New Single ‘Americana Summer’ by Commūnion

Former members of Major League, Brian Joyce and Matt Chila has joined forces with A Loss For Words Mikey Adams to form a new group collaboration, Commūnion.

Over the past year, Commūnion released two song: “Blow“and  “Runway Love.” Their latest song is “Americana Summer” that has been promoted throughout their social media and released to the public on Tuesday. Each single made public by the group has been written and performed by Commūnion. The single was released with a music video that is filmed by James Morano.

There is no word yet if an album is in the works or if Commūnion will be touring. You can hear the single “Americana Summer” on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Youtube, and more! To learn more about Commūnion, check out their Twitter  (@CommunionUS,Instagram and Facebook page. their website www.communionband.com.

In other news, Being As An Ocean released their latest single “Black & Blue,” Architects announced a tour in 2018 that will be traveling across Europe and the UK (tickets and tour information can be found here,) and Circa Survive released a music video for “The Amulet.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Top Tours To Get Excited For

There are new tours that are being announced within the next couple of months. Here is a list of tours to get excited for in the coming months in the United States:

  • “North American Tour 2017” starring PVRIS featuring Lights, Party Nails, and Flint Eastwood. The tour begin in September and ends a month later in October and travels across the United States. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Connect The Dots Tour” with Misterwives headlining and Smallpools and Vinyl Theatre opening. The tour begins Sept. 21 in Nashville, TN and finishes Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Fall Of The Summer Gods” tour by Third Eye Blind. The upcoming tour has a large variety of dates that are announced throughout the United States. There is no word as to if there will be any supporting acts, but tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Paramore Tour Two” hosted by Paramore and Best Coast accompanying them. The tour will be a month long across the United States. For tickets and tour information, click here.
  • “USA 2017” headlined by Turnover featuring Elvis Depressedly and Emma Ruth Rundle that will begin in October and will continue until November. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Modern Nostalgia Tour” hosted by The Maine with DREAMERS and Night Riots. The tour is unique from prior tours because The Maine will be playing Lovely Little Lonely and American Candy in its entirety. Tickets and tour information can be found here and keep an eye out because more tour dates are TBA.
  • Touché Amoré released information on their “Fall 2017 Tour” that will begin in Phoenix, AZ in September and continue until Oct. 17 in Los Angeles, CA. Supporting Touché Amoré will be Single Mothers and Gouge Away. More information about this tour can be found here.
  • “Made In America” headlined by Waterparks accompanied by As It Is, Chapel, and Sleep On It. The tour was announced this week and will begin on Nov. 6 through Dec. 7. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Gone Now Era” announced by Bleachers who is bringing Bishop Briggs and Tove Styrke as supporting acts. Bleachers tour begins Sept. 8 in Lewiston, NY and wraps up in Nov. 20 in New York, NY. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “Inside A Dream Tour” starring Echosmith supported by Banners. The tour will be across the United States between October and November. Tickets and tour information can be found here. (Check out Banner’s song “Someone To You,” it’s been my current jam.)
  • A tour was recently announced that is co-headlined between The Early November and The Movielife with Heart Attack Man as an opening band. Select dates for this tour and information can be found here.
  • “How Will You Know If You Never Try Part 2 Fall 2017” hosted by COIN will begin in September and end in November. Check out their tour dates here.
  • “Headspace Tour” headlined by Issues with Volumes opening. The tour will begin in Florida on Sept. 24 and continue until Nov. 2 in Louisiana. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • “USA Tour 2017” was recently announced on Knuckle Puck’s page. The tour begins in Oct. 11 in Minneapolis, MN and will convert to a European tour at the end of November. The opening bands for the US portion of the tour will be accompanied by Movements, With Confidence, and Homesafe and the tour in Europe will be accompanied by Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy, and Movements. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • A Day To Remember will be headlining a Fall tour supported with Moose Blood and Wage War. There are sporadic dates throughout August until October. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • If you can’t attend A Day To Remember’s tour, you can always check them out at their festival, Self Help Festival. The tickets and information of locations can be found here. The bands that have been announced include Silverstein, Real Friends, Mooseblood, and more depending on location). More bands will be announced in the future.
  • Riot Festival in Chicago will commence Sept. 15-17 with a variety of bands including: Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, The Orwells, and more. Band information for each day can be found here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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The Album Release of “Blossom” by Milky Chance

The German group, Milky Chance, released their album Blossom today. This is their second full length album released under Lichtdicht Records. Blossom features “Blossom,” “Doing Good,” “Cocoon,” and “Ego.”

Blossom is a 14 song length album. The tracklist is as followed:

  1. Blossom
  2. Ego
  3. Firebird
  4. Doing Good
  5. Clouds
  6. Cold Blue Rain
  7. Stay
  8. Bad Things (Feat. Izzy Bizu)
  9. Cocoon
  10. Losing You
  11. Peripeteia
  12. Alive
  13. Piano Song
  14. Heartless

I got hooked on this album the moment I heard “Cocoon” on AltNation. If you guys want some new tunes to listen to, I recommend Milky Chance, especially this album.

Milky Chance is known for their song “Stolen Dance” which released in 2013. Blossom has a deluxe version of the album with six of their songs in an acoustic version. Milky Chance is currently on tour. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

You can listen to Blossom on Spotify, Apple Music, or purchasing the album on Amazon, iTunes, or your local record shop.

Here are other things going on in music this week:

  • Avenged Sevenfold announced a headlining tour this summer across the United States. A Day To Remember and Volbeat will be accompanying Avenged Sevenfold. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • All That Remains is heading out on tour for Madness. The tour begins on Apr. 29 in Florida and travels across the United States. Accompanying All That Remains is The Devil Wears Prada, Korn, and Five Finger Death Punk.
  • Capture The Crown released a photo this week on various social media pages with a simple message that they broke up.
  • Blink-182 released the news that California will have a deluxe edition. “Parking Lot” was released, and here is the track list:
  1. Parking Lot
  2. Misery
  3. Good Old Days
  4. Don’t Mean Anything
  5. Hey I’m Sorry
  6. Last Train Home
  7. Wildfire
  8. 6/8
  9. Long Lost Feeling
  10. Bottom of the Ocean
  11. Can’t Get You More Pregnant
  12.  Bored to Death (Acoustic)
  • Vinyl Theatre announced their release date for Origami will be on May 5.
  • Mayday Parade’s A Lesson In Romantics 10th anniversary album is out today! The edition features demo versions of song as well as a demo of “Coming Back With Winter.”
  • Listen to Knuckle Puck’s song “Calendar Days” now! Calendar Days/ Indecisive came out today.
  • Linkin Park released a new song! “Battle Symphony” is off of One More Light which releases May 19.
  • Wage War released “Stitch” that will be off of their upcoming album this year.
  • Weezer dropped a new song “Feels Like Summer” and announced a tour. Ticket and tour information can be found here.
  • Paramore is said to have registered 12 songs in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP. The screenshots were found here. One song is said to be with Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou. The screenshot of songs were as followed:
  1. Caught In The Middle
  2. Fake Happy
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Grudges
  5. Hard Times
  6. Idle Worship
  7. Idle Worship Outro
  8. Pool
  9. Rose Colored Boy
  10. Tell Me How
  11. Told You So
  12. What It Costs

Paramore confirmed touing this year, but there is no date as to when the album will release. Hayley Williams of Paramore was on “Behind The Brand;” you can watch the video here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Song Review: “No Way Out” by As It Is

Forming in 2012, As It Is is an up and coming pop-punk band from Brighton, England. The band is composed of five members whose names are: Patty Walters, Patrick Foley, Benjamin Langford-Biss, Andy Westhead, and Alistair Testo. The band has been supporting major bands in the scene such as: Mayday Parade, ROAM, Sum 41, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. The band has also played at Warped Tour in 2015.

On Thursday Dec. 1, As Is It released a new song off of their upcoming album okay. The single “No Way Out” is the second released by As It Is. The first single, “Pretty Little Distance” was released on Oct. 13.

“No Way Out” does not have a music video, but shows artwork similar to their album artwork. The lyrics to “No Way Out” is raw and emotional explaining how pain can make you feel like you can’t escape. The song brings up the idea of mental health affecting things that you do. It’s so important for people to realize that mental heath affects so many people and that a smile can truly hide a lot of underlying emotion.

Personally, I’m so excited to hear okay. because Never Happy Ever After was a great album. I love the way that Patty and Ben sing together. Patty has a higher pitch than Ben, but Ben has a refreshing raspy voice. I’ve seen As It Is open up for Mayday Parade in 2015 for the AP Tour, and I got a setlist from Patty Walters. Also, I saw As It Is at the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. As It Is has a lot of energy live, and Patty Walters can kick impressively high. The drumming by Patrick Foley leads the song and keeps th rhythm of the entire song. I enjoyed “Pretty Little Distance” and “No Way Out.” I like the vulnerability “No Way Out” has. Vocally and instrumentally, As It Is is gaining more recognition for their music in the scene. The great thing about As It Is is that they care about the people who support their music. In their Facebook post from yesterday, you can read about how thankful they are for people to listen and appreciate their music.

 okay. is As It Is’ second full length album and with Fearless Records. According to a post on their Instagram:

“One of the inner pieces of artwork from the physical version of ‘okay.’ We live in a world where we hide from the problems in ourselves, in our family lives and in the world around us. We gloss over and constantly avoid issues saying that everything is okay. This record is us at our most honest, bringing all the issues that we force behind a smile to the forefront. We cannot wait to share it with you on January 20th. Pre-order at asitisofficial.com”

Their first album was released in 2015 by Fearless Records titled Never Happy Ever After featuring songs such as “Dial Tones,” and “Concrete.” The upcoming album okay. will be released on Jan. 20, 2017. You can pre-order the album on iTunes or on As It Is‘ website. As It Is will be supporting State Champs in early 2017 in Australia and Japan and tickets and tour dates can be found here.

In other news, Falling In Reverse announced their upcoming tour will be with Motionless In White that will begin on Jan. 13, 2017 across the United States, The Maine released episode 5 of “Miserable Youth” via. YouTube that can be seen here, and Neck Deep performed “December” for APTV, you can see the performance here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria