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POZ Exclusive: Bellwether Winter Tour, EP Details

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 20, 2012

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Bellwether are hitting the studio at the end of the month to record a new EP with with Vinnie Caruana and Brett “Rat” Romnes of I Am The Avalanche for an early-spring release. The band has also announced a winter tour with our friends in I Was A Hero and No Good News. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Show: TeamPagano New Years Eve House Show (Candy Hearts, Bright And Early)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 27, 2012

PropertyOfZack is incredibly stoked to be teaming up with TeamPagano once again following our Be Part Of Something to announce a special New Years Eve house show aptly titled Let’s Do It For Dick in conjunction with Still Alive Clothing and Shipwrecked Custom Drums. Candy Hearts, Bright And Early, I Was A Hero, Modern Baseball, and several others will be playing the great house show in Albany, NY in addition to a very special guest. RSVP to the show on Facebook here and check out the rest of the lineup and details below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Playlist: I Was A Hero, Doses

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 10, 2012

Our friends in I Was A Hero and Doses are finishing up their DIY summer tour, and we’re happy to be helping them out with a new PropertyOfZack Playlist. Check out the Playlists and listen to the songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!


With The Punches - Bad Pennies

Their best song yet. Really feeling the lyrics and guitar parts to this song,
Mixtapes - Basement Manners
Maura’s voice.
Heartwell - Adults
If you dig melodic punk/emo this is a great band to check out. Really dug the full length.
Into It. Over It. - Summerville, SC
The way Evan ends this song yelling “someone should burn this house to the ground” gives me chills. Fuck small town values.
Forever Came Calling - If Bukowski Could See Me Now
Best pop-punk song of 2011. Joe told me to read Bukowski’s poem “Roll The Dice” the day we leave for tour, and by the last day it should make sense. We’ll see.
Brand New - Sudden Death In Carolina
My favorite BN song.
Real Friends - I’ve Never Been Home *Song is not on Spotify
Just got the pleasure of hanging out with these guys. Watching them play is something else. They’re super talented.
The Ghost Inside - Dark Horse
At the end of the…….. ROPE.
The American Scene -  Just Say It
I slept on this band up until recently. Had them stay at my place once and I felt compelled to check out this new single. I’m now a big fan and can’t wait for their full length coming out soon.
The Mountain Goats - Cry For Judas
They just put this song out a day or two ago and it’s awesome. The horn parts are fucking awesome. - Brandon Pagano 


Polar Bear Club - Pawner
“Hocked it all for circumstance. Came up short, no backup plan.”
Light Years - Scavengers *Song is not on Spotify
“I was told it gets better in time. So far, luck hasn’t been on my side. I don’t want to let this go, I’m too scared to let this go.”
Young English - Neighbors *Song is not on Spotify
“How can you grow, when you can’t move on? You can’t move forward alone.”
Hostage Calm - Rebel Fatigues
“If today’s the day we make their grade will the armies with draw or will they stay tomorrow?”
Jimmy Eat World - Pain
“Anyone can my every flaw, it isn’t hard. Anyone can say they’re above this all.”

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POZ Road Blog: Doses (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 5, 2012

Doses are out on a DIY tour with I Was A Hero, and the band has sent in their first unique Road Blog to PropertyOfZack. Check out the blog and the remaining dates on the tour below by clicking “Read More!”

July 28th, 2012
Hey Diary,
well today we woke up and loaded up our vans and took photos, hugged Mom and Dad Pagano and made our way to Oxford, MA for our first show at our friend, Dylan’s, house. As we pulled to the house it started down pouring, of course, as we needed to load in. Dylan played some acoustic songs from his band, It’s An Attack, and Christian from The Hotel Year played a few songs, as well, including an awesome Avril Lavine Cover. Then we played and it was a ton of fun, I burped really loud, during our set and it hurt my chest. After the show we went to a diner and got hot tea and donuts and talked about mustaches to strangers. We got back to Dylan’s house around 10:30 and Joey, Brandon, Jon, and Ian went for a walk and got lost for literally two hours. 

Talk to you soon!
Kelce

July 29th, 2012
Hola el Diary,
this morning we woke up and were treated to the most delicious french toast ever. I hung out mostly with Buddy, the big old yellow lab who lives there. He’s a sweetheart. We walked down to the lake that’s right behind the house but someone forgot to tell me that the trail to the lake was covered in poison ivy and I had to run back to the house and wash the shit off my legs and shoes REAL quick (I’m really allergic to poison ivy.) Luckily I washed it off in time and didn’t get it! We thanked Dylan and his family, I hugged Buddy, and we made our way to Staten Island for our next show. We showed up at the venue, which was an awesome spot, played an awesome set, with some awesome bands and it was an awesome night. After the show we made our way to Jersey Shore to stay with some friends of mine. When we showed up they were playing this game called titty pong…so obviously I played and was teamed up with another girl and we played our guitarist, Joey and fill-in drummer, Jon. We won…OF COURSE, and they hanged their heads in SHAME! After their defeat we headed to Seaside to go on the boardwalk and try to find JWOW. Unsuccessful in our quest I bought an $8 cheesesteak to drown my sorrows. We hung out til 2 am then headed to bed. Staying on the Jersey Shore was a nice experience and I got to hangout with a German Shepard/St. Bernard mix named Sheeno who was…you guessed it…AWESOME. 

Sweet dreams,
Kelce

July 30th, 2012
My dearest Diary,
Today we played a backyard show with 16 bands! I was sure it was going to get shut down and was stoked when it wasn’t. We got to see a lot of friends from the last time we played Jersey and made a lot of new friends! That’s what this thing is all about. Today’s show was the first time anyone danced for our band, so that was definitely a great experience. We stayed at the Yablon’s house and cooked burgers and dogs and stayed up til the wee hours talking. It was most definitely a great time and we can’t wait to go back!

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POZ Road Blog: I Was A Hero

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 4, 2012

I Was A Hero are out on a DIY tour with Doses, and the band has sent in their first unique Road Blog to PropertyOfZack. Check out the blog and the remaining dates on the tour below by clicking “Read More!”

From Brandon Pagano:

Instead of a typical tour blog, I decided to write a cinquain and a phrase a day to describe my own personal experiences on the tour. A cinquain is a 5 line poem where the first line is 2 syllables, the second is 4, the third is 6, the fourth is 8 and the fifth is 2. 
 
I Was A Hero- Brandon Pagano
Oxford, MA 7/28
Music,
giant donuts
and hospitality
are things that make these places feel
like home. 
 
"If darkness harbors the end of the world, then I’ll stay here with no fear until morning"
 
Staten Island, NY 7/29
When we
rolled up we thought
that the show was going
to end up being a bust, but
it ruled. 
 
"Fuck assumptions about your day, it will never end up being that good or bad anyway."
 
Suscawhatever, NJ 7/30
Why do
I already 
feel as if my body
is kind of failing me? Is my 
brain next?
 
"I won’t let anything best me. Night terrors at 5am have set me off balance but I know that a few things could fix us, like some cheap food or a good nights sleep."

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I Was A Hero, Doses Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 23, 2012

I Was A Hero and Doses will be touring this July and August. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More!”

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PropertyOfZack Show : : Mixtapes, With The Punches

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2012

PropertyOfZack is stoked to be sponsoring a house show with Team Pagano, Stay Strong Kid, and Stay Alive Clothing in Glenville, NY on June 25th. Our friends in Mixtapes, With The Punches, Pentimento, Young English, I Was A Hero, and Doses will all be playing. You can check out additional details for the event on the poster above and make sure to RSVP for the show on Facebook here!

I Was A Hero Release Debut EP

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2012

I Was A Hero have released their debut EP, Youth And Defeat. Stream it below by clicking “Read More.”

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I Was A Hero Stream New Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2012

I Was A Hero are streaming a new song called “I Guess It’s Me” here. The band will be releasing a new EP called Youth And Defeat on May 8th that features the song. Check out the artwork for the EP below by clicking “Read More.”

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PropertyOfZack Playlist : : Pagano House Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 27, 2012

The Team Pagano house show, which is sponsored by PropertyOfZack and Stay Strong Kid, is tomorrow, and we got all the bands, including Handguns, Casting Call, I Can See Mountains, Far From Proper, I Was A Hero, and Young English,  to do a Playlist for us! Check out the Playlists and listen to the songs while reading everyone’s thoughts! Don’t forget to check out details for the show tomorrow either.


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Transit - Long Lost Friends
The Story So Far - Placeholder - Matt
The Ghost Inside - Between The Lines
August Burns Red - Back Burner - Alex
Beady Eye - Millionaire
Tokyo Rose - Saturday Everyday - Dave
Little Did They Know - Deep Breath *Song is currently not on Spotify
The Story So Far - Mt. Diablo - Brien
The Greenery - Tracker
Me vs. Hero - Star Raider And Space Invaders - Karl 

If you were in our van for the past week we’ve been on tour, you’d definitely hear these songs multiple times.


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Cap’n Jazz – Ooh Do I Love You
For those days that make you feel like riding a bike or wearing flannel and having a big beard in the fall, or jumping into piles of leaves, or brown haired women.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Oregon Girl
Because Boris Yeltsin reminded us that rock and roll isn’t about myspace friends. - Kevin
Algernon Cadwallader - Springing Leaks *Song is currently not on Spotify
When I wake up in the morning, I play this song. I am then overcome with the sense that I can do whatever I want, when I want to.
Van Morrison - Domino
This song just proves that good things can come with age and time. Like a stew, or a fine wine. - Matt
The Wildbirds – 421 *Song is currently not on Spotify
It’s like that time the city came alive.
The Arkells – Book Club *Song is currently not on Spotify
The library was the original Facebook. - Robbie
Wild Light - California On My Mind
This song is the perfect outro to a day.
Frightened Rabbit - Old Old Fashioned
There’s more emotion in soft, soft static with a human voice underneath than there is in the modern world. We all wish we could get old fashioned and back to the way things used to be. - Justin


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Reign Supreme - Mother Superior
This song, to me, is about letting someone go. I just recently lost my cousin unexpectedly, and this song speaks for a lot of what I’ve been feeling lately. I just had to let you know, it broke my heart to let you go.
Such Gold - Scoreboard
We recently played 2 dates in Mid-December with this band, and not only were they incredible, but they were awesome to us. I’ve loved this band for a while, and I respect them a lot as musicians and as people, and this song just rules. - Nick
The Story So Far - Four Years 
This song is relevant to my life right now being a freshmen in college; I had to deal with my friends leaving and meeting new ones. This song just helped me realize that change is good and I am excited to see where these next four years take me.
Major League - Need I Remind You
In September I went through an extremely tough break up and this song couldn’t have been more perfect for my mood and really helped me through that situation. I am honored to call these dudes some of my best friends. - Angelo
Have Heart - No Roses, No Skies
For a while this band has been one of my favorites. This song, to me represents what true beauty is in a lot of ways.
Title Fight - Flood Of ‘72
This song is great for when you’re going through a shift in your life. It means a lot to me because I feel that it really fits my lifestyle at the moment. - Tyler 
Hundredth - Weathered Town
Amazing band, amazing song. I’m ready to move on and make something of myself, and this song reflects that. They also do a killer cover of “Hurt” by NIN/Johnny Cash
Balance & Composure – Burden
Everything this band puts out is phenomenal.  This song is no exception. I love everything they’ve ever done. Also one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen - Jesse
Trapped Under Ice - Outcast
I’ve been hooked on the album since it came out in October.  It’s such a tough song, one of my favorites on the record, and the lyrics are easily relatable for me: outcast from this world that I hate.
Shai Hulud - Misanthropy Pure *Song is currently not on Spotify
Lately I’ve been struggling with a lot of mental and emotional issues.  I’ve been trying to find where I want my life to go and so far it’s only been stress and confusion.  On top of that I’m just sick of the world and want to take the path less traveled, but I’m still finding out what that path is for me. - Matt


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Saves The Day - Jodie *Song is currently not on Spotify
As Cities Burn - This Is It, This Is It
Seahaven - Love *Song is currently not on Spotify
Paulson - Window Frames
Touche Amore - Method Act
Architects - Devils Island *Song is currently not on Spotify
The Roots - Kool On
Koji - Color Quiet Loud *Song is currently not on Spotify
Title Fight - Introvert
Make Do And Mend - Unknowingly Strong 

No reason other than, these songs are the shit


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Daylight - Sinking *Song is currently not on Spotify
The band is fast, aggressive and catchy. This is off the first of their 3 EP’s.
Emo Side Project - Marble Hornets *Song is currently not on Spotify
It sounds like Chris from Saves The Day singing in American football. This song does well at describing my life the past few months as well as tying in one of my favorite internet sensations. If you don’t know about Slenderman and Marble Hornets… Look it up and creep yourself out.
Into It. Over It. - Write It Right
The song is about how there is no set guideline for punk rock. If you can’t get behind that message you’re looking at the picture incorrectly. We’re all fucked up in different ways… The bottom line is, we should be there for each other.
Last Call- It’s Like This Place Isn’t Even Real
Amazing pop punk song, plain and simple. The chorus is stuck in my head all the time. They are also some of the nicest dudes around.
With The Punches - Harvard On The Hudson
This new single blows their old records out of the water. So pumped for the full length. The last 20 seconds of this song make me want to pit so hard.
The Front Bottoms - Looking Like You Just Woke Up
The first line of this song is I love to wait, I love girls with ex boyfriends that they aren’t really over.
How can you not like that… Seriously. This band will explode in 2012.
Crucial Dudes -Put A Grand On It  *Song is currently not on Spotify
Just a pissed off punk rock song about someone posting stupid status updates on facebook/twitter. 43 seconds of pure awesome. 
Junior Battles – Radio
I can’t say much nicer things about this band then I already do. They put out one of my favorite records of 2011 and this might be one of the best closers on a punk rock record ever. Said it, and don’t regret it. If you didn’t pick up Idle Ages last year, do yourself a solid and go do it. It’s tight.
The Menzingers - Lilith Avi  
I’m big on cool harmonization, especially when singers are a bit on the raspy side. This song captures that well. The line You were tempted by the serpent man while I was busy on a cell phone closing the deal gives me chills.
Mixtapes - I Accept That *Song is currently not on Spotify
Because the new music video for this song is dope, and the lyrics are hilarious and relatable. - Brandon Pagano


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Frank Tuner - Peggy Sang The Blues
Ivy League - Jaded
Alkaline Trio - This Could Be Love
Johnny Cash - Hurt
True Things - She Used To Be Pretty Cool *Song is currently not on Spotify

Here is 5 songs that I have been spinning. Plain and simple. Girls Suck - Jake Langley

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 1, 2012

PropertyOfZack is stoked to be sponsoring a house show with the Pagano family and Stay Strong Kid in Glenville, NY on January 28th. Handguns, Young English, Casting Call, I Was A Hero, I Can See Mountains, and Far From Proper will all be playing the show. You can check out additional details for the event on the poster above and make sure to RSVP for the show on Facebook here!

Ernie Ball