New Singles From Mayday Parade & This Wild Life

Both Mayday Parade and This Wild Life released singles and music videos for new albums set to release in June. Both groups will be performing on Journey’s Left Foot Stage at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Tickets and tour information for Vans Warped Tour 2018 can be found here.

Mayday Parade released its first single “Piece Of You Heart” on May 3. This is the first single on the upcoming album Sunnyland which is set to release June 15 via. Rise Records.

The album is the first album Mayday Parade will release under Rise Records. Mayday Parade changed to Rise Records from Fearless Records this year. “Piece Of Your Heart” is one of 13 songs off of the upcoming album. Here is the track list for Sunnyland.

  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, Tastes Blue
  12. Always Leaving
  13. Sunnyland

You can pre-order Sunnyland here or pre-save the album on a streaming service.

I’m very excited for this new album. The group hasn’t released music since Black Lines in 2015. If “Piece Of Your Heart” is an indication for the upcoming album, it will be nice that Mayday Parade is branching out the album’s sound. Black Lines had an grungy 90s vibe, and “Piece Of Your Heart” sounds like it could be on Mayday Parade’s self-titled album.


On May 1, This Wild Life released a music video for the release of “Westside.” The new single will be one of 10 songs on Petaluma set to release June 22 via. Epitaph Records.

Here is the track list:

  1. Figure It Out
  2. Headfirst
  3. Catie Rae
  4. Positively Negative
  5. Westside
  6. Hold You Here
  7. Come Back Down
  8. College Kids
  9. Never Believe
  10. No Need For Novocaine

I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of Petaluma since the first two singles resemble This Wild Life’s old sound with acoustics with a nice instrumental of stringed instruments.

This Wild Life released its first single “Hold You Here” in April. Petaluma can be pre-ordered here or pre-saved on streaming services. Kevin Jordan, vocalist of This Wild Life, wrote a statement on his Instagram about the importance of this album.

Our new album Petaluma is coming out June 22nd on Epitaph Records. Head to thiswildlifeband.com now to watch the music video for our new song 'Westside' and to pre-order the album 🌻 Petaluma is the first record we made with a clear vision before the first song was written. In our targets was an album that we could listen to and perform on a daily basis. Something with the dynamics and emotion we’ve always strived for, but within the bounds of a bright, warm, and organic sonic energy flowing through it. We wanted it to rule. Petaluma is the name of a street I lived on for a year after my childhood home was lost to foreclosure. My family was split up for the first time and my world was in disarray between shitty jobs, my failing passion for music, and a relationship that was falling apart. Despite the circumstances, I look back at that time with a fondness and appreciation for having the opportunity to dig myself out from the hole I had gotten myself into. At times I am as fragile as the glass that adorns the album cover, but like the sunflower at the center of its image I will always seek the sun and its light. This record feels like the first hint of summer after wandering through the cold. It feels honest and true to us as artists and individuals. It feels damn good.

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In other news, Paramore performed “Rose Colored Boy” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Moose Blood released a music video for “Can We Stay Like This,” The Word Alive released Violent Noise, Middle Kid’s released Lost Friends, and Against Me! is going on a spring tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Need new music? Check out my list of 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018.

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Concert Reviews: Moose Blood & Knuckle Puck

I went to see Moose Blood and Knuckle Puck and wanted to dedicate this week’s blog post about my experience seeing both shows.

Moose Blood @ The Stone Pony

I attended the Moose Blood concert on Saturday March 17 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NY. Opening for Moose Blood on the “North America 2018” tour were Lydia and McCafferty.

The Stone Pony was intimate and small but wide. I like the fact anywhere you stood, you were able to see the stage. The venue is located in a beach town and holds 1,000 people. The Stone Pony is a venue that held music legends Bruce Springsteen, John Bon Jovi, and many more.

I’ve never seen any of these bands live. The first group to take the stage was McCafferty. I’ve never heard of McCafferty and didn’t know what to expect from the group. The crowd went wild for the group and there was a mosh pit that opened up during the performance. McCafferty put on a good performance, and I will check out their music in the future.

Lydia took the stage after McCafferty and had a completely different vibe from McCafferty. Lydia has interesting electronic instrumental which was a nice variation from both Moose Blood and McCafferty. Lydia reminds me of a mix of Vinyl Theatre and Copeland. Lydia is a band I’m definitely getting into after seeing their live set.

After Lydia, Moose Blood took the stage. Here is the setlist:

  1. Talk In Your Sleep
  2. Honey
  3. Bukowski
  4. Glow
  5. You Left In The Worst Way
  6. Gum
  7. Pups
  8. Cherry
  9. Pastel
  10. Just Outside
  11. I Hope You’re Missing Me
  12. Sway
  13. Have I Told You Enough
  14. Swim Down
  15. Shimmer
  16. Can We Stay Like This
  17. Knuckles
  18. It’s Too Much

Eddy Brewerton, vocalist of Moose Blood, had laryngitis making his voice very strained, but I love the fact that Moose Blood performed regardless of being ill. When Brewerton would struggle, he’d hold his throat. Brewerton struggled and continued the show despite his vocals not being as prominent. All the fans were singing along loudly when Eddy asked which made the show intimate.

I love the fact the lights on the stage changed colors based on the songs. When Moose Blood would play a song off of I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore the lights were blue, when a song was performed on Blush, the lights were pink. The lights were the same colors of I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time’s album artwork. It was unique to see the details.

I hope to see Moose Blood in the future and hear Eddy Brewerton’s live vocals. Moose Blood announced a tour in Australia with Movements opening. Tickets and tour information about upcoming Moose Blood shows can be found here.


Knuckle Puck @ Revolution Bar

I attended the Knuckle Puck concert on Tuesday March 20 at Revolution Bar in Amityville, NY. Opening for Knuckle Puck were Boston Manor, Hot Mulligan, Free Throw, and Jetty Bones. In the past, I’ve seen Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor perform.

I’ve been to Revolution Bar for shows for prior performances (All Time Low’s acoustic performance and The Holiday Show which had State Champs, Transit, Broadside, and Rarity) and knew the venue fairly well. The venue holds approximately 500 people.

The first band to take the stage was Jetty Bones. Jetty Bones had a cool vibe which was whimsical and vulnerable. I enjoyed the fact that in between songs, it sounded like the songs all transitioned together with the helps of the instrumentals. While the vocalist was drinking water, the drummer would hit the side of the drum with his stick, the guitars would play out the last note and tune the guitar. It was nice to hear, and I purchased two CDs after the set.

The second band that performed after Jetty was Michigan natives, Hot Mulligan. I knew a few of Hot Mulligan’s songs from checking out the group months ago. The group’s sound live is similar to it’s discography which is pop punk.

Free Throw, from Nashville, TN, played after Hot Mulligan. What I found pleasing about Free Throw is that to vocalist sang more from his throat. The vocals were raspy which added to the high intensity instrumentals. They’re a band I’m definitely checking out after seeing the performance.

Boston Manor was a crowd favorite as an opening band. The crowd pushed closer to the stage and had a huge mosh pit and crowd surfers. The venue is small that when a crowd surfer gets close to the stage, the crowd surfer is able to stand on the stage with the group. Boston Manor is from the UK, and during Boston Manor’s set, I heard Henry Cox’s accent peak through. Boston Manor has yet to disappoint.

After the four openers, Knuckle Puck took the stage. Here is Knuckle Puck’s setlist:

  1. Double Helix
  2. Wall To Wall (Depreciation)
  3. Disdain
  4. Everyone Lies To Me
  5. Poison Pen Letter
  6. Evergreen
  7. Bedford Falls
  8. Want Me Around
  9. Gone
  10. Fences
  11. No Good
  12. Untitled
  13. Conduit
  14. Pretense
  15. But Why Would You Care?
  16. Plastic Brains
  17. Stateside *ENCORE*

It was Knuckle Puck’s first time playing at Revolution Bar, and the crowd is what made it special. Knuckle Puck never fails to put on a great show, and the crowd’s enthusiasm and energy was amplified in the venue. There were circle pits, crowd surfers, and people singing along to the set. This was my eight time seeing Knuckle Puck perform and it’s safe to say it will not be my last.

In other news, the lineup for Lollapalooza has been announced (tickets and tour information can be found here,) John O’ Callaghan is releasing a book full of his favorite tweets, Underoath released the music video for “Rapture,” Hawthorne Heights released the music video for “Just Another Ghost,” Hot Mulligan released Pilot, and a congratulations is in order for Panic! At The Disco. Panic! At The Disco’s album Vices & Virtues is certified gold. In addition, Panic! At The Disco announced a new album Pray For The Wicked releasing two tracks “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(F*** a) Silver Lining.” Panic! At The Disco announced a tour across the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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The Release of “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore.”

Moose Blood is a pop punk band from Canterbury, Kent. On March 9, Moose Blood released its third full length album I Don’t Think I Can Do It Anymore via. Hopeless Records.

The singles released prior to the album were “Talk In Your Sleep,” “Have I Told You Enough,” “It’s Too Much,” and “Just Outside.”

Here is the track list:

  1. Have I Told You Enough
  2. Talk In Your Sleep
  3. Just Outside
  4. You Left In The Worst Way
  5. All The Time
  6. Can We Stay Like This
  7. Pull Me From The Floor
  8. Walk All Day With You
  9. Such A Shame
  10. Promise Me
  11. It’s Too Much

After hearing the singles, I was excited to hear what album would sound like in whole. Personally, when I listen to an album, I tend to not pay as much attention to the middle portion of  the album because the beginning and end songs are strong. I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore was not like other albums.

The strongest part of the album was the middle portion. The singles were nice to have as a cushion at the beginning and end of the album. Strategically, it’s interesting that the group’s singles are at the beginning and the end so listeners are hooked to begin the album. The album was catchy and it didn’t feel like the songs were on repeat.

My favorite songs off of the album are: “Can We Stay Like This,” “Walk All Day With You,” and “Talk In Your Sleep.”

On the U.K tour with The Dangerous Summer, Moose Blood performed “It’s Too Much,” “Just Outside,” “You Left In The Worst Way,” “Have I Told You Enough,” and “Talk In Your Sleep.” Moose Blood will be touring across the United States with Lydia, and McCafferty. Tickets and tour information can be found here. Time will tell if those songs will be performed.

In other news, Panic! At The Disco’s “Nine In The Afternoon” has been certified 2x platinum, John O’Callaghan of The Maine created a remix for “Lost In Nostalgia,” Movements partnered with the Alzheimer Association to release the music video for “Deadly Dull,” The Wonder Years released “Pyramids of Salt,” Paramore announced a summer tour with Foster The People (tickets and tour information can be found here,) The Dangerous Summer announced part 2 of “The Dangerous Summer” US tour with A Will Away and All Get Out supporting (Ticket and tour information can be found here.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*What did you think of I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore? Let me know @ovictoriamedia.

New Singles From Moose Blood and Vinyl Theatre

Moose Blood released another single before the upcoming album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore. The single is called “Just Outside,” and this this the fourth single released prior to the album.

I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore is set to released March 9 via. Hopeless Records. The album will feature “Just Outside” and additional singles: “Have I Told You Enough,” “Talk In Your Sleep,” and “It’s Too Much.”

Moose Blood will be touring across the UK with The Dangerous Summer and Honeylung then across the United States with Lydia and McCafferty. Tickets and tour information can be found here.


 

Vinyl Theatre debuted a new single “Feel It All” on March 2. The single will be featured on an upcoming EP set to release later this year. There is no word yet on the new EP’s name.

Vinyl Theatre will be on a co-headline tour across the United States with Vesperteen. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

In other news, the Vans Warped Tour 2018 lineup has been announced and Sorority Noise announced a hiatus via. Twitter.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Music & Music Videos

There have been new music and music videos released by a variety of bands including Moose Blood, Grayscale, Senses Fail, and more. Learn more about new music release for this week.

Moose Blood released a new single “Have I Told You Enough.” The latest single will be on the group’s upcoming album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore. Along with the new song, the song released with a music video directed by Lewis Cater. The music video is a bit obscure and futuristic but entertaining.

The Ready Set released a new song “Life In Pink.” Along with the new song, The Ready Set will release V1 on March 16.

Wage War released a music video for the song “Johnny Cash.” The song is stripped down with simplistic lighting and intimate feel. The original song is off of Wage War’s latest album Deadweight.

Grayscale released a music video for their song “Forever Yours.” The video is directed by Jordan Mizrahi.

Hot Mulligan released another single “The Soundtrack To Missing A Slam Dunk” which can be heard on No Sleep Records’ Soundcloud.

Blessthefall released a new song “Wishful Sinking” which will be off of the upcoming album Hard Feelings. The album is set to release March 23, 2018 via. Rise Records.

Senses Fail debuted If There is Light, It Will Find You February 16, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records. The album features singles “Double Cross,” “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket…” and “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes.”

Car Seat Headrest released a re-recording of Twin Fantasy which releases today!

Lastly, Waterparks released a new music video this week.

Which song or music video is your favorite from this week?

In other news, the lineup for Reading & Leeds Festival got announced with Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Nothing But Thieves to name a few groups that are publicly performing at the festival. Hawthorne Heights, The Wonder Years, and Sum 41 announced headline tours across the United States (for ticket and tour information, click on the band names.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria