Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.
March Sadness 2014: No One Wins, Everyone Loses
Sometimes, a few sad assholes ruin all the fun for everyone else.
There is no winner of March Sadness 2014.
So long, emos. Until next year.
The Dangerous Summer Break Up
It’s hard for most people to show compassion for The Dangerous Summer, and that’s understandable. At what point in the last two plus years has the band made it easier for you to love them instead of hate them? There are few bands whose actions, individually or as a unit, dissuade you from desiring to listen to their music, but The Dangerous Summer seemed to fall into that category over the past few years.
Regardless, it’s hard not to feel frustration over the band’s breakup considering how much personal stock listeners and fans took from the band after Reach For The Sun and War Paint.
Copeland Reunite; Announce New Album ‘Ixora’
We, along with everyone else in the world, would recommend Copeland to not make another major announcement on April Fool’s Day every again, but the announcement was worth panic and shock anyway you cut it.
Copeland are back, and the band will be releasing Ixora in October of 2014. The album will be the band’s first independent record, and the announcement came at a time when no one was expecting a reunion, but will be happy to get one anyway.
One question, is States done?
American Football Launch Countdown Clock
March Sadness is over, but the revival is still ticking. The general consensus among very excited fans is that American Football must be reuniting for some shows, but only time will tell. The reissue of the band’s only album will be out in mid-May to go along with whatever potentially exciting announcement is coming from the band.
Gerard Way Statement On Separation From My Chemical Romance
The seperation between myself and information MCR related is not a separation of myself from the very thing which I helped create with everyone. It would be untrue to myself and what I feel, to disregard something I am so proud of and like to look back upon. And all of the related art, memories, and sentiments having to do with that special thing are, as always, more than welcome.
But a seperation between myself, and the gorey details of the goings-on needs to happen.
It has been a very enlightening and fun year, as I mentioned in a previous twitlonger. In a year that should have been 100% brutal, I feel like we found moments where we could laugh as well as mourn. That’s a really special thing. But it has been painfully obvious in recent months, that not only do I not posess all of the information required to keep this up, I do not posess the fortitude. It has never been my thing to explain, though this year I feel like I’ve done that quite a bit. And that is surely being untruthful to myself. - Gerard Way