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It's been a great year of music filled with new and inspiring music. Check out my top albums of 2017 below!
1.) The Front Bottoms- Going Grey
2. Citizen- As You Please
3. Movements- Feel Something
4. Julien Baker-Turn Out The Lights
5. Southpaw Sonata- Accepting Your Affinity
6. Coin-How Will You Know If You Never Try
8. Tigers Jaw-Spin
9. Misterwives- Connect The Dots
10. Hippocampus- Landmark
11. Remo Drive- Greatest Hits
12. Turnover- Good Nature
13. Hitting Subset-Hikari/Yami
14. New Politics-Lost In Translation
16. Nominee-Drag Me Out
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Misterwives stopped in Austin on their "Connect the Dots" tour with Vinyl Theatre and Small Pools. Misterwives consists of: Mandy Lead (vocals), Etienne Bowler (drums), Marc Campbell (guitar), Mike Murphy (saxophone), Jesse Blum (multi-instrumentalist) and William Heir (bass). On February 24th, 2015, the indie rockers released their first EP: "Our Own House", which features fan favorites such as "Reflections" and "Not Your Way". During their set, the band had bright lights and wild dance moves.
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Slaves are post-hardcore band based out of Sacramento, CA and are composed of Jonny Craig and Colin Vieira. Currently they are touring North America with Secrets, Out Came the Wolves and Picturesque. I had the opportunity to see Slaves perform in San Antonio, Texas on September 2nd, 2017. They put on a great show in which the crowd moshed and crowdsurfed to the bands greatest hits. Check out the gallery from the show down below:
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Boston Manor, a pop punk band from Blackpool, England just recently spent their summer on Vans Warped Tour. They are a band signed to Pure Noise Records and also recently toured with Mooseblood, Trophy Eyes and A Will Away. Boston Manor consists of: Henry Cox (vocals), Mike Cunnif (guitar), Ash Wilson (guitar),Dan Cunnif (bass), Jordan Pugh (drummer). Boston Manor released their first EP called "Driftwood" on Oct 13th, 2014. The group released their sophomore EP "Saudade" which features favorites such as "Trapped Nerve" and "Gone". On September 30th, 2016 the band released their junior album "Be Nothing" which won the hearts of many emo and pop punk fans. I caught Boston Manor's set on July 29th in San Antonio, and I can tell you firsthand they do not disappoint, if you enjoy emo/pop punk music, they will be a new favorite for you.
Boston Manor recently announced a tour with Have Mercy, A Will Away and Can't Swim. You can get tickets down below!
Movements are a post-hardcore, emo band from Orange County, California. The band consists of Austin Cressey (bass), Spencer York (drums), Ira George (guitar) and Patrick Miranda (vocals). The group released their first album titled Outgrown Things in March of 2016. The album features six songs that can be described as heartfelt, emotional, and genuine. Some of my favorite songs from Outgrown Things are Nineteen, Kept and Vacant Home.
I was given the opportunity to take photos of Movements at the Vans Warped Tour in San Antonio on July 29th, 2017. The experience blew me away, Movements had an earlier set and were the first band I took photos of. Movements entered the stage and started off their set with Kept. The audience began to sing along to the words and some even began crowdsurfing. As their set continued the energy was ever present even in the 100 degree Texas heat. The group even played a new song off of their new album (no release date yet). The artists are expected to release their sophomore album soon. Movements never disappoint live, they are a band who care about what their fans think and put their hearts into every song they write. Go check out Movements today!
photos above taken by chapin patel & edited by dylan shay at vans warped tour, 2017.