A Loss For Words, Stickup Kid, and Light Years just finished up a tour together, among a few other great bands, and we’re stoked to have the three bands together for a new Playlist feature. Check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!
Saves The Day – Stay What You Are
Gets me through late night drives through the mountains. - Matty
Acceptance - Phantoms
Great memories from 2006 maverick tour. - Matty
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Great driving music. - Mikey
Ben Rector - Something Like This *Song is not on Spotify
He is the master of writing the perfect pop song. - Mikey
Hall and Oates - Greatest Hits
C’mon it speaks for itself. - Chris
Rancid - …And Out Come The Wolves
Gets me in the zone. – Chris
Propagandhi - Failed States
Record totally shreds man. - Marc
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia
Music genius - Marc
Hellions - Die Young.
Bare Bones - Villains EP
Both great records from Aussie lads and gets me pumped to play shows. - Pete
Playlist for our recent tour with A Loss For Words, Handguns, and Major League!
Against Me! - I was a Teenage Anarchist
I was never a huge Against Me fan but recently stumbled across “White Crosses” and have been jamming it a lot lately. I guess most “real” Against Me fans don’t like this one but hey, I’m a poser.
blink-182 – Go
blink is always in constant rotation for me and I don’t go too long without listening to them or I start to get symptoms of withdrawal. Recently been into the “Untitled” record again and looking forward to hearing their new stuff.
Tegan and Sara - How Come You Don’t Want Me
I wasn’t initially sold on Tegan and Sara ditching their acoustic guitars for keyboards and electronic drums, but fuck this record is phenomenal. This is a great song that will be stuck in your head while you pout over your ex-love.
NOFX- Thank God It’s Monday
Ok so not only is this song a ripper (yes I said ripper) but it is also very relatable for me. Fat Mike sings about his love for Mondays because everyone else is at work and he can do whatever he wants without much interference. Now, Mondays are 99% my day off from work as well and I love it. The Dunkin Donuts by my house sells any sized coffee for only $1 on Mondays, and then the Kent movie theater shows all movies for only $5 and you get a free popcorn! Like, c’mon! Best day.
New Found Glory - Connect the Dots
There’s always a little bit of anxiety and fear when one of your long time favorite bands is going to release new music and possibly let you down, (i.e. Saves the Day) but New Found Glory did not disappoint with this one. It reminds me of Catalyst era NFG which is fine by me.
Light Years are releasing a covers EP on October 23rd called Trying to be…, and PropertyOfZack is excited to be streaming the band’s cover of Saves The Day's “All-Star Me” today. Pickup the band's full-length, I Won’t Hold This Against You, here, check out their upcoming tour with Handguns and A Loss For Words, and listen to the cover of “All-Star Me” below!
Light Years will be releasing a covers EP on October 23rd called Trying to be… The band has released their first cover of Tegan And Sara’s “Back In Your Head” here. Check out the artwork and track listing for the EP below after the jump.
Light Years Announce ‘Trying to be…’ Covers EP
Light Years have announced that they will be releasing a covers EP on October 23rd called Trying to be… The release features blink-182, Tegan And Sara, and Saves The Day covers and will be released for a free download for fans in celebration of their debut full-length, I Won’t Hold This Against You (order here), and their upcoming tour with Handguns and A Loss For Words. Check out the EP artwork, track listing, and premiere info below!
A Loss For Words, Handguns Tour With Major League, Light Years
Producer Will Yip will be releasing his Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation on October 8th. The comp will feature exclusive (new) and previously unreleased songs from bands like Title Fight, Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, Man Overboard, Citizen, Turnover, Daylight, Koji, Tigers Jaw, Polar Bear Club, Dead End Path, Sainthood Reps, Mongoloids, None More Black, Light Years, Pity Sex, and Anthony Green. Check out the artwork and track listing below after the jump.
Our good friend, and maybe one of your favorite producers, Will Yip has officially announced his Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilationthat will be released on October 8th. The comp will feature exclusive (new) and previously unreleased songs from bands like Title Fight, Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, Man Overboard, Citizen, Turnover, Daylight, Koji, Tigers Jaw, Polar Bear Club, Dead End Path, Sainthood Reps, Mongoloids, None More Black, Light Years, Pity Sex, and Anthony Green.
Purchases of records, shirts, and other memorabilia from the comp will go directly towards Yip buying Studio 4, the studio where he makes some of the best albums we’ve heard in years. Check out the store here to buy the comp and other goodies and a press release with all the details below!
POZ Perspective: Will Yip And The Power Of The Neve
You hear it all the time from band members and concert-promoters alike – “It’s hard to get kids to come to shows like they used to.” Unfortunately, this statement’s truth rang true when Cincinnati pop-punk outfit Mixtapes made their way to The Waiting Room on their latest tour with You Blew It!, Light Years, and Modern Baseball. But what this show’s audience lacked in size it made up for in passion.
Kicking off the touring portion of the show was Philly’s Modern Baseball, who opened their set with “Tears Over Beers” off of their debut LP, “Sports.” The song’s opening lines immediately incited the crowd to sing along and dance to the band’s upbeat brand of emo infused punk.
It wasn’t until the band’s last song, “The Weekend,” that the room reached a fever pitch. Joining the band onstage to pound on a few spare floor-toms was Buffalo native and renowned photographer Jamie Moore, who was on the tour shooting for No Sleep Records. As the band culminated into the song’s finale, they paused for a second, as each member rotated to a different instrument, before finishing the song and their last set of the tour.
Hailing from Cleveland, Light Years has played Buffalo on more than a few occasions, but coming off of their debut LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You, this trip to the Nickel City seemed more special. With their friends and Paper + Plastick labelmates from Pentimento in attendance, the band pumped through a set full of new tunes and old favorites. Highlights included “Scavengers” off of the band’s EP Just Between Us, which incited the evening’s most reckless mosh pits.
The highlight of Light Years’ time at The Waiting Room was their performance of “Deadlines,” off their aforementioned LP. The song’s chorus complemented by the song’s whirlwind tempo changes makes it perfect for the live setting.