Off The Record: The Barometer Of Cool

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 16, 2014

Off The Record, a podcast hosted by Jesse Cannon and Zack Zarrillo, is back this week with a new episode titled The Barometer Of Cool.

Jesse and Zack discuss their thoughts on band name changes, recording on a tight budget, what it’s like to work with people virtually, the fact that the next Nirvana already happened, and U2 + the end of the iPod Classic.

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 twentieth episode below! 

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POZ Gallery

Sep 16, 2014

POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: All Time Low ShowLocation: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Gallery: All Time Low Show
Location: FAU Bonfire - Boca Raton, FL
Photos ByMaysa Askar

POZ Decade: Green Day - American Idiot

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 16, 2014

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Green Day’s American Idiot was released ten years ago next week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today! We have commentary on the album from POZ team members Deanna Chapman, Erik van Rheenen, Ashley Aron, and Connor Sheehan, so enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on American Idiot ten years later!

How American Idiot holds up in 2014
It’s hard to believe American Idiot came out ten years ago. The lyrical content of the album has easily stood the test of time. Many of the songs, notably “American Idiot,” still seem relevant today, especially with recent political issues that have occurred. For me, this album is still enjoyable to listen to and it continues to bring the same energy as it did when it first came out. It’s also the last great album to come from Green Day — the albums released after were mediocre at best, and this is coming from someone who is a huge fan of the band.
 
The album was revived with its Broadway rendition, and I believe that has also had a huge impact in keeping the album alive and relevant. I went and saw the musical (not on Broadway, unfortunately) and it reminded me why I love the album so much. It tells one hell of a story. The story made for a great album and a great musical. How many albums can you say have done that? Hands down, this album continues to be great in 2014.
– Deanna Chapman

Most important song on American Idiot
Amidst skipping recess to learn how to apply eyeliner with my fellow sixth grade girlfriends, a burned copy of American Idiot came into my possession. It was one of my first tastes of an album that completely satiated my musical desire from start to finish. The 17 songs on my iPod Nano included “Hollaback Girl,” “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies,” and “Welcome to the Jungle,” but the 12 tracks of American Idiot were something else. The draw for my young brain was seeing Billie Joe Armstrong all over Fuse and MTV plugging the album as a “rock opera,” a foreign concept to me at the time. However, the fact that the record’s dramatic nature was still something that pissed off my parents kept it on heavy rotation. Each track told a story in itself, but the album’s piece de resistance has to be “Homecoming.”

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POZ Playlist: For Today

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 16, 2014

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For Today just kicked off a fall tour with We Came As Romans and The Color Morale. PropertyOfZack has a Playlist of what the band will be listening to on the road, and you can check that out and listen along below.

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We Came As Romans, For Today, The Color Morale Fall Tour

Misery Signals- Five Years
One of the best Metalcore bands ever in my opinion. They have a knack for making technical rhythms and patterns very musical. The vocals on this song (and record in general) are also very emotive and memorable. Gotta start a list with some energy. 
Ralph Stanley II- Georgia
This song is the perfect driving song. It just puts me in a good mood and the way the instruments make room for each other to shine is what I like about this style of music. 
Strike Anywhere- Infared
I have always liked the way the singer for Strike anywhere sounds. His voice has a unique character to it that has always set them apart in my opinion. This is a super catchy and high energy song that is a staple in my punk rock category 
Dustin Kensrue- It’s Not Enough
The band Thrice is one of my favorite bands ever so it makes sense that I would like Dustin’s solo stuff. This song is dark and very minor which really is perfect for his voice. The lyrics in this one are great as well. 
Hatebreed- I Will Be Heard
No list would be complete without some Hatebreed. This is the quintessential Hatebreed song. Makes you feel like you can climb a mountain with a tree on your back. 

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The Long & Winding Roadshow Tour Trailer

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 16, 2014

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The Long & Winding Roadshow with Nick Santino, This Century, Brian Marquis, and Austin Gibbs kicks off in November. PropertyOfZack is premiering a trailer for the tour today that is something else. Watch that below and check out the dates!

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POZ Gallery

Sep 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley

POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)
Features: The Menzingers, Modern Baseball
Location: Columbus, OH
Photos By:Lexie Alley

POZ Gallery

Sep 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)Features: Circa SurviveLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley

POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part One)
Features: Circa Survive
Location: Columbus, OH
Photos By:Lexie Alley

POZ Gallery

Sep 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian TourFeatures: Neck Deep, State ChampsLocation: The Brightside - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery: Neck Deep, State Champs Australian Tour
Features: Neck Deep, State Champs
Location: The Brightside - Brisbane, Australia
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery

Sep 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining TourFeatures: You Me At Six, Tonight AliveLocation: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery: You Me At Six Headlining Tour
Features: You Me At Six, Tonight Alive
Location: The Hifi Bar - Melbourne, Australia
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ BandsOnBands: Plague Vendor On Liars

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 15, 2014

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Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack feature today with Plague Vendor. The band’s new album, Free To Eat, is out now on Epitaph Records and can be grabbed here

In this week’s feature, frontman Brandon Blaine talks about his love for Liars. Listen to songs by Liars here and check out what Brandon had to say about one of his biggest influences below!

Liars is a band that we (Plague Vendor) have been inspired by. They are the first band that literally brought me to tears after the first time I saw them. Growing up listening to them and watching their videos and to this day continuing to do so. I am reminded and comforted by their art. We would blast them on our way to our studio in 2009 (writing songs that would become “FREE TO EAT”) just to open us up, give us confidence and excite us to do whatever we wanted. I sing, write and perform from a subconscious place that I like to think is a free space from where all great art has come from. When you lose yourself or bow down to a sound, in a sense, at the same time you’ve conquered it. Liars does that to me.

POZ Show Review: Riot Fest Chicago (Day Two)

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 15, 2014

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by Adrienne Fisher, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Here’s the thing about attending a great fest against the natural elements of the world – it brings people together. All of a sudden, everyone has something in common, bonded together by a sense of “man, this sucks” as rain pisses away on your day or a cold breeze cuts into the hoodie that you thought would protect you from the low 50s. Hugs from an acquaintance linger on as you try to retain warmth or remember the simple comfort of another human’s touch in the face of a miserable weather day. And complaining suddenly isn’t something to be looked down on – because everyone’s bitching about how cold, wet, and muddy they are.

Don’t get me wrong – the fest has been awesome, and the shared sense of solidarity regarding the elements has somehow only supplemented the experience. While Friday’s events were showered in rain that just would not let the fuck up, yesterday’s gripe were the muddy, quicksand-like grounds that remained in its wake. The sprawling fields of mud laid out in front of the stages made getting to the bands you wanted to see a little bit of a challenge, and god forbid you had shoes on that weren’t actually tied to your feet. But to have an excuse to commiserate with a stranger about how they, too, felt like they were in an Indiana Jones movie getting through the mud to the barricade for the Get Up Kids? Priceless.

In addition to detailing the shared sense of togetherness in the face of weather adversity, I also did what any good festivalgoer would do and, you know, saw some bands. I started my day with Connecticut’s favorite emo cult The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, who riled up a considerable crowd of gangly punks to the opening of “Heartbeat in the Brain,” despite the overbearing presence of their new spoken-word collaborator (because why wouldn’t a band with 8 people in it already need someone to do spoken-word?). Philadelphia’s Restorations was a big source of excitement for me, being that I view them, in the most professional sense of the words, as “so, so, so fucking awesome.” And awesome they were, ripping a few new songs amidst their other flawless material from LP2.

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POZ Stream: Future Idiots - “Stranglehold”

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 15, 2014

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Future Idiots are releasing “Strangehold” on September 23rd officially, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get it in your ears a week early. The band is releasing the song through our friends at Pacific Ridge Records and can be picked up here. Stream “Strangehold” below!

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POZ Review: The American Scene - Haze

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 15, 2014

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by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen

I came across the phrase “quintessential summer album” in reference to Haze while doing a little reading about The American Scene. After having listened through the album several times, the phrase struck me as odd and, to be completely honest, inaccurate. Yes, Haze is mellow, fleeting, relaxed – all qualities one tends to associate with summer. But its quiet nature and, for lack of a better word, hazy tones are autumnal in temperament. This album is the sonic embodiment of a cool walk through a yellow wood, not a sweltering day spent lying out at the beach.
 
And, just as fall is a seasonal spectrum of everything from temperature to color to amount of daylight, so Haze is a spectrum in mood, tempo, and the lasting impressions of each track.
 
Haze draws you in from the very beginning, with its swaying and rhythmic title track. But it’s the second and third songs, “Royal Blue” and “Nails of Love” that really show how much The American Scene has grown since the release of Safe For Now in 2012. “Royal Blue” creates depth with its subtle vocal harmonies and multitude of shrill guitar melodies as lead singer Matthew Vincent solemnly confesses to his shortcomings (“I was so cruel, so cruel when I was dying/And I was cool, I was so, so cool/I was so cool, so cool when I was dying”).

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 14, 2014

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September 16th is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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Tours You Should Know About

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 14, 2014

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It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this fall and winter that are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!

New Tours: 

North America
Breathe Carolina, Candyland [10/27-11/30] 
Veara, Sudden Suspension, Second To Last [10/31-11/22] 
The Word Alive, The Color Morale, Our Last Night [11/07-12/13]
Every Time I Die, The Ghost Inside, Architects [11/11-12/18]
 

United Kingdom|Europe
Vinnie Caruana [11/27-11/29]  
Against The Current [12/01-12/08] 
Mariachi El Bronx [12/08-12/16]
  
Man Overboard, Hostage Calm [04/11-05/06] 

Previously Announced Tours: 

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