Album Review: “Last Young Renegade” By All Time Low

All Time Low released their latest album Last Young Renegade on June 2 via. Fueled By Ramen. This is All Time Low’s first album under Fueled By Ramen’s record label.

All Time Low was under Hopeless Records and changed record labels last year. The public new about the label change on Feb. 17 via. Facebook with a statement by Alex Gaskarth.

Within the time span of the statement on Facebook and the release of Last Young Renegade, All Time Low made public five singles: “Dirty Laundry,” “Last Young Renegade,” “Nice2KnoU,” “Life Of The Party,” and “Good Times.” Besides “Good Times,” every other single had a music video release with the song. Interesting enough, Jack Barakat tweeted explaining how “Good Times” was the first track written.

Here is the track list to the album:

  1. Last Young Renegade
  2. Drugs & Candy
  3. Dirty Laundry
  4. Good Times
  5. Nice2KnoU
  6. Life of the Party
  7. Nightmares
  8. Dark Side of Your Room
  9. Ground Control (feat. Tegan and Sara)
  10. Afterglow

The album was different from their previous albums because of the sound. The sound and lyrics of the album were more mature and slower vibe which shows a different side to the band’s usual upbeat and energized songs like “Dear Maria, Count Me In” or “Six Feet Under The Stars.” Considering the album came out with five released singles, it was easy to predict that this album is different.

The band has shown tremendous growth in this album. The band changed record labels, and I feel made this album extra special. The album isn’t as pop or youthful but its relatable. I like the fact All Time Low has shown different aspects of their life as a group. The song “Nice2KnoU” shows that the band is going beyond their youth for inspiration for lyrics but has “Good Times” which shows off their nostalgic side. They dabble with bringing back lyrics involving love or romance with “Dirty Laundry” They expand more about cutting off bad relationships with their song “Drugs & Candy.”

As someone who grew up with All Time Low, it’s nice to see them mature as I do. I can’t wait to finally meet All Time Low next week. I’ll be sure to talk about my experience in next week’s post. What do you think of the album? Which song is your favorite? Let me know by tweeting it to me @ovictoriamedia.

In other news, Neck Deep announced “The Peace and The Panic EU Tour” that goes around Europe and the UK throughout the months of October and November (ticket information can be found on their website,) The Maine announced a tour throughout the month of September with Night Riots and The Technicolors in Europe and the UK (tickets and tour information can be found here,) Blink 182 and PVRIS announced a show together in New York, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 is going to be released, according to Rock Sound, with bands like Too Close To Touch, Boston Manor, Capsize, and more.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*I will be going to see Real Friends in Irving Plaza in NYC tonight and will be meeting All Time Low on June 6 at a local record shop. I will be writing about my experience for next week.

Album Update: “Zombies On Broadway” By Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is an alternative music group that formed in 2014. The lead singer, Andrew McMahon, was previously the frontman of Jack’s Mannequin. This is Andrew McMahon’s second full length album released solo. On Feb. 10, 2017, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness released Zombies On Broadway via. Vanguard Records.

Here is their track list:

  1. Zombies Intro
  2. Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me
  3. So Close
  4. Don’t Speak for Me (True)
  5. Fire Escape
  6. Dead Man’s Dollar
  7. Shot Out Of a Cannon
  8. Walking In My Sleep
  9. Island Radio
  10. Love and Great Buildings
  11. Birthday Song

There were five singles released, “Fire Escape,” “Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me,” “Walking in My Sleep,” “Don’t Speak To Me (True),” and “So Close.” This album is more pop than rock, but overall I enjoyed the album. I like the fact Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness has a pop and whimsical vibe that allows a listener to dance around singing their lyrics. I saw Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness open for Panic! At The Disco and Weezer in June of 2016, and I was pleasantly surprised on how great Andrew McMahon was live. He was very whimsical and his vocals were top notch. If you haven’t heard any of the songs off of Zombies On Broadway, I recommend you should.

Here are some other new stuff going on in music:

  • Rag’n’Bone Man released Human on Feb. 10 via. Sony Music Entertainment. Here is the track list:
    1. Human
    2. Innocent Man
    3. Skin
    4. Bitter End
    5. Be The Man
    6. Love You Any Less
    7. Odetta
    8. Grace
    9. Ego
    10. Arrow
    11. As You Are
    12. Die Easy
  • Relient K released a 3 song EP titled Truly Madly Deeply. Here is the track list:
    1. Candy Hearts
    2. Happy Valentimes
    3. BMI Valentine (Acoustic)
  • The Rocket Summer stripped down “FL, CA” and a video was released via. YouTube.
  • All Time Low has a new song that came out today,”Dirty Laundry.” All Time Low announced they signed to Fueled By Ramen. Here is the official statement the group made.
  • Linkin Park released album artwork for their upcoming album, released the song “Heavy” and informed fans that there are bundles on their website.
  • Twenty One Pilots won a Grammy for “Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance.” Also, Twenty One Pilots released one of five videos documenting their days on tour. You can watch chapter 1 of 5 here.
  • Cage The Elephant won a Grammy for “Best Rock Album.”
  • Ben Barlow’s instagram revealed that they were getting started this week on the new album.
  • Knuckle Puck released a photo via. Instagram on Valentine’s Day telling fans that they were getting started on their upcoming album.
  • PVRIS finished recording their upcoming album. PVRIS will be touring over the summer with 30 Seconds To Mars and Muse.
  • Stages & Stereos released two new songs on Valentine’s Day, “Remember You” and “Co-Dependent.”
  • Members of Major League (Brian Joyce and Matt Chila) and a member from A Loss For Words (Mikey Adams) formed a new band Commūnion, and released a new single “Blow.”
  • Moose Blood will be touring the United States in the next few months. Tickets and tour information is found on their website.
  • Day Wave will be touring across North America in the summer. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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17 Albums To Get Excited For In 2017

2017 is rapidly approaching, and they’re many albums to get excited about. Here are my top 17 albums to get excited about in 2017…

  1. The Maine has a new album coming out in the spring or summer of 2017. The Maine had a docu-series on their YouTube page called “Miserable Youth” where fans can watch the band work on the upcoming album. It’s awesome to see a band become interactive with the recording process and let fans see how much work goes into an album. The last album that The Maine released was in 2015 titled American Candy via. 8123, and one of my favorites off of the album is “(Un)lost.”
  2. Zombie On Broadway by Andrew McMahon In The Wildnerness is expected to be released Feb. 17, 2017 via. Vanguard Records. A popular single off that album is “Fire Escape.” Andrew McMahon was the lead singer of Jack’s Mannequin, and I thoroughly enjoyed the music that the group had. I got the chance to see Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness open up for Panic! At The Disco and Weezer in June, and the energy of the performance was high and positive. Check out my review of that show here.
  3. The British trio, The xx, will be releasing a new album on Jan. 13, 2017. I See You is the indie pop group’s fourth album released on the Young Turks label. One of the singles released is “On Hold,” and I’ve been jamming out to this song for a few weeks now. If you haven’t given them a listen yet, I recommend it.
  4. New Found Glory will be releasing a new album in 2017. The band finished recording their ninth record and their drummer, Cyrus Bolooki, shared an Instagram photo of the accomplishment. The band thanked their producer Aaron Sprinkle for his contribution to the album. Their last album released, Resurrection, released in 2014.
  5. Motionless In White is releasing the new album under a different record label from their previous label, Fearless Records. There is no release date, but the upcoming album is anticipated to be their best yet.
  6. Neck Deep is one of those bands where I can listen to their pop-punk jams for hours on end. I’m excited to see that Neck Deep will be releasing a new album in 2017. There is no release date on the album’s debut, but if it’s anything like Life’s Not Out To Get You, the album will be outstanding. With the loss of Ben Barlow’s dad, I bet that there will be one song off that album dedicated to him.
  7. White Noise was PVRIS first album, and we can expect in 2017 a new PVRIS album. PVRIS’ latest album will be released under Rise Records, and the date of the album is TBA. If you haven’t heard any of PVRIS’ songs before, listen to White Noise in its entirety. Usually when I’m listening to an album, there’s one song that I’m not completely fond of, but White Noise does not have that. The album certainly does not disappoint, and  I enjoy every song off the album and the transition from song to song is great.
  8. Broadside will be back in 2017 with a new album. Old Bones is Broadside’s first full length album released via. Victory Records, and one of my favorites off of the album is “Human Machines.” I’m excited to see what Broadside has in store for new music. Oliver Baxxter tweeted that he wrote a ukulele intro for the upcoming album, and the band tweeted that they’re going to be recording in a few days. Check out Broadside if you haven’t already. They’re up and coming!
  9. One of my most anticipated albums that I’ve been waiting for is Paramore’s upcoming album. Both Hayley Williams and Taylor York have worked hard on their latest album. There is no release date on the album, but I’m expecting great things. Paramore is one of my favorite bands, and I’ll always support their music. Fingers crossed!
  10. 30 Seconds To Mars has been teasing their upcoming album Interscope for a few months. One of the first teases was on Aug. 1 via. Twitter. The band has not released when the album will be coming out in 2017, but their last album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams was fantastic.”City Of Angels” is one of my favorites off that album.
  11. Sleeping With Sirens will have an album out sometime in 2017. The band is evolving, growing their fanbase, and writing their own music. One of my favorite EP’s from them is If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack that released in 2012 via. Rise Records. I love that album for the fact each song is stripped down, and Kellin Quinn’s voice is vulnerable.
  12. I The Mighty posted on their Facebook page a photo telling fans that they are working on new music for 2017. There is no word on when the album will be released, but we can expect the album to come out sometime near summer. I feel like I The Mighty will  keep a similar vibe and simplicity of Connector,  but add their own spin.
  13. The Denmark band, New Politics, is expecting to release a new album in the new year. Their latest album, Vikings, allowed New Politics to tour multiple times around the United States. There is no set date to when New Politics will be debuting their album, but I’m looking forward to it. A popular song that New Politics is known for is “Harlem.”
  14. There is not 100% confirmation that Brand New will have a new album out in 2017, but according to Alternative Press, an e-mail was sent out stating there might be a new album for Brand New. Every Brand New listener hopes for a new album from them. Their last album release was in 2015, Leaked Demos 2006. Maybe the band has more in store for us.
  15. okay. is the second full-length album that As It Is will be releasing. The 11 songs on the album will be released on Jan. 20, 2017 via. Fearless Records. Three singles that are released by the group are “Pretty Little Distance,” “Okay,” and “No Way Out.” I wrote a post about As It Is a few weeks ago, and you can read up on it here.
  16. The Front Bottoms has a new album that will come out in 2017. There is no release date on the album, but we can expect it soon. The Front Bottoms have been hesitant with this new record, but the band is getting popular with songs like “Twin Size Mattress” and “Maps.” The group will find their remedy and produce a great album for 2017.
  17. 2017 is the year that The Killers will be releasing a new album as a group. The last album released was in 2012, and I’m excited to see what The Killers have in store for 2017. The band originally stated that the album would come out at the end of 2016, but the release will be in 2017. The most iconic album from The Killers is Hot Fuss in 2004. Lets hope that The Killers new album will have great hits.

Other bands that will be releasing albums are: AFI, Circa Survive, Hey Violet, and more. If you want new music, 2017 has great albums in store for you! Pick up a copy of the latest albums digitally or physically. It’s always important to support music.

In other news, the dates for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journey’s have been released! Be sure to check out which date you’ll be attending. Be sure to let me know which date you’ll be going to what album you’re most excited about at @ovictoriamedia on Twitter. Thank you for all of your support with reading my blog. It’s very humbling to know that people are interested in the things that I write. Wishing you a wonderful 2017, cheers!

As always, rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

This Week’s In Case You Missed It

This week…

  1. Vans Warped Tour announced the dates for Vans Warped Tour 2017 Presented by Journey’s. The dates are found on their website, and tickets and band announcements will be in March.
  2. Nine Inch Nails announced a new EP.
  3. Polyphia’s song “Lit” has a new music video out via. YouTube.
  4. Dani Abasi, the drummer of Neck Deep, announced a clothing store in his hometown that will be opened next month.
  5. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness has a new song “Walking In My Sleep.”
  6. State Champs announced a tour with Against The Current, With Confidence, and DON BROCO in the United States from April 7- May 14. Tour information can be found here.
  7. ATTILA announced a tour with New Years Day, Bad Omens, and Cane Hill opening for them. The tour kicks off on Valentine’s Day and goes around the US. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website.
  8. AFI added three more dates to their “The Blood Tour.” Ticket and tour information can be found here.
  9. Oliver Baxxter announced via. Twitter that his novel Into The Setting Sun is restocked in a second batch online.
  10. Panic! At The Disco will be on TV on New Year’s Eve. Their performance will be in New Orleans for Rockin’ Eve. The band announced the performance via. Twitter.

My apologies for the day late post. 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

In Case You Missed It…

Here are 10 things in the music scene that you may have missed…

  1. As It Is released the new music video for “Pretty Little Distance” via. Fearless Record.
  2. Panic! At The Disco performed on Good Morning America on October 20. Check it out here.
  3. Brand New is on the road with Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms. Tonight, October 21, this will be their first night on tour in Grand Rapids, MI. This tour is for the 10th anniversary of Brand New’s album The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me. Ticket information can be found here.
  4. Lifelines by I Prevail released today.
  5. Integrity Blues by Jimmy Eat World released today.
  6. Ben Barlow left near the end of the “Made To Destroy” tour due to his father’s passing. Members from State Champs, Pierce The Veil, The Word Alive and more sang in place of Barlow.
  7. Oct. 16, 2016 marked one year that State Champs released Around The World And Back.
  8. Palisades” by Aggression released on October 20. You can listen to it here.
  9. Melanie Martinez is going to be on the cover of the upcoming issue of Alternative Press, 341.
  10. Paramore is almost finished with the vocals for their upcoming fifth album.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive.

-ovictoria

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Nine Tours To Get Excited About!

It’s that time of year that bands are announcing major tours. Crack open the piggy bank and check out the list of bands who are going on tour before the end of 2016!

  1. This Wild Life announced a tour with Have Mercy, Movements and Many Rooms in the United States and across Europe. The tour kicks off in October, so be sure to pick up your tickets. Ticket information for the Low Tides tour can be found here.
  2. Brand New revealed a headlining tour with The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball this week. Their tour begins on October 13th in Rochester, NY and ends in University Park, PA. Click here for ticket and tour information.
  3. Cute Is What We Aim For proclaimed on their social media that they were going to tour in honor of their 10th anniversary of The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch. Tour information and tickets can be found on songkick.
  4. Taking Back Sunday is traveling in the United States on their “Tidal Wave Tour 2016″tour with You Blew It!, Selah Sue, Loose Talk, and Mammoth Indigo at select dates. Ticket information can be found on takingbacksunday.com/tour.
  5. Joyce Manor published a Fall Tour ’16 that begins in San Francisco, CA with The Hotelier and Crying. Ticket information can be found here.
  6. Yellowcard is embarking on their final tour before breaking up. “The Final World Tour” begins on October 6th and will continue on until March of 2017. Ticket information and tour dates ca be found on Bandsintown’s website.
  7. Pierce The Veil, Neck Deep and I Prevail notified the public of their “Made To Destroy” tour after the APMAs. The tour will begin on September 3rd and travel across the United States. Ticket information can be found on Pierce The Veil’s website.
  8. Mayday Parade is celebrating their album Tales Told By Dead Friends by touring on their “10th Anniversary Tour For Tales Told By Dead Friends” with Modern Chemistry as their opener. Ticket information for the upcoming tour can be found on maydayparade.com/tour
  9. The “Hell in the Hallways” tour, presented by Alternative Press, headlines Ice Nine Kills with Secrets, Skylar, Out Came The Wolves, and Cover Your Tracks. The tour information and ticket options can be found here.

The next couple of months will be packed with great shows! Be sure to pick up tickets to any show that is catching your interest. Until then…

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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