The Release Of ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘Love And Loathing’

On August 10, 2018, As It Is debuted The Great Depression via. Fearless Records. This is the third full length album As It Is has released.

The singles released prior the album are “The Fire, The Dark,” “The Wounded World,” and “The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry.)” Here is the album track list:

1. The Great Depression
2. The Wounded World
3. The Fire, The Dark
4. The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry)
5. The Handwritten Letter
6. The Question, The Answer
7. The Reaper
8. The Two Tongues (Screaming Salvation)
9. The Truth I’ll Never Tell
10. The Haunting
11. The Hurt, The Hope
12. The End


With Confidence released the album Love And Loathing via. Hopeless Records. The singles released prior to the album include “That Something,” “Moving Boxes,” and “Jaded.”

Here is the album track list:

  1. That Something
  2. Sing To Me
  3. Moving Boxes
  4. The Turnaround
  5. Jaded
  6. Better
  7. Spinning
  8. Bruise
  9. Pâquerette (Without Me)
  10. Icarus
  11. Dopamine
  12. Tails

In other news, Twenty One Pilots released a new song “Levitate” that will be on the group’s upcoming album Trench set to release Oct. 5, 2018 via. Fueled By Ramen. Vinyl Theatre announced album number three will be released this autumn in a recent Instagram post, PVMENTS and WSTR announced a co-headline tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Mayday Parade announced the “Welcome To Sunnyland” tour accompanied by This Wild Life, William Ryan Key, and, Oh, Weatherly (Tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Festival Review: Vans Warped Tour 2018

I attended the Vans Warped Tour in Holmdel, New Jersey on July 14, 2018. The date was sold out and 18,000 people were attending.

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Before heading out to Warped Tour, it was important I packed accordingly. I packed a fan, portable phone chargers, a hat, sunscreen, a sweater, sharpie, and water in my back pack. Check out my What To Pack For Warped Tour to see what you can/ can’t bring.

For me, early entry is a MUST. A lot of tents have free giveaways when you get to the tents early. When I was at Warped Tour, I got in the venue early, ran over to Grayscale’s merch tent and picked up the limited Grayscale draw string bag that is limited to 30 each day.

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I got the chance to meet Dan Lambton of Real Friends before Real Friends’ set at the Real Friends merch tent.

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I waited on line to meet John O’ Callaghan, vocalist of The Maine. We talked about Lovely, Little, Lonely, his side work as John The Ghost, and the future of The Maine. Also, he signed my ticket for Warped Tour.

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I met Kevin Jordan and Anthony DelGrosso, members of This Wild Life, after the duo’s set. The duo released Petaluma on June 22, 2018 (for more information on the album click here.)

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After Grayscale’s set, I met Collin Walsh, vocalist of Grayscale. He went directly off the stage and straight towards the merch tent to sign CDs and take photos with fans.

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Throughout the day, I got the chance to see a variety of bands. The great thing about the schedule I went to is that I had about 2 conflicts but was able to split my time and see both group’s set. The bands I saw were: Story Untold, Real Friends, Senses Fail, As It Is, Grayscale, Broadside, Mayday Parade, State Champs, Knuckle Puck, This Wild Life, The Maine, and Movements. I heard band’s sets like Tonight Alive, Reel Big Fish, Makeout, and Simple Plan during my day.

During The Maine and State Champs’ set, there were instances that the group’s stopped the set and medics/ security stepped in. Unfortunately, I was unable to see what the reason was but it was in the 80s and sunny. It’s important to stay hydrated and be safe at Warped Tour. In addition, security had to break up two people during Grayscale’s set.

Vans Warped Tour is unlike any day concert experience. It’s both exhausting and exhilarating. If you like the lineup for this years Vans Warped Tour, I highly recommend you go. As a fan, it’s wonderful you’re in one area getting to see bands you may not always get to see. In addition to seeing bands, you get the chance to meet those artists after the sets or before the sets. Each band has specific locations for meet and greets and signings, so visit the group’s merch tent to see when the group or artist has those times.

I will be going to the Vans Warped Tour in Wantagh, NY and will blog my experience in two weeks. I hope you found this blog to be helpful.

Are you heading to Warped Tour? Make sure to Prepare Yourself For Vans Warped Tour!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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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

New Single From As It Is

As It Is released its second single “The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry)” via. Fearless Records.

The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry)” and “The Wounded World” are two singles set to be on As It Is’ upcoming album The Great Depression set to release August 10, 2018. This is the second single released by the group.

This song addresses the concept of masculinity in society which is powerful. As It Is addressed the concept of the new song.

I’m looking forward to The Great Depression. The singles thus far has touched upon society and what is believed to be the reason for it’s flaws. The singles display raw concepts that aren’t necessarily touched upon.

As It Is will be on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long performing on the Owly.fm stage. For tickets and information on the 2018 Vans Warped Tour visit vanswarpedtour.com.

In other news, Trash Boat released a new single “Inside Out.” The single will be on the upcoming album Crown Shyness set to release July 20, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Check out my list of 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018.

New Songs From All Time Low and Vinyl Theatre

All Time Low released a new single “Everything Is Fine” via. Fueled By Ramen.

The single was officially announced on All Time Low’s Twitter page.

The group all posted the same status reading “EVERYTHING IS FINE.”

There is no word yet if this single will be featured on an album. For now, All Time Low will be touring along side of Dashboard Confessional and Gnash in the coming months. Tickets and tour information can be found on All Time Low’s website.


Vinyl Theatre shared a post on Twitter in regards to new music. The group has a new single titled “Masterpiece” expected to release July 13, 2018 via. Fueled By Ramen.

The group recently posted artwork with a disco ball titling it “JULY,” teasing the new music.

This is the second single Vinyl Theatre has released since Origami in 2017. The single that released prior to “Masterpiece” is “Feel It All.

In other news, As It Is is teasing a new single expected to release June 18, 2018, Trophy Eyes released a teaser for “The American Dream,” and Death Cab For Cutie released a new single “Gold Rush.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria