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Paper + Plastick Records Digital Subscription Compilation

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 27, 2014

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Paper + Plastick Records have released a free 36-song subscription compilation. Download it here and check out the track listing below after the jump.

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Paper + Plastick Records 2013 Catalog Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 27, 2014

Paper + Plastick Records are holding a 2013 digital sale on all of their titles released last year for just $15. Download it here and check out the titles below after the jump.

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POZ 10Of’13: Paper + Plastick Records

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 20, 2013

PropertyOfZack is happy to be bringing you another 10Of’13 End Of The Year List from the artists on Paper + Plastick Records. Check out 10Of’13s from Pentimento, The Braces, and more below after the jump!  

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Free Fest 12 Download: Pentimento / Red City Radio Acoustic Singles

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 30, 2013

Paper + Plastick Records have released a free Fest 12 acoustic download for Pentimento and Red City Radio. Download the songs here and check out details below after the jump.

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POZ Stream: Pentimento - Inside The Sea

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 16, 2013

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Pentimento are releasing their Inside The Sea EP on October 22nd via Paper + Plastick Records, and the band is also our Artist Of The Week this week. To celebrate, we’re streaming the new EP a few days early for fans. Pre-order the EP here, win free tickets to the band’s current tour with Real Friends here, and stream the EP in full below!

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POZ Stream: Red City Radio - “Don’t Be A Hero, Find A Friend”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 10, 2013

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Red City Radio will be releasing Titles on October 15th, and we’re celebrating the release a little early by having the band as our Artist Of The Week. Today we’re premiering a Track-By-Track feature for Titles written by Paul Pendley. Pre-order Titles here via Paper + Plastick Records check out the feature below!

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POZ Track-By-Track: Red City Radio - Titles

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 9, 2013

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Red City Radio will be releasing Titles on October 15th, and we’re celebrating the release a little early by having the band as our Artist Of The Week. Today we’re premiering a Track-By-Track feature for Titles written by Paul Pendley. Pre-order Titles here via Paper + Plastick Records check out the feature below!

Something we’ve always shied away from is getting too specific with the exact meaning of the lyrics in our songs. We always felt that lyrics are mainly interpretive and can mean different things to different people. But since the nature of this piece is the exact opposite of that sentiment I will try to walk a fine line here. Results are guaranteed to be mixed.

Two Notes Shy Of An Octave
It’s inevitable that in your life you will meet some less than genuine people. What makes this a particularly painful experience is when you think you know a person, you get close, you trust them with things you don’t normally share and then they turn out to be the exact kind of person that makes people erect emotional walls. This song is a reaction to that realization.

A Version Of Events
This is an easy one. It’s about a relationship that has deep and profound meaning for both people yet has hit that crossroads all relationships must brave. Do we make this work? Or do we cut bait and go home? It’s partially based on the first house my wife and I rented and our time there. We decided to stick it out and everyday I am thankful we did.

Show Me On The Doll Where The Music Touched You
A song about eschewing doubt and naysayers. About belief in self and the power of perseverance. Simply put, this song is about not giving a flying fuck about why someone says you shouldn’t do something and doing it because you know it’s right. Word.

Joy Comes With Morning
This song was inspired by a dream Garrett had. And lyrically the nuts and bolts of it come from that. The rest is simply “writing what you know” and anyone who knows us well knows that “making our way to the patio” is a common occurrence. Also as much as he doesn’t want to admit it we all think this is a love song to his girlfriend. Or perhaps not. 

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Pentimento Announce ‘Inside The Sea’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 21, 2013

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Pentimento will be releasing Inside The Sea on October 22nd via Paper + Plastick Records. Check out a studio video and the EP artwork and track listing below after the jump.

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Red City Radio Stream “Show Me On The Doll Where The Music Touched You”

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 13, 2013

Red City Radio have released a new song called “Show Me On The Doll Where The Music Touched You.” Pre-order Titles here via Paper + Plastick Records and stream the track below after the jump. 

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Red City Radio Announce New Album ‘Titles’

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 6, 2013

Red City Radio will be releasing Titles on October 15th via Paper + Plastick Rcords. Check out a song teaser, artwork, and track listing below after the jump. 

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Paper + Plastick Sign The Moms; Announce 7” Repress

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 30, 2013

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The Moms will be reissuing their Viva! 7” via Paper + Plastick Records on August 27th before their new LP comes out in November. Order a copy here and check out a music video for “Bedtime” below after the jump. 

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POZ Track-By-Track: Light Years - I Won’t Hold This Against You

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 20, 2013

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Light Years released I Won’t Hold This Against You this past Tuesday via Paper + Plastick Records. The band will be busy touring this summer in support of the release with Mixtapes and You Blew It! Pat Kennedy from the band was kind enough to do a Track-By-Track on the album for PropertyOfZack. Pick up I Won’t Hold This Against You here and check out the Track-By-Track below!

Uphill Battles
When we wrote this song we knew it had to be the opener of our new record.  I feel it showcases what Light Years is all about in 2013.  We still have our fast riffs with a catchy little melody and cuts into a somewhat bouncy chorus, but we added some elements we never would have before.  Namely a guitar solo and an outro that changes speeds and dynamics. 

Parking Lots
Going into the studio I didn’t think this song would be as good as it turned out to be.  A running theme through the record lyrically is about growing old and not being to pumped about it, and I feel this song sets the tone for that.  I wrote it specifically about the old Kmart parking lot in Medina Ohio where I grew up and spent many a night skateboarding, or just shooting the shit with my friends there.  Watch the music video we made for this, it is in there.  I was afraid the main riff was gonna be too cheesy easy-core but I think it turned out just fine. 

Nice to Know You
I feel that this is one of the songs on the record where we start to show a different side to Light Years.  We really focused on the song as a whole here, and it kind of just flowed together.  I actually wrote this about some friends that I used to be very close to that I hardly see anymore.

Put Myself Together
The working title of this song was Fake Josie because of the intro’s similarity to the song Josie.  We didn’t shy away from our Blink influence on this record, but I also don’t think we blatantly ripped them off, well maybe… But this song is definitely one of my favorites on the record.  I wrote the lyrics about being stuck in a rut, which is something I think most people can relate to.

Throwing My Life Away
We had the chorus of this song for awhile and it took some time to finally figure out the rest of the song.  Once it came together it turned out great in my opinion.  Another mid tempo jam that would normally not be a Light Years song, but times are changing and so are we.  Lyrically it’s not hard to decode what the song is about judging from the title of the song. 

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Light Years Stream ‘I Won’t Hold This Against You’ In Full; Offer Download For $5

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2013

Light Years will officially be releasing I Won’t Hold This Against You on June 18th via Paper + Plastick Records, but the band has put the album up for stream a week early. Pre-order the album here for just $5 digitally for today only, and stream the new record below after the jump!

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Paper + Plastick Records Release Summer Sampler

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 9, 2013

Paper + Plastick Records have released a free summer sampler that includes Light Years, Pentimento, The Swellers, The Braces, and many more. Download it here and check out the artwork and track listing below after the jump.

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Light Years Announce Debut Album ‘I Won’t Hold This Against You’

by Zack Zarrillo - May 1, 2013

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Light Years will be releasing I Won’t Hold This Against You on June 18th via Paper + Plastick Records. A CD release in the US will also come from Black Numbers with additional releases in the UK from Banquet Records and Ice Grill$ in Japan. Pre-order the record here and stream a new song called “Nice To Know You” while checking out the artwork and track listing below!

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