Fall Out Boy

b185_fall-out-boy-band-music-950x712 Hey guys!! I’m so sorry I’ve been away for the past few weeks, I had tons of school work and the winter holidays create such a busy time for every body in general. This week I’m bringing to you the band behind what I think is the best album of the year. I liked them back in the old days before they went on hiatus in 2009 but now- WOOOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! They’re GREAT! Everybody, I hope you already know them but if not; meet Fall Out Boy. I was so lucky as to get their newest CD “Save Rock and Roll” from my boyfriend this Christmas (that guy is QUITE the gift giver!!) which features great songs such as “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark“, “The Phoenix“, and my personal favorite “Just One Yesterday“. If you’re looking for a great album to get you up and moving this is definitely one to consider.  One thing they are doing with their latest album that I find quite interesting is they’re creating a story with their songs with music videos. My friend Lexi showed them to me and they certainly are something interesting to watch! There’s signs of cannibalism, human torture, and plenty of music that will most certainly get your heart racing! All of these videos are on YouTube and you can easily access the ones that have came out to this day on my Music page.  So now I’ll stop fangirling over the band and tell you all the interesting info about them. Fall Out Boy consists of four band members; Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley. The band started out in Illinois in 20o1 and was formed for the most part by Wentz and Trohman. In 2005 the band became quite popular with their album “From Under the Cork Tree” and gained more and more popularity over the years. In 2009 the band hit some troublesome winds with people who attended their concerts during their Believers Never Die Tour booing them and they decided to break. During Fall Out Boy’s hiatus each of the band members experienced all sorts of events which lead them to trying to individually create new kinds of music and experiment with music in ways they had never thought of before.  After being separated for about 3 years the band members started to miss each other, as we all would have, and began to become in touch once again. They created a few songs here and there and eventually began creating their “Save Rock and Roll” album. Fall Out Boy certainly has been through a lot of criticism and hatred these past 5 years and now they’re back and ready to fight again. Be sure to check out their music and definitely listen to their newest album!

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Melissa, Fossum. “I Saw Fall Out Boy Live Right Before They Got Huge.” Up on the Sun. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Dec. 2013. <http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2013/06/fall-out-boy-marquee-theatre-comeback.php>.

 

“Fall Out Boy | Band.” Fall Out Boy. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Dec. 2013. <http://falloutboy.com/band>.

 

 

Walk The Moon

Walk-The-MoonNo they’re not Astronauts, they’re Walk The Moon– which ten times better, trust me on this!  From Cincinnati, Ohio Walk The Moon has made it a long way in only 5 short years. Their band, which was originally created by main signer Nicolas Petricca, started the band in 2008 but shortly after made some big changes in the band’s line up. Finally in 2010 the current members (Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman) found Petricca and they have stuck together ever since. Naming the band after “Walking on the Moon” by the Police, the band created their first album i want! i want! and have been improving ever since. Walk The Moon‘s first hit song, “Anna Sun”, has been featured in an American Eagle Outfitters commercial and was named one of the “30 Summer Songs Every Man Should Listen to” by Esquire Magazine. Playing at Music Midtown in Atlanta and going on tour with Grouplove (which I have featured in a past post), Walk The Moon is gaining popularity every day with their amazing, peppy songs that always seem to brighten my day. Be sure to check out my music page if you’d like to hear more from them! Happy Holidays!!!

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“Song of the Week: Walk The Moon – Anna Sun | MusicUnderFire.” MusicUnderFire. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2013. <http://musicunderfire.com/2012/10/song-of-the-week-walk-the-moon-anna-sun.html&gt;.

“Walk the Moon.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2013. Web. 6 Dec. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_the_Moon&gt;.