The first five bands for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour have been announced via Fuse’s Warped Roadies. You can check out the lineup so far below after the jump and be sure to reblog the post with your thoughts so far!
The POZ sponsored Real Friends fall tour with Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, and Pentimento kicked off last week, and we’re stoked to have all four bands together for a new Playlist feature. Check out the tour routing here and the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!
Related: Win free tickets to the tour here!
A few weeks ago I was at a party and I overheard some kids name dropping a bunch of random that supposedly made awesome playlists. I hope this playlist will make me look cool and spark more really awkward conversations in my friend Mike’s basement.
Here are ten songs accompanied by semi-relevant commentary:
Knuckle Puck - No Good
A few of my best friends put out an incredible EP a few months ago and you should probably check it out.
The Starting Line - Birds
I feel like TSL never really got the credit they deserve. In my opinion they’re the best band to come out of the early 2000s era and if you disagree I will gladly say something really mean about you on the Internet.
City and Colour - Commentators
Sometimes there are a few people on the web that look for any excuse to talk shit on bands for no reason. Stay behind your computer screens, nerds.
Owen - I Got High
If you haven’t listened to the new Owen album…… you are fucking up. What are you waiting for?
Citizen - Sick and Impatient
I really shouldn’t have to tell you how awesome this band is, so just hit play and find out for yourself.
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Fightboat
What band do you know has like twenty members and isn’t Arcade Fire? That’s what I thought. TWIABP sure as hell know how to make use of all the instrumentation at their fingertips.
You Blew It! - Medal of Honor
I’ve been listening to “Grow Up, Dude” since around the beginning of the year and it is flawless from front to back. I will curbstomp myself if I don’t get to see this band at FEST.
Senses Fail - The Path
Dude Senses Fail is punk as fuck, bro. One time I saw Buddy Nielsen sacrifice a goat in front of an elementary school.
Fall Out Boy - I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
I saw FOB twice since their reunion (one of them being at Riot Fest) and something about this song live was just so fucking spot on.
Circa Survive - Mandala
There are no words that can accurately describe how this band is the shit, but hopefully you’ll get the point.
Hey there people, we are about to head out on a full U.S. tour with Real Friends, Forever Came Calling and Pentimento. Here’s a taste of some things we listen to in the van! We’re gonna do full albums this time insteadof just one song!
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
The new record is literally perfect, in every way. Very smart song writing and, I love how they have finally pushed her vocals to the front of everything.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
I cannot listen to just one song on this record. Once I put it on I have to listen to the whole thing. Such an outstanding record.
Cindi Lauper – Money Changes Everything
I am a huge pop music fan in general and I think that she is such a great singer and awesome person.
Here’s a friendly reminder that the POZ sponsored Real Friends fall tour with Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, and Pentimento kicks off tonight! We’ll have lots of content throughout the tour from all the bands, so make sure to check back each week for something new. The routing for the tour can be seen below!
The POZ sponsored Real Friends fall tour with Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, and Pentimento kicks off tomorrow, and we hope you’re as stoked as we are. We’ll have lots of content throughout the tour from all the bands, so make sure to check back each week for something new. The routing for the tour can be seen below!
VIP tickets for the upcoming Real Friends fall tour with Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, and Pentimento are now on sale. The VIP package gets you into the venue early to hang out, request songs, and get an exclusive 11x17 cardstock collector’s poster provided by Peta2 and designed by the band. Snacks provided by Nom Nom Vegan Treats! Get the tickets here and check out the dates below after the jump.
Prizes and exclusive collectors posters will be provided by Glamour Kills and Peta2, and fans will even get a chance to purchase special limited quantity tickets to gain early access into the venue, a limited edition 11x17 cardstock poster, and watch an exclusive acoustic performance by the band!
Shows for the tour will begin going on sale Friday at 3PM EST/12PM PST. Check out the full routing with dates and venue information below! Check back for ticket links and more info!
Today we are launching the first-ever POZ and AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge with the help of our friend Soupy from The Wonder Years. We’ve set up 18 fantasy football leagues where you can get the chance to play with members from many of your favorite bands. Each of the band members has chosen a charity for their league to represent, and at the end of the football season, one winner will be chosen to receive all of the proceeds.
Each entry requires a submission of $20 (all to go to charity at the end of the season). Throughout the season, PropertyOfZack will be posting Power Rankings, charity blogs, and Playlists from each league.D
Check out all the details of how to enter, who’s playing, and much more below!
You hear it all the time from band members and concert-promoters alike – “It’s hard to get kids to come to shows like they used to.” Unfortunately, this statement’s truth rang true when Cincinnati pop-punk outfit Mixtapes made their way to The Waiting Room on their latest tour with You Blew It!, Light Years, and Modern Baseball. But what this show’s audience lacked in size it made up for in passion.
Kicking off the touring portion of the show was Philly’s Modern Baseball, who opened their set with “Tears Over Beers” off of their debut LP, “Sports.” The song’s opening lines immediately incited the crowd to sing along and dance to the band’s upbeat brand of emo infused punk.
It wasn’t until the band’s last song, “The Weekend,” that the room reached a fever pitch. Joining the band onstage to pound on a few spare floor-toms was Buffalo native and renowned photographer Jamie Moore, who was on the tour shooting for No Sleep Records. As the band culminated into the song’s finale, they paused for a second, as each member rotated to a different instrument, before finishing the song and their last set of the tour.
Hailing from Cleveland, Light Years has played Buffalo on more than a few occasions, but coming off of their debut LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You, this trip to the Nickel City seemed more special. With their friends and Paper + Plastick labelmates from Pentimento in attendance, the band pumped through a set full of new tunes and old favorites. Highlights included “Scavengers” off of the band’s EP Just Between Us, which incited the evening’s most reckless mosh pits.
The highlight of Light Years’ time at The Waiting Room was their performance of “Deadlines,” off their aforementioned LP. The song’s chorus complemented by the song’s whirlwind tempo changes makes it perfect for the live setting.
Mixtapes, You Blew It!, Light Years, and Modern Baseball are about to kick off one of the best non-Warped tours of the summer, and we’re stoked to have the four bands for a new PropertyOfZack Playlist feature. Check out their Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!
Here is a list of things you should listen to, and that on long night drives we (not that everybody always wants to) listen to!
Lil Wayne - HELLO
Ok, this is honestly maybe the worst song ever recorded. I don’t say that lightly. I think I’ve listened to it over 100 times in the last month. This song makes his rock album look like Notorious B.I.G. However you need to, youtube, spotify, anything, listen to this song. So not because it’s good, but this is the one song you need to hear this year, you won’t believe it’s real.
Chance the Rapper - Favorite Song (ft. Childish Gambino) *Song is not on Spotify
This comes off of his new mixtape “Acid Rap” which is currently my favorite release of the year. At first I was unsure of the style and his voice but it quickly grew on me and now I find myself listening to it every day. It has a playful and goofy style, it’s catchy, and it’s poppy, all things i like. The mixtape is free, so download it!
Hot Rod Circuit - The Pharmacist
One of the best songs ever, and a perfect intro song. Listen to it while driving and sing along AND FEEL FREE.
Wallpaper. - Fucking Best Song Everrr
Still one of the best songs, can’t wait to watch him every day on warped tour. This is the party anthem of the century, get hip!
Carter Peace Mission – Exchanged *Song is not on Spotify
This is a band I grew up listening to, and love. It’s just straight 90’s pop punk, and I watch this video alot. Watch it and have it stuck in your head all day. Then proceed to miss when bands were cool like this and not so lame.
Suicide Machines - Islands
Because it’s the best song ever, and the catchiest. Also one of the most perfect albums ever, who disagrees??
Dirt Bike Annie – Battlelines *Song is not on Spotify
This band should have been huge, and it’s sad that they aren’t. Before they broke up they left us with two perfect records, enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjWMeg6USSY
Das Racist - Rainbow in the Dark
Because they also broke up way too soon, and this song is so awesome. Watch the video.
Banner Pilot - Skeleton Key
I wish I wrote this song.
Herman’s Hermits - I’m Into Something Good
60’s rock is awesome. This is one of my favorite bands from that era. Every song is so great, I’m not sure if this is my favorite but i love it.
This Town Needs Guns – Left Aligned
Trevor likes this song, man. It’s pretty bad ass. Sometimes it’s hard to describe twinkles as “bad ass” because as far as I see it, twinkly music is kind of like the soccer team of the high school that is the music scene. All the football jocks are like “nah man it’s for grass fairies” and I’m like “dude it’s kind of badass c’mon.” At least that’s why I think Trevor likes this song.
Their/They’re/There - 572 Cuthbert Blvd
Trevor plays this song at practice all the time. I don’t know how he figured it out but he plays it like he recorded it. Flawless. I guess that doesn’t really explain why he likes it, but I know he just does, so there’s that.
Drake – Started From the Bottom
Tim loves this song. It’s like the only thing he sings/says whenever we’re all together. He dances too. Like, I don’t really know what else to say. I don’t really think he does either because I think he only knows the chorus.
Ace Hood - Bugatti
Whatever lyrics Tim doesn’t know in Started From the Bottom, he makes up for in this song. One time I woke up in the van and he was singing this and going crazy like he was in 8 Mile. Then I went back to sleep and woke up again and he was still doing it. Then I feel asleep and woke up in a new Bugatti.
Tera Melos - Until Lufthansa
Andy Anaya is the riff master and I’m pretty sure this band is where he gets it from.
Deafheaven – Sunbather
This song is the best. Maybe we should have just made a playlist of only this song and called it.
Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
I wish I were putting this on here ironically, but I’m really not. I mean, I’m not like, SUPER into this song or anything, but when it comes in the grocery store I get pretty stoked. It’s the same way with that one Blues Traveler song. I just wanted to clear the air and say Dave Matthews Band isn’t actually as awful as everyone says they are. Jack Johnson, too.
Sondre Lerche – (I Wanna) Call It Love
Norwegian Angel with an incredibly diverse discography. This is his jazzier one. Cool, man.
Citizen - Figure You Out
”Youth” is a great fucking record by some dudes I am glad to call my friends. This song immediately stuck out to me as one of the best on the record. Classic Ciz bass line and Mat never sounded better in the choruses.
Daylight - No One’s Deserving
I am glad this band is finally getting the attention and recognition they deserve. This song was one of my favorites off “Jar” and the main riff reminds me of Box Car Racer which is not a bad thing at all.
blink-182 - Waggy
Recently this classic record celebrated its 16th birthday, which is older than most kids that look at this site. So I have been listening to it a lot and this song is one of my favorite Blink songs ever. Has all the elements of classic Blink, catchy, simple one string solo, and sophomoric lyrics (“Ill just jack off in my room untill then”) what’s not to love?
Have Mercy - The Ancient West
One of the better new bands I have heard in this style. Reminds me a lot of “I Just Want to be Pure”, by Balance and Composure. The dudes voice is great. Hope to catch these guys live sometime soon.
The Wonder Years - Passing Through a Screen Door
If you would have told me a few years ago I would relate to a Wonder Years song I would have slapped you in the face and said “Are you sad now motherfucker??!!” But this record blew me away. I have been spinning it non-stop since it came out. The lyrics of this song really hit me as I just turned 26 and all I see is people my age moving on and doing real things with their lives, while I still live in a house with 4 other people and don’t have much to show for myself. I feel you Soupy… LOL.
Miley Cyrus - We Can’t Stop
Get over it.
The Beautiful Ones - Can’t Stand the Sight of Me
One of the better current bands in hardcore. They have their own sound, and lyrics that aren’t about your typical tough/angry guy stuff which is cool. Oh and they are hard as hell.
No Trigger - Owner Operator
I was pumped when we were able to play a few shows with these guys last month and they were awesome live. This song is one of my favorites of theirs.
Saves the Day – Holly, Hox Forget Me Not
So they released a new song, and it just made me want to listen to their old stuff. Sorry.
Maker - West Coast
Some of the best guys and criminally under appreciated bands, Makers newest record is awesome. This is one of the best songs they have ever written.
Into It. Over It. – Fak It
Just recently bought the 52 weeks 4 LP and it has definitely reminded me why I fell in love with IIOI. So excited that those You Blew It! boys are working with Evan for their next record, it’s bound to be awesome.
Prawn – Grass & Bones
It seems like for the past few months we have been running into a few bands over and over again. Prawn is one of those bands. They are incredible live and this song is the ultimate jam. Did I mention they are the best guys ever?
Fake Problems – Small Devil Song
This split with YBI is so good. I absolutely loved Real Ghosts Caught On Tape and when this was released I immediately wanted more. I mean just listening to this chorus, it’s huge.
*This review was composed and edited by Erik van Rheenen
This review starts with a story, and that story starts with a gawky Syracuse freshman wearing way-too-much orange and way-too-big headphones, listening to Maps for the first time proper under the hazy streetlamps of an autumn night in central New York. I was young (comparatively), dumb (some things don’t change), and trying to figure out my place in the world. But something about the problems Mixtapes sang about (social anxiety, crippling bouts of loneliness, the relative merits of Die Hard 3) and the way they sang about them made everything feel all right.
So I guess in my obtuse (Extremely obtuse, Erik — Ed.), roundabout way, I’m saying that if you’re not already a fan of Mixtapes’ musical joie de vivre and normal-problems-as-gospel lyrics, Ordinary Silence probably won’t compel you to jump on the Mixtapes bandwagon on first listen. But the band’s newest record faces its demons with heart, charm, and a sharper, more mature lens, and if you’re already on board with Mixtapes’ sound, Ordinary Silence is an album you’ll like a whole, whole lot, if not love.
Maura Weaver tackles the lion’s share of vocals on rousing album opener “Bad Parts,” and though both Weaver and Ryan Rockwell’s singing prowess is head-and-shoulders above Even on the Worst Nights, Weaver in particular turns in a stunning performance on Ordinary Silence. From spry bright-eyed-ness on “Everything’s Eventual” to the punkier, short-fast-loud frustration on “Cheapness,” Weaver’s versatility as a singer (and songwriter, too) feels polished.