POZ Discussion: Essential Summer Listening

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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It’s August already, but we’re going to try to hang onto summer for as long as we call. To celebrate PropertyOfZack’s Tank Top Season we’re launching a new Essential Summer Listening Discussion filled with TeamPOZ’s favorite albums for this season. Check out our guide, listen along, and feel free to reblog with your favorite spring records!

The Hotelier - Home Like NoPlace There Is
I don’t think I would typically consider an album like The Hotelier’s Home Like NoPlace There Is as an Essential Summer Listening record, but it’s the majority of what I’ve actually been listening to this summer. So here we are, then. I tend to go on a lot of walks to detach myself from Tumblr and Twitter after working on the internet all day to try to make things that will turn into memes for youngsters.

While on those walks, I’ve found Home Like NoPlace There Is cuts through the cooler-at-night summer air and packs and even more special punch than it does in the colder months of winter that I first experienced when the glorious album came out. - Zack Zarrillo

The Gaslight Anthem - The ’59 Sound
Some records demand to be played while driving down the thruway, windows down, volume cranked, and arms stretched out like you’re flying. I don’t know if that necessarily makes those records summer albums, but to me it does and The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound is the definitive summer album in my book. Brian Fallon’s
obsession with Americana and blue-collar living runs through every vein of The ’59 Sound and these “Every-Man” ideals strike a certain chord in my heart that reminds me of naïve summers spent wasting gas and sleeping on more floors than I could care to count.

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Minus The Bear Announce New Album ‘Lost Loves’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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Minus The Bear will be releasing Lost Loves on October 7th via Dangerbird Records. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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BOTDF Respond To Being Kicked Off Tour: I Have Never Been Convicted Of Any Crime

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

Blood On The Dance Floor released their own statement following being kicked off Combichrist’s tour that focussed blame on social media for spreading lies about the band’s frontman. Read it below after the jump.

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POZ BandsOnBands: Blacklist Royals On Charles Bradley

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack feature today with Rob Rufus of Blacklist Royals. The band released Die Young With Me  a few months ago, and it can be picked up here.

In this week’s feature, Rob talks about his love for Charles Bradley. Listen to songs by the artist here and check out what Rob had to say about one of his biggest influences below!

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POZ Review: Blacklist Royals - Die Young With Me

We are living in seriously lame times. 

Alternative Rock is now defined assynthesizers and drum machines. Kids think The Misfits are a clothing line. Justin Bieber and the dickhead from Maroon 5 are covered in tattoos, rocking pompadours and leather jackets like the rebels they are. It’s a drag, man.

And yet, somewhere out in that void – I see a light. I see the man who puts the flame on it, I see the ambassador of love, the man with the heart of gold, the screaming eagle of soul

I see Charles Bradley – and he’s the real fucking deal.

Charles Bradley’s music is incredible! The only thing more incredible is his story. This is a dude who struggled for years – for decades – to be heard. And no matter the hardship, no matter how many doors where slammed inhis face, he kept playing. 

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The Hotelier, Laura Stevenson September Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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The Hotelier and Laura Stevenson are playing shows together in September. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Knuckle Puck Recording New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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Knuckle Puck have been spending some time in the studio recording new music. Check out a teaser poster below after the jump.

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Blood On The Dance Floor Kicked Off Combichrist Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

Blood On The Dance Floor have been kicked off Combichrist’s tour due to what seems to be outrage from fans on social media. Read a statement below from Combichrist after the jump.

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Sharing Needles With Friends With Zack Zarrillo

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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Sharing Needles With Friends is a podcast that we told you a little about last week, and we’re now sharing an episode with you that features Zack from this blog you may sometimes read. I talked with Gene and Derek about PropertyOfZack, Off The Record, Bad Timing Records, Jade Tree, and just a tad bit about The Get Up Kids’ Something To Write Home About. Find out how to listen below!

Anberlin Announce One And Only ‘Cities’ Full Album Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

Anberlin are playing Cities in full for one day only in New York City this fall. Check out details below after the jump.

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Minus The Bear, O’Brother, Mansions Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

Minus The Bear will be releasing Lost Loves on October 7th and are going out on a tour in support of it. O’Brother, Mansions, and Young Widows will all support different legs. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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No Bragging Rights Announce New Album ‘The Concrete Flower’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

No Bragging Rights will release The Concrete Flower on September 23rd via Pure Noise Records. 

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POZ Stream: Meghann Wright - EP 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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Meghann Wright is releasing a brand new three song EP tomorrow, and PropertyOfZack is happy to be premiering it a day early for fans. Wright also is the founder of The City & The Heart, one of New York’s top advocacy organizations supporting independent female artists. Stream the EP below after the jump.

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Black Veil Brides Selling $200 Package For Fans To Receive Interview, Photo Pass Privileges To Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

Black Veil Brides launched a Pledge Music page to support their new album that is coming out in October. One of the Pledge packages is a $200 ticket + interview + photo pass bundle, where fans get to take on the role of websites like PropertyOfZack or AltPress. Of course, it’s worth noting, that when someone like AltPress interviews the band, it does not cost $200 and the decision of giving fans the option to “speak” to the band in this way seems a little odd. The whole Pledge can be seen here, and a description of the $200 bundle can be read below after the jump.

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Weekend Recap: Have Mercy Robbed, Joyce Manor Not About Defending, LTJ Warped 365

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

Have Mercy Release Statement, Open Donations After Being Robbed Of All Gear

Have Mercy were robbed of upwards of $10,000 in gear this past weekend in Buffalo, NY with only two or three more shows to go on their summer tour. Some gear was recovered, but most was not. Please look into helping the band if at all possible.

Joyce Manor On Being Lumped In With Defend Pop Punk

A somewhat confusing interview answer from the band, who have always been against the grain when it comes to releasing music on a schedule, touring on a schedule, etc. From the perspective of a website/blog, it seems the band became more of a hit on Tumblr than The Defend Pop Punk Group, which, at the end of the day, are different. 

Less Than Jake Have Played 365 Warped Tour Sets

An accomplishment that is hard to fathom. Less Than Jake have played the most sets of Warped Tour of all time, and they total to over one year of shows. Ska is real. 

Justin Pierre On “Maybe Being Tortured Genius”

I believe that anyone can create. There is no prerequisite. If you happen to have something different about you, whatever that is, I say use it. Tom Waits had a great quote that I am about to butcher. He said something to the effect of, “My favorite singers and artists are the ones who took that thing about them that seemed like a liability and turned it into an asset.” - Justin Pierre

Kurt Cobain Biopic To Start Within A Year

Says Courtney Love. 

The Gaslight Anthem Stream “Stay Vicious” From ‘Get Hurt’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014

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The Gaslight Anthem are just a few weeks away from the release of Get Hurt. Stream “Stay Vicious” from the record below after the jump.

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