State Lines, No Good News, Second To Last Announce Tour
Albums Out This Month
The Weekly Tour Round-Up
Winter - Spring
No Good News Album Details
Cute Is What We Aim For
Balance & Composure - 02/21/13
Will Yip And The Power Of The Neve
March Sadness Scouting Report
Second To Last on MxPx
Farewell Fighter - “Grow”
Behind The Booths
Forever Came Calling, Heart To Heart, Last Call [03/20-04/21]
Mondays mean BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the PropertyOfZack feature today with Tyson Evans of Second To Last. The band just released a new split with Starters, so make sure to check it out as well.
In this week’s feature, Tyson discusses his love for MxPx, which ended up being a huge transition for him into discovering legendary punk bands that have helped shape his life and his music. Listen to songs by MxPx here and check out what Tyson had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
I grew up in a small conservative town in Northern California called Lodi. I was raised in the church and went to private Christian school from K-8th grade. I remember my first encounter with anything remotely punk rock was seeing the music video for Green Day’s “American Idiot” in 7th grade on VH1. I instantly fell in love with the band and more importantly their style of what at the time seemed to me as “punk”. After hearing Green Day and buying nearly every record with in a week’s span of time, I was ready and anxious to go see the band live. My parents wouldn’t budge on taking me to see the band but my dad finally caved and bought me tickets to the American Idiot tour in 2005.
I could hardly contain my excitement about seeing the band. After about 10 songs or so into the set, my dad pulled the plug and said it was time to leave. My mother had heard from a friend that was at the show about how vulgar and offensive Billie Joe was as a front man and called my dad demanding we leave and come home. The next morning my mom threw away every Green Day record as well as merchandise that I had bought. She then took me to the local Christian book store to pick out a record that was clean and laden with songs about falling in love with Jesus and promoting positive faith based values.
Little did she know that the moment I got to the CD section of the store, my eyes had already met fate. I remember seeing the cover of MXPX’s Life In General and resonating immediately and I had yet to even hear the content. On the front was a punk kid with dyed hair getting life handed to him by some butch jock with a mullet. Nothing resonated with me more at that time. The moment I stuck the record in my stereo at home and heard those first palm mutes on “Middlename” I was hooked. I don’t think I took that record out for all of 8th grade. Songs like “Doing Time” and “My Mom Still Cleans My Room” had my life figured out. The one thing that I loved and really captivated me was Mike Herrera’s ability to convey a positive message without over saturating the songs with lyrics about loving Jesus and going to church.
On My Honor, Latin For Truth, Audiostrobelight, Second To Last, Panic Manor, and Above The Underground are currently out on the All In This Together Tour. Check out the third and fourth updates from the tour below by clicking “Read More!”
On My Honor, Latin For Truth, Audiostrobelight, Second To Last, Panic Manor, and Above The Underground are out on the All In This Together Tour. Check out the second update from the tour below by clicking “Read More!”
It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this summer and fall and more are getting announced each week. Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, and the bolded dates are ones that were announced this past week. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
PropertyOfZack Sponsored Shows
Turnover, Citizen, Light Years [Now-08/07]
With The Punches|Forever Came Calling|State Champs [07/13-08/11]
Warped Tour [Now-08/05]
You Blew It! [Now-07/28]
Cobra Starship [Now-10/07]
I See Stars, My Ticket Home, Crown The Empire [Now-07/07]
Second To Last, Bellweather [07/09-07/28]
Right Away, Great Captain!, Casey Crescenzo [07/11-08/19]
Terrible Things, The Company We Keep [07/11-07/15]
Forever The Sickest Kids, Plug In Stereo, Paradise Fears [07/11-07/23]
Armor For Sleep [07/14-07/22]
The Cab, Parachute [07/16-08/18]
Namesake, Allstar Weekend [07/17-08/18]
Strung Out, Such Gold, Handguns [07/17-08/14]
Dashboard Confessional [7/26-8/19]
Real Friends [07/19-07/31]
This Century, Austin Gibbs [07/25-08/26]
Set It Off, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus [07/26-08/12]
Joyce Manor, Algernon Cadwallader [07/28-08/24]
The All-American Rejects, Eve 6 [08/08-08/30]
I Call Fives [08/08-08/25]
The American Scene, Daybreaker [08/15-08/26]
Silverstein, Such Gold, Daytrader [08/16-08/26]
Tallhart, Belle Histoire [8/21-9/01]
Vinnie Caruana, Matt Embree [08/22-09/09]
Against Me!, Joyce Manor, Andrew Jackson Jihad [09/03-09/09]
Frank Turner [09/07-10/27]
Hot Water Music [09/07-10/03]
Strung Out, The Swellers, Such Gold [09/08-10/05]
Stray From The Path, Obey The Brave [9/10-9/26]
Circa Survive, Touché Amoré, Balance & Composure, O’Brother [09/13-10/26]
My Ticket Home, Palisades [09/21-09/30]
Tegan And Sara, The Black Keys [10/01-10/06]
As I Lay Dying, Trivium [10/15-11/18]
United Kingdom|Mainland Europe
Texas In July [Now-07/21]
Sum 41 [Now-08/10]
Against Me! [07/13-08/03]Torche [09/13-09/18]
Pure Love [07/18-07/25]
Head Automatica [08/05-08/08]
Touché Amoré, Birds In Row [08/15-08/26]
Billy Talent [08/16-08/26]
Into It. Over It. [09/03-09/15]
The Maine, This Century [9/15-9/26]
The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms [09/19-10/09]
Joyce Manor, Apologies I Have None [09/21-09/28]
Now, Now [09/24-9/30]
Tonight Alive [09/26-10/09]
Mayday Parade, The Summer Set [10/04-10/13]
The Gaslight Anthem [10/15-10/20]
The Xcerts, Young Guns [10/19-11/26]
Every Time I Die, Stray From The Path [10/24-11/17]
A Loss For Words, Save Your Breath [10/26-11/10]
The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red [10/26-11/19]
A Skylit Drive [11/04-11/10]
Bon Iver [11/08-11/12]
Parkway Drive, The Word Alive [11/13-12/01]
Miss May I [11/30-12/06]
Pennywise, The Menzingers, Sharks [08/23-08/29]
Texas In July [08/23-09/03]
Defeater, Blacklisted [09/26-10/04]
The Ghost Inside, Architects [09/26-10/08]
Second To Last, American Verse, Bellwether are heading out on Today’s Mixtape Tour starting this weekend. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”
PropertyOfZack has learned that Joe Lacy (Sleepsick, ex-Transit) will be joining Second To Last halfway through the band’s summer tour. Lacy will be a permanent member of the band while continuing to work on Sleepsick. Second To Last will be writing and recording a new album following their summer tour as well with Lacy. Check out a few questions that had Lacy answer following the news and get excited for the future!
You’ve spent the past year or so working on Sleepsick, but you’re now joining Second To Last. How did that come up and was it a difficult decision to make?
Over the past month, me and Tyson from Second To Last have been talking about me touring with them. Originally I was going to play bass for them, but found out they were having similar difficulties that members of my band were having with their parents about being on the road and them worrying we weren’t going to have places to stay etc. One of my favorite parts of being on the road is meeting kids at the shows and talking about everything we have in common and then eventually making friendships whether its the promoter or local bands or just kids at the show and then end up staying with them and watching movies in their basements or partying or just getting a good nights rest. But I guess parents just don’t get that so Sleepsick will be playing shows on the Second To Last tour but probably just acoustic at first but hopefully I can teach Kris the songs on drums and Tyson on bass and jam the songs full band with them. It was only difficult for me till I found a way to work Sleepsick into it as well because that’s my true passion and I write everything but with Second To Last that’s also what they need but to write the songs with Kris and help with the vocals.
What does this mean for Sleepsick? Will you be putting the project to rest, or could you collaborate with Second To Last in terms of splits in the future?
Second To Last plan on doing a split at the end of tour with Sleepsick, kind of like a tour split for a tour we have to come. But you can expect Sleepsick on every Second To Last tour. I have over twelve songs written for a Sleepsick full length, and actually have a new project with my girlfriend called The Weeds with influence from Grown Ups, Balance & Composure and Tegan and Sara. We have about seven songs written for that and I have two songs and tons of riffs already for Second To Last. I’m always writing so this will not affect any of my other projects, if anything it will only help promote The Slug, The Weeds, Sleepsick, and www.casualfridaymag.com.