Steady Hands (ft. Modern Baseball members) are releasing a brand spanking new EP called Brandy Of The Damned on August 19th via Lame-O Records. PropertyOfZack is excited to be announcing the EP today with the artwork, track listing, and also a stream of “Pretty Good Year” from the release. Pre-order here and check out all the details and stream the song below!
Steady Hands, W.C. Lindsay Announce Tour
This year just feels like such a great year. Whether you’re seeing live music, or basking in the emotions of a full record or individual song from a new album, it’s just great. 2014 is only halfway through, but we decided to put together a PropertyOfZack Playlist of TeamPOZ member’s favorite songs six months in.
PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List
I lost a loved one at the turn of 2014. It would be hard to count the amount of hours spent around this woman who was near for so many events that changed and shaped my life.
You tend to face many foreign and challenging turns of events as you grow older, and this has been the most difficult one. Sometime music hits just at the right time when those moments come into lay. “Dendron” by The Hotelier has possibly hit me harder, in a relative way, than any song I’ve ever listened to has. The album itself is of course incredible, but this song is now forever cemented in a dark evening for me. I feel grateful and upset to have it.
Part of your charm was the way you would push me from / All of the traps that I just couldn’t see / Figures the one that was there to have tripped you up / would be the one that was set there by me.
- Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)
Modern Baseball - Your Graduation
There’s something special about relating to every line of a song, feeling as if the writer picked your brain before putting pen to paper. “Your Graduation” is one of those songs for me, but what I find even more intriguing is how many people in completely different situations also relate to it so well. “Bullshit, you fucking miss me” is a line every bitter pop punk kid would love to say to their ex, and spawned a million “my life right now” posts on Tumblr. That’s what I think fans love so much about Modern Baseball, they are just some college kids writing songs about their lives with no pretensions of anything more, and that’s something everyone can relate to. -Connor Sheehan (@ConnorPOZ
The Menzingers – The Talk
We were all curious as to whether or not The Menzingers could follow up the brilliance of 2012’s On The Impossible Pastwith an album equally as incredible. Those doubts were removed about .02 seconds into Rented World’s first single, “In Remission,” and the band’s fourth album has steadily dug its way into my subconscious since its release in late April. Although each of the twelve tracks is stellar in its right, “The Talk” is the record’s clear standout, with the song’s two minutes and sixteen seconds jammed packed with the right mix of spite and substance. “The Talk” is the perfect song for cruising down a country road on a long summer night and with the Fourth of July just around the corner, can one really ask for anything better? – Zac Lomas (@Infidelegate)
More and more albums seem to be coming out every year that we love here at PropertyOfZack, which is why we thought it would be a great idea to post a Midway Albums Of The Year List today on the site. The list includes our top ten albums and EPs through this point in the year voted on by POZ team members. So without further adieu, the PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List can be seen below!
Last year we partnered with Big Footprints for the first iteration of The Big Comp, and it is seriously a pleasure to be teaming up with the organization this year once again for The Big Comp II.
Big Footprints is the marriage of musical and artistic communities around the world for the betterment of our environment. 60% of the profits will be going to 1BlueString, a campaign that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings with a blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. The the remaining 40% will be going to The Nature Conservancy for a second year in a row.
We went big last year, but even bigger this year, we mean it. For a minimum of $5 you can download 85 fantastic tracks by 85 different bands with all donations (minus Bandcamp fees) going directly to the charities listed above until July 31st.
What are you waiting for? Check out the artwork and track listing and download the 85 band comp for a minimum of $5 (or more) below!
Modern Baseball are playing at the Subterranean in Chicago, IL on June 13th. PropertyOfZack is teaming up with Kickstand Productions to give away a pair of tickets for the show. The contest all end on June 11th, so find out how to win below!
To win a pair of tickets to see Modern Baseball in Chicago you must do each of the following things:
We don’t know how they do it, but they always manage to do it, plus we’re sponsoring it! Riot Fest 2014 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this September in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver. The lineup will feature The Cure, Weezer, Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, and about 50 other bands that you’ll want to throw your money at. Buy tickets here and check out the full lineups below after the jump!
Riot Fest Toronto Lineup Announced
In the first episode, Jesse and I discuss how bands act when they’re blowing up (think: The Hotelier), who deserves credit for making emo cool again (see: Scott Heisel versus the world), Beats Music (watch: a commercial with Ellen?), and more. We’re very excited to get this off the ground, so please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us.
Modern Baseball filmed a Space Jam Session before they went on tour. Watch videos of “Two Good Things” and “Rock Bottom” below after the jump.
Sean Huber of Modern Baseball recently filmed a new Gear Talk with Run For Cover Records to talk drums. Watch the video below after the jump.