Pianos Become The Teeth Announce EU/UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 15, 2014

Pianos Become The Teeth are touring Mainland Europe and the UK in January in support of Keep You. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Riot Fest Chicago: Our Must-See Bands And Artists (Day One)

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 8, 2014

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Riot Fest Chicago kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack is gearing up for a weekend of fun, and we hope many of you are too. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in Chicago. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the first day of Riot this weekend as well!

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The Hotelier
I’ve been lucky enough to see The Hotelier three times so far this year. All three dates have been in support of Home, Like No Place Is There. Each time has been simply incredible. We’ve talked, nearly to death, about how needed this album was to so many of us. Thus, seeing them live has also been dearly needed.

Why I’m so looking forward to seeing the band play Riot Fest is for a little bit of a different reason than a normal pick. I’ve only seen The Hotelier play in shitty/dirty/dark punk rooms in Philadelphia. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I am so curious to see how they perform outside, in the light, and to many people.

Don’t you just wonder how “Dendron” will feel with a cross-breeze? - Zack Zarrillo

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Pianos Become The Teeth
This band is just so damn good live. I went from appreciating the extreme emotional nature attached to The Lack Long After from my bedroom to appreciating the utter talent of the band in a live setting. You just feel the drums in a different way live than you do when you see most other bands.

Pianos Become The Teeth are one of those bands I’d watch every time at any chance. Riot Fest with them is a huge attraction to me. - Zack Zarrillo

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Failure
Even though Failure might fall into your personal category of “Bands that Reunited Recently About Whom I Have No Interest in Caring,” there are plenty of us out there who are craving the live experience of their techy, drugged-out outer-space rock. As a very new acolyte for the recently exhumed 90s grunge act, I had the pleasure of catching Failure on their Tree of Stars Tour this past spring and was bowled over by their beautifully humble re-creation of the material from their ridiculously innovative Fantastic Planet (as well as a couple of choice songs from Magnified and Comfort). I certainly can’t speak to how the band’s live performance holds up compared to how they used to play in the 90s, being that the year they broke up was the same year I got braces, but if their Riot Fest appearance is as tightly performed with thoughtful attention to all the sonic details, it’ll be one of the most deeply entrancing sets of the entire weekend. - Adrienne Fisher

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Pianos Become The Teeth ‘Keep You’ Album Details

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 26, 2014

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Pianos Become The Teeth are releasing Keep You on October 28th via Epitaph Records. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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Pianos Become The Teeth Sign To Epitaph; Unveil “Repine” From ‘Keep You’

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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Pianos Become The Teeth have officially signed to Epitaph Records. The band will be releasing Keep You on October 28th via the label. Stream a new song called “Repine” here via Noisey or below after the jump.

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Pianos Become The Teeth, Desaparecidos, The Sidekicks On Epitaph Sampler

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 23, 2014

AltPress has pointed out that Pianos Become The Teeth, Desaparecidos, and The Sidekicks are all featured on Epitaph’s fall sampler, which may suggest something. Check out an image of the sampler below after the jump.

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Pianos Become The Teeth Tease New Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 22, 2014

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Pianos Become The Teeth have released a teaser with a new song. Listen below after the jump.

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Circa Survive, Title Fight, Pianos Become The Teeth Fall Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 18, 2014

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Circa Survive, Title Fight, and Pianos Become The Teeth are going out on one of the best tours this fall. Check out the dates below after the jump!

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Circa Survive, Pianos Become The Teeth Announce Short Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 21, 2014

Circa Survive and Pianos Become The Teeth are going on a brief tour in September. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Pianos Become The Teeth Enter The Studio With Will Yip

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 2, 2014

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Pianos Become The Teeth seem to be in the studio with the one and only Will Yip. Check out an Instagram post below after the jump.

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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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Pianos Become The Teeth Debut New Song “Lesions”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 12, 2014

Pianos Become The Teeth have been playing a new song on tour called “Lesions.” Check out a video of the track below after the jump.

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Skate And Surf Festival 2014: Midtown, Saosin With Anthony Green

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 17, 2014

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Book your ticket now. The 2014 Skate And Surf Festival lineup brings reunions from Midtown and Saosin with Anthony Green in addition to The Early November, Hidden In Plain View, DMX, and many others. You can check out the fully announced lineup so far below after the jump.

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Tour Drop: La Dispute, Pianos Become The Teeth, Mansions

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 13, 2014

La DisputePianos Become The Teeth, and Mansions are going out on one of the best tours of the spring in a few weeks. The band has released a new Tour Drop via Soundsupply that features two songs from each artist. Download it here and check out their upcoming tour dates below after the jump.

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POZ Discussion: Essential Winter Listening

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 27, 2014

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Winter is well upon us, and it seems like most of us are ready for it to pass. One perk about winter however is all the music that hits just right during the season. To celebrate PropertyOfZack’s least favorite season, we’re launching a new Essential Winter Listening Discussion filled with TeamPOZ’s favorite albums for this season. Check out our guide, listen along, and feel free to reblog with your favorite winter records!

Pianos Become The Teeth - The Long Lack After
Sometimes I like a little desolation in my mix of winter music. You know what I’m talking about. It’s when you look outside in the middle of the afternoon after a snowstorm and technically there should be life outside, but instead, there’s just nothing. That’s how I feel when I listen to The Long Lack After by Pianos Become The Teeth. The album is several years old at this point, but the emotional punch may live forever. Pianos is arguably my favorite “post-hardcore” band from the current crop that we are all lucky enough to be experiencing, with La Dispute and Touché Amoré also in the mix. “I’ll Get By” is everything, if you need it to be. - Zack Zarrillo

Tigers Jaw - Tigers Jaw
The Scrantonites’ (Scrantonians?) self-titled record is as much an anomaly as the whirling emotions that make the album so easy to latch onto. Moments like the frenetic chorus on “The Sun” or most of the relentless “I Saw Water” seem better suited for a spring or summer playlist: energetic, loud, and unyielding. But Tigers Jaw wove its way into my winter playlist more for its central themes than anything else. The band grapples with feelings of isolation and what it means to be lonely with an earnest honesty that most albums severely lack, and it’s when I’m stuck inside during a blizzard or polar vortex (topical joke!) that those kinds of thoughts hit me the hardest. Tigers Jaw always strays away from the brink of being too crushingly sad — see: the triumphant riffing at the end of “Plane Vs. Tank Vs. Submarine” or the distortion that punctuates the end of “Never Saw It Coming” — and I think the notion of loneliness as fleeting is what resonates most with me about the record (and winter). - Erik van Rheenen

Mansions - Dig Up The Dead (Acoustic)
Dig Up The Dead (full band or acoustic) is a top ten album of all time for me. I’m a big fan of Mansions, if that hasn’t been made clear over the years. I play Dig Up The Dead a lot, but it’s always a tough decision regarding whether or not I want to pick the full band or acoustic version of the record to spin. When it’s winter though, the acoustic version usually wins out. What’s impressive about the acoustic version of the record is that it manages to bring over as much depth as the original release, but it’s packaged in an equally powerful, but different form. It’s perfect for a brisk walk in the winter. Listen to it and enjoy it. - Zack Zarrillo

The Mountain Goats- Transcendental Youth
What defines an essential winter album? Is it a record’s aesthetics? Is it a deft lyrical hand (like John Darnielle’s, indie rock’s current poet laureate), bottling concepts we associate with winter in the span of three-or-so minutes worth of words? Is it the album’s instrumentation — thoughtful, memorable, and probably a little sad? Is it having songs like “White Cedar,” with mournful horns and elegiac vocals? Or having songs like “Harlem Roulette” and “Cry For Judas,” which touch on the idea of sadness, but with an incredible sense of jubilant joie de vivre. Does an essential winter album elevate the mundane, amplify emotions, and make the ordinary and everyday transcendent?

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Pianos Become The Teeth Hope To Hit The Studio This Spring

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 6, 2014

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Fans have been waiting for new music from Pianos Become The Teeth for a long time, but they’re going to have to wait a little longer. No plans are set in stone, but the band is hoping to hit the studio in the spring to begin recording their next release. Check out an article about the band in the January edition of AltPress below after the jump.

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