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Conditions Tap A Loss For Words, Alive In Standby For Final Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 11, 2014

A Loss For Words and Alive In Standby will be joining Conditions for their final shows. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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A Loss For Words Replace City Lights With Wind In Sails

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 12, 2014

A Loss For Words have replaced City Lights with Wind In Sails on their The Kids Can’t Lose Tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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A Loss For Words ‘The Kids Can’t Lose’ Five Year Anniversary Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 5, 2014

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A Loss For Words are doing a five year tour this spring for The Kids Can’t Lose. Veara, City Lights, Paris, and The Moms are joining the band on the tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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A Loss For Words ‘The Kids Can’t Lose’ Vinyl Reissue Via PNR

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 4, 2014

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Pure Noise Records will be reissuing A Loss For WordsThe Kids Can’t Lose on vinyl. Pre-order it here and check out details below after the jump.

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State Champs, A Loss For Words European Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 15, 2014

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State Champs and A Loss For Words are playing several shows together in Europe this spring. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Presents: Be Part Of Something - 42 Bands, 12 Months

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 30, 2013

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Each year those behind PropertyOfZack get the chance to work with and befriend new and incredible people in our every growing music scene. Last year we teamed up with Team Pagano and Still Alive to honor just a few of the many great bands we work with, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with Be Part Of Something Part II, and Glamour Kills are joining us for the fun.

Volume II is available for free download now and boasts 42 tracks both new and previously released featuring bands like The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Fireworks, Misser, With The Punches, and so, so many more. 

Stream and download Be Part Of Something below! 

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A Loss For Words Release “The Kids Can’t Lose” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 10, 2013

A Loss For Words have released a new music video for “The Kids Can’t Lose.” Watch it here via AltPress or below after the jump. 

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The Wonder Years, State Champs, A Loss For Words EU/UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 10, 2013

The Wonder Years, State Champs, and A Loss For Words are going out on a Mainland European and UK tour in April and May. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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A Loss For Words, Our Last Night Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 23, 2013

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A Loss For WordsOur Last Night, My Ticket Home, and a few other bands will be heading out on tour in January. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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City Lights Stream New Song Ft. Matty Arsenault

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 13, 2013

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City Lights are releasing their new album, The Way Things Should Be, on December 10th via InVogue Records. Stream a new song called “Jeremy’s Song” featuring Matty Arsenault of A Loss For Words below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: A Loss For Words, Stickup Kid, Light Years

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 11, 2013

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A Loss For Words, Stickup Kid, and Light Years just finished up a tour together, among a few other great bands, and we’re stoked to have the 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!

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Saves The Day – Stay What You Are 
Gets me through late night drives through the mountains. - Matty
Acceptance - Phantoms
Great memories from 2006 maverick tour. - Matty
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Great driving music. - Mikey
Ben Rector - Something Like This *Song is not on Spotify
He is the master of writing the perfect pop song. - Mikey
Hall and Oates - Greatest Hits
C’mon it speaks for itself. - Chris
Rancid - …And Out Come The Wolves
Gets me in the zone. – Chris
Propagandhi - Failed States
Record totally shreds man. - Marc
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia
Music genius - Marc
Hellions - Die Young. 
Bare Bones - Villains EP
Both great records from Aussie lads and gets me pumped to play shows. - Pete

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Playlist for our recent tour with A Loss For Words, Handguns, and Major League!

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Against Me! - I was a Teenage Anarchist
I was never a huge Against Me fan but recently stumbled across “White Crosses” and have been jamming it a lot lately. I guess most “real” Against Me fans don’t like this one but hey, I’m a poser.
blink-182 – Go
blink is always in constant rotation for me and I don’t go too long without listening to them or I start to get symptoms of withdrawal. Recently been into the “Untitled” record again and looking forward to hearing their new stuff.
Tegan and Sara - How Come You Don’t Want Me
I wasn’t initially sold on Tegan and Sara ditching their acoustic guitars for keyboards and electronic drums, but fuck this record is phenomenal. This is a great song that will be stuck in your head while you pout over your ex-love. 
NOFX- Thank God It’s Monday
Ok so not only is this song a ripper (yes I said ripper) but it is also very relatable for me. Fat Mike sings about his love for Mondays because everyone else is at work and he can do whatever he wants without much interference. Now, Mondays are 99% my day off from work as well and I love it. The Dunkin Donuts by my house sells any sized coffee for only $1 on Mondays, and then the Kent movie theater shows all movies for only $5 and you get a free popcorn! Like, c’mon! Best day. 
New Found Glory - Connect the Dots
There’s always a little bit of anxiety and fear when one of your long time favorite bands is going to release new music and possibly let you down, (i.e. Saves the Day) but New Found Glory did not disappoint with this one. It reminds me of Catalyst era NFG which is fine by me.

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A Loss For Words Release “Distance” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 28, 2013

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A Loss For Words have released a new music video for “Distance.” Watch it below after the jump.

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A Loss For Words, Wind In Sails, Paris Mini-Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 25, 2013

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A Loss For Words, Wind In Sails, and Paris will be doing a mini-tour in November. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Review: A Loss For Words - Before It Caves

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 10, 2013

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by Donald Wagenblast, edited by Erik van Rheenen

There’s good years, there’s great years, and then there was the slate of pop-punk releases that came out in 2011. After the genre was critically destroyed by a slew of bands who brought too much fluff and not enough substance to the table, 2011 left almost too much to take in at once. This was made abundantly clear when considering the release and reception of A Loss for Words’s Rise/Velocity Records debut No Sanctuary. Despite being the best work of the band’s career, it somehow didn’t quite earn as much praise as the band’s contemporaries, such as Transit (who released the instant autumn classic Listen and Forgive), Fireworks (preachers of the summertime Gospel), and the pop-punk poster boys of the moment, The Wonder Years, whose proper Hopeless Records debut Suburbia: I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing was one of the most talked about albums of the year. 

But A Loss for Words remained steadfast, as they always have. They took opening slots on tours they could have been headlining, all the while doing so with the heart and passion that made No Sanctuary such a treat to listen to. The songs were catchy, with a little rock ‘n roll flair that none of the other bands mentioned earlier (and most of the others) could muster. This swagger was mostly brought to the table thanks to the vocal prowess of Matty Arsenault, complemented by the guitars of Marc Dangora. 

It’s important to mention what A Loss for Words did so successfully the last time around, because the band’s follow-up to No Sanctuary, ode to the road Before it Caves, cashes in on those same strengths yet again. This time around, Dangora’s guitars are even bigger, with a well-timed solo in “Falling,” an enticing opening riff in “20 Block,” and interesting effects through the intro of “Eclipsed.” Dangora’s running mate, Nevada Smith, is no longer with the band, but there’s no real absence felt on Before it Caves, which is a credit to Dangora’s creativity and precision throughout the entire album.

Arsenault’s vocals are top-notch, as expected. The singer, whose pop-tinged side project Class of ’92 became his focus during the band’s downtime before recording Before it Caves, and that venture clearly had some influence over his delivery this time around. While his vocal talents are easily noticeable, Arsenault delivers those vocals with less grit and shows off a more polished approach without sacrificing emotion and power. Arsenault gets a great boost from bassist and backup vocalist Mike Adams, who provides melodies that not only complement Arsenault’s leads, but provide another layer to them every time he steps up to the mic.

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A Loss For Words “Distance” Acoustic Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 9, 2013

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Check out A Loss For Words performing an acoustic version of “Distance” below after the jump.

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