New Music From The Dangerous Summer And Cory Wells!

It’s new music Wednesday! The Dangerous Summer and Cory Wells have released new music! Here’s what you need to know:

The Dangerous Summer released its first single since The Dangerous Summer called “Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up” via. Hopeless Records.

The single gives off an Angels & Airwaves/ The Story So Far Proper Dose vibe which I’m into. There is no word yet as to if new music will be released just yet. The Dangerous Summer will be touring with States Champs on the “Living Proof Tour North America” for tickets click here.

Cory Wells released two songs “Lost” and “Patience” via. Pure Noise Records.

After Cory Wells tweeted on Feb. 17 stating “I’m gonna release new music soon,” he delivered his promise with two new songs!

Cory Wells is touring along side William Ryan Key on “The Virtue Tour.” For tickets click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!



ICYMI: February 2019 Edition

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

  • 5 Seconds Of Summer released a song collaborating with The Chainsmokers. “Who Do You Love.
  • Our Last Night announced their upcoming album Let Light Overcome is releasing March 8.
  • Alex Gaskarth said in an interview with Rock Sound that this is the is the last of the Last Young Renegade era for All Time Low.
  • Billie Eilish announced a North American summer tour. For tickets and more information click here.
  • MewithoutYou announced a co-headline tour with Cursive. The tour travels across the United States starting in May. For tickets and more information click here.
  • We Came As Romans and Crown The Empire have announced a co-headline tour across the United States. For tickets and tour dates, click here.
  • Don’t Sleep has signed to Victory Records.
  • Emarosa released Peach Club via. Hopeless Records.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


Albums To Check Out From 2018

2018 has been jam packed full of albums from bands in the alternative, rock, pop punk music scene. I figured the best way to wrap up 2018 is to review what albums were some albums I couldn’t stop listening to this year.

The Dangerous Summer by The Dangerous Summer.

The Dangerous Summer was released January 26, 2018 via. Hopeless Records. This album was one of my most highly anticipated albums of the year. The group broke up in 2014 and got back together in 2017. The group released its self titled album, and I felt that was the best way to dive back in the music scene. For me, I feel that a self titled are songs that showcase a band, and The Dangerous Summer did a phenomenal job doing that. The Dangerous Summer is one of the first bands I listened to that got me into alternative, rock, and pop punk music. Here is the album track list:

  1. Color
  2. This Is Life
  3. Fire
  4. Ghosts
  5. Luna
  6. Wild Again
  7. Valium
  8. When I Get Home
  9. Live Forever
  10. Infinite

My favorite songs listening to the album for the first time were “Fire” and “Luna” and my current favorites are “Color” and “When I Get Home.”

I was fortunate to talk with Ben Cato, drummer of the Dangerous Summer, about the band’s evolution. I made the session into a podcast that you can listen to here.

The American Dream by Trophy Eyes

The American Dream was released August 7, 2018 via. Hopeless Records. This is the third album the group has released and the most “different” sounding album. Here is the album track list:

  1. Autumn
  2. Something Bigger Than This
  3. Friday Forever
  4. More Like You
  5. A Cotton Candy Sky
  6. You Can Count On Me
  7. Broken
  8. Tip Toe
  9. Lavender Bay
  10. Miming In The Choir
  11. A Symphony Of Crickets
  12. I Can Feel It Coming

“In Return” was the first song I heard on a Glamour Kills music sampler and I really liked the sound of the group but never got the change to truly indulger in the music. This year I got into Chemical Miracle and fell in love with The American Dream. Trophy Eyes has shown dramatic growth throughout the years.

Some stand out songs to me include “Friday Forever” and “Tip Toe.”

Sunnyland by Mayday Parade.

Sunnyland was released June 15, 2018 via. Rise Records. Mayday Parade signed to Rise Records from Fearless Records in 2018 and released its first album this year. After Black Lines (2015) Mayday Parade went back in the studio and created an album that he was proud about, according to an interview Derek Sanders did with Rock Sound. Here is the album track list:

  1. Never Sure
  2. It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning
  3. Piece Of Your Heart
  4. Is Nowhere
  5. Take My Breath Away
  6. Stay The Same
  7. How Do You Like Me Now?
  8. Where Are You
  9. If I Were You
  10. Satellite
  11. Looks Red, Taste Blue
  12. Always Leaving
  13. Sunnyland

I enjoy that the album is almost like a “self titled” album without having to be a self-titled album. Mayday Parade always has a timeless sound, and I feel that it’s showcased on this album.

My favorite songs include “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts of Lightning,” “Take My Breath Away,” and “Looks Red, Tastes Blue.”

Nearsighted by Speak Low If You Speak Love.

Nearsighted was released January 19, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.I discovered Speak Low If You Speak Love when I went to see Neck Deep on “The Peace And The Panic Tour.”

Here is the album track list:

  1. Have I Changed
  2. Enough
  3. Contrasting Colors
  4. Ever Yours
  5. Your Love It Runs
  6. Safety Net
  7. Hatsuyume
  8. Circle Spinning
  9. Cannot Have It All
  10. Mystery’s Gone
  11. Hold Me Now
  12. Swell

I absolutely love the fact each track flows nicely into each other. The styling is similar to Copeland’s album Ixora. Aaron Marsh, vocalist of Copeland, produced Nearsighted. This album has been one that I’ve had on repeat in my car for months.

My favorite songs off this album when I first heard Nearsighted include “Contrasting Colors” and “Cannot Have It All.” My current favorites are “Have I Changed,” “Swell,” and “Mystery’s Gone.”

What were your favorite albums of 2018? Let me know on Twitter @ovictoriamedia.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


*Want to go to a concert? Check out the Winter Tours To Attend In 2019.

A-Z Songs Of 2018

This year has been filled with A LOT of new music. Here’s a list of songs that released this year!

A- “All The Same (Once A Liar, Always A Liar)” by Story Untold

“All The Same (Once A Liar, Always A Liar)” is featured on the album Waves release Feb. 2, 2018 under Hopeless Records.

B- “Bad To The Bone” by WSTR

“Bad To The Bone” was the first single released in the album Identity Crisis released August 31, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

C- “Crystal Ball” by State Champs

“Crystal Ball” is one of 13 songs on State Champs’ album Living Proof released June 15, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.

D- “Disconnected” by Sleep On It

“Disconnected” is a single released by Sleep On It on October 9, 2018. Sleep On It is working on a new album that I anticipate will release in 2019. Sleep On It is under Equal Vision Records.

E- “England’s Dreaming” by Boston Manor.

“England’s Dreaming” is is one of the singles released by Boston Manor. The single is featured on the group’s album Welcome To The Neighbourhood released Sept. 7, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.

F- “Friday Forever” by Trophy Eyes

“Friday Forever” is on Trophy Eyes’ album The American Dream released August 3, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

G- “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” by Senses Fail.

“Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” is featured on the If There Is Light, It Will Find You released February 16 via. Pure Noise Records.

H- “Hold You Here” by This Wild Life.

“Hold You Here” is on This Wild Life’s album Petaluma released June 22, 2018 via. Epitaph Records.

I- “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerate By Bolts Of Lightning” by Mayday Parade

“It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning” is on Mayday Parade’s sixth album Sunnyland released June 15, 2018 via. Rise Records.

J- “Just Outside” by Moose Blood

“Just Outside” is on Moose Blood’s album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore released under Hopeless Records on March 9, 2018.

K- “Know Me” by

“Know Me” released in October of 2018 by The Band Camino. There is no word yet as to if this single will be on an upcoming album, but fans are speculating that a new album is set to release in 2019 since the group is touring across the U.S.

L- “Let It Go” by The Story So Far

“Let It Go” is on The Story So Far’s latest album Proper Dose released Sept. 21, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.

M- “Miracle” by CHVRCHES

“Miracle” is on CHVRCHES album Never Say Die released May 25, 2018.

N- “NY to LA” by The Hunna

“NY to LA” is on The Hunna’s album Dare released July 13, 2018 via. High Time Records.

O- “One of the Drunks” by Panic! At The Disco

“One Of The Drunks” is on Panic! At The Disco’s latest album Pray For The Wicked released June 22, 2018 via. Fueled by Ramen.

P- “Paper Rain” by Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

“Paper Rain” is on Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ latest album Upside Down Flowers released November 16 via. Fantasy Records.

Q- “Quarter Past Midnight” by Bastille

“Quarter Past Midnight” is a single released by Bastille in May of 2018.

R- “Raining in Kyoto” by The Wonder Years

“Raining In Kyoto” is on The Wonder Years’ latest album Sister Cities released April 6 via. Hopeless Records.

S- “Shade” by Trash Boat

“Shade” is on Trash Boat’s album Crown Shyness released July 20, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.


“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” is on The 1975’s latest album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships released November 30.

U- “Unconditional Love” by Real Friends

“Unconditional Love” is on Real Friends’ latest album Composure released July 13, 2018 via. Fearless Records.

V- “Valium” by The Dangerous Summer

“Valium” is on The Dangerous Summer released January 26, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

W- “The Wounded World” by As It Is.

Though this track has the word “the” before the title, this was the first single released by As It Is when announcing a new album was set to release. “The Wounded World” was on the group’s third full length album The Great Depression released Aug. 10, 2018 via. Fearless Records.

X-  *NOTE- There is no song that I found that began with the letter “x” this year! Fingers crossed a song will release next year with that letter!

Y- “You + I” by Young The Giant

“You + I” is on Young The Giant’s latest album Mirror Master released October 12, 2018.

Z- “Zero” by Imagine Dragons.

“Zero” is feature on the album Origins released Nov. 9 via KIDinaKORNER/ Interscope Records. The song is featured in “Ralph Breaks The Internet.”

There are a lot of albums that came out this year that didn’t make it to this A-Z list, so make sure to give albums posted on this blog a listen.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!


ICYMI: December Edition

Here’s a list of things you may have missed this week in music:

  • Copeland announced a new album is set to release on Valentine’s Day which features single “Pope” which came out this week! In addition to the music update, the group shared a tour in 2019.

  • William Ryan Key announced a headline US tour in 2019. Accompanying him on “The Virtue Tour” are Selfish Things and Cory Wells. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • Marianas Trench announced a US tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.)
  • Universalis by Hammock via. Hammock Music released Dec. 7. The album has an 11 song track list including singles “We Watched You Disappear,” “Scattering Light,” “Cliffside,” and “Universalis.”
  • Still Can’t Kill Us: Acoustic Sessions by Icon For Hire via. Icon For Hire released Dec. 7. The singles released include “Demons,” “Too Loud,” “Supposed To Be,” and “”Get Well II.”
  • The Missing Man EP by AFI released Dec. 7. The 5 song EP features singles “Trash Bat” and “Get Dark.”
  • Capsize released “Blind.”
  • Picturesque released the video for “Pray.”
  • GroundCulture signed to Hopeless Records
  • Vagrants signed to Equal Vision Records.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!