October is nearly here, and we’re continuing 2014 with a jam-packed month of releases that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated October Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
New Found Glory - Resurrection (10/07)
For years New Found Glory have been your best friends’ band; guys who seemed inseparable, often releasing the kind of music that reminds you how fun being in a band can be, while also realizing all the good times of your twenties must one day cascade into being a grown up. Even when some releases weren’t pristine, their music still invoked certain feelings and feels timeless. However, life does happen, so when the band announced late last year that longtime guitarist Steve Klein was no longer a member, it was quite a shock — especially after his subsequent arrest.
While I will disagree with the band’s choice of album title with “Resurrection,” their decision to soldier on as a four piece was more than logical, and it looks like the band is ready to release a barnburner of a record. The tracks heard for far, “Selfless” and “Ready and Willing,” invoke both the band’s always youthful mindset mixed with the heavy handed fist-throwers that were emphasized on their 2009 standout “Not Without a Fight.”
There is no doubt a fighting spirit here, a move in maturity that keeps their young men identities through marriages, kids, and hard times. This isn’t about a resurrection for New Found Glory: it’s a reminder and reawakening to the MO they have served up for over 15 years. - Jason Stives
Yellowcard - Lift A Sail
Three songs have already been released from Yellowcard’s upcoming album, Lift A Sail, and one thing has been made exceedingly clear: this is not the same band that everyone has come to expect. This is a band that chose to try new things and push themselves to their limits – and the result is an album that is bolder, stronger, and more fearless than ever before.
For a well-established band to reinvent itself so far into their career is no easy feat, and it’s sad to think that many fans might not give Lift A Sail the chances it deserves because it’s such a drastic change. However no one can deny that it took balls for Yellowcard to do what they wanted versus what was expected. - Becky Kovach
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.
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!
Riot Fest Chicago Set Times Revealed
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
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
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
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.
Circa Survive, Title Fight, Pianos Become The Teeth Fall Tour
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.
Circa Survive, Title Fight, Pianos Become The Teeth Fall Tour
Circa Survive and Pianos Become The Teeth are going on a brief tour in September. Check out the dates below after the jump.
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.
La Dispute, Pianos 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.