The Release of ‘Paradise’ by Broadside

Known for songs like “Coffee Talk” and “Storyteller,” Broadside has been taking the music scene by storm since their release of their first album Old Bones. The Virigina natives have toured with Real Friends, Forever Came Calling, State Champs, and many more bands. Broadside played at the 2016 Vans Warped Tour and went from a small stage to playing main stage in Las Vegas. It’s safe to say that they’ve grown to a bigger stage for a reason.

Broadside released Paradise, their second full length album, today. The singles released prior to the album were: “Puzzle Pieces,” “Hidden Colors,” “Paradise,” and most recently “Laps Around A Picture Frame.” Here is their track list:

  1. Hidden Colors
  2. Paradise
  3. Lose Your Way
  4. Disconnect
  5. Laps Around A Picture Frame
  6. Who Cares?
  7. Tunnel Vision
  8. Summer Stained
  9. Miss Imperius
  10. Puzzle Pieces
  11. I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting

The album was exactly what I anticipated it to be. It was piggybacking off of Old Bones with songs like “Lose Your Way” and “Tunnel Vision”. This album showed growth with songs like “Laps Around A Picture Frame” and “Paradise.” Broadside did a great job with sticking to what they know, but bringing a fresh sound to the album. I liked the fact that instrumetally the group added the whistle and ukelele. Vocally, it was great to hear Dorian Cook’s vocals and hear Oliver Baxxter’s voice more vulnerable, especially in “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.” The vocals are powerful and the messages behind the songs shows concepts of finding your own paradise and empowerment. It’s a great album. I want to congratulation Oliver Baxter, Niles Gregory, Pat Diaz, and Dorian Cooke for putting out one of the best albums for the summer. This album was exactly what I anticipated it to be. It had the right dose of pop punk and such a great piece of work.

If you haven’t checked out Broadside yet, I highly recommend checking out their music. I’ve seen Broadside perform with State Champs in the “Home For The Holidays” tour, at the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, with Forever Came Calling on a fall tour, and recently with Real Friends. I can’t wait to see them tour again and play more songs off of Paradise.

Broadside is nominating in this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards in the category of “Best Underground Band.”

What’s your favorite song off of Paradise? I’ve been loving “Laps Around a Picture Frame,” “Miss Imperius,” and “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.” Let me know what’s your favorite by tweeting to me @ovictoriamedia.

 

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My pre-order of Paradise


In other news, A Day To Remember announced a tour across the United States with Moose Blood and Wage War (tickets and tour information can be found here,) The Maine announced a tour across the United States with Night Riots and Dreamers (tickets and tour information can be found here,) PVRIS released a new song “What’s Wrong” via. YouTube. Hands Like Houses released a new song “Drift” and announced signing to Hopeless Records.  Silverstein debuted “Lost Positives.” Also, this week the 10th anniversary for Paramore’s album Riot! and There For Tomorrow’s album A Little Faster had its 8 year anniversary.

 

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Album Review: “Lovely Little Lonely” By The Maine

The Maine is a rock group from Tempe, Arizona. 2017 marks their 10th year as a group. The Maine released their album, Lovely, Little, Lonely on April 7, 2017 via. 8123.

Before and during the recording process of Lovely, Little, Lonely,  The Maine created a docu-series called “Miserable Youth.” The docu-series showed the process The Maine went through for the album. It was interesting to see the process a band would go through. It was unique that The Maine took their fans through the process. (I wrote a blog post about the series here.)

The singles that released prior to album debut were: “Bad Behavior,” “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu,” and “Do You Remember? (The Other Half of 23). “Bad Behavior” had a music video release prior to the album’s debut. Didn’t read my review of “Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu?” Check out my review here.

Here is the track list:

  1. Don’t Come Down
  2. Bad Behavior
  3. Lovely
  4. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu
  5. Taxi
  6. Do You Remember? (The Other Half of 23)
  7. Little
  8. The Sound of Reverie
  9. Lost in Nostalgia
  10. I Only Wanna Talk To You
  11. Lonely
  12. How Do You Feel?

I’ve been a fan of The Maine since Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and this album was nothing short of fantastic. Lovely, Little, Lonely was one my personal list of highly anticipated albums. Each week of “Miserable Youth” made me more excited for the album to be here. What also got me excited for the release was the counting down for the album on The Maine’s social media allowing people to listen to small portions of each song.

I enjoyed the fact that The Maine felt comfortable making an album they seem super proud and enthusiastic for Lovely, Little, Lonely. Each song is quality and sticks to The Maine’s roots of being pop- rock. The moment I heard each single, I knew this album was going to be amazing. My favorite part about the album were the songs “Lovely,” “Little,” and “Lonely” for the fact they were interludes transitioning one song from another. One of my favorite parts about listening to an album in its entirety is seeing if the group used transitions from song to song which The Maine did.

The Maine will be going on a world tour in honor of Lovely, Little, Lonely. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website themaineband.com. Make sure to tweet me @ovictoriamedia telling me your favorite off of Lovely, Little, Lonely.

In other news, Sykes released the music video for “Glimmer,” Falling In Reverse said that it will be playing two days at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour via. Twitter, Cold War Kids released their latest album LA DIVINE with a song featuring Bishop Briggs, K. Flay released Every Where Is Some Where today, and Eat Your Heart Out is signed to Fearless Records. The news was announced via. Facebook.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Album Update: Yellowcard by Yellowcard

Yellowcard released their final album, Yellowcard on September 30th. The 10 song compilation will be the last album released by Yellowcard via. Hopeless Records. The track list is as followed:

  1. Rest In Peace
  2. What Appears
  3. Got Yours
  4. A Place We Set Afire
  5. Leave A Light On
  6. The Hurt Is Gone
  7. Empty Street
  8. I’m a Wrecking Ball
  9. Savior’s Robes
  10. Fields & Fences

The singles that were released off thei album were “Rest In Peace,” and “The Hurt Is Gone.” Yellowcard is touring one last time before breaking up. Ticket and tour information can be found here.

In other news, Microwave released Much Love via. SideOneDummy Records,) Boston Manor made public their album Be Nothing via. Pure Noise Records, and Suicide Silence confirmed a self-titled album to release.

Last week, I had the privilege to meet Real Friends in Pennsylvania for their music video. Although there was an issue with the shuttle taking people to the shoot, I had a great time. Real Friends did an acoustic show outside of a DMV, and after that took pictures with each person there.

Photo of Rea Friends and myself outside of a DMV in Media, Pennsylvania.

I requested the song “Colder Quicker” which Real Friends played. Though I wasn’t in the video, I had a great time meeting new people, seeing Real Friends perform, talking with Dave Knox for a few minutes, and meeting Real Friends. It was truly a great day.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Album Review: Low Tides by This Wild Life

This Wild Life is back at it again with a second full length album that released today. Low Tides can be purchased on their webstore, Amazon, iTunes and at your local record store. You can also stream their album off of Apple Music and Spotify. This Wild Life is a pop-punk acoustic duo from Long Beach, California composed of Anthony DelGrosso and Kevin Jordan. Both DelGrosso and Jordan created this album with the help of Aaron Marsh of Copeland and Jason Suwito of Sir Sly producing Low Tides. The 10 song compilation has four singles released by the band, “Pull Me Out,” “Break Down,” “Hit The Reset” and “Falling Down.” Each music video has a unique, artistic style to it that’s whimsical. The list of songs for the album is:

  1. Hit The Reset
  2. Pull Me Out
  3. Break Down
  4. Let Go (Feat. Maya Tuttle)
  5. Just Yesterday
  6. Fade
  7. Falling Down
  8. Red Room
  9. Change My Sheets
  10. Brick Wall

Prior to the album release, Jordan and DelGrosso live streamed a new song off of the album every night on Facebook. It was refreshing to see a band being so passionate to show their new songs on a different publication and live of course. Seeing their live streams helps display the talent that both men have.

Now, my judgement on the band is a bit clouded (there’s the pun) about the band, but I can hear talent. This Wild Life is so distinct for their acoustic sound and emotionally touching lyrics, and their album does not fall short of excellent. From the emotional ballad of “Break Down” and “Just Yesterday” to their more upbeat pop-like song “Falling Down,” their variety as a band and evolution shows within this new album. The instruments of “Falling Down” is what makes this track different from other others on the album. It’s nice to hear drums and a more upbeat tempo, similar to “405” off of Clouded. The fact that This Wild Life has each track transition into each other beautifully. This Wild Life has influences of Copeland with the stringed instruments, something that gives me chills. This is one of my favorite albums released this year by a band.

This Wild Life will be touring in the United States in honor of their album being released. This Wild Life will headline and have Movements and Have Mercy open for them. Be sure to pick up tickets to your local This Wild Life show if you’re interested. Ticket information and tour dates can be found here.

In other news, As It Is has posted a photo on Instagram saying “Please Stand By” which has many confused but excited. Also, Green Day released a second song, “Revolution Radio,” off their upcoming album Revolution Radio.

Rock on, stay humble and be positive!

-ovictoria

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New Singles Released By This Wild Life, Green Day And More!

Here are some singles that were released this week to get excited about!

  1. This Wild Life revealed another single off their album Low Tides yesterday. “Hit The Reset” has a different sound to This Wild Life’s previous singles and album. The third single had more instrumental than lyrics but is extremely refreshing to hear which can be heard on Soundcloud or YouTube. Low Tides comes out on September 23rd via Epitah Records. You can pre-order the album online at their website, iTunes, or Amazon and receive the singles “Pull Me Out,” “Breakdown” and “Hit The Reset”.
  2. After four years, Green Day is back with another album. Yesterday Green Day announced a new single titled “Bang Bang.” The new single will be on their 12th album Revolution Radio that will be released on October 7, 2016 via Reprise Records. You can pre-order their album on their website and receive a digital download of “Bang Bang.” There is no announcements yet as to if Green Day will be touring once the album is debuted. Fans are eager for the future album after hearing “Bang Bang” similar sound to their previous songs.

Two other singles that were released this week are: “Stuck In Your Head” by I Prevail off of their upcoming album Lifelines and “Blame It On This Song” by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

As always, you can pre-order any upcoming albums on the band’s website, iTunes, Amazon or buy a physical copy at your local record store. Other albums that will be released within the next few weeks are: Haven’t Been Myself by Too Close To Touch, Low Teens by Marilyn Manson, Desolate Divine by The Color Morale, Yellowcard by Yellowcard, Low Tides by This Wild Life, Revolution Radio by Green Day, Lifelines by I Prevail, and more. Tweet to me which album you’re excited to hear!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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*Check out* Song Review: “Pull Me Out” By This Wild Life