POZ Playlist: Team Recommendations
It’s the weekend again, so PropertyOfZack is back with a brand new Team Recommendation Playlist! Each weekend, different members of our team will be recommending both old and new songs for our viewers to listen to and enjoy. Check out the Team Playlist and listen to the songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Bayside - Oliver’s Army
Whether they’re pumping out full-lengths full of original material, or EPs strictly composed of cover songs, this band consistently kills it. This is an excellent cover of the Elvis Costello track of the same name, and the quartet did it justice in every sense of the word. - Brandon Allin (@brandon_allin)
Bomb The Music Industry!- Shit That You Hate
One of the worst moments in this year was when Bomb The Music Industry! announced that they would be going on hiatus. After putting out one of the best, if not the best record in 2011, I was really hoping for a lot more from the band. Vacation is a perfect record with every song being just as good as the other. I saw their final(?) show in Cleveland last night and this was the track that hit me the hardest. Bomb finally found the sound that suits them the best on this new record and it’ll really suck if we don’t get another one soon. - Justin Graci (@JustinHMGraci)
The Wonder Years - Living Room Song
The world didn’t end. But if it had, this song just about sums up my feelings about it. ”If the world ends, I hope I’m in my living room with good friends.” “So fuck the world and what it wants me to be!” Yeah, this was about that crazy religious guy on the radio, but I think the same idea applied to Friday’s “Apocolypse.” - Mike Sheffey (@SheffeyzTweetz)
Look Mexico - You Stay. I Go. No Following.
Look Mexico is a highly underrated band, in my opinion. Their smooth indie rock leaves very little to be desired. Add a guest spot by the man, the myth, the legend Frank Turner on “You Stay. I Go. No Folowing.” and you have a song not only worth listening to but worth raving about. - Dylan Powell (@DylanPowell5493)
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
I had already spent a lot of time the past few days listening to Huey Lewis (because of reasons!), so when friend-of-POZ / Motion City Soundtrack stickman Tony Thaxton selected the San Francisco white-boy-soul-rockers for his contribution to BandsOnBands, I knew that I had to make this my pick for the week. Between the fist-pumper synth hook, the day-glo production sheen, and Lewis’ inimitable power croon, it might be the most mid-80s song ever recorded. Also, it rocks, in a sweater-tied-round-your-neck kind of way. - Jesse Richman (@jrichmanesq)
mewithoutYou - All Circles
I’m not a large mewithoutYou fan, but I certainly enjoy their music. Ten Stories very much took me surprise this year. It’s my favorite album by the band, and I think “All Circles” is a great song for anyone who has not listened to the band, or has not previously enjoyed the band, to check out. What a great track. - Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)