2017 is officially here! Here’s what’s been going on in music.
- Austin Carlile of Of Mice & Men left the group. An issue was released by the band of Carlile’s departure.
- Of Mice & Men was announced on Rock On The Range festival that is taking place on May 19-21 in Columbus, OH.
- Oliver Baxxter of Broadside premiered a vlogging segment on YouTube. You can check out Broadside’s music journey by watching his videos on his YouTube channel. Broadside began recording their upcoming album and photographed them in pre-production.
- Taylor York of Paramore is officially back on Twitter. He changed his name from “kbye” to “I’m Taylor” and creating a bio as well. He tweeted on Tuesday asking if people still use Twitter. He tweeted a thing or two more that you can check out his tweets and his account.
- I Prevail released the news that they will be touring across North America with special guests Wage War, Islander, and Assuming We Survive. The “Lifelines Tour” begins on Feb. 12 in Pennsylvania and ends Mar. 8 in Seattle. Ticket and tour information can be found here.
- Modern Baseball announced a spring tour starting in Huntington, NY on St. Patrick’s Day (Mar. 17) and ending in Sayreville, NJ. Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives will be supporting Modern Baseball on their North American tour. Ticket and tour information can be found here.
- Too Close To Touch is going on their first headline tour in February. Waterparks, Creeper, and Chapel will be accompanying the band. Ticket and tour information can be found here. If you haven’t already, I recommend listening to their albums Nerve Endings, and Haven’t Been Myself. I wrote a blog post a few months ago about the album release of Haven’t Been Myself.
- Panic! At The Disco performed on New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. You can see Panic! At The Disco perform “Victorious,” “Death Of A Bachelor,” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” here.
- Speaking of Panic! At The Disco, Panic! At The Disco is starting to work on new music.
- You Me At Six released their new album Night People today. The 10 song album can be purchased on iTunes, and more.
- The Wonder Years tweeted that they’re getting started with writing new music for 2017.
- Ohio natives, The Flats released a music video for “Electric Lights” via. YouTube and “Transparent.” The group released an EP today, Auburn In The Everlast. You can get the 6 song EP free on Band Camp.
- Less Than Jake released a new song that will be released off of their upcoming EP, Sound The Alarm via. Pure Noise Records. The song is “Things Changed.”
- Mayday Parade launched a website in honor of their first full length album, A Lesson In Romantics. The website is a bit unusual, but the group is up to something on the their new site. You can see the website here.
- Rise Records signed a new band, The Gospel Youth. The Gospel Youth is anticipating to release an album sometime this year.
- Attila lost a member in their group, their drummer Sean Heenan. Heenan posted a photo on Instagram in regards to his departure.
- The nominations for the iHeartRadio awards for 2017 have been opened to the public. Twenty One Pilots, PVRIS, Blink- 182, Cage The Elephant, Pierce The Veil, PVRIS, and more have been nominated for awards. All of the nominations can be found here.
2017 is off to a great start! Let me know what you’re most excited about in music this year by tweeting to me @ovictoriamedia.
Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!