In Case You Missed It: January 2018

There has been a lot of announcements this week in music. Here’s a list:

  • Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN, announced the lineup which includes The Killers, Muse, The Revivalists, and more. To purchase tickets and learn more about the lineup, visit www.bonnaroo.com
  • Firefly Music Festival announced the lineup for the festival which includes: Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, Alt-J and more. To see the full lineup and purchase tickets, click here.
  • Bottlerock Napa Valley announced the festival lineup including: Muse, Incubus, Phantogram, and more. To learn more about the festival and get tickets, click here.
  • Vinyl Theatre and Vesperteen announced a co-headline tour across the United States. Certain dates will feature Vinyl Theatre only. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Movements announced a headline tour across the United States with supporting acts Can’t Swim, Super Whatevr, and Gleemer. The tour begins March 3 in Sacramento, CA and travels along the United States until ending April 7 in Pomona, CA. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Fall Out Boy released a music video for “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).”
  • Senses Fail released the music video for “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket….”
  • Black Veil Brides released the music video for “Wake Up” along with a tour and new album, Vale.
  • The Neighborhood released their EP which consists of 5 songs. Here is the track list:
    1. Dust
    2. Scary Love
    3. Heaven
    4. Compass
    5. Stuck With Me
  • MISSIO announced “The Loner Tour 2018”  which travels across the United States. The tour beings in Nashville, NT on Feb. 20 and concludes in Austin, TX on April 14. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Mayday Parade’s album A Lesson In Romantics, 2007, is certified Gold by RIAA.
  • BABYMETAL guitarist Mikio Fujioka died at the age of 36.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Bands That Broke Up In 2017

  1. We Are The Ocean announced their breakup as a band on Jan. 18 via. Facebook. The English rock group has been together for 10 years and released four albums.
  2. You, Me, and Everyone We Know announced they were breaking up in February. The rock group formed in 2006 in Washington D.C. and released five EPs and one full length album. The group had a variety of member departures within the 11 year timespan.
  3. Capture The Crown announced they’re breaking up by posting a photo on their social media on Mar. 14. The group has been together for 7 years and was expected to release their third album. The group released their last song “The Lake,” in July of last year.
  4. Letlive. announced their breakup via. social media. Their social media has a statement released as well as a photo that says “2002-forever.”
  5. The Dillinger Escape Plan announced a depature early in 2017. The group released six albums including their latest Disassociation. Some members are staying in the scene and performing in other projects including a project called John Frum.

The Summer Set announced a hiatus in October, With Confidence announced time off as of Dec. 15 after two members being accused of sexual misconduct, Balance & Composure is rumored to breakup but does not have a set 2018 tour plan, according to Twitter. The group has a 10 year anniversary tour scheduled for 2018.

In other news, Dallon Weekes announced his depature with Panic! At The Disco via. Instagram and The Maine is set to lauch a podcast in 2018 according to Pat Kirch’s tweet.

Thank you for reading and supporting my blog posts for 2017, reader. The future of ovictoria music blog will transformed in 2018 so stay tuned for more. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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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

 

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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!

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The Release of “Colorblind” by Movements & “Window” by Sleep On It

Movements is a pop punk group from Orange County, CA. Movements released a new single “Colorblind” yesterday off of their upcoming album Feel Something via. Fearless Records.

“Colorblind” is the perfect song to exemplify the music styling of Movements. Patrick Miranda, vocalist, uses spoken word throughout the song. All of Movements songs are emotionally pulling at your heart strings because of the lyrical content. Instrumentally, Movements knows exactly how to build up their sound in a song.

Movements announced yesterday that their upcoming album Feel Something will be released on Oct. 20. You can pre-order their upcoming album on their website http://www.movementsofficial.com/home, listen to it on iTunes, Apple Music, or Spotify. If Feel Something is pre-ordered, two additional songs “Deadly Dull” and “Daylily” are available. Movements will be touring with Knuckle Puck across the United States in October and November and will be accompanying Knuckle Puck in the U.K. in November until December. Tickets and tour information can be found here.


Sleep On It released their second single off of their upcoming album Overexposed via. Equal Vision Records. The single, “Window” is inspired by the passing of TJ Horansky’s friend’s mother (according to Alternative Press). I’ve recently discovered Sleep On It, and I’m so glad that I did. If you have yet to do so, check out their music.

“Window” and “Distant” are two single off of Overexposed which will debut on Nov. 3. You can pre-order their album on their website, on iTunes, or listen on Spotify or Apple Music. Sleep On It is touring with Waterparks, As It Is, and Chapel on the “Made In America” tour from Nov. 6-Dec.7. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, Makeout released The Good Life and Emarosa released a music video for “Blue: Reimagined.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Single ‘Americana Summer’ by Commūnion

Former members of Major League, Brian Joyce and Matt Chila has joined forces with A Loss For Words Mikey Adams to form a new group collaboration, Commūnion.

Over the past year, Commūnion released two song: “Blow“and  “Runway Love.” Their latest song is “Americana Summer” that has been promoted throughout their social media and released to the public on Tuesday. Each single made public by the group has been written and performed by Commūnion. The single was released with a music video that is filmed by James Morano.

There is no word yet if an album is in the works or if Commūnion will be touring. You can hear the single “Americana Summer” on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Youtube, and more! To learn more about Commūnion, check out their Twitter  (@CommunionUS,Instagram and Facebook page. their website www.communionband.com.

In other news, Being As An Ocean released their latest single “Black & Blue,” Architects announced a tour in 2018 that will be traveling across Europe and the UK (tickets and tour information can be found here,) and Circa Survive released a music video for “The Amulet.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Album Review: The Peace And The Panic by Neck Deep

After releasing singles “Happy Judgement Day,” “Where Do We Go When We Go,” “Motion Sickness,” and “In Bloom,” the pop punk group Neck Deep released their album The Peace And The Panic today via. Hopeless Records.


This album is the third album (others include Wishful Thinking and Life’s Not Out To Get You) Neck Deep has released under this record label. Vocalist Ben Barlow said in an interview with Alternative Press that the new album that the new album displays how he’s grown and experienced life and death.

Here is the track list:

  1. Motion Sickness
  2. Happy Judgement Day
  3. The Grand Delusion
  4. Parachute
  5. In Bloom
  6. Don’t Wait (Feat. Sam Carter)
  7. Critical Mistake
  8. Wish You Were Here
  9. Heavy Lies
  10. 19 Seventy Sumthin’
  11. Where Do We Go When We Go

After hearing the singles released, I was excited to hear the rest of The Peace And The Panic. “In Bloom” was the most recent single released which was refreshing to hear. I like the fact that Neck Deep still kept their pop punk roots (i.e. “Motion Sickness,”) heavy lyrics (i.e. “Wish You Were Here”), but is a bit experimental with songs like “In Bloom,” “Critical Mistake,” and “19 Seventy Sumthin‘” with a lighter and more pop sound. It was nice to see that Neck Deep isn’t sticking to a mold of the music that they’ve previously released. This album is different from Life’s Not Out To Get Youit has pop punk roots (i.e. “Motion Sickness,”) heavy/ raw lyrics (i.e. Wish You Were Here,”) and has the element of experimentation (especially with tracks like “In Bloom,” “Critical Mistake” and “19 Seventy Sumthin'”). This album is a perfect example of how Neck Deep will continue to grow and that their albums will be more than a part two of LNOTGY.

If you want a pop punk fix, I highly recommend checking out the album. My favorites off of this album have to be “In Bloom,” and “19 Seventy Sumthin'” for the reason that “In Bloom” was the first single released that showed a different side to Neck Deep that what is expected. The introduction with the instrumentals reminds me of Blink- 182. I love that “19 Seventy Sumthin'” is a song that’s so raw and full of deep emotion. The song explains a lot about Ben Barlow’s parents and what had happened with his father’s passing.

Neck Deep will be touring across the United States in January and February. There is no word yet if there is any band accompanying them at this time. Tickets and tour information can be found here. Neck Deep is also on the cover of Alternative Press.

In other news, The Maine released the music video for “Taxi” and announced additional dates for their upcoming tour with DREAMERS and Night Riots (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Weezer announced their upcoming album Pacific Daydream will debut on Oct. 27 and released “Mexican Fender.” Brand New announced a tour from September to November across the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here) and hear Science Fiction here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Song Review: “Gone” by Knuckle Puck

After gaining a lot of fans with Copacetic, Knuckle Puck is back with a new single that was released yesterday and publicized through social media. “Gone” is the first single that is released off of Knuckle Puck’s sophomore album Shapeshifter which is set to release on Oct. 13 via. Rise Records. You can pre-order their upcoming album and receive “Gone” instantly on their website.

“Gone” is what I expected Knuckle Puck to release. Instrumentally, Knuckle Puck has a distinct sound that has drums, guitars, and bass full of angst with a high speed sound. Lyrically, this song is fantastic. Knuckle Puck is great at telling stories through their lyrics, and this song does a great job with it. The lyrics are somber and pull at your heart strings in the right way. The hook of “There’s no way back, there’s no way back” sounds similar to the line “You tore me down, you tore me down” in Knuckle Puck’s song “Untitled” (off of Copacetic.) This single sure does not disappoint.

If you have yet to hear their music, I highly recommend hearing their first full length album Copacetic, 2015. My favorite songs off of the album are: “Evergreen,” “In Your Crosshairs,” and “Untitled.” Knuckle Puck does a great job with creating high intensity songs and power ballads. I’m excited to see what Knuckle Puck has in store for their upcoming album.

In other news, The Killers teased a new song “Run For Cover,” Turnover released their new single “Sunshine Type,” August Burns Red released “Invisible Enemy,” Brendon Urie, Oli Sykes, and more are shown in the new music video, “Boys“, by Charlie XCX. and happy 15 year anniversary to My Chemical Romance’s I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, and happy 12th anniversary to Paramore’s first album All We Know is Falling.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Album Review: “Lovely Little Lonely” By The Maine

The Maine is a rock group from Tempe, Arizona. 2017 marks their 10th year as a group. The Maine released their album, Lovely, Little, Lonely on April 7, 2017 via. 8123.

Before and during the recording process of Lovely, Little, Lonely,  The Maine created a docu-series called “Miserable Youth.” The docu-series showed the process The Maine went through for the album. It was interesting to see the process a band would go through. It was unique that The Maine took their fans through the process. (I wrote a blog post about the series here.)

The singles that released prior to album debut were: “Bad Behavior,” “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu,” and “Do You Remember? (The Other Half of 23). “Bad Behavior” had a music video release prior to the album’s debut. Didn’t read my review of “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu?” Check out my review here.

Here is the track list:

  1. Don’t Come Down
  2. Bad Behavior
  3. Lovely
  4. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu
  5. Taxi
  6. Do You Remember? (The 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?

I’ve been a fan of The Maine since Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and this album was nothing short of fantastic. Lovely, Little, Lonely was one my personal list of highly anticipated albums. Each week of “Miserable Youth” made me more excited for the album to be here. What also got me excited for the release was the counting down for the album on The Maine’s social media allowing people to listen to small portions of each song.

I enjoyed the fact that The Maine felt comfortable making an album they seem super proud and enthusiastic for Lovely, Little, Lonely. Each song is quality and sticks to The Maine’s roots of being pop- rock. The moment I heard each single, I knew this album was going to be amazing. My favorite part about the album were the songs “Lovely,” “Little,” and “Lonely” for the fact they were interludes transitioning one song from another. One of my favorite parts about listening to an album in its entirety is seeing if the group used transitions from song to song which The Maine did.

The Maine will be going on a world tour in honor of Lovely, Little, Lonely. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website themaineband.com. Make sure to tweet me @ovictoriamedia telling me your favorite off of Lovely, Little, Lonely.

In other news, Sykes released the music video for “Glimmer,” Falling In Reverse said that it will be playing two days at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour via. Twitter, Cold War Kids released their latest album LA DIVINE with a song featuring Bishop Briggs, K. Flay released Every Where Is Some Where today, and Eat Your Heart Out is signed to Fearless Records. The news was announced via. Facebook.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria