It’s somewhere between Lost and Pirates Of The Caribbean and you’ve found yourself trapped on a deserted island in the middle of an ocean. The good news is that for some reason you found out your iPod will never die, but only if you remove every album you have on it except for three very special ones. What would your Deserted Island Albums be? That’s the theme of a new PropertyOfZack Discussion that includes each POZ team member picking three of their own deserted island albums with a description to go along with one of them. Reblog to let us know what yours are, and check out our Discussion below!
blink-182 - Untitled, by Zack Zarrillo
Crafting my Deserted Island Albums list was supposed to be simple, but then I thought about it a little more. Do I just pick my top three favorite albums of all time? Hm, no. blink-182’s Untitled is an obvious choice because it is my “everything” album, but The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me (my number two) probably wouldn’t be something I would want to listen to all day if I was stuck alone. Forever. Regardless, Untitled was always going to be there. It’s the perfect blink-182 album for the same reason it’s a perfect (for me) Desert Island album. There’s the uplifting energetic “Feeling This” and “Go,” mixed with the lovestruck “I Miss You” and “Down,” paired with the introspective “Asthenia” and “Not Now (I’ll be taking the UK version, please) and the hopeless “I’m Lost Without You.”
I could write a whole bunch of words on the album, but I already did that last year when Untitled turned ten.
Regardless, the record is what I’d want to hold ever-so-tightly to my chest on a lonely island because it hits on almost every emotion I could ask for. And with a limited choice in music for potentially forever, that’s a pretty good fit.
I’m also bringing…
Jack’s Mannequin - Everything In Transit
Mansions - Dig Up The Dead
Something Corporate - Leaving Through The Window, Adrienne Fisher
When I was 16, I wrote a Xanga entry that simply said “Midtown is my favorite band, but if I had to listen to one album for the rest of my life, it’d be Leaving Through The Window. Since basically nothing’s changed in 10 years, in either the music scene or my emotional development, I’m sticking to my statement. While I can’t say that “Punk Rock Princess” would be the best soundtrack to myself Tom Hanksing my survival and isolation on this deserted island, the record’s got plenty to say on dreaming of escape and/or rescue - come on, the opening song’s even called “I Want to Save You.”
On a serious note, this album’s stood the test of time better than most records that’ve won my stamp of Favorite Ever, and I’d imagine that if I was struggling to keep sane while coping with my new island life, I’d want a comforting record on in the background that I know will never get old and has the ability to be somewhat uplifting. You know, something to keep me going when I’m tracing Emoji patterns in the night sky to pass the time or outlining my Twitter handle in rocks on the beach to let passing planes know just who exactly needs saving.
I’m also bringing…
Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave
Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue, by Becky Kovach
It’s probably no big surprise that Ocean Avenue is my number one Deserted Island Album. Beyond just being my favorite album by my favorite band, it’s the album that made me fall in love with music and the album that made me want to get involved in the industry in the first place. Ocean Avenue is the album I go back to every time I start to doubt where I am or what I’m doing. And I could listen to it on repeat for pretty much forever, because it stands just as strong now as it did the first time I ever heard it. Plus, Ocean Avenue is the perfect summer album. What could be better for a deserted island?
I’m also bringing…
Bayside - The Walking Wounded
Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
Bayside – Self-Titled, by Brandon Allin
In all reality, despite any kind of optimism, being stranded on a deserted island, alone, devoid of any kind of food, water, and supplies, would hardly be a vacation. One thing that might make the situation a little more bearable would be music, a few of your favorite records to help the hours pass by, and maybe even keep you sane.
Bayside have so graciously taken the wraps off of their new logo that will apparently replace their former bird logo of ten years following a trademark claim. Check out a video announce below after the jump.
The jury is currently out on whether or not Bayside's video claiming they are giving up their logo due to a trademark claim with a Mexican telecommunications company is an April Fool's Day joke or not. However, Anthony Raneri did make a post about that same company over four and a half years ago in 2009. Check out the post below after the jump.
Bayside are being forced to say goodbye to their bird logo due a Mexican telecommunications company trademarking the logo before the band was able to. The logo has been a staple for the band and fans for a decade or so, but the band is developing a new logo for a new era of Bayside. Watch a video statement from the band below after the jump.
Bayside have been forced to pull off of their own show in Houston tonight due to Anthony Raneri completely losing his voice. The rest of the tour package will however be playing. Check out a statement from Bayside below after the jump.
Bayside will be releasing a Record Store Day 7” called Time Has Come. Check out details and artwork below after the jump.
Bayside are out on the Great American Cult Tour. Check out their set list from the tour below after the jump.
Bayside will be releasing a 7” for ‘Time Has Come” on Record Store Day. Check out a teaser below after the jump.
PropertyOfZack is starting a new string of Playlist features from our own team to highlight our favorite songs released in the present month. February started 2014 right in terms of music, and we’re stoked to share some of our most played songs of the month with you. Check out our Team Playlist, let us know what your favorite tracks of January were, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
The Hotelier - Dendron
This song, like the entire album, is incredible. The song in particular though features my favorite lyrics in a track in about three years. The closing verse is just, everything. - Zack Zarrillo
Prawn - Why You Always Leave A Note***
In England the word prawn is synonomous with what in good ole ‘Merica we refer to as shrimp, but more importantly Prawn refers to one of the best up and coming emo bands and their recent split with Joie de Vivre showcases exactly how on point the New Jersey natives are. If you’re looking for nearly five minutes of straight up catharsis then this little diddy is just what the doctor ordered. Also, I can’t mention enough how great that Arrested Development allusion is! - Zac Lomas (@Infidelegate)
Fireworks - Glowing Crosses***
Fireworks’ Gospel is one of my top albums, and whenever a band follows up one of those personal favorites of mine, it always makes me hesitant. Will it be a step backward? Is it gonna suck? Will I feel like a terrible fan if I end up hating it? However, “Glowing Crosses” was love at first listen and left me with none of the aforementioned feelings. It has a true Fireworks sound, yet somehow matured; it’s energetic pop punk with a kickin’ bass line, what more could you want? Can’t wait to hopefully see them on the road this spring with The Wonder Years and hear the rest of the new album! - Ashley Aron (@ashleyoverdrive)
Bayside - Stuttering
I put on Cult so I could pick a track and write out my rec but I ended up listening straight through without getting a single word down. It’s the kind of album that flows straight through - hit after hit after hit. To only recommend one song feels like I’m doing music fans everywhere a huge disservice, but I suppose my favorite of late is “Stuttering.” Seriously though, if you only listen to the one song you’re doing it completely wrong. - Becky Kovach (@beckystrz)
Information Society - Land Of The Blind***
Information Society’s first new track in two decades to feature both founding members Paul Robb and Kurt Harland is a hard-charging blast of punky dance-pop that drops right into the sweet spot between Peace & Love, Inc. and Synthesizer (which, just coincidentally, happen to be my two favorite InSoc albums). To say I’m stoked on the upcoming _Hello World would be the understatement of the year — those wibbly synths and Harland’s unmistakable vocals should prove the perfect salve to an oncoming bout of March Sadness. Now, where did I leave my mirrorshades? - Jesse Richman (@jrichmanesq)
Bayside did an acoustic in-store recently at Looney Tunes on Long Island. Watch a video of “Don’t Call Me Peanut” below after the jump.
Bayside did an acoustic in-store recently at Looney Tunes on Long Island. Watch a video of “Pigsty” below after the jump.