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Light Years “Deadlines” Stripped Down

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 6, 2014

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Pat Kennedy of Light Years recently performed a stripped down version of “Deadlines.” Check out the video below after the jump.

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Hit The Lights Add Major League, Light Years To ‘Skip School, Start Fights’ Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 28, 2014

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Major League, Light Years, Brigades, and July will be joining Hit The Lights on their Skip School, Start Fights tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Warped Tour Announces The Acoustic Basement Stage

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 26, 2014

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The sixteenth set of bands for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour have been announced via Fuse. You can check out the lineup so far below after the jump and be sure to reblog the post with your thoughts so far!

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Light Years’ Van Broken Into In Chicago

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 28, 2014

Light Years had their van broken into tonight in Chicago, IL on the first night of their tour. Support the band by picking up merch here or picking up tickets to the rest of their tour here

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Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, Light Years Tour Kicks Off Tonight

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 28, 2014

Neck DeepKnuckle Puck, and Light Years will be kicking off their winter tour in Chicago tonight. You can purchase tickets for the rest of the dates here and check out the routing below after the jump.

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Paper + Plastick Records 2013 Catalog Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 27, 2014

Paper + Plastick Records are holding a 2013 digital sale on all of their titles released last year for just $15. Download it here and check out the titles below after the jump.

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Light Years ‘Off The Board’ Comp Free Song Download

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 22, 2014

Light Years are letting fans download “I Couldn’t Change” from Will Yip’s Off The Board comp for free over the next week. Download it here and check out the band’s upcoming dates with Neck Deep below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Light Years - Trying to be…

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 8, 2014

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by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Cover songs are a tricky business. If they stray too far from the original, fans attack it for ruining something good. But if the cover doesn’t change enough, fans complain that it was an unoriginal cop out. There’s a fine line between the two that must be nailed for a cover to be considered successful. 

But Light Years decided to go for it anyway, and take things a step further by releasing an EP of acoustic covers. Trying To Be, out this past October, features three covers of songs by blink-182, Tegan and Sara, and Saves The Day. 

Opener “Everytime I Look For You,” is taken from blink-182’s Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. The original version is an excitable, over-caffeinated jam with lead vocals helmed by Mark Hoppus. However, Light Years took the song and stripped everything away — the effect leaves it feeling hollowed out and empty, though not necessarily in a bad way. It’s just like Light Years could’ve taken some more risks in their attempt to make this song their own, but opted not to.

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POZ Presents: Be Part Of Something - 42 Bands, 12 Months

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 30, 2013

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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! 

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Real Friends, Light Years, Knuckle Puck Announce Holiday Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 11, 2013

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Real FriendsLight Years, and Knuckle Puck have announced a December/January holiday tour. Check out the dates below after the jump!

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POZ Playlist: A Loss For Words, Stickup Kid, Light Years

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 11, 2013

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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!

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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

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Playlist for our recent tour with A Loss For Words, Handguns, and Major League!

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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.

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Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, Light Years Tour Now On Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 1, 2013

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Neck DeepKnuckle Puck, and Light Years spring tour tickets are now on sale. Check out dates and ticket links below after the jump.

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Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, Light Years Announce US Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

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Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, and Light Years will be hitting the road for a North American tour in early-2014. You can check out the dates for the tour below after the jump!

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POZ Stream: Light Years - “All-Star Me (Saves The Day Cover)”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 16, 2013

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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 Youhere, check out their upcoming tour with Handguns and A Loss For Words, and listen to the cover of “All-Star Me” below! 

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Light Years Stream Tegan And Sara Cover

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 9, 2013

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.

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