Hope is in the air, don’t you feel it? Surprise, Manchester Orchestra have released a full acoustic version of COPE called HOPE with different arrangements and beautiful sounds all around. Vinyl will be coming out in November, but digital is out today. The band has also announced a very intimate tour in support of the release. Check out the dates and listen to the full album below!
Riot Fest Toronto kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack is gearing up for a weekend of fun, and we hope many of you are too. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in Toronto. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the first day of Riot this weekend as well!
After a short summer run with Gates and Have Mercy, Pentimento played alongside Weezer and Brand New at Buffalo’s Edgefest, but the best is yet to come for this Buffalo four-piece, as Riot Fest Toronto promises to be their biggest show to date. With Mike Hansen’s genuine lyrics and Jeramiah Pauly’s heartfelt delivery, it will be no surprise when the band’s honest intentions win over most, if not all, of Downsview Park on the first day of Riot Fest Toronto.
Just emerging from the aftermath of Cope, their heaviest and most lyrically biting album to date, Manchester Orchestra is an easy go-to when deciding which bands to squeeze into your Riot Fest Toronto schedule. Andy Hull’s delicate, but passionate vocals are touching almost to the point of tears and his cohorts provide a crashing sense of catharsis in his wake, making Manchester Orchestra a true must see.
It’s not easy to go twelve years without releasing a full-length album while still remaining relevant, but Glassjaw has somehow managed to do just that. The Long Island post-hardcore legends remain ominously allusive, with rare and sporadic festival appearances being their only live performances over the past few years. With this in mind, seeing Glassjaw should be a top priority for all of those in attendance at Riot Fest Toronto.
Warped Tour is here, but there are too many other great tours this summer to not head out to. Whether it’s I Am The Avalanche and Somos or Nine Inch Nails and Soundgardner, there’s a little something for everyone. We decided to put together a new PropertyOfZack Discussion on all the “must see” tours this summer, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!
I Am The Avalanche, Somos
With the recent release of their third full length record Wolverines, Avalanche has been on the road essentially nonstop, taking this July/August to storm up and down the I-95 corridor between the greater tri-states and Florida. Even with the recent departure of founding members Mike Ireland and Kellen Robson, the NYC band is pushing on as a 4-piece and sound just as scorching as ever, living out their mission statement of good vibes, good friends, and good times. With shining newcomers Somos along for the ride as well, and with the shows in intimate spaces like Saint Vitus in Brooklyn or the Camel in Richmond, the tour will easily be one of the most sweaty, boisterous, and fun runs that’ll come through the East Coast this summer. Hold tight onto your beers. - Adrienne Fisher
The Early November, I Can Make A Mess
Acoustic tours are great for many reasons: the smaller rooms, the calmer crowds, and the quiet nature, all of create a more intimate setting. And the best part about this intimate setting? It gives artist a chance to tell stories, talk about their inspirations, and strike up a genuine conversation with the audience. Sometimes they even take requests.
This summer The Early November is heading out on an acoustic tour that also features lead singer Ace Enders’ solo project, I Can Make A Mess. It’s a golden opportunity to see both the man and the band up close and stripped down – and definitely not one to be missed. - Becky Kovach
Touché Amoré, Tigers Jaw
Even though at first glance is seems that someone threw the names of all the bands from our circle into a bag and pulled out three random ones for this tour, in actuality, the lineup really couldn’t make more sense. It’s a meeting of the minds for three separate sonic corners of modern day punk/emo/hardcore, featuring three extraordinary and prolific bands - it’s a rare no-filler, no-bullshit bill.
Is there really anything else you want to hear in the world that’s not Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine covering the theme song for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air? Nah. Check out the cover below after the jump.