Fireworks, Young Statues, Better Off Summer Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 6, 2014

Fireworks, Young Statues, and Better Off are touring together in July. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Fireworks Release ‘Oh, Common Life-Sessions’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 6, 2014

Fireworks have released an EP called Oh, Common Life-Sessions. All proceeds will go to Alternatives For Girls. Download the EP below after the jump.

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Fireworks Bled Fest Set Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 1, 2014

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Fireworks were the Detroit Bad Boys at Bled Fest last weekend. wWatch their full set stream below after the jump.

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Fireworks Strip Down “Bed Sores”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 6, 2014

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Fireworks recently recorded a stripped down version of ‘Bed Sores” for A-Sides. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 24, 2014

Ian Cohen recently published a roundtable feature called Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem on Wondering Sound. It’s a great discussion that POZ was present for and is worth a read. Check it out here and a snippet below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Apr 13, 2014

POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation Tour
Features: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball
Location: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Photos By: Maysa Askar

Fireworks Stream “Oh, Common Life” Bonus Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2014

Fireworks' new album is called Oh, Common Life, but there isn’t a title track on the record. The band has now released an acoustic song with the same name from a bonus EP. Stream the track below after the jump.

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Fireworks Nervous Energies Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 28, 2014

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Nervous Energies have posted a new session Fireworks. Check out a video of “Run, Brother, Run” below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Fireworks - Oh, Common Life

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 27, 2014

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by Erik van Rheenen

There’s a terrific Latin turn of phrase that only really gets kicked around in art circles and eloquently worded textbooks, but frames the context of Fireworks’ post-Bonfires discography: chiaroscuro, defined loosely as the bold interplay of light and dark. While Gospel found Fireworks bright-eyed, optimistic, and battling a creeping sense of insecurity with sunny pop hooks and swashbuckling melodies that brimmed over with youthful joie de vivre, new album Oh, Common Life refracts the themes of its forerunner through a darker, more introspective lens. 

No longer is this Dave Mackinder (and Co.) Versus the World — Oh, Common Life finds the Fireworks frontman grappling with his own internal demons. Instead of focusing the band’s sights on the “we’re all in this together” ethos that interwove the songs of Gospel, the energy of Oh, Common Life turns inward for an often-harrowing peek into where Mackinder’s mind roamed while penning the record. 

The monster looming precariously close to the boy on Gospel’s cover swallows him whole on Oh, Common Life, and it’s made pretty damn obvious from the album’s opener, “Glowing Crosses.” The guitars that drive the song pack a moody punch, and the melody sparks with foreboding. It’s a long way off from “Arrows” and its bouncy call-to-arms that opened Gospel, but “Glowing Crosses” shines in both its maturity and songwriting — its hooks crisp, its chorus undeniable.

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Fireworks Release “Glowing Crosses” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 26, 2014

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Fireworks have released a new music video for “Glowing Crosses.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 23, 2014

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March 25th is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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Fireworks Stream New Album ‘Oh, Common Life’

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 18, 2014

Fireworks will be releasing Oh, Common Life next week via Triple Crown Records. Stream the full album here via Red Bull or below after the jump.

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Fireworks Greatest Generation Tour Setlist

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 7, 2014

Fireworks are direct support for The Wonder Years on The Greatest Generation Tour this spring. Check out their set list from the tour below, taken from last night’s set in Lancaster, PA, after the jump.

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Fireworks Stream New Song “Flies On Tape”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 4, 2014

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Fireworks will be releasing Oh, Common Life via Triple Crown Records on March 25th. Pre-order the new album here and stream a new song called “Flies On Tapehere via Stereogum and listen to another track below after the jump.

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POZ Discussion: Most Anticipated March Releases

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 27, 2014

February is here, and we’re continuing 2014 with a jam-packed month of releases that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated March Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!

La Dispute - Rooms Of The House (03/18)
What is La Dispute? It’s hard to pin down a band that’s always changing, incorporating anything and everything into their special breed of emotionally-charged post-everything. Building on the experimental expansion of 2011’s Wildlife, the Michigan band worked with uber-producer Will Yip on Rooms of the House to push each sonic edge out a little bit further to the cusp of 80s and 90s college radio while still maintianing their trademark intensity. “Stay Happy There” is a bit Fugazi, a bit At The Drive-In, wrapped up in the sound of working through a cutting anxiety: “I will fix whatever is not the sweetness in your eyes, just sit down, please, sit down here at the table and we’ll talk. Somewhere televisions light up in the night.” Jordan Dreyer’s lyrics are only amplified by his exasperated delivery, the sound of a man emotionally drained and at the end of every rope he’s ever known. It’s the kind of music that helps someone through those late, lonely nights, catharsis defined through guitar strums and cymbal hits. Let it in. - Steve Ciccarelli

The Black Lips - Underneath the Rainbow (03/18)
The Black Lips, for more than a decade, has been a band that never does anything normal, and that includes selling a new record to the press. The Atlantaquartet’s upcoming seventh album, Underneath the Rainbow, has been described as “Elvis from the waist down,” which mostly harkens to the Tennessee setting in which the album was created, but also is a great example of the strange and misunderstood nature the group has cultivated in the public’s eyes. 

After the polished but enriching sound of the Mark Ronson-produced Arabia Mountain, the band turned to another unexpected producer/fan in Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney to produce their latest.  The writing process this time around came amidst a two-year touring cycle and the loss of several close friends, so much of the record is being described as reflective. As usual, it’s a smattering of different styles, including rock, blues, and even country jangles which fits greatly into the band’s unwillingness to be defined by a genre. Like any experience involving the Black Lips both on record and in a live setting it will no doubt be a wild ride for their fan base. - Jason Stives

Seahaven - Reverie Lagoon (03/25)
Remember a few years ago when Seahaven released their debut full-length packed with post-rock anthems for the frustrated young man in all of us? And how it was called Winter Forever and seemed to falter a little under the own weight of its self-imposed sadness? Well, their upcoming release this March has taken on a totally different direction even in just the title alone, baring for the world its intentions with the name Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only. And even though “Reverie Lagoon” sounds like the name of an isolated tropical retreat in a trashy romance novel, the shift in style might prove to be their strongest decision yet. “Silhouette (Latin Skin)” (both of the new record and the recent 7” of the same name) creeps in contemplative like a Deja Entendu era Brand New track, while “Flesh” cavorts as a casual alternative tune with some inflections of that Southern California beachiness of which I am both fond and jealous. So, while it’s yet to be seen if the record carries as much escapism promise as it claims to, I think we can all agree that we’re happy to be moving away from the unilateral bleakness of being in winter forever. - Adrienne Fisher

Fireworks - Oh, Common Life (03/25)
When it comes to Fireworks, I was a little late to the party. I didn’t get into the band until well after 2011’s Gospel, and I’ve never really forgiven myself for what I now refer to as ‘the lost years.’ However with this March comes the band’s new album, Oh, Common Life, and a chance for me to redeem myself for past mistakes.

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