Welcome to Geekdom 092: Warped Tour

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Playlist: Awake At Last’s Warped Tour Picks

Awake At Last

Awake At Last put together a playlist of some of their favorite Warped Tour jams. Check out the playlist below and why they picked each song.

Beartooth – “Hated”
Beartooth has been slaying it on this year’s Warped Tour, bringing in some of the biggest crowds of the tour and tons of passion and energy to their performance. The song’s lyrics strike a chord to home especially in today’s world about not being accepted for who you are .

Beartooth – “Loser”
Keeping up the Beartooth vibe, Loser is a song about a rejected teenager growing up. Beartooth’s lyrics all resonate strongly and are very emotional and it’s a groovy song to jam out to

Sylar – “Soul Addiction”
Sylar has come a long way in the last few years and their sound keeps growing and maturing – the choruses on this song are huge and super catchy. The verses have a lot of swagger to them and its an excellent song all around

Memphis May Fire – “Miles Away” ft. Kellin Quinn
Miles Away is one of Memphis May Fire’s slower tracks, telling the tale of Matty and his wife and the struggles of gone on the road touring. It shows a different side to Memphis May Fire and is really heartwarming lyrically

Memphis May Fire – “Legacy”
Legacy is an inspiring track by Memphis May Fire. The crushing instrumentals really push the whole song, but the lyrics are the best aspect here. “They say you were created to do great things, but words only come to life if you believe” is one of our favorite lines and the song is very motivational.

Dance Gavin Dance – “Young Robot”
Dance Gavin Dance is one of the talent bands on this years Warped Tour, with their intricate guitar-tapping lead lines, dual vocalist approach, and hectic instrumentals. They have honed their own unique sound and Young Robot is one of the best tracks off of their new album, showing off the talents of each individual member.

Falling in Reverse – “Coming Home”
Coming Home is the single off of Falling In Reverse’s new album and its way more atmospheric, epic, and spacey than their prior works. The verses are super laid back and electronic, the vocals all sound top notch and this is one of their best songs yet

Too Close To Touch – “Crooked Smile”
Crooked Smile is a great track by Too Close To Touch, with vocalist Keaton Pierce’s vocals going from elegant and smooth in the verses to gritty, powerful, and epic in the choruses. It showcases his vocal dynamic and the instrumentals are all excellent and provide great atmosphere’s and rhythms to keep the song moving.

Blessthefall – “Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted”
Blessthefall’s been a band we’ve all jammed for a while now, and this track is one of our favorites by them. The intricate guitar leads throughout the song and Beau’s vocals blend really well and make them a great band to jam

Hands Like Houses – “Colourblind”
Hands Like Houses was one of our favorite bands at this year’s Warped Tour. Colourblind shows a more mainstream side of Hands Like Houses and song grooves all the way through between the atmospheric instrumentals and the powerful vocal lines.

Hands Like Houses – “I Am”
I Am jams all the way through with driving instrumentals, the momentum of the song keeps going into the huge catchy chorus hook.

Silverstein – “Smile in Your Sleep”
Silverstein’s been in the game for almost 20 years and they still bring it – Smile In Your Sleep was one of the first songs any of us had heard by them and it still holds a special place for us.

Playlist: Hello Atlantic’s Warped Tour Picks

Hello Atlantic

Hello Atlantic took some time to make a Warped Tour Playlist. You can listen to it below and see who picked which songs.

Steve: Movements is a newer band on the rise, the lyrics and spoken word in their music really hits home. This song “Nineteen” in particular, I can relate to greatly. I rather live out my aspirations and passions and live life the way I want to, rather than chase good credit mortgages and material things.

Our Last Night has always been a band I could throw on and enjoy whether it’s a cover or an original song. The song “Sunrise” always hits home. I love the instrumentals, lyrics and overall vibe. The song reminds me to never give up on your dreams no matter how shitty life can be.

Eric: Silverstein has been one of those bands I’ve always been into since I went to my first Warped Tour in 2005. “My Heroine” is just powerful song by them, and has always been my favorite.

Neck Deep is a band I just discovered within the past 2 years, but they’re fantastic. The first time I heard the version of December featuring Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, I was amazed by it.

Ian: Dance Gavin Dance because they’re my favorite band, it’s their newest single, and I really dig it.

“Too Close To Touch” because this song is powerful and it conveys a feeling of hopelessness and sometimes I feel hopeless so it’s nice to connect with music like that

Nick: “Scars” because I have huge respect for how I Prevail have stayed on top with their social media interactions and I think they will bring heavy music back into the mainstream.

“Drift” because Hands Like Houses are just a unique modern rock band that’s super talented and that song is the perfect example.

Ryan: I chose “Middle Fingers Up” because this was the first song I heard by Attila and also what pretty much drove me to attend my first Warped Tour, also in a twisted kind of way it conveys not letting what people think or say about you, get to you.  Lastly, I found them to be quite different sounding from what has been coming out.

“Drink” was just a very catchy song to me, aside from this song Alestorm continues to put out music that can really lift your mood no matter what.  They are creative to the point I sit and wonder how they even come up with such a constant flow of songs that all follow the same criteria and theme.

Band picks: “Fucked with an Anchor” by Alestorm we have all listened to and had our fair share of laughs to! We occasionally busy out singing it together and blast it as loud as we can.  This year some of us were lucky enough to catch at Warped!

CKY’s “96 Quite Bitter Beings” was just a hit and the majority of us had said this song at the same time.  It just felt right that we chose this song, it was also amazing to us that Warped Tour has brought back some awesome throwback and old school bands this year!

Playlist: I Hate Heroes

I Hate Heroes put together a Warped Tour playlist for us. Check out their song picks, why they picked them, and the playlist below.

Memphis May Fire – “Virus”
This song has a different feel to it. The instrumentals pump us up and the vocals are great as always.

Memphis May Fire – “No Ordinary Love”
The lyrics really allow you to connect well with them and feel the emotion behind the song.

Fit For A King – “Dead Memory”
This song is just all around badass.

Fit For A King – “Unclaimed, Unloved”
Another kick ass song. It has very catchy choruses but also very hard hitting verses.

Attila – “Proving Grounds”
This song has really cool synth arrangements in it. It also has sick breakdowns.

Attila – “Bulletproof”
If you love to party, this song gets it lit, not to mention the fact that it’s also groovy. If you’re looking to move, this is your song.

Blessthefall – “Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted”
Most people are able to connect with the lyrics very well. A very catchy song with some head bang action.

Sylar – “Soul Addiction”
We love this song. It is very jumpy, groovy, and super catchy.

Silverstein – “My Heroine”
This is a classic. This song is a sing a long for sure and it feels good to be able to belt what you are feeling.

Our Last Night – “Shape Of You”
We like to party and this song is a party song. You can dance, sing, and jump all in one song.