A-Z Songs Of 2018

This year has been filled with A LOT of new music. Here’s a list of songs that released this year!

A- “All The Same (Once A Liar, Always A Liar)” by Story Untold

“All The Same (Once A Liar, Always A Liar)” is featured on the album Waves release Feb. 2, 2018 under Hopeless Records.

B- “Bad To The Bone” by WSTR

“Bad To The Bone” was the first single released in the album Identity Crisis released August 31, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

C- “Crystal Ball” by State Champs

“Crystal Ball” is one of 13 songs on State Champs’ album Living Proof released June 15, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.

D- “Disconnected” by Sleep On It

“Disconnected” is a single released by Sleep On It on October 9, 2018. Sleep On It is working on a new album that I anticipate will release in 2019. Sleep On It is under Equal Vision Records.

E- “England’s Dreaming” by Boston Manor.

“England’s Dreaming” is is one of the singles released by Boston Manor. The single is featured on the group’s album Welcome To The Neighbourhood released Sept. 7, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.

F- “Friday Forever” by Trophy Eyes

“Friday Forever” is on Trophy Eyes’ album The American Dream released August 3, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

G- “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” by Senses Fail.

“Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” is featured on the If There Is Light, It Will Find You released February 16 via. Pure Noise Records.

H- “Hold You Here” by This Wild Life.

“Hold You Here” is on This Wild Life’s album Petaluma released June 22, 2018 via. Epitaph Records.

I- “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerate By Bolts Of Lightning” by Mayday Parade

“It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning” is on Mayday Parade’s sixth album Sunnyland released June 15, 2018 via. Rise Records.

J- “Just Outside” by Moose Blood

“Just Outside” is on Moose Blood’s album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore released under Hopeless Records on March 9, 2018.

K- “Know Me” by

“Know Me” released in October of 2018 by The Band Camino. There is no word yet as to if this single will be on an upcoming album, but fans are speculating that a new album is set to release in 2019 since the group is touring across the U.S.

L- “Let It Go” by The Story So Far

“Let It Go” is on The Story So Far’s latest album Proper Dose released Sept. 21, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records.

M- “Miracle” by CHVRCHES

“Miracle” is on CHVRCHES album Never Say Die released May 25, 2018.

N- “NY to LA” by The Hunna

“NY to LA” is on The Hunna’s album Dare released July 13, 2018 via. High Time Records.

O- “One of the Drunks” by Panic! At The Disco

“One Of The Drunks” is on Panic! At The Disco’s latest album Pray For The Wicked released June 22, 2018 via. Fueled by Ramen.

P- “Paper Rain” by Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

“Paper Rain” is on Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ latest album Upside Down Flowers released November 16 via. Fantasy Records.

Q- “Quarter Past Midnight” by Bastille

“Quarter Past Midnight” is a single released by Bastille in May of 2018.

R- “Raining in Kyoto” by The Wonder Years

“Raining In Kyoto” is on The Wonder Years’ latest album Sister Cities released April 6 via. Hopeless Records.

S- “Shade” by Trash Boat

“Shade” is on Trash Boat’s album Crown Shyness released July 20, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

T- “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” by The 1975.

“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” is on The 1975’s latest album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships released November 30.

U- “Unconditional Love” by Real Friends

“Unconditional Love” is on Real Friends’ latest album Composure released July 13, 2018 via. Fearless Records.

V- “Valium” by The Dangerous Summer

“Valium” is on The Dangerous Summer released January 26, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

W- “The Wounded World” by As It Is.

Though this track has the word “the” before the title, this was the first single released by As It Is when announcing a new album was set to release. “The Wounded World” was on the group’s third full length album The Great Depression released Aug. 10, 2018 via. Fearless Records.

X-  *NOTE- There is no song that I found that began with the letter “x” this year! Fingers crossed a song will release next year with that letter!

Y- “You + I” by Young The Giant

“You + I” is on Young The Giant’s latest album Mirror Master released October 12, 2018.

Z- “Zero” by Imagine Dragons.

“Zero” is feature on the album Origins released Nov. 9 via KIDinaKORNER/ Interscope Records. The song is featured in “Ralph Breaks The Internet.”

There are a lot of albums that came out this year that didn’t make it to this A-Z list, so make sure to give albums posted on this blog a listen.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Concert Review: Mayday Parade @ House Of Blues Boston, MA

Mayday Parade has embarked on the “Welcome To Sunnyland” tour across the United States. Accompanying Mayday Parade on tour are This Wild Life, William Ryan Key, and Oh, Weatherly.

I attended the Boston date, Nov. 10, 2018. I purchased a bundle when the tickets were in pre-sale and got a VIP Meet & Greet Experience Package. The package includes one ticket to the event with early entry, a meet and greet with Mayday Parade, a Mayday Parade shirt, a signed copy of Sunnyland, a pop socket, and a “Welcome to Sunnyland” postcard.

This was my fifth time meeting Mayday Parade. Derek Sanders, Alex Garcia, Brooks Betts, Jeremy Lenzo, and Jake Bundrick. If you have not been to a Mayday Parade meet and greet and have bought or is buying a meet and greet, the format of their meet and greet is different. The meet and greet is more of a hang out where the members go up to you and talk with you. I got the chance to talk with all of the guys, and they’re all so kind and humble. Both Brooks Betts and Jeremy Lenzo remembered me, and it was awesome getting to catch up with the guys about their latest album, Sunnyland, their experience on the road, and overall their well being. Here are some pictures of the meet and greet:

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Alex Garcia of Mayday Parade

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Brooks Betts of Mayday Parade

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Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade

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Jeremy Lenzo

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Jake Bundrick of Mayday Parade

The House Of Blues in Boston, MA holds approximately 2,500 people. I’ve never been to the venue for the show, but I enjoyed the atmosphere of it. The venue had three levels that were visible in the main part of the venue which was the floor, and two levels of balcony. The venue has good sound quality, and it was very spacious. What I enjoyed about the venue is that prior to the show, an announcement was made stating the policy of the venue: no re-entry, no smoking in the venue, and attendees should observe the exits to the venue and to enjoy to be safe.

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Mayday Parade at House Of Blues, MA (C) Victoria Onorato

The lineup was as followed: Oh, Weatherly, William Ryan Key, This Wild Life, and Mayday Parade. Oh, Weatherly took the stage first, and the group was phenomenal live. Oh, Weatherly is from Dallas, TX and they were featured on my 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018. The group released Lips Like Oxygen and Jake Bundrick, drummer of Mayday Parade, helped produce the album.  Oh, Weatherly’s sound live was was as great as their album. The vocals were clean and crisp, the instrumentals were on point, and their sound fit the vibe to the tour. Here is Oh, Weatherly’s setlist to the best of my knowledge:

  1. Burned Out
  2. Here Tonight
  3. Chasing California
  4. Make You Bright
  5. I Think I Want You
  6. Dark of the Night
  7. Lost and Found

Next on stage was William Ryan Key. For those who are not familiar with him, he was the vocalist of Yellowcard. Since Yellowcard’s departure (announced in 2016 and finished their farewell tour in 2017) William Ryan Key has been making music in a studio created in his house. During William Ryan Key’s set, Anthony Delgrosso drummed for the majority of the set. I have seen Yellowcard perform Vans Warped Tour and was very excited to see William Ryan Key since he released an EP Thirteen. He is releasing a new EP on Nov. 30. His sound after Yellowcard is acoustic which I personally enjoyed. Here is William Ryan Key’s setlist:

  1. Vultures
  2. Old Friends
  3. The Bowery
  4. Downtown Uptown
  5. Ocean Avenue (Yellowcard Song)
  6. Virtue

Next to take the stage was This Wild Life. This Wild Life is an acoustic pop punk duo from Long Beach, CA. This Wild Life has performed with Mayday Parade on the AP Tour. I’ve seen This Wild Life perform more than 5 times on tour with Mayday Parade, Vans Warped Tour, and their own tours. I love the sound that This Wild Life has; it’s different than other bands in the industry. During “Puppy Love” Kevin Jordan of This Wild Life asked fans to put pictures up of their dogs which was very cute considering I have a dog. During “Hold You Here” This Wild Life put a spotlight on a couple who loves This Wild Life and dedicated the song to any couple on the tour. Here is This Wild Life’s setlist:

  1. Taped Intro (Video here.)
  2. Concrete
  3. Positively Negative
  4. Puppy Love
  5. Westside
  6. History
  7. Hold You Here
  8. What’s My Age Again? / All the Small Things / First Date (Blink 182 Cover)
  9. Catie Rae
  10. Headfirst
  11. No More Bad Days

After all the opening bands played their sets and a short intermission was taken, Mayday Parade took the stage and played these songs:

  1. Never Sure
  2. Jersey
  3. It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning
  4. Black Cat
  5. Hold Onto Me
  6. Piece Of Your Heart
  7. I Swear This Time I Mean It
  8. My Friends Over You / I’m Not Okay (I Promise) / Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)
  9. Jamie All Over
  10. Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye Cover)
  11. Anywhere But Here
  12. One Of Us
  13. Looks Red, Tastes Blue
  14. Three Cheers For Five Years
  15. Miserable At Best
  16. Stay
  17. Oh Well, Oh Well **ENCORE**

The setlist was a refreshment from previous tours. I like the fact Mayday Parade incorperated songs from older albums and their latest album, Sunnyland. Mayday Parade changed their setlist during the tour, and I was very glad to see that Mayday Parade put in “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated by Bolts Of Lightning.” I’m glad that Mayday Parade only had two parts of the show where they played covers. Personally, I wish Mayday Parade put in “Take My Breath Away,” and “Where You Are.” The setlist has a mix of old, new, and songs that the group doesn’t play very often which I especially enjoyed since I go to a lot of Mayday Parade’s shows.  I feel like overall Mayday Parade made an eclectic setlist that fits the Sunnyland vibe.

Mayday Parade in an impeccable band overall. The band puts out amazing albums, great shows, and continues to impress the fans with their quality work. Mayday Parade is timeless. If you have yet to hear Sunnyland, Mayday Parade’s latest album, I’d highly recommend.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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ICYMI: Music Edition

There has been A LOT of new music released on June 15, here’s a list of music that released yesterday that you may have missed.

  • This Wild Life’s new single “Headfirst” via. Epitaph Records. This single will be on the pop punk duo’s upcoming album Petaluma which releases June 22, 2018.
  • Anarbor’s new single “Mia” via. ELVN ELVN RCRDS.
  • Movements’ new music video for the song “Third Degree.” This track was on the album Feel Something which released October 20, 2017 via. Fearless Records.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

New Tuesday Tunes!

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.

Catch Mayday Parade all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour!


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

7 Songs You Need To Hear This Week

There have been a variety of new singles released from bands. Here’s a list of singles that released this week and information on the group’s upcoming albums.

Mayday Parade released the single “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning.” This is the third single from the group’s upcoming album Sunnyland set to release June 15, 2018 via. Rise Records. The group released the music video with Billboard.

This Wild Life released a new single “Catie Rae.” The single is on the upcoming album Petaluma set to release June 22, 2018 via. Epitaph Records. Learn more about the group’s latest single on my blog post.

Vacationer released the single “Strawberry Blonde.” The single is on the upcoming album  Mindset set to release June 22, 2018.

Oh, Weatherly released “Here Tonight” off the upcoming album Lips Like Oxygen set to release July 27, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

Trophy Eyes released its first single “You Can Count On Me.” The single will be on the group’s upcoming album The American Dream set to release August 3, 2018 via. Hopeless Records.

Good Charolette released a new single called “Actual Pain.” The single will be featured on the group’s upcoming album Generation Rx set to release September 14.

DREAMERS released the single “Screws.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria