

5. Heaven, We’re Already Here

6. Forevermore

7. Tears Won’t Cry (SHINJŪ)

8. One Sunset

9. Broken Parts

10. Flowers On The Grave

The album artwork on You Are OK is completely different from any previous album. I like the color on the album, an the fact there is a desert considering The Maine is from Tempe, AZ. The vinyl for You Are OK has a reflective material on the mirror of the album which is catchy. This album features a person on the cover that is  completely naked. I like that the name of the album isn’t the first thing you see.

I gave You Are OK one full listen before diving into what I enjoyed about the album. This album is different from Lovely, Little, Lonely (2017) in many ways. For one, Lovely, Little, Lonley sounds like a uniformed piece of work with the help of interludes. Each song transitions together with the help of the introductions and endings of the songs. You Are OK does not, but I think the emphasis of the songs ending helps move the album along. You Are OK is a bit more upbeat with more focus on physical instruments like drums and guitar with string instruments which I enjoyed! Lovely, Little, Lonely relied more on electronic instruments as well as drums, guitars, etc. I feel like Lovely, Little, Lonely was an album that I instantly fell in love with. You Are OK is an album that will take a little time to get used to the newer sound, but I connected deeply on the lyrics on this album. Overall, I’m really excited to have a new album on repeat.

My favorite song off the album is “Broken Parts.” I love the string instruments on the song, the overall feel, and the relatable lyrics. It’s pleasing to hear and a stand out song, in my opinion. This song was the reason I was excited for the album. Additional stand out songs include “Flowers On The Grave,” “Forevermore,” and “My Best Habit.”

The Maine will support Taking Back Sunday on their 20th anniversary tour. The Maine will headline the “You Are OK Tour” with special guest Grayscale. The “You Are OK Tour” travels across the United States in the spring. In addition, The Maine will be performing at the Sad Summer Festival (excluding the Milwaukee date.) For tickets and tour information visit themaineband.com.

In other news, Simple Creatures released Strange Love, Mayday Parade has released an exclusive 7” vinyl to celebrate 25 years of Fearless Records, Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival’s lineup has been released which features The Used, The Story So Far, Trophy Eyes, and more. Our Last Night released a cover of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” featuring Derek DiScanio of State Champs.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Albums To Release In March 2019

Here’s a list of albums to release to keep an eye out for in March 2019.

March 1, 2019

Weezer (Black Album) by Weezer.  The album features singles “Can’t Knock The Hustle” and “Zombie Bastards.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Can’t Knock The Hustle
  2. Zombie Bastards
  3. High As a Kite
  4. Living In L.A.
  5. Piece Of Cake
  6. I’m Just Being Honest
  7. Too Many Thoughts In My Head
  8. The Prince Who Wanted Everything
  9. Byzantine
  10. California Snow

Additional albums released include: Good At Falling by The Japanese House, Wasteland, Baby! by Hozier, and Shadowboxer by Mansionair.

March 8, 2019

Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost by Foals via. Warner Music UK Limited. The album features “Exits” and “On the Luna.” Here the track list:

  1. Moonlight
  2. Exits
  3. White Onions
  4. In Degrees
  5. Syrups
  6. On the Luna
  7. Cafe D’Athens
  8. Surf, Pt. 1
  9. Sunday
  10. I’m Don’t With the World

March 22, 2019

Panorama by La Dispute via Epitaph Records. The upcoming album features “ROSE QUARTZ/ FULTON STREET 1,” “FOOTSTEPS AT THE POND,” “RHODONITE AND GRIEF,” AND “FULTON STREET 1.” Here is the album track list:

  1. ROSE QUARTZ
  2. FULTON STREET 1
  3. FULTON STREET 2
  4. RHODONITE AND GRIEF
  5. ANXIETY PANORAMA
  6. IN NORTHER MICHIGAN
  7. VIEW FROM OUR BEDROOM WINDOW
  8. FOOTSTEPS AT THE POND
  9. THERE YOU ARE (HIDING PLACE)
  10. YOU ASCENDANT

Additional albums include: Press- EP by flora cash and Mystic Truth by Bad Suns.

March 29, 2019

You Are OK by The Maine via. 8123. The album has a 10 song track list including “My Best Habit” and “Numb Without You.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Slip The Noose
  2. My Best Habit
  3. Numb Without You
  4. I Feel It All Over
  5. Heaven, We’re Already Here
  6. Forevermore
  7. Tears Won’t Cry (SHINJŪ)
  8. One Sunset
  9. Broken Parts
  10. Flowers On The Grave

Additional albums include: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?  by Billie Eilish and  Rattlesnake by The Strumbellas.

In other news, Badflowers released OK, I’M SICK, Attila released Villian, New Found Glory released “The Power Of Love” music video, COIN is supporting Young The Giant and Fitz and The Tantrums on tour across the United States in June, new music releases from The Dangerous Summer and Cory Wells, Knuckle Puck announced a co-headline tour with Citizen (more information can be found here.)

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

The Release of “Composure” By Real Friends

Illinois sad boys Real Friends released Composure via. Fearless Records on July 13, 2018.

Composure has a 10 song track list including singles “Get By,” “Smiling On The Surface,” and “From The Outside.” Here is the track list.

  1. Me First
  2. Stand Steady
  3. From The Outside
  4. Smiling On The Surface
  5. Hear What You Want
  6. Unconditional Love
  7. Composure
  8. Get By
  9. Ripcord
  10. Take A Hint

This is Real Friends’ third full length album. Some members in the group, primarily Dan Lambton, have struggled with mental illness and it’s refreshing to see that the group based lyrics on this new album on the struggle of mental illness. This group is evolving and displaying their own issues and insecurities on this new album.

Real Friends is on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long on the Journey’s Right Foot Stage. Tickets and tour information can be found on vanswarpedtour.com.

In other news, The Hunna released Dare via. High Times Records, Twenty One Pilots released a new song “Jumpsuit,” The Story So Far gave details on the group’s new album, Rock Sound announced via. Twitter that As It Is will be on the upcoming magazine cover, Glass Animals announced via. Twitter that upcoming tours are cancelled, and Sleep On It released the music video for “A New Way Home.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

The Release of “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore.”

Moose Blood is a pop punk band from Canterbury, Kent. On March 9, Moose Blood released its third full length album I Don’t Think I Can Do It Anymore via. Hopeless Records.

The singles released prior to the album were “Talk In Your Sleep,” “Have I Told You Enough,” “It’s Too Much,” and “Just Outside.”

Here is the track list:

  1. Have I Told You Enough
  2. Talk In Your Sleep
  3. Just Outside
  4. You Left In The Worst Way
  5. All The Time
  6. Can We Stay Like This
  7. Pull Me From The Floor
  8. Walk All Day With You
  9. Such A Shame
  10. Promise Me
  11. It’s Too Much

After hearing the singles, I was excited to hear what album would sound like in whole. Personally, when I listen to an album, I tend to not pay as much attention to the middle portion of  the album because the beginning and end songs are strong. I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore was not like other albums.

The strongest part of the album was the middle portion. The singles were nice to have as a cushion at the beginning and end of the album. Strategically, it’s interesting that the group’s singles are at the beginning and the end so listeners are hooked to begin the album. The album was catchy and it didn’t feel like the songs were on repeat.

My favorite songs off of the album are: “Can We Stay Like This,” “Walk All Day With You,” and “Talk In Your Sleep.”

On the U.K tour with The Dangerous Summer, Moose Blood performed “It’s Too Much,” “Just Outside,” “You Left In The Worst Way,” “Have I Told You Enough,” and “Talk In Your Sleep.” Moose Blood will be touring across the United States with Lydia, and McCafferty. Tickets and tour information can be found here. Time will tell if those songs will be performed.

In other news, Panic! At The Disco’s “Nine In The Afternoon” has been certified 2x platinum, John O’Callaghan of The Maine created a remix for “Lost In Nostalgia,” Movements partnered with the Alzheimer Association to release the music video for “Deadly Dull,” The Wonder Years released “Pyramids of Salt,” Paramore announced a summer tour with Foster The People (tickets and tour information can be found here,) The Dangerous Summer announced part 2 of “The Dangerous Summer” US tour with A Will Away and All Get Out supporting (Ticket and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*What did you think of I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore? Let me know @ovictoriamedia.