We’re gonna break Tumblr. On the last day of tour this past summer, our buddies in Real Friends, Modern Baseball, Candy Hearts, and Stickup Kid all got together to record a great acoustic cover of Motion City Soundtrack's “When You're Around.” PropertyOfZack is very happy to be premiering the cover today in conjunction with Soundlapse who did a great job filming the shoot. Watch all four bands cover “When You're Around” below!
A Loss For Words, Stickup Kid, and Light Years just finished up a tour together, among a few other great bands, and we’re stoked to have the three bands together for a new Playlist feature. Check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!
Saves The Day – Stay What You Are
Gets me through late night drives through the mountains. - Matty
Acceptance - Phantoms
Great memories from 2006 maverick tour. - Matty
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Great driving music. - Mikey
Ben Rector - Something Like This *Song is not on Spotify
He is the master of writing the perfect pop song. - Mikey
Hall and Oates - Greatest Hits
C’mon it speaks for itself. - Chris
Rancid - …And Out Come The Wolves
Gets me in the zone. – Chris
Propagandhi - Failed States
Record totally shreds man. - Marc
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia
Music genius - Marc
Hellions - Die Young.
Bare Bones - Villains EP
Both great records from Aussie lads and gets me pumped to play shows. - Pete
Playlist for our recent tour with A Loss For Words, Handguns, and Major League!
Against Me! - I was a Teenage Anarchist
I was never a huge Against Me fan but recently stumbled across “White Crosses” and have been jamming it a lot lately. I guess most “real” Against Me fans don’t like this one but hey, I’m a poser.
blink-182 – Go
blink is always in constant rotation for me and I don’t go too long without listening to them or I start to get symptoms of withdrawal. Recently been into the “Untitled” record again and looking forward to hearing their new stuff.
Tegan and Sara - How Come You Don’t Want Me
I wasn’t initially sold on Tegan and Sara ditching their acoustic guitars for keyboards and electronic drums, but fuck this record is phenomenal. This is a great song that will be stuck in your head while you pout over your ex-love.
NOFX- Thank God It’s Monday
Ok so not only is this song a ripper (yes I said ripper) but it is also very relatable for me. Fat Mike sings about his love for Mondays because everyone else is at work and he can do whatever he wants without much interference. Now, Mondays are 99% my day off from work as well and I love it. The Dunkin Donuts by my house sells any sized coffee for only $1 on Mondays, and then the Kent movie theater shows all movies for only $5 and you get a free popcorn! Like, c’mon! Best day.
New Found Glory - Connect the Dots
There’s always a little bit of anxiety and fear when one of your long time favorite bands is going to release new music and possibly let you down, (i.e. Saves the Day) but New Found Glory did not disappoint with this one. It reminds me of Catalyst era NFG which is fine by me.
The first half of 2013 was inundated with great releases from bands like Fall Out Boy, Man Overboard, and The Wonder Years. Basically, lots of big names releasing big albums, and I’ve been wondering if the next six months could possibly measure up.
Cue Stickup Kid and their new album, Future Fire.
Admittedly, I’ve never listened to Stickup Kid before, despite hearing quite a bit about them. I went into this album with no expectations, and walked away with a new favorite. Future Fire is eleven fearless pop punk songs that are sure to catch on like wildfire.
It’s hard to pinpoint one specific thing that makes this album so exceptional. In “The Depths Of Me,” it’s the guitar that takes center stage. It charges in at a blistering pace, with crunchy chords that break through the chorus like a crashing wave (“I’ve been broken / So many times I’m scared I won’t get up again / If I’m open like the ocean / You’ll drown before you ever reach the depths of me”).
Water is a common motif for the album, also appearing on songs like “What’s Missing” and “Chariot.” The former features a bouncier chorus, in which lead singer Tony Geravesh admits: “I spend my time wasting away / Wasting away / We’re broken / We’ll sink like stones inside the bay / inside the bay.”