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Andrew Jackson Jihad Announce North American Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

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Andrew Jackson Jihad will be touring North American tho summer with Cheap Girls, Hard Girls, and Dogbreth on select dates. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Cheap Girls Stream New Song “Man In Question”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 8, 2014

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Cheap Girls will be releasing Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings on May 13th. Stream a new song called “Man In Question” here via Paste or below after the jump.

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Cheap Girls ‘Famous Graves’ Artwork, Track Listing

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2014

Cheap Girls will be releasing Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings on May 13th. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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Cheap Girls Announce ‘Famous Graves’; Stream “Knock Me Over”

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2014

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Cheap Girls will be releasing Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings on May 13th. Stream a new song called “Knock Me Over” here via AV Club or below after the jump.

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Against Me! Announce Spring Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 6, 2014

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Against Me! will be going on a spring headlining tour in March and April with Cheap Girls and Laura Stevenson. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Cheap Girls Sign To Xtra Mile; New Album On The Way

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 16, 2014

Cheap Girls have signed to Xtra Mile Recordings for their next album, which is on its way. Check out what frontman Ian Graham said about the signing below after the jump.

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The Draft (3/4 Hot Water Music) Add Cheap Girls, Luther To Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 30, 2013

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The Draft (3/4 members of Hot Water Music) have added Cheap Girls and Luther to their summer tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Bled Fest Preview: Our Must-See Bands And Artists

by Zack Zarrillo - May 23, 2013

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Bled Fest will be taking place this weekend on Howell, Michigan and PropertyOfZack is gearing up for a weekend of fun, and we hope many of you are too. Just in case you’re not too in tune to the festival already and can make it out, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend at Bled. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re in Howell this weekend as well!

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Joie de Vivre
You probably can’t pronounce it (the name’s fancy and French for “joy of living,”) but when the Midwestern rockers’ horns burst and bloom to life, you’ll sure as hell feel it. Joie de Vivre perfected a brand of cathartic emo (it doesn’t so much as borrow from the Kinsella songbook as rewrite its favorite parts) that’s musically exuberant and lyrically world-weary and sobering. We’re All Better Than This was easily one of 2012’s finest moments, and Joie’s Bled Fest set will run the emotional gamut.

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The World is a Beautiful Place
Yes, Whenever, If Ever leaked, and that sucks. But the record itself — a stunning, sweeping, sprawling masterpiece of post rock-injected emo — does anything but. The instrumentally lush eight-piece should boast what’s going to go down as the most atmospheric set of Bled Fest, and hopefully the unlucky early release of the album means that we’ll get to space out to some new jams at the festival.

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Into It. Over It. 
Alone or with any one of his laundry list of projects, Evan Weiss sets are always worth the price of admission, and though some fans prefer the man-and-his-guitar aesthetic his solo shows provide, Into It. Over It full-band sets flesh out the band’s songs with more depth and dimension than any one acoustic guitar can provide. Weiss assumes the role of frontman comfortably with his backing band, and his humorous anecdotes punctuate his sets with humor and poise. 

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Koji
The singer-songwriter’s sparse Crooked in My Mind is a frontrunner for one of the best acoustic-heavy albums of the year, thanks to Koji’s softly sung confessionals and quiet optimism. The immensely genuine, wickedly talented singer churns out uplifting sets routinely, and his Bled Fest performance will no doubt follow that curve. Plus, he’ll get the chance to flaunt some new songs, which, if you didn’t catch my drift earlier, are pretty fucking phenomenal. 

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Joyce Manor, Cheap Girls Australian Tour With The Smith Street Band

by Zack Zarrillo - May 19, 2013

Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls will be touring with The Smith Street Band in Australia this August and September. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Contest: Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth - Tickets

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2013

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Make Do And MendCheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are going out on a rad spring/summer tour with May and June, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be doing four more ticket contests with the bands to give fans chances to go to any date of the tour they please. This round of the contests will end on Wednesday, May 8th, so check out the dates here and find out how to enter below!

To win MDAM, CG, DMND YTH tix you must do each of the following things:

POZ Contest: Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth - Tickets

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2013

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Make Do And MendCheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are going out on a rad spring/summer tour with May and June, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be doing five more ticket contests with the bands to give fans chances to go to any date of the tour they please. This round of the contests will end on Wednesday, May 8th, so check out the dates here and find out how to enter below!

To win MDAM, CG, DMND YTH tix you must do each of the following things:

POZ Contest: Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth - Tickets

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2013

Make Do And MendCheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are going out on a rad spring/summer tour with May and June, and PropertyOfZack is stoked to be doing six ticket contests with the bands to give fans chances to go to any date of the tour they please. This round of the contests will end on Friday, May 3rd, so check out the dates here and find out how to enter below!

To win MDAM, CG, DMND YTH tix you must do each of the following things:

Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, Diamond Youth Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2013

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Make Do And Mend, Cheap Girls, and Diamond Youth are heading out on tour this May and June. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More!” 

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POZ Review: Cheap Girls - My Roaring 20’s (Acoustic)

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 27, 2013

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*This review was composed by Brittany Oblak and edited by Erik van Rheenen

There isn’t a lot that can be said about the late 80’s/early 90’s nostalgia-clad Cheap Girls My Roaring 20’s acoustic release that hasn’t already been said about it’s widely-adored full length version that was released a little over three years ago, except for perhaps how awesome it is to have such a good album released in any version we can get, and maybe how this stripped-down sibling to the initial album brings out a whole new set of emotions. 

The Lemonheads-esque full band version of this album feels like it was written acoustically in the first place, so listening to this version of the album feels like you’re hearing what the Michigan trio heard in their heads while writing it. While the original version had supercharged guitars that lightened up the melancholy lyrics and themes of most of the songs, this acoustic version peels it back to give you the feeling that the band seemed to have when writing about striving for girls’ attention, long-lost high school friends, and being lost in an intoxicated, early-20’s haze. 

This seems especially true in songs like “Sunnyside” (“I’m stuck like a boat/frozen in a lake in a Michigan winter where the waves are late/and I’m hoping for you”) where the humming harmonica and longing acoustic guitar flawlessly accompany the lyrical pining for someone’s attention and affections. 

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Cheap Girls Release ‘My Roaring 20’s’ Acoustic Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 14, 2013

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Cheap Girls have released their acoustic My Roaring 20’s acoustic album. Download it below by clicking “Read More.”

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