We’re big fans of Dads, Restorations, and Daisyhead on PropertyOfZack, so we figured we’d put all three bands together for a new Playlist feature. Check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!
Saves The Day - Sell My Old Clothes, I’m Off to Heaven
Saves is on their new album tour and I was getting back into their catalogue so I’d be ready and warmed up for the show, this is maybe my favorite of their songs ever.
Minus The Bear - Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo
Incendiary - Primitive Rage
We got the chance to play with these guys at Mixtape Fest on Long Island a couple months ago and once a month or so I keep revisiting this album, this song is great.
Wilco - Impossible Germany
Touche Amore - Harbor
Their new album is great and this is such a strong song. I love the structure and changes it goes through.
Bright Eyes - Shell Games
The intro lyrics are really cool once you ~get it~ and that he’s referring to different albums and album covers he’s done.
Hop Along - Young and Happy!
I’ve had this song stuck in my head for a month.
Snapcase - Coagulate
Glassjaw - Must’ve Run All Day
We did a late night drive recently and listened to the entire Glassjaw discography, which we usually listen to in whole at some point at least once a month. I love that they were/are able to play hardcore heavy hitters and then get soft and no one questioned it.
These Arms Are Snakes - Big News
Fuzzy bass and weird off-time guitar riffs. I like it.
Poison the Well - Meeting Again for the First Time
I feel like “You Come Before You” gets overlooked because it may have been their mature album, their growth album, it wasn’t the metalcore breakdown album people wanted. I know when I heard it way back in the day I didn’t know how to take it. We listened to it again last summer and it was immediately put onto our list of albums we obsess over. If this record came out today I’d still be all over it.
Better Off - Letting It In / Making It Go
In my opinion, this is the best song that will ever come out of Nashville,
Balance & Composure - Tiny Raindrop
This is my favorite song on the latest Balance record, it’s a different
style, but I think it rules.
Courtesy Drop - What Makes This Place Worth Calling Our Home
I was lucky enough to sing on this song with a ton of other local vocalists,
so I listen to it from time to time to remember how fun that was.
Our friends at Big Footprints have released their July 4-way split featuring Koji, Steady Hands, Restorations, and Tyler Daniel Bean Stream it below after the jump.
Restorations just finished up their tour with The Menzingers, and we’re happy to have the band do one more Road Blog on PropertyOfZack to round out the great summer run. Check out the last blog below!
6/8 - Jacksonville, FL
Restorations has a bit of history with the Phoenix Taproom. Our old band and many of our friends have played through here on random tours that are out in the aether of the past. It’s always been… odd? Yeah, let’s go with that. This night proved to be no exception to this. It was a humid mess of a day already, so when the Phoenix let us know that all their air conditioning wasn’t working it set a tone for the evening. During our set the power kept randomly cutting out, turning off instruments, the PA, and the onstage box fans that the Menzingers went out and got for everyone (Thanks, guys!). We made the best of the situation and on the whole, I think we fared pretty well. The power problems seemed to work themselves out well enough for Fake Problems and the Menzingers to have commanding sets. There is one memory for Jacksonville that will stick with us though. While walking to get dinner, a convertible pulled up to a stoplight we were approaching. The passenger of the convertible was repeatedly punching the driver in the head, despite the driver’s quite understandable protest. As the light changed and the car peeled down the road, the passenger door opened and stayed open till the turned and were beyond our view. No word on whether or not the passenger jumped or was ejected from the vehicle. Jacksonville, you’re a trip.
6/9 - Durham, NC
For the rest of the bands on the tour this was a day off. A chance to cool off a bit after Jacksonville and take a leisurely turn to the next officially scheduled show in DC. We decided to split the difference driving wise and play a show at Motorco in Durham, a one off headliner set up by our good friend Scotty Sandwich of Death to False Hope Records. We were joined by Scotty’s band, Almost People and Durham locals, The Mercators. The Mercators includes drummer Mark Oates who is an old, old friend of ours. We were in good company. Durham has always been a supportive town for us and this show kept that trend going. Motorco is a sizeable venue and we certainly didn’t pack the place out but for a rainy Sunday night, it was inspiring to have that receptive audience. Special thanks to Jay and John from Red Collar, our Tiny Engines lablemates, for the continued support. Can’t wait to do some shows with you guys again.