All Time Low Announce Tour With Man Overboard, Handguns
Handguns will begin recording their sophomore album on Monday with Paul Leavitt. Check out a message from the band below after the jump.
POZ Presents: Be Part Of Something - 42 Bands, 12 Months
Each year those behind PropertyOfZack get the chance to work with and befriend new and incredible people in our every growing music scene. Last year we teamed up with Team Pagano and Still Alive to honor just a few of the many great bands we work with, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with Be Part Of Something Part II, and Glamour Kills are joining us for the fun.
Volume II is available for free download now and boasts 42 tracks both new and previously released featuring bands like The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Fireworks, Misser, With The Punches, and so, so many more.
Stream and download Be Part Of Something below!
PropertyOfZack sat down with Handguns at Warped Tour a few weeks ago. We spoke to CJ and Taylor about Warped Tour, Angst, writing new material, plans to hit the studio, and much more. Check out the interview below!
by Erik van Rheenen
Just to start things off, how has the summer been so far?
CJ: It’s been awesome. It’s actually been one of the more fun things I’ve ever done. Usually right now I’d either be working or waking up at 3 every day, feeling like a…
Taylor: Piece of shit? (Laughs)
CJ: Yeah, pretty much.
Taylor: It’s been great, man. It’s Warped Tour. It’s a dream come true, and I know that’s a cliché, but it’s been incredible. It’s mass chaos every morning, but it’s a good time.
POZ: What’s it like not knowing when you’re going to play?
Taylor: It makes me a little anxious, honestly. And I like to party a lot, so it’s like, “Should I tone it down on the partying tonight? What time are we going to play tomorrow?” It’s crazy — you never know when you’re going to play. It’s interesting. (Laughs)
CJ: It’s kind of funny because every morning we’ll stay asleep and wait for our TM to text us our time, and we’ll be like, “Oh, we play in twenty minutes, we have to get up right now,” or, “Oh, you guys play at 7, so do whatever you want all day.”
Taylor: I like the earlier slots just because you play, get it out of the way, and then you can just kind of goof off all day and not really do anything.
POZ: Your set today was right up against The Story So Far’s.
Taylor: Yeah, I mean being in the same genre, we have a lot of competition out here, like The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, The Story So Far. It sucks sometimes, but at the end of the day, it’s going to happen. I’ve seen kids catch a little of The Story So Far and then come over and finish our set out, so it’s been cool. By the end of our set, there’s a decent sized crowd.
CJ: And sometimes there are kids who’ve seen Story like a hundred times, Man O a hundred times, and only have seen us a couple of times. So they’ll come and see us.
So Angst came out last year. Have you guys been working on a follow-up?
Taylor: Yes, we have. We’re going into the studio in January and recording a record. It’s time to put another record out. We’ve had so many member changes, so I’m excited to put a record out.
POZ: Do you know with whom you’d like to record with?
Taylor: We’re going to go with Paul Leavitt. He did the I Call Fives full length, some All Time Low stuff. I like the way his stuff sounds a lot. He’s done Senses Fail, and some other cool bands.
CJ: He’s also from our hometown, so…
Taylor: Yeah, he’s from Baltimore, so it’s convenient for us to just like, go to the studio and go home. (Laughs)
You must be writing, then?
Taylor: Yeah. We’ve got some stuff written, we actually demoed like five songs before we left and then we have a lot of off time in November and December, so we’re going to lock ourselves in a room and just write.
POZ: Where do you go from Angst? Is there another emotion next?
Taylor: I mean, I don’t know what the title of the record’s going to be. (Laughs) It’s going to be a lot of writing about real life experience, shit that we’ve gone through. I mean, I’ve been going through some stuff with my girlfriend on this tour. You know. It’s just going to be real life. Nothing too abstract. I like to keep in concrete and people can grasp what I’m talking about, straight to the point.
I mean, metaphors and all that stuff, I’m okay with. But one of my favorite bands of all time is Coheed and Cambria. I’m saying I’m not going to write like a fantasy rock opera or something like that.
POZ: That would be quite a change for you guys.
Taylor: (Laughs) It would be. Maybe we’ll write a concept record.
You guys have had a lot of member changes. Are you happy with the lineup you have now?
Taylor: This is the happiest I’ve seen this band be. Stuff happens, it just wasn’t working out. But we all play tighter, we all get along better. There’s no shit or internal conflicts. It’s been great.
POZ: I know Brandon Pagano took over on guitar not that long ago.
CJ: Last October, right?
Taylor: Yeah, like last October.
POZ: Are you guys officially part of Team Pagano, then?
Taylor: (Laughs) Always. The Paganos are awesome.
Today we are launching the first-ever POZ and AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge with the help of our friend Soupy from The Wonder Years. We’ve set up 18 fantasy football leagues where you can get the chance to play with members from many of your favorite bands. Each of the band members has chosen a charity for their league to represent, and at the end of the football season, one winner will be chosen to receive all of the proceeds.
Each entry requires a submission of $20 (all to go to charity at the end of the season). Throughout the season, PropertyOfZack will be posting Power Rankings, charity blogs, and Playlists from each league.D
Check out all the details of how to enter, who’s playing, and much more below!