This is the second part to my May blog. Here I will be covering some more established bands, and their plans for the upcoming half of 2015. And can you believe half the year is almost gone? Damn. The older you get, the faster time passes it seems.
The first band of this blog is SECRETS. A San Diego based post hardcore band, who also wrote the track this blog is named for, Maybe Next May, from their sophomore album Fragile Figures. As for their third, well they are currently writing material for that release. They already released an acoustic EP, Renditions, back in April. And as their beginning of their year was packed with tours, I suspect they will be devoting the rest of the year to R&R, and working on their third album. This is one of my favorite bands, and one of the few bands to suffer a major lineup change and come out stronger. I'll get into it in more detail some other time, but for now I suggest you go listen to Dance of the Dead, Infinite Escape, or Fragile Figures.
Then there's one band that needs no introduction, Bring Me The Horizon. The band has posted pictures of them working on new material, and just goofing off, so a new album can be expected sometime this year, or early next year. They ended their "Sempiternal era" with their outstanding Wembley performance. So what's to come next? Who knows. This band has had its ups and downs. And ten years since their formation, they've come a long way. Their 5th release is sure to be a memorable one, good, bad or otherwise. Songs to listen to include, Seen It All Before, Go to Hell for Heaven's Sake, Shadow Moses, Visions, and Drown.
The last three bands are all Fearless Record label mates. That's right, I'm talking about Pierce the Veil, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, and Tonight Alive. Each band has their eyes set on a 2015 release for their next album. CNCC have already released two singles for their third album, Get Lost Find Yourself, which I'll be covering later this month when it comes out. Go listen to Taking Chances, Progression of Regression, Playing Dead, and In Friends We Trust.
PTV had planned to release their 4th album last year, but delayed it due to some new songs being written. So this year looks like the year for some new music from our favorite Mexican bred boys. They're out on Warped Tour this year, so hopefully they'll debut a new single as part of their setlist. Do I even need to suggest songs for this band? Okay, fine. Give King for a Day, Bulls in the Bronx, Hold on til May, Besitos, and Bulletproof Love a listen. Or all of their 2nd or 3rd albums because they're both so damn good. Their debut is just that, a debut.
And last but not least is Tonight Alive. This album is one I can't wait to hear. After their previous release, I'm not sure how they can possibly top it. I love everything about this band. Their work ethic, their sound, the band itself, and their performances. You can't not watch Jenna and Whak, the lead guitarist, and not want to see more. Those two have such great on stage chemistry. The last time I saw them was on the 2013 Warped Tour, and I still remember every second of it. Songs to hear are The Edge, Listening, Starlight, Lonely Girl, Come Home, Thank You and Goodnight, Amelia, and Breaking and Entering. I could go on and on really, but I'll just leave it with those songs.
So that's the end of this blog. Enjoy the rest of your May, and