Lauv concludes ‘I Met You When I Was 18’ playlist

There’s a good chance that at some point you’ve heard a song from Lauv. The singer/songwriter producer dropped his first single “The Other” back in 2015 and has since released a culmination of tracks that tell a story a bit out of order. The story, referred to as the ‘I Met You When I Was 18’ playlist, follows Lauv moving to New York City at 18 and falling in love for the first time, figuring out both he was as a person but also who he was with this significant other and how the two intertwined.

His most popular track from the batch of singles is “I Like Me Better” which has garnered over 420k streams on Spotify and can be heard on commercial spots including promos for TV Land’s hit show Younger*. Now Lauv has concluded the playlist with the final four singles titled “Bracelet,” “Paranoid,” “Never Not,” and “Enemies.” Listen to the full playlist below!

Lauv recently announced that he’ll be hitting the road this fall, opening on select dates for Ed Sheeran as well as his own headliner with Charlotte Lawrence. You can find Lauv’s full tour routing here!

For more on Lauv: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

*This article isn’t about Younger, but everyone needs to watch this show because it’s a 10/10. That’s all.

Oh, Weatherly announce debut album and drop “Here Tonight” video

Oh, Weatherly recently announced their debut full-length album, an emotionally revealing record for lead singer, Blake Roses. Co-produced by Jake Bundrick (Mayday Parade), the album is a tribute to the lessons Roses has learned over the years. From the passing of his father to raising his younger sister to a split engagement, Lips Like Oxygen assisted in Roses’ personal healing.  Set for release on July 27th via Hopeless Records, you can find the album art and track listing below!

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Lips Like Oxygen Track listing: 

1. Here Tonight
2. The Worst Time
3. Chasing California
4. I Think I Want You
5. Burned Out
6. Keep On Listening
7. Dark of the Night
8. Where Have You Been
9. Love and Poetry
10. Soaring

In addition to the announcement of the record, the band has released their brand new music video for “Here Tonight” which sounds slightly like a blend of early Boys Like Girls meets Mayday Parade (and we’re honestly living for it). Watch the video below!

For more on Oh, Weatherly: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Rooney announces A Cosmic Interlude Tour

Rooney fans have been patiently waiting for some new tunes since the release of the band’s 2017 EP, El Cortez. Breaking the standard label based album cycle model, frontman Robert Schwartzman announced Rooney will be releasing new songs and touring more regularly in order to focus on embracing his pursuits in music and film.

With that, the band has announced A Cosmic Interlude Tour which will kick off on August 18th in San Diego and wrap on September 22nd in Washington, DC. With special guest Mating Ritual, the tour will feature music from nearly two decades of being a band in conjunction with new tunes and songs featured on the soundtrack of The Unicorn, an upcoming movie directed by Schwartzman.

Check out the full list of tour dates below and pick up tickets for a show near you here!

08.18 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08.19 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
08.21 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
08.22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
08.24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
08.25 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
08.26 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
08.28 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
08.29 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
08.30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
09.13 – Kansas City, MO @ Recordbar
09.14 – St. Paul, MN @Turf Club
09.15 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrottter
09.16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09.18 – Toronto, ON @Lee’s Palace
09.19 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
09.20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
09.21 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09.22 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

 
For more on Rooney: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Fickle Friends release “Say No More (Acoustic)” and announce special versions EP

Brighton indie pop act Fickle Friends have had a wild 2018 so far. The band released their debut album, You Are Someone Else, via Interscope Records which hit #9 on the Billboard UK Charts and is chock-full of infectious bops, before playing three sold out shows in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Earlier this week, the band released an acoustic version of “Say No More,” a fan favorite  – and a personal favorite of mine as well. The track comes with the announcement of an upcoming EP titled You Are Someone Else (Versions) which will feature special versions of select tracks from the debut release. It goes without saying that we’re beyond excited to see what the neon-filled act will bring to life with this EP and we’ll keep you posted on details as they’re announced!

In the meantime, give “Say No More (Acoustic)” a spin below and thank us later.

The Driver Era Drop “Preacher Man” Remixes

Brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch launched their new project, The Driver Era, earlier this year and their debut single “Preacher Man” has been buzzing since. In just under three months, the duo made their official Billboard chart debut at #39 on the Alternative Songs chart and for good reason. The feel-good song showcases a maturity in the brothers that fans of their former project, R5, have been looking for.

Following the hype surrounding “Preacher Man,” Rocky Lynch partnered with GRAMMY Nominated producer Lipless to create a remix package. Stream the two new versions of the track below!

“Preacher Man – Lipless Remix”

“Preacher Man – Rocky Remix”

For more on The Driver Era: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Stream the eighth annual Governor’s Ball Live

The eighth annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival, a three-day celebration of music, art, food, and entertainment, has announced a live stream available to watch on DIRECTV NOW and a television broadcast presented by AT&T.

Fans will have a chance to watch LIVE performances from Jack White, Post Malone, The Gaslight Anthem, CHVRCHES, Sylvan Esso, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more! (We can’t really stream you the food, sorry.)

Starting today, you can tune in all weekend from 4:45 – 11:00 p.m ET live on Twitter and at ATT.com/GoVBallNYC. DIRECTV/DIRECTV NOW subscribers can also watch special, exclusive performances of headlining acts, behind-the-scene footage, and other bonuses, courtesy of AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network nightly from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET.

Here’s a quick rundown of where you can check out the show each day:
  • On Twitter from 4:45 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET via live.twitter.com/GovBallNYC
  • On the web from 4:45 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET via ATT.com/GovBallNYC
  • On TV each night from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET via the AT&T AUDIENCE Network (DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on DIRECTV NOW)
This summer marks the eighth annual edition of New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival. Featuring performances from Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Governors Ball 2018 also boasts a lineup of 65+ artists including Halsey, N.E.R.D., Khalid, Chvrches, The Gaslight Anthem (Performing The ‘59 Sound), Post Malone, Silk City (Diplo + Mark Ronson), and many more!

Vans Warped Tour Announces Final Lineup

Just a few days ago, the final lineup for the 2018 Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys was revealed in a video from the festival, which can be found below. The final cross-country run will feature acts who have frequently played Warped Tour over the last 24 years as well as up-and-coming acts. Set to play are bands including Simple Plan, 3OH!3, Mayday Parade, The Maine, We The Kings, Reel Big Fish, Underoath, Grayscale, Tonight Alive, and Real Friends, among others.

Kicking off on June 21st in Pomona, CA and wrapping on August 5th in West Palm Beach, FL, the tour will feature newly named stages such as Mutant Red Dawn and Mutant White Lightning which will showcase the best in heavy and hardcore music. Attendees will also be introduced to the FEND Movement (Full Energy, No Drugs), launched in partnership with the Preventum Initiative, which aims to empower young people to make a stand against opiods. Other non-profits and educational workshops at the festival will include A Voice For The Innocent, American Red Cross, Hope For The Day, and To Write Love on Her Arms, to name a few.

With more non-profits coming out there will be more options for our audience to hopefully get involved before, during, and after the tour. I am hoping that this last year encourages non-profits to partner with bands and for bands to partner with non-profits on their own events and tours once this summer is over.” – Sierra Lyman.
General admission tickets will be on sale March 8th. Early bird tickets and super fan bundles are on sale now. The first 500 tickets sold for each show will be the lowest price and include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour 50-song compilation.
More information can be found at www.vanswarpedtour.com.
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Flashback February: Tribe Society

We previously caught up with Tribe Society in New York City for a stripped down live session where the band performed a few of their tracks including “Problems” and “Secrets,” which can be found below!

World Mental Health Day: There’s No Shame In Asking For Help

We’ve been silent for quite some time now, but today we are excited to relaunch Lucy Out Loud! When we realized that today also marks World Mental Health Day, collectively we decided to use our first post on our updated page as an opportunity to share our voices. Mental health is a topic that can be difficult for some people to talk about, but it’s one that deserves to be discussed.

We asked members our team to share their stories, whether it be their personal struggles, how they’ve found help, or just the importance of speaking up. Please read their stories below.

Although today marks World Mental Health Day, this is not the only day that mental health should be discussed. If you are struggling, do not be afraid to speak up. There is no shame in asking for help and someone will always be willing to listen.



Devon Anderson

I can’t ever remember a time I have felt truly “okay.” There are times I feel “less socially anxious” or “more bright than dark.” But, “okay” is a concept constantly existing in the periphery – slightly out of reach. I know it’s there, but sometimes the path to it is a bit difficult to traverse.

From incessant bullying in school to depression after loss, never feeling good enough to my daily struggles with social anxiety, my brain has always buzzed in its own way. Sometimes the buzzing is a nice, manageable low hum, like a bumble bee lodged behind my ear. It reminds me it’s there but doesn’t commandeer my focus. Other times, the buzzing is loud, pulsing, and mean, like a leaf blower sending gusts full of my sanity into the ether.

In any given day, I can experience the bumble bee to the leaf blower, and every level in between. As a writer and empath, I live in my head 99.9% of the time. I take everything in and let very little out. I know what helps me manage my internal buzzing – loud music (preferably live), a good book, laughter, writing. However, the one thing that helps me more than anything else is knowing I am not alone.

My friends talk about their struggles. We share a lot of the same. We discuss coping, self-care, and we are safe spaces for each other. My favorite bands write songs that are my anthems. Their lyrics sing my story. The pain in their words helps my heart know that they’ve been there. Their voices absorb the buzzing in my head and turn it into poetry. And my world becomes a little safer, a little smaller, and I grow ever closer to seeing the “okay” light in the forest of my mind.


Randy Asakura
There’s a social aversion to discussion mental illness, and I am glad that there’s a day to bring up the awareness. I believe a lot of issues could be reduced if we properly fund mental health facilities, as well as work to remove this terrible stigma when seeking help.  For many it’s a taboo. Some even think that mental health illness is a person’a fault. 

I know several people who have doubts about coming forth to seek help because they are afraid of how people will treat them afterwards. In these cases social media can be a good and bad thing. There will be an outpouring of support, but with it comes a fear of judgment as well. There is a point to be made that social media generally makes one view themselves lesser because, as they say, only the “highlight reels” are shown.

But I know it can also be used to create a sense of community amongst those who feel isolated- it’s an incredibly difficult thing to come forward with. I know of someone who called a suicide prevention hotline recently but was told that no one was available at the time of the call. The person had the strength to reach out, but there weren’t any resources available. I hope days like today encourage people to help those who seek any type of support or treatment. I cannot understand why something that would prevent suicides, homelessness, crime and unemployment would ever be ignored.


Mari Loth
With all that is happening in the world today it is awesome to be self aware, especially with your mental and emotional health. Know your limits, boundaries with yourself, there is no shame in needing a moment alone or regroup time. I’ve been a live show photographer for about 10 years, when I was younger it was a lot easier to move through crowds and be okay being submerged in a group of people. Nowadays, I can’t handle being in a sea of people squished together for hours, and it’s okay. I have figured out other ways to get the images I want and know when to push myself and when to stand back. Don’t feel discouraged, there is a lot of people who are efficient in work with depression and anxiety. What makes them successful is knowing what they can handle and working within those guidelines! It has helped over the years! 



Justine Be
Life is like an amazing roller coaster ride with highs that make you smile ear to ear and lows that can scare you to tears. When the roller coaster ride that is my life hits those lows, I turn to music to help soothe my soul. I put my headphones on, hit repeat on my favorite Twenty One Pilots song, close my eyes and sing my heart out until tears fall down my face – and in those moments, I am okay, I am enough. However, I do know that my self-imposed moments of solitude can’t last forever and it is important to ask for help. We must always remember that is okay not to be okay (for all the Emo lovers… scream “I’m not okay…trust me!”). Today on World Mental Health Day and every day, it is important to know that you are not alone when the ride gets a little bumpy and life seems to go off track. When I feel myself heading off the rails, I find safe spaces online where I can learn, listen and begin to heal. A few safe spaces that i’ve found online are: To Write on Love on Her Arms (https://twloha.com/), The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/), and the Born this Way Foundation (https://bornthisway.foundation ).

Remember you are loved and stay alive friend. 


Lucy Binetti
I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was in middle school, but over the years that anxiety grew. It turned into something I didn’t know how to handle and it became increasingly difficult to do normal day-to-day activities. I wouldn’t be able to sit in a class lecture, walk into a mall, sit on a bus, or attend a show without feeling like I was on the verge of a panic attack. I became afraid of living my life the way that I once used to and the most terrifying part about it was that I didn’t know how to control it.

My first panic attack was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was at a show, somewhere I would consider a safe space, but I didn’t feel right. My mind and body had other plans for me. I left that show and went home thinking the next day things would be better, but they weren’t. I had one doctor tell me I was fine, it was in my head, and to just get some rest. That didn’t help. I didn’t feel myself and it was difficult for me to pinpoint what I was feeling. Every time someone asked, all I could say was that I felt off. I knew something was wrong and I refused to accept the fact that it wasn’t real. Eventually I went on to discuss what happened with a second doctor, one who was kind and understanding and truly wanted to help me figure out what was going on. That changed everything. 

It’s not easy to open up, especially when you’ve done so in the past and it led to not getting help, but just because it’s not something physically seen doesn’t mean that it should be ignored. The thing about mental health is that it needs to be discussed. Everyone has their own struggles, anxiety just happens to be mine. Truthfully, it’s something I still deal with every day and I’m sure it’s going to always be a part of me; however, I will not let anxiety define me. I am stronger than that. And if you are struggling with mental health, please know that you are stronger than it. Do not let it define you.



Eric Riley
If you were ever looking for an indicator about my feelings toward the need for openness and discussions surrounding mental health and how it is approached, it’s 2:21am and I haven’t really slept a whole lot over the last two weeks or so and I’m talking about my feelings toward the need for openness and discussions surrounding mental health and how it is approached. 

Before I get going, I wanna cover a few bases. For starters, I don’t like to or want to throw around terms like “depressed, “anxiety,” etc etc. – I’ve never been diagnosed by a doctor, I’ve never spoken with a therapist/shrink/whatever, I’ve never been prescribed a medication, I’ve never even booked an appointment to discuss it.

They’re important, serious, personal conditions and I think a big part of the stigma surrounding them is the wide misuse of them.

I won’t say that I have depression, or that I have anxiety, or that I have a mental health disorder (if “disorder” is the wrong word, I’m very sorry – it’s all I’m coming up with right now); but, that said, I do often feel depressed, I do often feel anxious, I do often worry over the state of my mental health. 

And that’s fine.
But everyone has their bad days.
And I have my bad days.
I do what I can to work through the bad days, but nothing is perfect.
And that’s fine!
(Yeah, sure, “fine/alright/okay” is purely relative, but whatever. A win is a win and sometimes you have to tell yourself to take them when you can get them.)

There are the days where I think “how many bad days in a row am I allowed to have before maybe they’re not just ‘bad days?’” There are the days when I’m able to wake up with the sunrise, get a few miles in, have some breakfast, run some errands, and make it to bedtime without my mind going dark. There are the days where I wonder if getting out of bed is really necessary every day!? There are the times where maybe I forget to shower for a day or two, yet every piece of laundry in the house gets washed, dried, and folded. There are the days where I stay in the shower for thirty minutes and then sit on my bedroom floor in a towel for the next ninety. There are times I think about killing my self. There were times I tried killing my self. There are times I know that if I killed my self, my grandma would kill me.

There are days where I daydream about my next sixty years; a dog, a job, a partner who cares about me in shitty apartment we both love, and there are days where I wonder if I’ll make it to next week. There are days where I have too much to do so I do none of it. There are days where I know I have so much left to do with life my that I won’t, can’t go anywhere any time soon. 

So yeah, it varies. But adapting is a weapon.

Sometimes I stay awake until 3 or 4 or 5, but by then I’ve cleaned under the bed and organized my closet and did the dishes. Sometimes it gets to a point where I need to list the reasons to stay around, but by then, I’m left with a list of reasons to stay around. 

Everyone handles their struggles differently.
Because everyone struggles differently.
There’s no shame in feeling like you don’t have it all together.
And there’s no shame in not having it all together.

There’s no shame in wanting help.
There’s no shame in needing help.
There’s no shame in asking for help.
There’s no shame in getting help. 

If you want help, if you need help, ask for help, get the help.

Someone will always help.

Vanna To Embark On Final Tour

“After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf,” shares Boston post-hardcore act, Vanna, who announced their final tour earlier this month.

Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands.” The band continues, “Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever — it’s just a ‘We’ll see you around.’ Our music will be here whenever you need it; we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again. —Viva Vanna”

The band will be hitting the road one last time for the All Things Must Come To An End tour which is set as a weekend warrior-style tour where the band will only be playing weekend shows. The full list of dates can be found below!

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