October is nearly 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 October Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
New Found Glory - Resurrection (10/07)
For years New Found Glory have been your best friends’ band; guys who seemed inseparable, often releasing the kind of music that reminds you how fun being in a band can be, while also realizing all the good times of your twenties must one day cascade into being a grown up. Even when some releases weren’t pristine, their music still invoked certain feelings and feels timeless. However, life does happen, so when the band announced late last year that longtime guitarist Steve Klein was no longer a member, it was quite a shock — especially after his subsequent arrest.
While I will disagree with the band’s choice of album title with “Resurrection,” their decision to soldier on as a four piece was more than logical, and it looks like the band is ready to release a barnburner of a record. The tracks heard for far, “Selfless” and “Ready and Willing,” invoke both the band’s always youthful mindset mixed with the heavy handed fist-throwers that were emphasized on their 2009 standout “Not Without a Fight.”
There is no doubt a fighting spirit here, a move in maturity that keeps their young men identities through marriages, kids, and hard times. This isn’t about a resurrection for New Found Glory: it’s a reminder and reawakening to the MO they have served up for over 15 years. - Jason Stives
Yellowcard - Lift A Sail
Three songs have already been released from Yellowcard’s upcoming album, Lift A Sail, and one thing has been made exceedingly clear: this is not the same band that everyone has come to expect. This is a band that chose to try new things and push themselves to their limits – and the result is an album that is bolder, stronger, and more fearless than ever before.
For a well-established band to reinvent itself so far into their career is no easy feat, and it’s sad to think that many fans might not give Lift A Sail the chances it deserves because it’s such a drastic change. However no one can deny that it took balls for Yellowcard to do what they wanted versus what was expected. - Becky Kovach
Jesse and Zack discuss Tim Landers leaving Transit and band member exits in general, the record industry possibly standardizing release dates, paying to play the NFL Super Bowl halftime show, Don Giovanni calling out Recess and Asian Man Records, and some listener questions.
Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the eighteenth episode below!
Four Year Strong, Transit, Such Gold, and Seaway are doing the Go Down in History Tour this fall. Check out the dates below after the jump!
The Heart Attack Tour with Man Overboard, Transit, Forever Came Calling, and Knuckle Puck just finished up. The run was great from top to bottom, so we wanted to capture a little of it for everyone who went. Ally Newbold followed Man Overboard around for the final day of The Heart Attack Tour for A Day In The Life. Check out the full feature below!
I first at arrived at the Theatre of the Living Arts around 2:45 pm on Saturday June 21, 2014. I met up with Justin Collier [guitarist of Man Overboard] and the rest of the guys who were munching on some Lorenzos’ Pizza.
After lunch, it was time for Man Overboard to sound check. They warmed up with new songs such as single, “White Lies” off of their newest full length, Heart Attack via Rise Records. This is one of my favorite songs on the record and it was pretty cool to watch them play this song with 10 other people in the room.
Zac Eisenstein’s [vocalist/guitarist of Man Overboard] family joined in on watching the sound check, including his nephew who was full of smiles.