Real Friends Release New Single, Album Announcement

Real Friends released a new single “Smiling On The Surface.”

Smiling On The Surface” will be on the group’s upcoming album Composure set to release July 13, 2018 via. Fearless Records. The album has a 10 song tracklist including “Smiling On The Surface,” “Get By,” and “From The Outside.” Here is the album 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

You can pre-save and pre-order Composure (pre-order can be found here.) Catch Real Friends performing all summer long on the Journeys Right Foot stage and the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets and tour information can be found on Vanswarpedtour.com.

In other news, Panic! At The Disco released a new single, “King Of The Clouds.” The latest single will be on the group’s upcoming album Pray For The Wicked set to release June 22, 2018 via. Fueled By Ramen. The Maine tweeted a video stating after the Vans Warped Tour, the group will be ending the Lovely, Little, Lonely era.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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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!

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The Release of ‘The Dangerous Summer.’

The Dangerous Summer is a rock band from Maryland. The Dangerous Summer released the self- titled album The Dangerous Summer on January 26 via. Hopeless Records.

The singles released prior to the album are: “Fire,” “Ghosts,” and “Valium.” The album has a 10 song tracklist:

  1. Color
  2. This Is Life
  3. Fire
  4. Ghosts
  5. Lina
  6. Wild Again
  7. Valium
  8. When I Get Home
  9. Live Forever
  10. Infinite

The Dangerous Summer broke up in 2014 and reunited in 2017 without Cody Payne. In an episode of “Lead Singer Syndrome” with Shane Told, AJ Perdomo explained the issues that went on in the band that led to the breakup. It was interesting to hear the perspective of why the group didn’t work, how by the time the group gained popularity was an awkward time for the music scene.

I’ve been following The Dangerous Summer since 2008 during If You Could Only Keep Me Alive era. When I heard that The Dangerous Summer was getting back together, I was overwhelmed with joy. One of the first bands that got me into my music exploration in alternative/ rock/ pop punk music reunited. The Dangerous Summer was on my personal list of top albums to look out for in 2018. This album did not dissapoint.

I like the simplicity of instrumentals in “Color.” I like the singles released The Dangerous Summer. As a fellow lover of TDS, I knew the moment I heard “Fire” that this album was legit going to be fire and amazing. I enjoy the lyrical content to “Luna” since AJ Perdomo has a daughter whose name is Luna. The song seems like a letter that AJ would leave her daughter which is super sweet and sentimental. The build of “Infinite” was pleasing to the ears. “When I Get Home” has a similar instrumental vibe to “No One’s Gonna Need You More” which is nice and nostalgic. Even though The Dangerous Summer broke up in 2014, the group has the ability of producing music that makes you feel like the group never left. Welcome back to the scene, The Dangerous Summer.

In other news, Patty Walters of As It Is stated he is in another band, Too Close To Touch tweeted an interesting tweet about songs they released which seens like the group is working on new music, This Wild Life stated on Instagram that each new song off up the group’s latest album will have a video, The Maine announced the last tour of 2018 in the United States (tickets and tour information can be found here.) New albums were released by Tiny Moving Parts, Marmozets, and Waterparks.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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Lineup for Coachella, Boston Calling, and More Announced

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2018 is off to a great start with lineup announcements from Coachella, GovBall, Boston Calling. Here’s a list of some of the performers at each festival:

Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13-15 and April 20-22

  • St. Vincent
  • The Neighbourhood
  • PVRIS
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Alt-J
  • Børns
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • Declan McKenna

Tickets and the full lineup for Coachella can be found here.

The Governors Ball Music Festival (“GovBall”) on June 1-3, 2018

  • CHVRCHES
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Tash Sultana
  • Sir Sly
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Alice Merton
  • Two Feet

Tickets and the full lineup for GovBall can be found here.

Boston Calling Music Festival on May 25-27 2018

  • The National
  • Paramore
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • The Killers
  • St. Vincent
  • Royal Blood
  • Citizen

Tickets for Boston Calling Music Festival can be found here.

In other news, Tonight Alive released the single “Disappear” featuring Lynn Gunn of PVRIS, Real Friends tweeted that a new album is currently a work in progress, Issuses announced on on issuesrock.us that Michael Bohn has parted ways, and The Maine stated in the newly released 8123 Podcast that another 8123 Fest is in the works.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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*Want new music in 2018? Check out Albums To Release in 2018.

Concert Review: Taking Back Sunday @ Starland Ballroom, NJ

Taking Back Sunday is a rock band from Long Island, NY. I attended Taking Back Sunday’s Fourth Annual Holiday Spectacular at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The bands supporting Taking Back Sunday at the show were: Modern Chemistry and The Maine.

Prior to the concert, I attended Taking Back Sunday’s pop-up shop inside the venue and saw Adam Lazzara and John Nolan perform an acoustic set with songs of their own and holiday music. Here is the pop-up show’s setlist:

  1. Jingle Bell Rock
  2. Faith (When I Let You Down)
  3. Please Come Home For Christmas
  4. Tidal Wave
  5. Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart
  6. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

In between the songs, there was a lot of back and forth conversation between Lazzara and Nolan. It felt more like I was hanging out during a jam session over it feeling like just aquick set and leaving. It was nice that local crafters were inside the venue during the pop-up shop.

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After waiting a few hours in between, I went back to Starland Ballroom to see Modern Chemistry perform. Modern Chemistry has awesome instrumentals, and I had the same thought last time I saw the group open for Mayday Parade back on the “Tales Told By Dead Friends 10th Anniversary Tour.” I have to look into their music further.

There was a short intermission, and the crowd began piling in. I’ve seen The Maine a variety of times including the Modern Nostalgia Tour last month (my experience was further written about here.) The Maine took the stage next playing some old and new hits. Here is The Maine’s setlist:

  1. Happy
  2. Bad Behavior
  3. My Heroine
  4. Like We Did (Windows Down)
  5. Run
  6. Am I Pretty?
  7. Girls Do What They Want
  8. Diet Soda Society
  9. Lovely
  10. Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu

After The Maine performed and a short intermission, Taking Back Sunday too the stage. I’ve never seen Taking Back Sunday perform, and it will not be my last.

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Taking Back Sunday has an awesome stage presence and sounds as great as they would on an album. The crowd went wild over old and new favorites. Here is Taking Back Sunday’s setlist:

  1. You Know How I Do
  2. Tidal Wave
  3. Set Phasers To Stun
  4. Error: Operator
  5. You Can’t Look Back
  6. Timberwolves at New Jersey
  7. You Got Me
  8. Flicker, Fade
  9. Death Wolf
  10. You’re So Last Summer
  11. My Blue Heaven
  12. All Excess
  13. Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
  14. A Decade Under The Influence
  15. Everything Must Go
  16. What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
  17. Spin
  18. Cute Without The ‘E’
  19. She (Green Day Cover)
  20. Call Me In The Morning
  21. MakeDamnSure

I was hoping the group would’ve played “Slowdance On The Inside” and “Ghost Man On Third,” but I enjoyed Taking Back Sunday’s set. The energy of the venue was high, and Taking Back Sunday had an excellent lineup and performed excellent. I highly recommend you check out Taking Back Sunday if you have yet to.

Wishing you, my reader, and your loved ones happy holidays. Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

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