The Release of “Composure” By Real Friends

Illinois sad boys Real Friends released Composure via. Fearless Records on July 13, 2018.

Composure has a 10 song track list including singles “Get By,” “Smiling On The Surface,” and “From The Outside.” Here is the track list.

  1. Me First
  2. Stand Steady
  3. From The Outside
  4. Smiling On The Surface
  5. Hear What You Want
  6. Unconditional Love
  7. Composure
  8. Get By
  9. Ripcord
  10. Take A Hint

This is Real Friends’ third full length album. Some members in the group, primarily Dan Lambton, have struggled with mental illness and it’s refreshing to see that the group based lyrics on this new album on the struggle of mental illness. This group is evolving and displaying their own issues and insecurities on this new album.

Real Friends is on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long on the Journey’s Right Foot Stage. Tickets and tour information can be found on vanswarpedtour.com.

In other news, The Hunna released Dare via. High Times Records, Twenty One Pilots released a new song “Jumpsuit,” The Story So Far gave details on the group’s new album, Rock Sound announced via. Twitter that As It Is will be on the upcoming magazine cover, Glass Animals announced via. Twitter that upcoming tours are cancelled, and Sleep On It released the music video for “A New Way Home.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Album To Release: July Edition

The month of July has new albums from We The Kings, The Hunna, Trash Boat, and more. Here is a list of albums and when the albums will be released by the bands.

July 6

We The Kings released Six via. S-Curve Records. The singles released prior to the album are “Even If It Kills Me,” “On My Love,” and “Festival Music.” We The Kings will be on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long.

July 13

Real Friends is set to release Composure via. Fearless Records. The singles on the album that were released by the band included “Smiling On The Surface,” “Get By,” and “From The Outside.” Real Friends released today a new song “Unconditional Love.”

Catch Real Friends’ set at the Vans Warped Tour (tickets and tour information can be found at vanswarpedtour.com.

The Hunna is dropping Dare via. High Times Records. The singles heard before the album include “Dare,” “Flinkin’ Your Hair,” “NY to LA,” and “Y.D.W.I.W.M.”

July 20

Trash Boat is putting out Crown Shyness via. Hopeless Records. The latest singles include “Inside Out,” and “Shade.” Trash Boat will be performing on the Owly.fm stage at Vans Warped Tour.

July 27

Oh, Weatherly is releasing Lips Like Oxygen via. Hopeless Records. Singles released thus far include “Here Tonight” and “I Think I Want You.

In other news, Movements tweeted the group is in the works of making new music, Alternative Press stated Twenty One Pilots may be releasing new music soon, and Sleeping With Sirens released a new song “Another Day” featuring The Rocket Summer.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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New Music & Tours Announcements You May Have Missed

The Hunna announced a tour across the United States. The tour kicks off September 24, 2018 in San Francisco, CA and wraps up in Denver, CO on October 13, 2018.

The group is releasing the album Dare on July 13, 2018 via. High Times Records. Tickets and tour information can be found on thehunna.com


State Champs released a new single “Our Time To Go.”

Our Time To Go” will be on the group’s upcoming album Living Proof set to release June 15, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records. Additional singles include: “Dead And Gone,” “Mine Is Gold,” and “Crystal Ball.”

State Champs will be on the Vans Warped Tour 2018 performing on the Journey’s Left Foot Stage. For tickets and tour information visit vanswarpedtour.com.


With Confidence released a new single “That Something.”

“That Something” will be on the group’s upcoming album Love And Loathing set to release August 10, 2018 via. Hopeless Records. The album can be pre-ordered via. Merch Now or pre-saved. Here is the album track list:

  1. That Something
  2. Sing To Me
  3. Moving Boxes
  4. The Turnaround
  5. Jaded
  6. Better
  7. Spinning
  8. Bruise
  9. Pâquerette (Without Me)
  10. Icarus
  11. Dopamine
  12. Tails

Catch With Confidence on the Vans Warped Tour performing on the Owly.fm stage.


British pop punk group Boston Manor is back with new music! The group released a new song “Halo.”

Halo” will be one of thirteen songs on the group’s upcoming album Welcome To The Neighbourhood set to release September 7, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records. You can pre-order the album on the band’s website, or pre-save the album. Here is the album track list:

  1. Welcome To The Neighbourhood
  2. Flower In The Dustbin
  3. Halo
  4. England’s Dreaming
  5. Funeral Party
  6. Digital Ghost
  7. Tunnel Vision
  8. Bad Machine
  9. If I Can’t Have It No One Can
  10. Hate You (Kid With Matches)
  11. FY1
  12. Stick Up
  13. The Day That I Ruined Your Life

Neck Deep made an announcement via. Twitter in regards to new music. The group stated that after the tour with Don Broco that the group will be moving forward from the “Peace And The Panic” era and will be working on new music.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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The Release of ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ by The Killers

The Killers released their latest album Wonderful Wonderful today via. Island Records. This is the fifth studio album released by The Killers since Battle Born in 2012.

The two singles that released prior to the album debut were “The Man” and “Run for Cover.” Here is the track list:

  1. Wonderful Wonderful
  2. The Man
  3. Rut
  4. Life to Come
  5. Run for Cover
  6. Tyson vs. Douglas
  7. Some Kind of Love
  8. Out of My Mind
  9. The Calling
  10. Have All the Songs Been Written?
  11. Money on Straight

You can listen to Wonderful Wonderful on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and can be purchased at your local record store.

In other news, new songs were released by Too Close To Touch (“Leave You Lonely“) and CITIZEN (“Flowerchild.”) There are new music videos for Broadside (“I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting,“) MAKEOUT (“Ride It Out,”) The Maine (“How Do You Feel,”) and The Hunna (“Summer.”) Tickets are available for All Time Low and Pierce The Veil’s headlining tour, Milky Chance’s “The Blossom Tour 2018,” and Coin’s “The North American Tour.” What songs have you been vibing to lately? All the new releases this week have been quality works!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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What To Pack For Warped Tour Featuring ICYMI

Since I recently attended Vans Warped Tour a few days ago, I thought making a post about things that you can carry and bring with you would be important for anyone who doesn’t know what to bring. Here is a list of things that I packed with me for Warped Tour.

Before Warped Tour, here are the essentials I need to bring with me…

  • Sunscreen
  • Sharpie- You never know who you’re going to meet
  • Bottle of water- Vans Warped Tour allows an attendee to bring in 1 sealed bottle of water
  • Hat
  • Portable Charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Band Aids
  • Ticket

After Warped Tour, including the variety of things I brought with me, I bought a few extra things and received free things as well. Here is the list of other things I received that day.

  • The Gospel Youth’s Always Lose signed
  • Dead Reflection by Silverstein
  • Shirt from Hope For The Day’s tent that they collaborated with Real Friends.
  • Hope For The Day Sticker
  • Flag from Movements tent that the band signed during their signing.
  • My signed Warped ticket by Too Close To Touch
  • Small fan that pluged into my phone
  • Backpack from Barnes & Noble (Not available)
  • “Animals Are Not Ours” pamphlet that is handed out annually at Warped Tour
  • Fossil Wallet
  • Sunscreen from CVS
  • Core water bottle
  • Portable charger (purchased at Marshall’s)
  • Essential dachshund bag that held the portable charger
  • Band Aids
  • List of Vans Warped Tour Dates received day of (and information of the rest of the dates can be found here.)
  • Car keys

Here is a picture of some of the things I had with me at the end of Warped Tour.


I had a great time at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. When the lineup was announced in March, I was hoping for a few more bands I knew that were performing. From March until Warped Tour in July, I learned a lot about bands and had a great time. For more information about what happened during Warped Tour, check out my previous blog post and my Instagram @ovictoriamedia.

In other news…

New Albums

There were a variety of albums that came out today including: Always Lose by The Gospel Youth, Dead Reflection by Silverstein, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7, For The Night To Control by Electric Century, The Fear by Night Argent, Stealing The Covers Teenage Bottle Rocket, the deluxe edition of The Hunna’s alvum 100, and Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume by Integrity.

New Songs

There are new songs out by Stages & Stereos (“We’re Fvcked, Boys”) , Sleeping With Sirens (“Legends”) and Neck Deep (“Motion Sickness”). New albums are expected by Circa Survive and Sleeping With Sirens in the coming months (more albums to be released can be found in a blog post I wrote).

Upcoming Tour/ Signed Record Label

COIN announced a part two to their previous tour for How Will You Know If You Never Try across the United States. In addition, Rise Records signed MAKEOUT to their record label.

I want to welcome back The Dangerous Summer back into the music scene. The band teased two videos on their social media sayin “Hello” and “Tomorrow” and revealed the group is back together and is working on a new album which will be releasing in 2018.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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