Finch have officially released Back To Oblivion right in time for their great fall headlining tour. We’re excited to have the band in check for a new PropertyOfZack Playlist feature that can be listened to and read below.
Kiss Me - Teenage Filmstars
This is the first song I heard by Teenage Filmstars. Jeff from XO showed me this band a few years back and I haven’t strayed from it since. It has this very loud lead guitar that comes in at the start of the song aping a vocal melody that crushes the bed of fuzzy rhythm guitars and backwards hi hat that stays constant through the track. You never even notice the lack of drumming in this song and it never seems like you’d miss it either. It is one of my reminders that it’s okay to be as loud as I want to be. Blissing out in my own melody of pink noise.
Breather - Chapterhouse
Next to MBV’s Loveless, Chapterhouses Whirlpool is one of my favorite albums in what I will lovingly refer to as, the golden era of shoegaze. The song is mix beautiful mix of swirling guitars and beautiful and catchy vocals melodies. The drumming on this song is air tight and unrelenting. Overall, this is what a perfect song sounds like to me. Great for traveling in airplanes and cars while looking out the wind. - Randy Strohmeyer
Tom Waits - Earth Died Screaming
"There are many inspirational people in music doing extraordinary things, and Tom Waits is one of them."
Jeremy Schmidt - Sentionauts
"Music for me is heavily rooted in vibe. The atmospheric desperation created by Jeremy Schmidt in this piece is incomparable."
Beach House - Myth
The first time I put this record on I was blown away by the guitar arrangements and the songwriting. Beach House is wonderful at creating that David Lynch/Julee Cruise vibe, which I love. This song in particular has such outstanding melodic movement and creates this weight and heaviness without the usual tricks. They have nailed their sound and absolutely made it something special. The chord change in the chorus kills me every time, it’s so simple, beautiful and powerful. - Nate Barcalow
Ryan Adams - Jesus (Don’t Touch My Baby)
I’m a huge Ryan Adams fan, I love everything he does from his folk records to his rock records. This song really spoke to me because of how gentle and subtle it is, it has great atmosphere and a great set of lyrics. I love all the guitar noise and slides that slip in and out against that great pedaled organ. As prolific and eclectic as he is, this song definitely sounds different for him and I love it. - Daniel Wonacott
Warped Tour is in its stride, and PropertyOfZack has a few special Playlists for the summer kicking off this week. Check out Playlists from Finch and Divided Heaven on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Ten bands I looked forward to seeing on Warped ….It was kinda hard to find 10! – Alex Papas
Here is a collection of songs I love; a trip down Warped Tour memory lane and what I can’t wait to hear this summer! Enjoy, and see you at Warped!
Bad Religion - Hear It
They opened with this song at Warped Tour 1998 at the Spectrum parking lot in Philly. Every time I hear this song it takes me back to the heat, sweat, and volume of that crazy parking lot.
Bouncing Souls - East Coast Fuck You
The first time I heard the souls play this song was Warped Tour 1997, in Philly and the place went nuts. Philly Shreds.
Rob Lynch - My Friends and I
This lovely Brit will kill the Acoustic Basement this summer. This song is proof.
Snapcase - She Suffocates
Brutal, intense and beautiful hardcore. They closed out the whole show in 1998 and played this song as the sun went down.