ICYMI: April 2019 Edition

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

  • The music video for “I’ve Been Waiting” by Lil Peep & ILoveMakonnen feat. Fall Out Boy is out!
  • Lynn Gunn of PVRIS has teased new music is in the works for the band.
  • According to an interview by Bad Seed, Ben Barlow is taking his time with the group to create their new album. The new album will be Neck Deep’s fourth album released.
  • According to @chartdata on Twitter, Trench by Twenty One Pilots has sold a million copies! Twenty One Pilots is nominated for a Billboard Music Award!
  • There may be a reunion in the horizon for There For Tomorrow. Drummer Chris Kamrada took to Twitter to say he’s “already on it” for a reunion for the band.

  • Albums released April 12, 2019 include: The Ghost of Ohio by Andy Black, LABRINTH, SIA & DIPLO PRESENT….LSD by LSD, The Darker the Weather// The Better the Man by MISSIO, and Redux: The First 10 Years by Silverstein.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Albums To Release In April 2019

Here are some albums to keep an eye out for this month!

April 5, 2019

Morbid Stuff by PUP via. Rise Records. The album features “Scorpion Hill,” “KIDS,” “Free At Last,” and “Sibling Rivalry.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Morbid Stuff
  2. KIDS
  3. Free at Last
  4. See You at Your Funeral
  5. Scorpion Hill
  6. Closure
  7. Blood Mary, Kate and Ashley
  8. Sibling Rivalry
  9. Full Blown Meltdown
  10. Bare Hands
  11. City.

Additional albums include: Lips Like Oxygen Reimagined by Oh, Weatherly and Mistakes like Fractures- EP by Knocked Loose.

April 12, 2019

The Ghost of Ohio by Andy Black via. Republic Records. The album includes singles “The Promise,” “Ghost of Ohio,” and “Westwood Road.”

  1. Introduction: Ressurection
  2. The Promise
  3. Westwood Road
  4. Know One
  5. Soul Like Mine
  6. The Wind & Spark
  7. Ghost of Ohio
  8. Heroes We Were
  9. Feast of Famine
  10. Heaven
  11. The Martyr
  12. Fire In My Mind

Additional albums include LABRINTH, SIA & DIPLO PRESENT….LSD by LSD, The Darker the Weather// The Better the Man by MISSIO, and Redux: The First 10 Years by Silverstein.

April 19, 2019

Social Cues by Cage The Elephant via. RCA Records. The singles include “Night Running,” “Ready to Let Go,” and “House of Glass.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Broken Boy
  2. Social Cues
  3. Black Madonna
  4. Night Running
  5. Skin and Bones
  6. Ready to Let Go
  7. House of Glass
  8. Love’s the Only Way
  9. The War Is Over
  10. Dance Dance
  11. What I’m Becoming
  12. Tokyo Smoke
  13. Goodbye

April 26, 2019

The Balance by Catfish and the Bottlemen via Island Records. The 11 song album includes the songs “Longshot,” “Fluctuate,” and “2all.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Longshot
  2. Fluctuate
  3. 2all
  4. Conversation
  5. Sidetrack
  6. Encore
  7. Basically
  8. Intermission
  9. Mission
  10. Coincide
  11. Overlap.

Additional album releases include: Violet Street by Local Natives, Unbreakable by New Years Day, and Neotheater by AJR via. AJR Productions.

In other news, The Dangerous Summer tweeted their upcoming album Mother Nature is set to release this summer and shared they will be on tour with Have Mercy and Modern Chemistry. Twenty One Pilots and Panic! At The Disco were nominated for Billboard Music Awards, the music video for “Here With Me” by Marshmello and CHVRCHES released, Eat Your Heart Out released the music video for “Carousel,” This Wild Life did a cover of “Sunflower” originally performed by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and The Lumineers released “Gloria.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


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!


ICYMI: March Edition

Here are some things you may have missed in music:

The Maine released their third single “Broken Parts.”

New Found Glory released a music video for their single “This Is Me.”

Grayscale released the music video for “If I Ever See You Again.

Panic! At The Disco’s sophomore album Pretty. Odd. has been certified platinum!

The lineup for Woodstock 50 lineup has been released with The Killers, Bishop Briggs, Portugal. The Mann, and more. Full lineup is  www.woodstock.com.

The lineup for Lollapalooza has been released with Bring Me The Horizon, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, and more. Full lineup is on lollapalooza.com/lineup/.

Hayley Williams of Paramore opened up about the future of Paramore with L’Odet.

The Sad Summer Fest lineup has been released!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Sad Summer Festival Lineup Announced!

After speculating the Sad Summer Festival, the official lineup and tour dates have been released!

Some of my predictions were accurate. The first one is the collaboration with 8123.

I expected the lineup to consist of: State Champs, Neck Deep, Mom Jeans, All Time Low, The Maine, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Every Avenue, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Panic! At The Disco, L.I.F.T and Fall Out Boy. I was right with a lot of the bands listed. Here is the official line up:

  • State Champs
  • Mayday Parade
  • The Maine (play all except Minneapolis)
  • The Wonder Years (playing all excluding TX, NJ, MI, CO, and CA)
  • Mom Jeans
  • Just Friends
  • Stand Atlantic
  • L.I.F.T

Special guests include:

  • Forever The Sickest Kids (playing Dallas and Houston)
  • Set It Off (Orlando)
  • Every Avenue (Pontiac)
  • Four Year Strong (Worcester)
  • Emo Nite (Denver)

The festival is a traveling festival, similar to Vans Warped Tour. I was wrong naming Phoenix and Cleveland. The tour travels to:

7/5 Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, TX

7/6 White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX

7/8 The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

7/9 The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

7/10 The Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, FL

7/12 MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD

7/13 Skyline State at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA

7/14 The Palladium in Worcester, MA

7/16 Pier 17 in New York, NY

7/17 Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ

7/19 Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA

7/20 EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor in Columbus, OH

7/21 Crofoot Festival Grounds in Pontiac, MI

7/23 Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI

7/24 Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL

7/25 Myth Live in Maplewood, MN

7/27 Sculpture Park in Denver, CO

8/3 City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim, CA

Artist pre-sale for tickets start at 2pm EST/ 11am EST using the code “Sad.” General admission starts Friday March 22, 2019. The tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!