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Fest 13 Makes Second Lineup Announcement

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

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Fest 13 have taken the wraps off of their second lineup announcement, which includes Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Pianos Become The Teeth, Modern Baseball, and many more. Check out the second announce below after the jump.

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Apr 13, 2014

POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation Tour
Features: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball
Location: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Photos By: Maysa Askar

Modern Baseball Key Studio Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 10, 2014

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Modern Baseball recently taped a Key Studio Session for WXPN. Download the full session here and watch a video for “Your Graduation” below after the jump.

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Circa Survive, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Citizen Announce Free FMMF Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 28, 2014

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The Fashion Meets Music Festival will be taking place from August 29th through 31st in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. Check out the full lineup for the free show below after the jump.

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Slam Dunk Add Modern Baseball, Chiodos, We The Kings To Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 26, 2014

Slam Dunk has added another slew of bands to its upcoming festival lineup. Check out the full lineup so far below after the jump.

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Modern Baseball Nervous Energies Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 21, 2014

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Modern Baseball recently filmed a Nervous Energies session. Check out performances of “Rock Bottom” and “Pothole” below after the jump.

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Modern Baseball Making Of “Your Graduation” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 19, 2014

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Modern Baseball have released a making of for their “Your Graduation” music video. Watch the footage below after the jump.

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Modern Baseball “Your Graduation” Little Elephant Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 18, 2014

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Modern Baseball recently performed at a Little Elephant Session. Check out a video of “Your Graduation” below after the jump.

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March Sadness: Emo 8 Announcement + Voting Begins

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 10, 2014

We are two full weeks into March Sadness with excellent vote-in and Sad 16 rounds. Some Sad 16 match-ups were blowouts and some were close calls, which is all the more reason to be stoked for the start of the Emo 8.

The 8 bands voted through the Sad 16 round of March Sadness are now pitted against each other in their 90’s, 00’s, Reunion, and Revival emo brackets. Head below and join us in voting for a band in each emo bracket through Sunday evening, and the Forlorn 4 will launch on next Monday! 

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Modern Baseball Greatest Generation Tour Set List

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 9, 2014

Modern Baseball are out on The Greatest Generation Tour with The Wonder Years. Check out their set list from the tour below after the jump.

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Modern Baseball’s ‘Sports’ Gets Fourth Pressing

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 6, 2014

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Lame-O Records have launched their fourth pressing of Modern Baseball's Sports. Pick up a copy here and stream the album below after the jump.

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POZ Discussion: March Sadness - The Sad 16 And Why They Matter

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 6, 2014

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The Sad 16 voting round is pushing strongly into the trenches of March Sadness fame. Sad voters of PropertyOfZack have a few more days to cast their ballot, so Editor-in-Chef Erik van Rheenen put together a discussion on The Sad 16 And Why Are They Matter for us to take a stroll down emo lane. Read the Discussion and then vote to make sure your favorite bands push through to the Emo 8!

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90’s Emo 1v4: American Football vs Jets To Brazil

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American Football
Why they matter: With a nod to Joan of Arc and a respectful tip of the sailor cap to Cap’n Jazz, American Football was the short-lived project that set Mike Kinsella’s trajectory as an emo patriarch for nearly 20 years. Without American Football’s seminal album and not-quite-as-seminal-but-still-darn-good EP, there’d be no soft-spun crooning of Owen, no indie leanings of Owls, and no Their/They’re/There, a band that concerns itself almost as much with proper grammar as it does with mathy guitar riffs. Not a bad legacy.

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Jets to Brazil
Why they matter: Jets gave punk rock elder statesman Blake Schwarzenbach an outlet for venting his frustrations and woes that didn’t rely on the punkish leanings of Jawbreaker. While Jawbreaker is defensibly just as pivotal to emo-at-large as Jets to Brazil, Schwarzenbach’s departure (airport pun not really intended, but heck, I’ll still accept credit for this one) for a more indie-rock slanted sound gave emo a chance to take a deep breath and stop sounding so dang angry all the time.

90’s Emo 2v3: American Football vs Jets To Brazil

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Weezer
Why they matter: While most will point to Pinkerton as the essential emo album in the Weezer discog, I’ll change tack and say The Blue Album probably did more for Weezer and the sound of emo than its younger brother did. The Blue Album proved that slaphappy nerd rock (“Buddy Holly”) and sad-bastard grievance-airings (“Say It Ain’t So”) could coexist on a single record, and that bands could bounce between the two touchstones without sacrificing one end of the emotional spectrum.

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Mineral
Why they matter: If Sunny Day Real Estate (more on them later, obviously) laid the groundwork for how emo was supposed to sound in the mid-1990s, then Mineral stood at the forefront of a myriad of second-wavers perfecting the formula to a T. Much of the Mineral sound — hazy instrumental bridges, rough-edged vocals that skirt around the right key, and dynamically jumping from soft to loud — has survived the ‘90s (a decade that wasn’t altogether kind to its emo mainstays) and well into the twenty-tens.

00’s Emo 1v4: Brand New vs Dashboard Confessional

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Brand New
Why they matter: Only an enormous voting campaign from upstart Dads kept Jesse Lacey and Co. off the throne last year. Deja Entendu was the album that made a whole lot of pop-punk fanboys realize just how transcendent Brand New’s emo/pop-punk hybridity could get, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me defies genre in its frenetic shifts in pace and tone, and, well, who knows exactly what Daisy is, but it’s loud, blisteringly raw, and altogether awesome.

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Modern Baseball Release “Your Graduation” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 5, 2014

Modern Baseball have released a new incredibly shot music video for “Your Graduation.” Watch the video here via Noisey or below after the jump.

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March Sadness: Sad 16 Announcement + Voting Begins

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 3, 2014

Just like last year, we were incredibly surprised by the overall response at the announcement and vote-in round for March Sadness from both our viewers and bands participating in the competition, so we are certainly ready to launch the Sad 16 bracket round.

The 16 bands voted into March Sadness are now pitted against each other in their 90’s, 00’s, Reunion, and Revival brackets. Head below and join us in voting for a band in each emo bracket through Sunday evening, and the Emo 8 will launch on Monday! 

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POZ March Sadness: Announcement + Vote-In Round

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 26, 2014

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It’s clear that PropertyOfZack is to blame for the term “Emo Revival” that sprung up in 2013. The bands had nothing to do with it. March Sadness started an undeniable thirst for sadness last year, which is why we’re so happy to make you sad again today with the announcement of March Sadness 2K14: The sadder, weaker, and emoer substitute for NCAA’s March Madness.

March Sadness consists of a vote-in round (that’s today!) followed by 16 bracket spots, broken down into ‘90s Emo, ‘00s Emo, Reunion Emo, and Emo Revival (uh, duh). We are limiting ourselves to 20 bands that will be voted down to 16 by Monday’s Sad 16 launch.

We realize “emo” is both a subjective word and genre, but March Sadness is all about us having fun and interacting as a community. So please head below and join us in voting for four out of five of your favorite bands in each emo category through Sunday evening. The Sad 16 will launch on Monday!

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