Mayday Parade Final Warped Tour Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2014

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Mayday Parade have released their final Warped Tour update. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Mayday Parade Release “Josiah’s Monkey”

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 5, 2014

Mayday Parade have released a new song called “Josiah’s Monkey” that was done on the Lennon Bus at Warped. Stream the song below after the jump.

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The Honeymoon Tour: Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, Major League, PVRIS

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 4, 2014

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The Honeymoon Tour is going to be a big one. Mayday Parade are taking out Tonight Alive, Major League, and PVRIS this coming fall. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Interview: Mayday Parade

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 23, 2014

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PropertyOfZack Senior Writer Jesse Richman headed out to Warped Tour a few weeks ago to sweat while watching bands, but to also do some great interviews for the site. 

Jesse spoke with Derek Sanders from Mayday Parade about Warped Tour, Monsters In The Closet a year later, future plans, and writing for a next release. Read the interview below!

POZ: Derek, I know we caught up with you fairly recently, but we’re now in the middle of Warped Tour, and Mayday Parade are one of the headlining acts, so I just want to know how it’s going to far.
DS: It’s been incredible. It’s always tough to say while it’s happening, but it’s certainly, if not my favorite, then one of my favorite tours I’ve ever done. It’s my favorite Warped Tour I’ve done. I feel like each time you do Warped Tour, you kind of get more used to it and comfortable with it. It’s such a great experience. We know so many people on the tour. And like you said, we’re playing the main stage for the first time, which is really incredible, it’s a milestone for us. It’s all good things, it’s great!

Having done it so many times, does it feel different being a mainstage act?
It’s a bigger look. Warped Tour is intimidating at first. We followed it and sold CDs outside at first — we weren’t even part of it — and then we played it several times on smaller stages and kind of worked our way up. At first it can be very intimidating; you don’t want to do the wrong thing, or piss off the wrong person. It’s almost overwhelming. But each time, as you do it more and more… And part of it, being on the main stage as well, it’s comfortable. But it’s very cool.

Is it a different approach from a production standpoint?
I suppose so. The stage itself isn’t that much bigger than the blow-up stage, the Monster Energy stage or whatever, but we tried to do our best with a cool backdrop scrim, a 3D-kind of thing. We just go out and have fun.

One thing I thought was kind of cool about the lineup this year is, some years there’s one or two super-huge headliner acts, but this year there’s more parity at that mainstage level. How do you think that’s affected the crowds that have come out?
It’s tough to say. It seems like it’s been doing really well, there’s a lot of people. I feel like a lot of times, there’s the one band that always plays towards the end, because they’re kind of the headliner, and this year it seems to be a little more spread out. I think that maybe that’s a good thing, so long as people are still showing up. And it’s probably always like this, but I feel like it happens more and more, where there are bigger bands on other stages, so you have fewer kids that just stand in front of the main stage and watch all day. People float around and check out other bands on different stages. It’s been great vibes so far.

You guys have been doing Warped Tour for a long time; this is, what, your sixth run?
It’s our fifth time playing it, and then we followed it, so that doesn’t really count, but we essentially did all of Warped Tour that year.

I imagine there were kids who were, like, the youngest kids in the crowd coming to see you those early years, who are now the old folks here. Maybe they’ve got their little brother or sister in tow who are getting exposed to you for the first time. Do you feel like you’re bringing in kids who still don’t know about you at this point? Or is it more of your loyal fanbase showing up to support you?
I’d say it’s a little bit of both, and that’s what’s great about it. It’s almost been nine years of being in this band, so anyone who was a fan in the beginning is a lot older now. I feel like we’ve had a whole lot of people who have stuck around, and there also seems to be a lot of newer, younger fans who are getting into it as well. It’s a blend of both, which is amazing. We’re very grateful to still be able to tour at this level.

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Mayday Parade Warped Tour Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 19, 2014

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Mayday Parade are headlining Warped Tour all summer. Watch their second video update below after the jump.

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Mayday Parade Warped Tour Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 5, 2014

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Mayday Parade are headlining Warped Tour all summer. Watch their first video update below after the jump.

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Mayday Parade Live At 2014 Vans Warped Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 1, 2014

Mayday Parade are headlining Warped all summer. Watch three live videos below after the jump.

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Mayday Parade So Devastating, It’s Unnatural Update

by Zack Zarrillo - May 30, 2014

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Mayday Parade have released an update from the So Devastating, It’s Unnatural Tour. Watch the second update below after the jump. 

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POZ Review: Mayday Parade - Monsters In The Closet (Deluxe)

by Zack Zarrillo - May 27, 2014

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by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Mayday Parade’s Monsters In The Closet. As someone who has always enjoyed Mayday’s work but has never closely followed their career, the album came as a surprise – I loved it almost immediately, and it easily made my list of top 15 albums for 2013. From start to finish, Monsters In The Closet was polished pop rock at its absolute finest, not to mention a stunning example of how emotional music can be.
 
One of my favorite things about this album was the fact that it felt complete. Closer “Angels” felt like the perfect counterpart to opening track “Ghosts,” and created a beautiful and delicate balance that provided listeners with closure after such an emotional journey.
 
 “Angels” was such a definitive ending that the announcement of three new tracks to follow it made me apprehensive. So while listening through Monsters In The Closet for what felt like the hundredth time, I tried to treat it as though it was the very first.
 
What I found was that the album still very much holds its own; many of the songs I have loved from the beginning still sent shivers down my spine and begged to be played again and again. “Last Night For A Table For Two,” “Demons,” and “Angels” in particular held up especially well. “Last Night For A Table For Two” emanates anguish in the edgy bass line that permeates throughout. “Demons” hides pain amid its pop-y exterior. And “Angels” is still hauntingly beautiful with its gentle harmonies and solemnly humming guitars.

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POZ Stream: Mayday Parade - “Stuck In Remission”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 26, 2014

Mayday Parade will be releasing a deluxe version if Monsters In The Closet on May 27th via Fearless Records, so be sure to pre-order it here. PropertyOfZack is very excited to be debuting a new song from the release today called “Stuck In Remission.” Stream “Worth A Thousand Words” via PureVolume, “Hear The Sound” via AbsolutePunk, and our exclusive, “Stuck In Remission” below!

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - May 25, 2014

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May 27th is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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Mayday Parade Tease New Songs In Monsters Overseas Montage

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

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Mayday Parade have released a montage video from the Monsters Overseas Tour. Watch it below to check out new song clips!

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Mayday Parade So Devastating, It’s Unnatural Tour Update

by Zack Zarrillo - May 10, 2014

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Mayday Parade have released an update from the So Devastating, It’s Unnatural Tour. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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POZ Discussion: Most Anticipated May Releases

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2014

May is nearly here, and we’re continuing 2014 with a jam-packed month of releases that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated May Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island (5/6)
This band has yet to do something that hasn’t impressed me. While Can’t Maintain may stand as one of my favorite albums of all time, it seems that Christmas Island is going to give it a run for its money. If you haven’t heard anything off this album yet, listen to “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” and tell me it isn’t perfect. You can’t. It’s the perfect mix of silly and serious, which is exactly what this band is good at. I promise you, this album rules. And besides, in the band’s own words, hating it won’t make you suck any less. - Marie Scarsella

The Horrors - Luminous (5/6)
Despite their name, English alt rockers The Horrors pride themselves on sweeping, brooding pop tracks constantly accented by a heavy synth presence. Their 2011 release Skying, which netted them their first Top 5 record in their native England, followed swiftly on from 2009’s Primary Colours with an equal glaze of melody and pop somewhere in between ‘80s new wave and ‘90s Brit Pop. Originally set for a release this past September, their fourth effort, Luminous, looks to continue with the same formula, emphasizing its electronic roots, which will no doubt complement the often moody and interstellar vocals of lead singer Faris Badwan. The band revealed two new tracks earlier this year with the seven minute “I See You” standing out as it sprawls and dances like some futuristic pop number with the sheen of 80’s club music. The album
already seems promising, and with only a few days to go before its official release, the anticipation is just too strong to avoid. - Jason Stives

Weatherbox - Flies In All Directions (5/13)
Weatherbox, my Weatherbox. How do I express my love for thee?

Weatherbox got me through a good chunk of college and a big breakup, and at the time, that was priceless. In 2010 I did one of my first interviews with Brian Warren, the mastermind behind Weatherbox, and that’s when I truly realized how talented he is.

The honest lyrics and the complexity of Warren’s songs are what really draw me to his music. It has been 5 long years since his last full length album, The Cosmic Drama, and the wait is finally over. Triple Crown Records is dropping Flies in All Directions on May 13. This is hands down Brian’s most musically complicated and mature album. Flies in All Directions is already in my top 10 for 2014, so pick it up, enlighten your ears, and catch Warren and his band on tour when they come through your town. - Caitlin DeWeese 

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