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POZ Video Premiere: Best Of Luck - “Greed”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 29, 2014

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Best Of Luck is a new project from members of This Time Next Year and Misser. The band just released a new EP called October 1961 that can be picked up on iTunes here. We’ve been heavily enjoying the EP at PropertyOfZack and are stoked to be premiering a new music video for “Greed.” Watch the video below!

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Best Of Luck (TTNY, Misser Members) Release ‘October 1961’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - May 20, 2014

Best Of Luck is a new project from members of This Time Next Year and Misser. You can stream a debut EP called October 1961 here via AltPress or one song called “Head Case” below after the jump.

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Tim Landers (Transit) Starts New Band Called Off And On

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 7, 2014

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Tim Landers (Transit, Misser) is in a new band called Off And On. Their first show will be with Somos and The Hotelier for Somos’ album release show. You can check out the group’s first music video after the jump and stream/purchase its entire debut EP, Good Talk Vol. 1, here

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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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Misser Teasing Announcement

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 26, 2013

It looks like Misser will be making a special announcement in early-January. Check out a teaser below after the jump.

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Transit, Misser, Long Lost Family Holiday Tour 

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Best Of Luck, New Mystery Band Ft. Misser/ex-TTNY Frontman

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 7, 2013

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Who is Best Of Luck? The band has released two new songs called “Greed” and “Head Case.” While we have no confirmation, the vocalist for the project is certainly Brad Wiseman of Misser and This Time Next Year fame. Musically, the project sounds like Misser, but does not appear to be. Stream the two songs and let us know your thoughts below!

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New Year’s Eve Mixtape Ball

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 16, 2013

Transit, Pentimento, and Misser will be playing the New Year’s Eve Mixtape Ball on Long Island this December. Check out details below after the jump.

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Transit, Misser, Long Lost Family Holiday Tour 

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Transit, Misser, Long Lost Family Holiday Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 30, 2013

Transit, Misser, and Long Lost are going out on a family holiday tour this December. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Misser - Distancing

by Zack Zarrillo - May 30, 2013

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*This review was composed by Donald Wagenblast and edited by Erik van Rheenen

Always known as the side project of its primary members (Tim Landers of Transit and Brad Wiseman of now-defunct This Time Next Year), Misser has been an interesting band to follow. The budding careers of both members’ original bands always seemed to impede the progress of the band ever finishing a release. 

And then in 2012, the band’s first full-length Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going to be a Better Person was released, and the hype around the band grew at an unexpectedly high rate. This hype turned into touring with The Wonder Years and unending questions about what kind of commitment Landers and Wiseman would make to Misser. The answer has arrived swiftly and in the form of the band’s new EP, Distancing.

The EP begins with the loud, aggressive “Goddamn, Salad Days,” and the track really encompasses what Misser is all about. Landers and Wiseman trade off lines, while the chorus is loud and catchy, and the guitars are always a highlight. The band’s lyrics have a bit of youthful arrogance to them, laced with profanity and anger.

Distancing begins to distance itself from its full-length predecessor immediately, as “Goddamn, Salad Days” is a sonic polar opposite from Every Day’s hazy, slow opener “Permanently.”  Thematically, Every Day… was an album about missing a significant other on the road, Distancing seems to be an EP about that relationship ending. From the sound of it, the break-up wasn’t pretty. 

Take the chorus from “Burn Out,” where Wiseman sings, “No one’s gonna save me now / like a spark, we were meant to burn out.” The anger is peppered thickly across each track, most notably on “Alone, Die” with repeated assertions from both Landers and Wiseman that, “You’re gonna die alone.” 

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Albums Out In Stores Today

by Zack Zarrillo - May 28, 2013

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It’s May 28th, which means it’s release day. Let us know what new releases you’re listening to today and 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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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - May 26, 2013

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May 28th is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Click “Read More” below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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POZ Track-By-Track: Misser - Distancing EP

by Zack Zarrillo - May 24, 2013

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PropertyOfZack’s Artist Of The WeekMisser, streamed their Distancing EP on the site earlier this week, and we’re happy to bring the band back for a Track-By-Track feature on the EP as well. Distancing will be out on May 28th via Rise Records so make sure to pre-order the release (iTunesMerchNOW) and to check out the Track-By-Track below!

Goddamn, Salad Days
Tim sent me this song with the chorus melody. Shortly after I opened up garage band and recorded an idea for the verse. It took me from that moment till about 3 days prior to actually tracking the song to finish the other verse. Why? Who knows. I over think everything and am never 100% confident with certain ideas I bring to the table. I also want the meaning behind the lyrical content to make sense to me and sometimes it doesn’t. I can get too weird for my own good. That’s where the beautiful garage band comes in handy. Tim and I can send things back and forth and keep each other in check if an idea is good or not. 

Infrared
The day before I was scheduled to fly out to the Bay to start recording the Distancing EP with Misser, I started to do what I do best- overthink the whole thing. We had plenty of song ideas, but I couldn’t get the “are they good enough?”s out of my head. I was up at Maximum Sound studios with Gary, and I mentioned my worries, as he could see the stress on my face. “Go in the other room and write another one.” So, I did. Thirty something minutes later, “Infrared” was a demo. 

When you spend some vulnerable years of life playing music on the road, it’s pretty easy to develop some defect in charter. Dropping out of school to partake in such an emotional roller coaster of a profession left me in a very insecure place. “Infrared” is about what happens when those two parts of my brain collide. It’s tough to stay sane when nothing around you is ever stable. P.S. There’s also parts in the song about a dream I had that aligned a recent tour with the story line of “Django Unchained.” Strange things. 

Burn Out
When I showed Brad and Mikey the acoustic demo of this song, they told me they were excited to have a more mellow song on the EP. Boy, did we see it differently. It’s tough to portray the way you envision something with just an acoustic guitar and GarageBand. The song found its energy in some liquored up, late night writing sessions. Torre, Mike and Brad really helped bring this one to life.  We all just really clicked when everyone was in the room jamming it. Brad started tracking vocals for this one first and 4 AM one night, after a night out with the whole team. It was amazing. 
I’d rather not explain the real meaning behind these words. Reclusion is a strange thing. 

Alone, Die.
The melody just kind of found its way into my head one morning. I thought I hated it, but Brad convinced me otherwise. It’s funny, it’s probably the most uplifting song on the record musically, but undeniably the most bitter, lyrically. We wanted to keep it very simple and straightforward on this track- I think that mindset let the whole song breathe well.  

This one’s pretty much about how if someone you care about gives you an about face and a cold shoulder, then they’ll get it right back. Maybe with some pretty little details laced in there…

Slow It Down/Write It Out
We were only supposed to record three songs. Then we were like, “fuck it let’s do four.” Then we all had a hard time paring with “Slow It Down…” so we decided to keep it around. Personally, I always get super attached to all the songs I partake in writing. I hate cutting tracks. This song was the one that changed the most from the original idea, and I love it for that. Everyone played a part in bringing this song to life. Sam made me layer the guitar track in the bridge like 87 times. It’s so heavy- I fucking love it.  
"Slow It Down…" is about staying who and what you are, and dong what you do because it’s what you do. Sometimes you get wrapped up in things, and you’ve got to catch yourself and make sure you’re still going down the path you believe in. 

POZ Stream: Misser - Distancing EP

by Zack Zarrillo - May 22, 2013

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PropertyOfZack’s Artist Of The WeekMisser, will be releasing Distancing on May 28th via Rise Records, and POZ is very excited to be streaming the EP a week or so early. Make sure to pre-order Distancing (iTunes, MerchNOW) and stream it below after the jump! 

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