Cody Payne Changes The Dangerous Summer’s Online Identity To Benefit New Band; Fans Revolt

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 12, 2014

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Cody Payne has changed The Dangerous Summer's Facebook page to  Floodlove, which is his new project. This means, essentially, that the band's identity (i.e., their 40,000+ Facebook Likes) are now directed to this new project. He has also posted an Indiegogo for the project for the sum of $10,000. Check out some solid screenshots from Facebook below after the jump. 

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Cody Payne Denies Stealing From AJ Perdomo; Releases Statement To TDS Fans

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 12, 2014

Cody Payne has denied allegedly draining AJ Perdomo’s bank accounts. Payne has submitted a statement to fans of The Dangerous Summer that can be read below after the jump.

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Cody Payne Allegedly Drains AJ Perdomo’s Bank Accounts; TDS Frontman Points To Drug Use

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 12, 2014

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Update: Cody Payne has reached out to POZ with multiple messages stating that he has not spoken to Perdomo in quite some time and that he certainly did not take a dime from Perdomo has has zero access to personal funds.

Broken up, but never done. Cody Payne has apparently drained all of AJ Perdomo’s bank accounts. The Dangerous Summer frontman is pointing to drugs as the reason why Cody Payne might do such an outrageous thing. Check out tweets from Perdomo below after the jump.

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The Dangerous Summer Release ‘Thank You For 8 Years’ Photobook

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 26, 2014

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The Dangerous Summer have released a limited-to-500 copy photobook called Thank You For 8 Years. Check out details below after the jump.

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The Weekender: Breakups, Reunions, Separations, And Sadness

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 6, 2014

Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

March Sadness 2014: No One Wins, Everyone Loses

Sometimes, a few sad assholes ruin all the fun for everyone else. 

There is no winner of March Sadness 2014.

So long, emos. Until next year. 

The Dangerous Summer Break Up

It’s hard for most people to show compassion for The Dangerous Summer, and that’s understandable. At what point in the last two plus years has the band made it easier for you to love them instead of hate them? There are few bands whose actions, individually or as a unit, dissuade you from desiring to listen to their music, but The Dangerous Summer seemed to fall into that category over the past few years.

Regardless, it’s hard not to feel frustration over the band’s breakup considering how much personal stock listeners and fans took from the band after Reach For The Sun and War Paint

Copeland Reunite; Announce New Album ‘Ixora’

We, along with everyone else in the world, would recommend Copeland to not make another major announcement on April Fool’s Day every again, but the announcement was worth panic and shock anyway you cut it.

Copeland are back, and the band will be releasing Ixora in October of 2014. The album will be the band’s first independent record, and the announcement came at a time when no one was expecting a reunion, but will be happy to get one anyway.

One question, is States done?

American Football Launch Countdown Clock

March Sadness is over, but the revival is still ticking. The general consensus among very excited fans is that American Football must be reuniting for some shows, but only time will tell. The reissue of the band’s only album will be out in mid-May to go along with whatever potentially exciting announcement is coming from the band. 

Gerard Way Statement On Separation From My Chemical Romance

The seperation between myself and information MCR related is not a separation of myself from the very thing which I helped create with everyone. It would be untrue to myself and what I feel, to disregard something I am so proud of and like to look back upon. And all of the related art, memories, and sentiments having to do with that special thing are, as always, more than welcome. 

But a seperation between myself, and the gorey details of the goings-on needs to happen. 

It has been a very enlightening and fun year, as I mentioned in a previous twitlonger. In a year that should have been 100% brutal, I feel like we found moments where we could laugh as well as mourn. That’s a really special thing. But it has been painfully obvious in recent months, that not only do I not posess all of the information required to keep this up, I do not posess the fortitude. It has never been my thing to explain, though this year I feel like I’ve done that quite a bit. And that is surely being untruthful to myself.  - Gerard Way

The Dangerous Summer Break Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 1, 2014

The Dangerous Summer have officially called it quits. Frontman AJ Perdomo announced his departure from the band this past weekend, and the remaining members have now released a statement to fans that can be read below after the jump.

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Cody Payne Of The Dangerous Summer On AJ Perdomo’s Departure And The Band’s Future

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 29, 2014

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PropertyOfZack was born over four years ago with an interview with The Dangerous Summer in November of 2009. Today, frontman AJ Perdomo shocked fans by announcing his departure from the band stemming from a desire to focus on fatherhood while also being discontent with Cody Payne. 

POZ reached out to Cody who answered questions regarding AJ’s departure, the state of the band, and the future for The Dangerous Summer. Read the full interview below.

Edit: We have reached out to AJ Perdomo for an interview as well.

AJ Perdomo has left The Dangerous Summer. The statement came today, but when was that decision made internally?

We all as a band, including AJ, decided we weren’t going to announce anything and just see how things play out. Sometimes TDS isn’t our biggest obligation, and right now is one of those times.
 
The band has been quiet since a summer headlining tour. If AJ made his wishes known regarding leaving the band then, why has it taken over six months to become public?
 
When we first talked about it, we had said that we didn’t want to announce it yet because we weren’t sure what the future had in store and we had still been talking about doing another album. It just wasn’t a thing we wanted to consider quite yet.
 
AJ’s statement alleged that you, Cody, have total control over band funds and somewhat hinted that all cash flow (not counting music sales) are going to your pocket. That frames you in a specific light. What’s your reaction to that?
 
I wish that were the case. I’m not quite sure how he could come up with that considering we are all connected to the band bank account and can see where every dime goes. I have had jobs over the last few years and also do graphic design for a lot of bands in the scene, and I also won a lawsuit for $80,000, which helped me. The band hardly made a lot of money and the money we did make… none went to me (unless it was evenly split), and no, I never had total control over the band though I did have a strong vision but when it came down to it everyone would always get a fair say. Ben and Matt would always give their two cents, but AJ just was usually too preoccupied to respond to emails and text messages. Lets just say he was never dedicated.
 
The Dangerous Summer re-signed to Hopeless Records for another album before Golden Record even came out. Why do that if there was tension?
 
There was never tension, that’s one thing the websites and blogs and fans never understood. There were never fights or arguments or anything. We were always the best of friends when we were together. 
 
Is The Dangerous Summer done? 
 
Who knows. We’ve broken up about 10 times. Sometimes people just need to chill out. AJ is really stressed and has had 8 months to find a job with a baby coming next month, yet he’s done nothing to find one. Even I found one literally the next day because I wasn’t sure what would happen. 

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The Dangerous Summer Frontman AJ Perdomo Leaves Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 29, 2014

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Frontman AJ Perdomo is leaving The Dangerous Summer to become a father and also due to no longer being able to deal with guitarist Cody Payne. It is unclear what will happen to the band in the future. Read a message from Perdomo below after the jump.

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The Weekender: Basement Revived, Fireworks Returned, And The Dangerous Summer Faltered

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 2, 2014

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Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

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Basement End Hiatus: Band To Tour This Summer

As you could tell by the mass excitement around the internet (Tumblr), this is a big deal. Basement went away at the perfect time. They didn’t go away to get more money when they came back or something like that - they went away because they needed to live their own lives.

That just so happened to line up perfectly as “emo” and “grunge” styles of music starting becoming popular within our scene again, and that’s greatly because of the release of Colourmeinkindness.

What Basement does in 2014 and beyond will be interesting. We know that the band will be touring, but for how long, and where? 

It seems probable that Basement will go back into hiding after this tour if they do not have a new album to support it (there’s no word on whether or not the band has been working on new music - don’t hold your breath). Regardless, Basement is bigger than any of us thought they were before the big announcement Wednesday.

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American Football Reissuing LP + Unheard Demos

American Football = emo.
Basement = emo revival.

What a crazy week.

But really, American Football are finally releasing unheard demos that started getting rumored about on the internet in 2012 to go along with a reissue of their only full-length. American Football seems to be an album that is a stepping stone into “emo” for many people even in 2014, and it getting a proper reissue will only help its importance. 

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Fireworks Announce New Album ‘Oh, Common Life’

Oh, Common Life is Fireworks’ follow-up to Gospel. The band will be returning not only with a new album, but also with a new tour.

Defeater unfortunately had to drop off of The Wonder Years’ spring tour due to medical issues, but Fireworks are replacing them. 

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Paramore Break 10 World Records With “Ain’t It Fun” Music Video

Paramore are on top of the world right now. There was a lot of doubt on what the band’s self-titled album would bring them considering the gap between releases and the absence of the Farro brothers, but that’s all gone now. Even if self-titled is not your favorite Paramore record, the band is just clearly winning right now.

Platinum single. Arena tour. Fall Out Boy amphitheater tour. Superbowl performances left and right. TV performances. A music video breaking 10 world records.

It’s Paramore’s time. We’re living in it. 

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TDS Frontman Accuses Guitarist Of Forging Signature

Everything about The Dangerous Summer is a giant disaster. The truth? PropertyOfZack, AbsolutePunk, AltPress, and any other sites that cover The Dangerous Summer get a ton of traffic each time that Cody Payne and co fuck something up (that happens to be at least every other month). But you know what? We’d wager that every site would rather the band just make good music without bad drama. 

This band is officially on its last legs. AJ Perdomo is becoming a father, Cody Payne seems to be spiraling again, and no one will take this band on tour because they are infected with the inability to get their shit together. 

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Chiodos Announce New Album ‘DEVIL’

Chiodos fans waited two years for DEVIL. Now it’s here.
Chiodos fans waited two years to buy DEVIL. There are no pre-orders here. 

The Dangerous Summer Frontman Accuses Guitarist Of Forging Signature In Tab Book

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 30, 2014

Cody Payne of The Dangerous Summer made a tab book for the band, but frontman AJ Perdomo is now accusing Payne of forging his signature on the product that he apparently never even saw. Check out tweets from Perdomo below after the jump.

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The Weekender: A Good Way At Saying Goodbye From Anberlin, All Time Lows / Highs In The Industry

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 18, 2014

Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

Anberlin To Disband; Release Final Album In 2014

Anberlin are going out the right way, which is becoming harder and harder for most bands to do. A friend of POZ suggested that Anberlin were stuck between a rock (alternative radio) and a hard place (fan desire) with the direction they were taking their music in. Past success as a one-hit wonder radio band made it difficult to coincide with their next releases, and especially how fans encountered them.

But that’s okay. Regardless of why Anberlin are breaking up, whether it’s for lack of growth or just a desire to be with their families, the band is taking care of their fans just one more time. Equally worthy of a mention: they’re doing it the right way financially as well.

A final album, Warped Tour, worldwide touring, and more are all the correct steps for a great farewell. This is what we would have liked to see Underøath or Alexisonfire do, but we did not get those chances. Lets enjoy them with Anberlin.

Album Sales Fall To All Time Low | Concert Industry Grosses $5.1B

A strange picture. Both facts were revealed within 24 hours of each other, and each fact raises many questions. 

Movie theaters are also seeing a huge gross number because prices continue to rise, but will that number stay sturdy forever? Will fans keep paying horrendous ticketing fees and prices to see their favorite acts?

And for music sales, will streaming ever bridge the gap in money that downloading started?

Warped Tour Changes Routing, Confirms Venues For 2014

Warped Tour completed flip flopped the front and back of their tour routing for 2014. Yes, Warped often changes a few dates between their initial announce and their final placement, but never like this.

It would seem as the change came due to the routing of Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s Monumentour. 

Nativ Disaster: ex-Attack Attack! Project Kick Out Half Of Band

Nativ are an embarrassment. It seemed as though Risecore band drama peaked in 2012, but that doesn’t mean Nativ ever came to terms with the reason their prior bands failed. Hint: It was because no one gives a shit if you don’t.

Nativ are dead. Here come three more bands. Zero will live past 2015.

The Dangerous Summer On “Lost” $14,000 Kickstarter Doc

The Dangerous Summer are teetering, once and for all, on the edge of the end of their careers. Regardless of whose fault this was, how it was handled, and how it won’t be corrected..fans just assume the worst now. And they will never assume anything else.

Fool me once. Don’t fool me a hundred times. 

The Dangerous Summer Release Statement On “Lost” $14,000 Kickstarter Documentary

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 12, 2014

The Dangerous Summer raised $14,000 to fund a documentary in April of 2012, but fans have never seen the release of the DVD - or at least, not the official one. PropertyOfZack has been airing lost footage from the documentary for months now, but the band confirmed today in a statement news that fans had expected for well over a year now. Read the statement below after the jump.

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POZ Video Premiere: The Lost Dangerous Summer Documentary (Part IV)

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 24, 2013

The Dangerous Summer launched a Kickstarter well over a year ago now to fund the filming of a DVD. Josh McDonald was hired to travel with the band and create the documentary, but the band decided to scrap the release due to outdated material and having a new lineup.

Instead of throwing the hard worked footage away, McDonald wants to show the material to fans who donated to the Kickstarter. PropertyOfZack will be premiering a segment of the documentary each week. You can watch the fourth part of the documentary below after the jump. 

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POZ Video Premiere: The Lost Dangerous Summer Documentary (Part III)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 25, 2013

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The Dangerous Summer launched a Kickstarter well over a year ago now to fund the filming of a DVD. Josh McDonald was hired to travel with the band and create the documentary, but the band decided to scrap the release due to outdated material and having a new lineup.

Instead of throwing the hard worked footage away, McDonald wants to show the material to fans who donated to the Kickstarter. PropertyOfZack will be premiering a segment of the documentary each week. You can watch the third part of the documentary below after the jump. 

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POZ Video Premiere: The Lost Dangerous Summer Documentary (Part II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 18, 2013

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The Dangerous Summer launched a Kickstarter well over a year ago now to fund the filming of a DVD. Josh McDonald was hired to travel with the band and create the documentary, but the band decided to scrap the release due to outdated material and having a new lineup.

Instead of throwing the hard worked footage away, McDonald wants to show the material to fans who donated to the Kickstarter. PropertyOfZack will be premiering a segment of the documentary each week. You can watch the second part of the documentary below after the jump.

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