Warped Tour is here. Check out Front Porch Step's set list from the summer and the Warped Tour below after the jump.
PropertyOfZack is incredibly excited to be sponsoring the second annual It’s A Spring Fling. This year’s fest will take place on May 23rd in Cleveland, Ohio at Beachland Ballroom and Tavern. Check out all the details below after the jump!
The PropertyOfZack sponsored 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour with Transit, Hit The Lights, Front Porch Step, and Brian Marquis is well on its way. We’re stoked to be featuring a Playlist today with each artist on the tour, so make sure to check out the mixes and listen along below!
The Acoustic Basement Tour Info
Wild Cub- Thunder Clatter
Arkells- Book Club
RAC - Hollywood
Sombear- The Way We Are
Tokyo Police Club - Hot Tonight
The Sidekicks - 1940’s Fighter Jet
The National - I Should Live In Salt
Haim - Don’t Save Me
Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt
The 1975 - Settle Down
Cartel - First Things First
Throwdown - Avow
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Weerd Science - Red Light Juliet
Jimmy Eat World - 23
Mew - Am I Wry? No
Reign Supreme - Heartsick
The Story So Far - Empty Space
Janet Jackson - Escapade
PropertyOfZack announced the 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour with Transit, Hit The Lights, Front Porch Step, and Brian Marquis last week, and today we’re stoked to spread the news that general sale tickets for the tour are now live. Check out details below after the jump.
POZ Tour: The Acoustic Basement Tour
PropertyOfZack is incredibly happy to be sponsoring the 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour with Transit, Hit The Lights, Front Porch Step, and Brian Marquis. The tour will kick off at the end of January and go through mid-February.
A limited VIP package for the tour goes on sale on Black Friday and General Sale will launch in early-December. Check out all the details for the tour below!
Front Porch Step. Jake Mcelfresh and his project our are Artist Of The Week in celebration of Aware, which is out now via Pure Noise Records. Jake did a Track-By-Track feature on Aware for PropertyOfZack, and you can read the feature below!
ANGELS & DEMONS
The title of this song is not necessarily speaking of actual spiritual angels and demons. The Angel is the girl, while the demons are the reasons I don’t ever deserve to be with her (Anger, jealousy, Lust, etc.). Although I feel this way, I still want to be with the girl. At the end I speak about God finding Lucifer and chopping his hands off for basically receiving stolen property. (the property being my heart and soul). “the soul that I sold him had long belonged to you”. now I didn’t literally sell my soul to the devil. although I do believe in God, these lyrics are simply just a metaphor. I originally chose bad things over a good girl, because I felt like I didn’t deserve her, but I NEEDED her. ”Love don’t tell us what to do. it only shows us what we need. And whenever i’m alone with you; I know I’m where I want to be.”
This song is about being madly in love with a girl who wants nothing to do with you romantically. people have called this the “friend zone” anthem, but it really carries more of a background then a guy liking a girl who doesn’t want him. it’s about being friends with a girl for 5+ years that I was madly in love with. Watching her go through boyfriend after boyfriend. Heartache after heartbreak and having to listen to her complain about how “guys suck”. This song is about laying in bed with a girl that is just your friend, knowing that you want it to be so much more. “i’m sick of LYING in your bed, while we’re both LAYING down. you say, you want me for a friend. I hope you know I hate that sound.” but it is also about admitting it and accepting that it will never be. “now the deed is done and there is nothing left to say.”
PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES
This is one of my favorite songs, that I’ve ever written. Unlike most of my other songs, this is not about any certain girl(s). This song is what i’d be willing to give to the right one. When I love someone, I love with all of my heart. this was my way of expressing that while being single and alone (lol)
what can I really say about this song? It is the result of being figuratively destroyed by a girl. Not only do I struggle with severe depression, and anxiety, but I also suffer from major abandonment issues resulting from my father leaving. Before my dad left he was my hero. I had what I thought was the perfect life. one day all of that childlike hope and wonder was stripped from me. I never felt that again until I met this girl. she made me happy when I never thought that was possible. She gave me life again and then stripped it away like my father did. I am over it now, but at the time this song was written, I thought she ruined me for the rest of my life. “you are cancer. you are plague”
IF I TREMBLE
this song was a gift and an attempt to fix a rocky relationship. this was written a few months before drown about the same girl. She was highly depressed and felt unloved. I wrote this as an honest representation of how I felt, and to show her how crazy she was to think I stopped loving her. Kind of like Willie Nelson’s ‘You were always on my mind’ except I wrote this before the relationship was over, to try to save it. “I see the fear in your eyes. I feel the pain in your heart. how can something so well put together be so torn apart?”
"they say the heart only wants what It can’t have. So I guess your hand, in mine, will never fit. ‘Cause if I could find my heart inside this empty frozen chest, then you would find that i’d give you all of it." it’s as simple as that.
Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack features today with guitarist Front Porch Step. Jake Mcelfresh and his project our are Artist Of The Week in celebration of Aware, which is out tomorrow via Pure Noise Records.
In this week’s feature, Jake talks about his love for Brand New. Listen to songs by Brand New here out what Jake had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
POZ Stream: Front Porch Step - Aware
From Jake Mcelfresh:
I found Brand New at a very dark time in my life. I’ve always listened to and enjoyed bands with fun and upbeat melodies, laced with happy/funny lyrics. I’d listen to them when I was down and out to make me feel better. I even wrote happy songs because I thought it would make me feel happy. not until I heard a little record called “Your Favorite Weapon”, did I realize that I was repressing and holding back so much pain that needed to let out. ”Your Favorite Weapon’ is hands down my favorite record of all time. I familiarized with Jesse Lacey’s lyrics and loved the way he sang them. when you hear that record, and hear his voice, you don’t need to pay attention to the lyrics to hear the pain and just pissed off attitude. it is one of very few records that I can listen to all the way through without changing a song.
I frequently cover ’Seventy times 7’. “back in school they never taught us what we needed to know. like how to deal with despair or someone breaking your heart” ”they say you need to pray if you want to go to heaven but they don’t tell you what to say when your whole life has gone to hell” When I first heard those lyrics I lost my fucking mind. how did someone I had never met before know exactly how I felt and put it in to words that just hit me like a freight train.
Front Porch Step will be releasing Aware via Pure Noise Records on November 12th. We’ve been covering the project for a long time now on PropertyOfZack, and we’re stoked to see how many new fans have come on board over the last few months. You can pre-order Aware here and stream the full record below!