Top 6 News This Week

Here are top stories this week in music:

  1. Asking Alexandria recorded a new song with original frontman Danny Worsnop. In Seattle this week, Worsnop went on stage to perform with Asking Alexandria.
  2. Green Day and Twenty One Pilots will be performing at the AMAs this year.
  3. AFI announced they have a new album on its way. On top of the news, AFI released two new songs.
  4. The guys in Knuckle Puck got into a car accident, and despite the cost, Knuckle Puck to finish touring with The Wonder Years.
  5. I Prevail released a new music video for the song “Stuck In Your Head.” Check out the video here.
  6. Real Friends released their music video for “Mess” via. YouTube. The video is very retro Halloween.

Check out Memphis May Fire’s new album The Light I Hold. Be sure to check out some festive Halloween band merch, like Real Friends Halloween inspired. Tweet me at @ovictoriax31 or @ovictoriamedia and let me know what you’d like me to write about for next week.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive.



Album Review: Low Tides by This Wild Life

This Wild Life is back at it again with a second full length album that released today. Low Tides can be purchased on their webstore, Amazon, iTunes and at your local record store. You can also stream their album off of Apple Music and Spotify. This Wild Life is a pop-punk acoustic duo from Long Beach, California composed of Anthony DelGrosso and Kevin Jordan. Both DelGrosso and Jordan created this album with the help of Aaron Marsh of Copeland and Jason Suwito of Sir Sly producing Low Tides. The 10 song compilation has four singles released by the band, “Pull Me Out,” “Break Down,” “Hit The Reset” and “Falling Down.” Each music video has a unique, artistic style to it that’s whimsical. The list of songs for the album is:

  1. Hit The Reset
  2. Pull Me Out
  3. Break Down
  4. Let Go (Feat. Maya Tuttle)
  5. Just Yesterday
  6. Fade
  7. Falling Down
  8. Red Room
  9. Change My Sheets
  10. Brick Wall

Prior to the album release, Jordan and DelGrosso live streamed a new song off of the album every night on Facebook. It was refreshing to see a band being so passionate to show their new songs on a different publication and live of course. Seeing their live streams helps display the talent that both men have.

Now, my judgement on the band is a bit clouded (there’s the pun) about the band, but I can hear talent. This Wild Life is so distinct for their acoustic sound and emotionally touching lyrics, and their album does not fall short of excellent. From the emotional ballad of “Break Down” and “Just Yesterday” to their more upbeat pop-like song “Falling Down,” their variety as a band and evolution shows within this new album. The instruments of “Falling Down” is what makes this track different from other others on the album. It’s nice to hear drums and a more upbeat tempo, similar to “405” off of Clouded. The fact that This Wild Life has each track transition into each other beautifully. This Wild Life has influences of Copeland with the stringed instruments, something that gives me chills. This is one of my favorite albums released this year by a band.

This Wild Life will be touring in the United States in honor of their album being released. This Wild Life will headline and have Movements and Have Mercy open for them. Be sure to pick up tickets to your local This Wild Life show if you’re interested. Ticket information and tour dates can be found here.

In other news, As It Is has posted a photo on Instagram saying “Please Stand By” which has many confused but excited. Also, Green Day released a second song, “Revolution Radio,” off their upcoming album Revolution Radio.

Rock on, stay humble and be positive!


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Two Loses This Week

This year, we’ve lost a lot of music legends. From Prince to David Bowie, it’s been a sad year in the music industry. This past week, two people have passed away in the Alternative music scene. Tom Searle of British metalcore band Architects passed away overnight of August 20, 2016. Searle was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in 2013 and battled until this year. Searle was 28, a young and talented songwriter, lyricist and guitarist. Architects will continue to tour in Australia within the next few weeks. The band set up a page that fans can donate to

In addition, former 3 Doors Down original member Matt Roberts passed away on the same day, August 20, 2016. The 38 year old died in a hotel in Wisconsin. Roberts was in Wisconsin to perform at a charity event for veterans. The cause of death is still unknown, but Roberts struggled with anxiety and an addition to pain medication. Roberts was a successful guitarist for 3 Doors Down from 1996 until his departure in 2012.

In other news, State Champs announced that they will be going on a Europe tour in 2017, Austin Carlile’s lung collapsed while he was on stage mid-set and finished the show, Of Mice & Men debuted their new song “Real,” Sum 41 released a new song “War,” Taking Back Sunday unveiled a new song “You Can’t Look Back,” and Underoath confirmed tour plans for 2017. Other than the updates, the wise lyrics from Mayday Parade feel important to put in this blog post. “Don’t forget to tell the one’s you love they matter,” you never know what life throws at you. Be appreciative, spread positivity around you, and above all else make sure you yourself is okay.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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In Case You’ve Missed It…

In case you’ve missed it, here are this week’s music updates!

  1. The APMAs took place this past Monday in Columbus, Ohio. Jack Barakat of All Time Low won the President of the APMAs against Alex Gaskart. The winners of the APMAs this year can be found here.
  2. This Wild Life announced a US tour and Europe tour with Have Mercy, Movements and Many Rooms. The US Tour kicks off on September 14th in Long Angeles, CA and ends November 19th in Leeds, UK. Ticket information for the tour will be found on This Wild Life’s website
  3. Too Close To Touch is releasing a new album, Haven’t Been Myself on September 23rd featuring their latest single “What I Wish I Could Forget.”
  4. Pierce The Veil, Neck Deep and I Prevail revealed that they will be touring together in the United States. The tour begins September 3rd in San Francisco, CA and ends October 16th in Los Angeles, CA. Ticket information is here including pre-order information and meet and greet options.
  5. My Chemical Romance teased a new logo and a date, September 23, 2016 in a tweet. The Internet was in a frenzy in hopes that this would call for a reunion for My Chemical Romance. The band confirmed that they will not be reuniting via Twitter.
  6. Moose Blood released a new song “Sulk” off their album Blush which will be debuted on August 5 by Hopeless Records.
  7. Marilyn Manson revealed the name of his new album Say10 at the APMAs.
  8. Every Time I Die released a new single “Glitches” that will be on their new album Low Teens which will be released on September 23rd.
  9. Capsize debuted their album A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All That Surrounds Me today.
  10. Safe To Say released their new album Down In The Dark today! Also, Crown The Empire released Retrograde today.

What a crazy week! Until then rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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Music Updates For This Week

This weeks updates include new songs and albums, APMAs and more…

  1. Bring Me The Horizon debuted a new music video for “Avalanche.”
  2. Mayday Parade released a music video for “Lets Be Honest.”
  3. Motionless In White revealed a new stand alone single “570” that can be free to download when you subscribe to their newsletter.
  4. Fall Out Boy covered the ‘Ghostbusters‘ theme song.
  5. Yellowcard revealed a new self-titled album that features new the single “Rest In Peace” today! Yellowcard is due on September 30 via. Hopeless Records.
  6. Blink- 182 released a new song “No Future.”
  7. The Color Morale announced a new song and album. Desolate Divine will be available to the public on August 19th featuring their released single “Walls.”
  8. Covers (Side B) by The Maine is released today. You can pick up a copy of that album along with American Candy at Vans Warped Tour. You can also purchase it on iTunes.
  9. It was announced that Andy Black, Neck Deep and more will be performing at the APMAs this year. The APMAs will be on July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  10. Vans Warped Tour starts today! The live webcast will be online starting at 1:15pm EST.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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