Mayday Parade’s ‘Sunnyland’

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ICYMI, Mayday Parade has recently released their newest album ‘Sunnyland.’ The 13-track album is made up of 49 minutes of wonderful music. Whether it’s the instrumental parts or the lyrics, you will get hooked. I finally got the time to listen to it in full from the first song to the last in order. I absolutely loved it! Here are my thoughts on it:

First of all, the very first track, “Never Sure,” begins pretty fast and hard. I really like the different sounds between the verses, chorus, and bridge. Yes, most songs have different sounds within those parts, but this one is so different and unique. “Piece Of Your Heart” starts off pretty mellow but it does have an upbeat tempo to it. If you’re looking for an acoustic song or two, they have “Take My Breath Away” and “Where You Are,” both great tunes.

Overall I really enjoyed listening to this album. It has different sounds and melodies all throughout. Mayday Parade has not left their roots, but they also added new things to their songs, making them different than their older stuff. However, there is a similarity to the songs. Take a listen to it below and comment what you think of the album. Happy listening!

 

8123 Fest

The Maine has announced their annual 8123 Fest that will take place in January for three days! The lineup will be bigger than ever before. Today is also the 10th anniversary of their album “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.” Therefore, they will perform the album in full for the first and last time. You can get more information here.

What is The Maine Up To?

If you haven’t been looking through The Maine’s Instagram, you may have missed something that is probably very important. For the past four days, they have been posting one picture each day with a single item in the middle with a white background. The first picture was captioned “The countdown begins.” But, what countdown? Could this mean new music? The latest countdown picture is captioned “3 days…” so I guess we will have to wait a little bit longer. Three days isn’t too bad, but when it comes to the fans, it’s the longest three days ever. Can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to!

Check out The Maine’s Instagram page here and be in the loop with what is going on with them. And don’t forget to catch them at the Vans Warped Tour this summer!

My Vans Warped Tour 2018 Experience

Although I am located in Oregon, I traveled by car all the way to Denver, CO to attend this year’s, AKA very last, Vans Warped Tour. This year the music festival did not hit anywhere near me in Washington or Oregon, so I had no choice but to drive about 16 hours. But you know what? It was so worth it!

This year I got to see bands AS IT IS, The Maine, Waterparks, and a little bit of This Wild Life. I took my mom with me since I have always wanted her to experience Warped Tour. She is so cool that she got Awsten Knight from Waterparks to wave at us! However, the number one thing on my list was to meet The Maine. After nine years of being a fan, I finally met the whole band. Kennedy from the band talked to my mom and I in line outside the venue because we were wearing Brazil merch, so we ended up discussing the World Cup a little bit with him. It was so great! But when I met the band, it was the greatest thing.

I have now attended the Vans Warped Tour for five years and attended seven total dates. Let’s just say that this one was one of my favorites. I will never ever forget July 1, 2018. Vans Warped Tour, you will be missed.

Vans Warped Tour Begins!

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Today is a very special and exciting day because it is day one of the last Vans Warped Tour! Pomona, CA is where today’s festival is at and there is so much hype going on. There are bands such as Waterparks, With Confidence, Echosmith, Black Veil Brides, and so many more on this very special day playing the stages.

This summer they are having FOUR Mutant Pit Reporters: Brian Walsh (6.21 – 6.30), Tiffany Mink (7.01 – 7.13), Amanda Kim (7.14 – 7.20), and last but not least Tori Kravitz 7.21 – 8.02). But don’t worry, Warped Tori will be on the tour all summer long with the Mutant Team across the Mutant stages, so make sure to go say hi to her (I know that I’ll be on the lookout for her at my Warped date)!

It is quite a bittersweet summer. We love Warped Tour, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. I have gone to Warped for four years, attended six dates. I’ve volunteered for Rise Records and Alternative Press and every date was a blast.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket(s) yet, you can still do so here. Hurry, because they are selling out, for two dates are already completely sold out.

Comment which date you will be attending this year. Maybe we’ll see each other, who knows! Enjoy your last Vans Warped Tour!