POZ Discussion: Most Anticipated October Releases
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