ICYMI: June Edition

Here is my list of things you may have missed this week in music

  • Homesafe released its first full length album One via. Pure Noise Records.
  • We The Kings released its second single “Even If It Kills Me” via. S-Curve Records. The track will be on the upcoming album Six set to release July 6, 2018.
  • Trophy Eyes released a new single “More Like You.” The single will be on the group’s upcoming album The American Dream.
  • Panic! At The Disco’s vocalist Brendon Arie created a non-profit organization called the “Highest Hopes Foundation.”

In addition, Gorillaz and Bullet For My Valentine released new albums.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Mayday Parade released the single “Stay The Same” exclusively through Kerrang.

This is the fourth single Mayday Parade has released before the upcoming album Sunnyland via. Rise Records. The album is set to release June 15 and includes singles: “Stay The Same,” “Piece Of Your Heart,” “Never Sure,” and “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning.

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Homesafe released a new single “Stay Away.”

“Stay Away” will be featured on the group’s first full length album One set to release June 29 via. Pure Noise Records. The singles on the album include: “Stay Away,” “Run,” and “Vanilla- Scented Laser Beams.”

Homesafe will be on it’s first headline tour across the United States with Jetty Bones, Hot Mulligan, and Heart Attack Man. Tickets and tour information can be found on homesafeil.com.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Rock Albums To Release In June

Mark your calendars because the month of June is packed with highly anticipated albums. Here is a list of albums set to release in June that I’m looking forward to.

June 8

Dance Gavin Dance will be releasing “Artificial Selection” via. Rise Records. The album has a 14 song track list including singles “Son Robot” and “Midnight Crusade.” Here is the track list:

  1. Son Of Robot
  2. Midnight Crusade
  3. Suspended in The Disaster
  4. Care
  5. Count Bassy
  6. Flash
  7. The Rattler
  8. Shelf Life
  9. Slouch
  10. Story of My Bros
  11. Hair Song
  12. Gospel Burnout
  13. Bloodsucker
  14. Evaporate

June 15

Mayday Parade will be releasing Sunnyland via. Rise Records. The single released prior the album is “Piece Of Your Heart.” Here is the track list:

  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 You Are
  9. If I Were You
  10. Satellite
  11. Looks Red, Tastes Blue
  12. Always Leaving
  13. Sunnyland

State Champs will be releasing Living Proof via. Pure Noise Records. The album has a 13 song track list including singles “Dead and Gone,” and “Crystal Ball.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Criminal
  2. Frozen
  3. Crystal Ball
  4. Dead and Gone
  5. Lightning
  6. Our Time to Go
  7. Safe Haven
  8. Something About You
  9. The Fix Up
  10. Cut Through the Static
  11. Mine is Gold
  12. Time Machine
  13. Sidelines

June 22

Panic! At The Disco will be releasing Pray For The Wicked via. Fueled By Ramen. The singles released thus far include: “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(F*** A) Silver Lining.”

Here is the track list:

  1. (F*** A) Silver Lining
  2. Say Amen (Saturday Night)
  3. Hey Look Ma, I Made It
  4. High Hopes
  5. Roaring 20s
  6. Dancing’s Not A Crime
  7. One of the Drunks
  8. The Overpass
  9. King of the Clouds
  10. Old Fashioned
  11. Dying in LA

This Wild Life is releasing Petaluma via. Epitaph Records. The singles released prior the album are “Hold You Here” and “Westside.”

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 Kis
  9. Never Believe
  10. No Need For Novocaine

Vacationer is releasing Mindset via. Downtown Records. The singles released thus far are “Magnetism” and “Being Here.” Here is the tracklist:

  1. Entrance
  2. Magnetism
  3. Euphoria
  4. Being Here
  5. Strawberry Blonde
  6. Late Bloomer
  7. Turning
  8. Hallucinations
  9. Romance
  10. Blue Dreaming
  11. Green
  12. Companionship

June 29

Homesafe is releasing its first full length album One via. Pure Noise Records. The singles released prior the album are “Run,” and “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams.” Here is the track list:

  1. Point Blank
  2. Run
  3. Say Something
  4. Sadistic Society
  5. Have It All
  6. Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams
  7. Suits And Ties
  8. I Don’t Know How
  9. Time Ain’t Free
  10. Stay Away
  11. Get It Right
  12. Sideways Sleeper
  13. fin

You can pre-order the albums directly on each band’s website or save the albums on a streaming service. Which album are you most excited about? Let me know on my social media @ovictoriamedia on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Song Review: “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams”

On April 24, 2018, Illinois natives Homesafe released its first single “Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams.” The song will be featured on the group’s debut full length album One via. Pure Noise Records.

The beginning of the music video gave me a nostalgic 80s/ ‘Stranger Things’ vibe with the fog and color scheme chosen by director Shifty Dimensions. The outfits the group wore during their performance reminded me of The Matrix with the dark attire and glasses worn. It was interesting near the end of the music video you see Homesafe playing for aliens.

The single gave glimpses to a new sound that is more on the rock and alternative side rather than an angsty, pop punk sound. The sound was similar to Such Gold with hints of Seaway. It wasn’t as raw with the rasp of the vocals and instrumentally the song wasn’t as high paced.  I’m looking forward to hearing more songs off of the upcoming album. If this single is an indication for the type of album One is, fans will be noticing a new era for Homesafe.

Here is the tracklist for One:

  1. Point Blank
  2. Run
  3. Say Something
  4. Sadistic Society
  5. Have It All
  6. Vanilla-Scented Laser Beams
  7. Suits and Ties
  8. I Don’t Know How
  9. Time Ain’t Free
  10. Stay Away
  11. Get It Right
  12. Sideways Sleeper
  13. fin

You can pre-order the album here. The album is set to release June 29. Homesafe announced a headline tour across the United States. Accompanying Homesafe will be Hot Mulligan, Heart Attack Man, and Jetty Bones.

In other news, Hawthorne Heights released Bad Frequencies, Bullet For My Valentine announced a tour via. Twitter, CHVRCHES released “Miracle,” and 5 Seconds of Summer released a live video for “Youngblood.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

** Need new music to listen to? Check out my list of 18 Bands to Check Out in 2018. Also, watch a montage created by myself about my trip on Parahoy here. **