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Aug 31, 2014

POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The CrownLocation: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo

POZ Gallery: Crowd Surf America Tour 
Features: blessthefall, I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The Crown
Location: Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Photos ByTaylor Rambo

POZ Gallery

Aug 31, 2014

POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian TourFeatures: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, CorpusLocation: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, AustraliaPhotos By: Demi Cambridge

POZ Gallery: Taking Back Sunday, The Used Australian Tour
Features: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Corpus
Location: Eaton’s Hill Hotel - Brisbane, Australia
Photos By: Demi Cambridge

Tours You Should Know About

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 31, 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
Sorority Noise, Pinegrove [10/01-10/05]  
Morrissey [10/06-11/29]
Gerard Way And The Hormones [10/12-10/23]
   
The Acacia Strain, The Plot In You [10/14-10/26] 
Nick Santino, This Century, Brian Marquis  [11/01-11/22]
 
The Swellers [11/13-12/06]
 

United Kingdom|Europe
Basement [10/28-10/31]
The Xcerts [11/04-11/15]

frnkiero, Mallory Knox, Moose Blood [11/09-11/26]
    
We Are The In Crowd [02/06-02/20] 
Architects, Every Time I Die, blessthefall [02/16-03/14]  

Australia
Smith Street Band, Front Bottoms, Apologies [11/19-11/26]

Previously Announced Tours: 

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 31, 2014

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September 2nd 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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POZ Showcase: Set And Setting

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 31, 2014

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One amazing aspect of music – or art in general, really – is that so much of it can be left up to interpretation. Lyrics can seem to be saying one thing or another, and vocal styles can really set the tone for a band, but the absence of lyrics in Set & Setting’s work is not something to be counted as a loss. These post-metal instrumentalists create atmospheric and dramatic imagery all without the use of words, which is no easy feat. Stream “Coping” below, a track from Set & Setting’s album A Vivid Memory out September 2nd and currently available for pre-order on Prosthetic Records.
 
For Fans Of: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pink Floyd, Mogwai
Social Sites: FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblr

by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
 Shane Handal – guitar (answering)
 Ryan Fugate – guitar
 Nick Sibilia – bass
 Mark Etherington – drums
 Stephen Handal – drums and ambience
 
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We are from St. Petersburg, Florida
 
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
The band started around 2007 as a studio project by our original bass player and myself, it has slowly grown with the acquisition of multiple members and member changes into what you see today.
 
How have you grown since you started?
We have grown tremendously. We started with the idea of a Pink Floyd-esque band, but with the growth of us as people and musically we have transformed into our own style and sound.
 
What sets you apart from other bands?
I like to think that we separate ourselves from other bands with the concept of having no musical boundaries. We write music, and we don’t like to limit ourselves from doing anything that feels natural. We will go as heavy and dark as we want, and will go in the other direction if we want to as well. There are a wide variety of sounds that we like to explore, and we strive to do it in an original way.
 
What’s the best part about being in your band?
The best part about being in Set and Setting is that I can create something. Writing music and see it grow from an idea to a real working thing with other people is very satisfying. I’d probably go insane if I didn’t write music and create. It’s the best thing in the world.

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POZ Showcase: PEARS

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 30, 2014

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Sweet fruit or in-your-face punk rock? Today, the Pears we’re talking about is definitely the latter. The hasty beats and upfront attitude of this New Orleans hardcore outfit are hard to be ignored. Frontman Zach Quinn is a whirlwind of furious growling vocals in their live video for “Framework,” an infectiously edgy track that, much like the rest of their debut full-length, is full of raw energy and anthemic choruses. You can pick up Pears’ debut album, Go To Prison, on their Bandcamp page.  

For Fans Of: Ramones, NOFX, Ceremony
Social Sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website, Bandcamp

by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Brian on guitar, Alex on bass, Tim on drums, and I (Zach) am on vocals.

What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We’re all from New Orleans, ‘cept Tim, he’s from Denton motherfuckin’ Texas.

How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Well, we kinda all got invited to preview a new park somewhere outside of Costa Rica. It was an island theme park, we flew in on helicoptors. Once we got there, everything seemed to be goin’ great, but then the power shut down and all the dinosaurs got out, they really put us through hell, but an one point between sobs I think Brian said something about starting a band. That was 34 or 35 years ago now. Jeez, time flies.

How have you grown since you started?
4 1/2 inches.

What sets you apart from other bands?
Fearlessness. To be concerned with outcome is to deny one’s own mortality. We are all condemned to die. I will die with a banana in my mouth and no pears for parsecs around.
 
What’s the best part about being in your band?
It’s all the best part. These guys are fuckin’ good.

More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
My biggest current influences are Jan Svankmajer, Hans Zimmer’s Inception soundtrack, my pepaw, and the first OFF! full-length.

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POZ Playlist: Sweet Summer Death

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 29, 2014

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PropertyOfZack is continuing a new string of Playlist features from individual team members to highlight specific feelings or desires. Next up is titled Sweet Summer Death by Steve Ciccarelli

Check out our Playlist, let us know what your favorite songs on it are, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading along below!

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Summer’s wrapping up and still, years after leaving school, it always feels like some kind of end. Yes, days may be getting shorter but that means the nights are getting longer, and colder, and more welcoming. Darkness has always appealed to me, like, I could have been on “MTV True Life: I’m A Corny, Prepubescent Goth.” It started with bands like the Smashing Pumpkins and the Misfits and then, like a signal from a lit clove cigarette in the night, I had discovered AFI. My youthful aggression had finally met my teenage depression and they were going to be fast friends. “What was this new music I was discovering? Bauhaus? How did you even say that?”

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100 Words Or Less: Taylor Madison (Superheaven)

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 29, 2014

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Our 100 Words Or Less Podcast with host Ray Harkins is back with Taylor Madison of Superheaven. Ray and Taylor talk about how it feels and what it’s like to change your band name, step-parents, and social media frustrations.

Follow the podcast on Twitter here, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here, and stream the new episode with Ray and Taylor below!

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POZ Gallery

Aug 28, 2014

POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Old Gray TourFeatures: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold

POZ Gallery: Old Gray Tour
Features: Old Gray, Scowler, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Sic Bacchus 
Location: Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PA
Photos By: Allison Newbold

POZ Space Jam Session: The Early November - “Sunday Drive”

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 28, 2014

Allison Newbold filmed a new Space Jam Session with The Early November at the end of their recent acoustic tour. Ace Enders taped a fantastic version of “Sunday Drive,” and PropertyOfZack is happy to be premiering it today. Watch it below!

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Off The Record: Listen For Your Money’s Sake

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 26, 2014

Off The Record, a podcast hosted by Jesse Cannon and Zack Zarrillo, is back this week with a new episode titled Listen For Your Money’s Sake with special guest Josiah Albertsen.

Jesse and Zack speak with Josiah about how band’s should be looking out for their money today in music and tomorrow after music, what we see band’s doing correctly and incorrectly, and general trends that are shifting in music.

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 seventeenth episode below! 

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Why Branding Burns Out Creativity

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 26, 2014

by Erik van Rheenen

Four Year Strong sprung a corker of a surprise on the pop-punk community by announcing both the flawlessly follicled Worcester outfit’s deal with Pure Noise Records and return to the recorded music fray with the Go Down in History EP — with a marathon stint on the Vans Warped Tour to match. Fans heralded the summer of 2014 as a kind of redux version of 2009. The “Easycore Revival” banner was unfurled. The band was back to chugging out hardcore-tinged pop-punk, the tracklist boasting the same kind of silly movie-referencing song titles that were part of Rise Or Die Trying and Enemy of the World’s none-too-serious charm. Listeners rediagnosed their malaise for 2011’s In Some Way, Shape, or Form and its grungy, alternative rock leanings as three year’s worth of selective amnesia. It’s like the album AbsolutePunk reviewer and occasional PropertyOfZack contributor Thomas Nassiff called (albeit fairly), “ a beast of a heavy, radio-y rock group” buoyed by a veering, Rise Against-ish turn towards the alternative charts and an “’okay’ overall performance” never happened. Easycore is back, baby!
 
 If Nassiff, an incredibly savvy writer with his finger pretty firmly on the pulse of the vein of pop-punk popularity, thought In Some Way, Shape, or Form was the first step towards Four Year Strong’s ascension to radio airplay and kicking down the door of being an amphitheater playing, name-brand rock band, well, why the hell isn’t Go Down in History the same kind of mature alt rock as its forerunner? I’ll take the blame and freely admit I spurned ISWSOF as the moody older brother to RODT and EOTW, an album that stands in the corner with its arms crossed, biting the inside of its cheeks as its two more famous, playful younger brothers run amok and get into all kinds of juvenile antics. I missed the rabble-rousing sing-alongs and breakdowns and lyrics that just felt right finger pointing to. Whether I was pointing them at Alan Day and Dan O’Connor in concert, or at the ceiling of my car didn’t matter. Those records were fun, and ISWSOF was dour, straight-faced, and serious.

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POZ Discussion: Most Anticipated September Releases

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 26, 2014

September 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 September Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!

Tiny Moving Parts - Pleasant Living (09/09)
It’s been very fun watching Tiny Moving Parts grow over the past year and a half. I use fun because that’s the adjective that pops into my head when I think about the band. Yes, their lyrics are often sad and their guitars are more than often twinkly, but in spirit, I know three fun dudes are coming up with great songs.

Tours with Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, and soon Dads, sort of shape the band in a perfect mold between heavy hitting songs, but the kind that you want to make you happy, not sad.

I think I just created a new kind of emo. - Zack Zarrillo

The American Scene - Haze (09/09)
It’s been two years since The American Scene released the band’s sophomore album and I, for one, have been eagerly awaiting a follow up to the slow burning Safe For Now. And with fall around the corner, the time is right for a new release from the indie rockers: the band’s hazy tones and piercing vocals are the perfect pairing for those chilly nights. Haze is due out on September 9, and a number of tracks have already been released, including “Nails of Love,” “Royal Blue,” and “4th and Broadway.” Whereas the last album was beautifully deliberate and unhurried, these new tracks feature sweeping hooks and an invigorating haste. This is a band that I have long believed deserved far more attention than they’ve gotten, and I think they’re finally poised to make that happen. - Becky Kovach

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POZ BandsOnBands: Frank Iero On Otis Redding

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack feature today with Frank Iero. frnkiero and the cellabration's debut album, stomachaches, is out today via Staple Records, so make sure to check it out here!

In this week’s feature, Frank talks about his love for Otis Redding. Listen to songs by the Redding here and check out what Frank had to say about one of his biggest influences below!

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When I was a young kid my parents split up. They made legal arrangements for me to stay with my mom during the week and visit my Dad’s house in South Jersey on the weekends. This provided us all with semi equal time together and my dad and I a steady two hour road trip down to Trenton on Saturday morning and another 2 hours back on Sunday night before the school week began, my first touring schedule. Throughout those weekly 4 hours of road trips we would blare cassettes at the limit of his 1982 white Grand Marquis’ tape deck. We set that shit to stun with Buddy Guy, T. Bone Walker and Muddy Waters. Occasionally the Rolling Stones and the Beatles would float through the crackle…oh and Freddie King, yeah, but that’s another article all together.

We played those tapes ‘til they bled and the sun bleached their covers to a pale pastel, but every few years a trip to Sam Goody would replenish the supply and my education in the masters of the craft would begin once again.

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POZ Playlist: Hawthorne Heights - Late Night Drive

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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Hawthorne Heights are now out on a 50 date The Silence In Black And White tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. We have the band for a new PropertyOfZack Playlist focussed on Late Night Drives. Check it all out below!

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A list of songs that can get me through a late night drive to a show, and perfect (since we’re off tour right now) for a drive around town. Air conditioning on blast, windows down. Seems pointless, but throw these tunes into your playlist and rock out. It will all make sense. Promise. - Matt

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