My Current Jams

Last week I had a Twitter poll (@ovictoriamedia) asking if you wanted a blog post on songs I’ve been into, and 82% wanted me to post a list of favorite jams. My list of jams vary everyday, but here are some consistent songs that you should check out.

Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” by MISSIO. This song has been dominating alternative charts for a reason. There are various layers to this song, and I’m glad that “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” and “Middle Fingers” are two songs that are bringing exposure to the duo. I especially like the meaning behind this song; its hauntingly alluring. In an interview, it was said that the lyrics were representative of the vocalist, Matthew Brue, and his battle with addiction, especially with the chorus of “Welcome to my cage, little lover.” This song is off of MISSIO’s album Loner which came out this year.

Someone To You” by Banners. I heard this song on AltNation on Sirius XM and immediately fell in love. This song is catchy, so upbeat, and the lyrics are delightful. If you have yet to check out Banners, I recommend it! Banners will be touring with Echosmith (and tickets and tour information can be found on my blog post here.)

Drown” by Bring Me The Horizon. Occasionally I put my iPod on shuffle, and I stumbled upon this song. I enjoy the fact this song is high intensity and is deep and beautiful lyrically. This song is off of their album That’s the Spirit that released in 2015.

Revolutions” by The Gospel Youth. This song is a power ballad that shows emotions on full display. Lets not forget to mention that Samuel Little’s vocal range is impressive in this song. Keep The Gospel Youth on your radar of bands to watch out for! Check out their latest album Always Lose for an album that shows obstacles and how to overcome them.

Beautiful Things” by Grayscale has been one of the songs that once I hear, I can’t get out. Grayscale recently released their album Adornment that features this track. Grayscale was signed to Fearless Records around the time the album was released. This song is one of many that you have to check out by Grayscale. Since the release of Adornment, Grayscale has been dominating (and touring with As It Is, Four Year Strong, Cute Is What We Aim For and more.) Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Break Me” by This Wild Life. This is their latest single that was released prior to their summer tour with A Will Away and Dry Jacket. I was fortunate enough to hear this song live during their set at Bowery Ballroom. This song pulls at your heart strings and is a great representation of the pop punk duo. For my review of that show and meet and greet, click here.

The Art of Eye Contact” by Too Close To Touch. Too Close To Touch released a music video this week for this song. The track is one of many off of Too Close To Touch’s latest album Haven’t Been Myself which features songs like “Sympathy” and “What I Wish I Could Forget.” I like the way the song opens, and the music video was visually and artistically pleasing.

Other songs that I’ve been into have been: “Hidden Colors” by Broadside, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers, “Cloud 9” by Emarosa, and more. If you’re interested in hearing more songs I’ve been into, check out my radio show here that is two hours of alternative music.

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Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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The Maine’s “Miserable Youth” YouTube Series

The Maine has launched a web series via. YouTube. “Miserable Youth” is a video that shows weekly updates of the process of The Maine’s upcoming album. The album is expected to be released sometime in 2017. The Maine, consisting of John O’ Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, Jared Monaco, and Garret Nickelsen, debuted the series to bring fans along their journey for the upcoming album.

The pre-production for the album began with the guys in The Maine going to Jared’s family cabin. At the cabin, The Maine and their producer/ engineer, Colby Wedgeworth discussed the songs that are going to be and are written. The video shows O’ Callaghan, Monaco, Kirch, Nickelsen, and Brock “vibe up” and brings the viewer through their everyday life in the album process.

The video series is being recorded by Guatalupe Bustos. It’s awesome to see The Maine interact with their fans even more by showing the audience their process. I hope this helps redefine what other bands do when writing their new albums. What do you think of the new web series? Check it out by clicking here.

In other news, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy remixed COIN’s song “Talk Too Much.” The Word Alive announced that their drummer, Luke Holland, is leaving the band. Also, Chiodos announced they are breaking up, and Bring Me The Horizon released the music video for “Oh No.” November 4 marks two years that Major League’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Me, and PVRIS’ White Noise released.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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