Your Favorite Band’s Favorite Band: Violent Soho

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 30, 2014

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Violent Soho, have you heard of them yet? Cause all your favorite bands have, and we’re loving them too. The band just released a new album called Hungry Ghost through SideOneDummy and this is your chance to get on board.

We have a new feature surrounding the band today with members of The Menzingers, Superheaven, You Blew It!, Man Overboard, Modern Baseball, Restorations, Dresses, and Pup each sharing love for at least one song off of Hungry Ghost. Pick up the record here and check out what all of your favorite bands had to say about the record below!

1. Dope Calypso - TOM MAY / THE MENZINGERS
This song has everything I’ve ever fucking wanted from a song. The intro kicks you in the face, the groove is hypnotic, the guitar tones are perfect, the vocals sit right in your chest and of course culminate in a harmony laced, piss shivering medley to round the whole thing off. Man, what a tune. 

2. Lowbrow - TAYLOR MADISON / SUPERHEAVEN
This is one of the first songs I heard from Violent Soho. I think it’s a great representation of the band: Fat, fuzzy guitars with Luke’s crazy, unique vocals over top. The vocal melodies are one of my favorite things about the band.

3. Covered In Chrome - TIMOTHY HELLER / DRESSES
This is genuinely the best song I’ve heard in a long time. It sounds like an old 90s classic to me which is amazing. We quite literally listened to it on repeat our entire last tour. I physically cannot resist head banging to it. 

4. Saramona Said - BRENDEN LUKENS / MODERN BASEBALL
Violent Soho is just a cool band. Before I tell you why, did you know their “new” record Hungry Ghost, is certified GOLD in Australia?!? That’s wiley and Wikipedia is a crazy place. Anyway, Violent Soho is just a cool band. Hungry Ghost is literally hit after mega hit. Saramona Said is one of my favorites, a classic “everything and everyone is fucked anyway, so why should I care” kind of tune. True dat. I mean the first few lines in the song are so so good and just really set a tone for the whole thing. 

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Handguns Guitarist Covers The Menzingers’ “Good Things”

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 24, 2014

Brandon Pagano from Handguns recently covered “Good Things” by The Menzingers. Watch the video below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Sep 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)Features: The Menzingers, Modern BaseballLocation: Columbus, OHPhotos By:Lexie Alley

POZ Gallery: Fashion Meets Music Festival (Part Two)
Features: The Menzingers, Modern Baseball
Location: Columbus, OH
Photos By:Lexie Alley

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

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 10, 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 final day of Riot this weekend as well!

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La Dispute
La Dispute’s been long known for whipping their crowds into tornado-like frenzies with their live shows, and given the way the band’s perfected the art of an escalating song, who can blame them? But with their new record stretching across the broad landscape of contemplative post-hardcore, the quieter, subtle moments tower just as expansively as the more furious ones do - and being that I haven’t seen La Dispute in a few years, I’m unbelievably excited to see how the softer songs are coming out live. Try to listen to “Woman (reading)” and not feel overwhelmingly devastated - and then look at the photos of Jordan Dreyer’s bloody face from FYF last month and realize what you’re in for. - Adrienne Fisher

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The Menzingers
On The Impossible Past was the Album Of The Year for both 2012 and 2013, and now Rented World has claimed its place as another beloved record in the band’s catalog. The arsenal of songs The Menzingers likely have prepped for a festival appearance may be too much for your weak heart to handle after corn dogs and hard cider at Riot Fest this year. You’re gonna need a crutch.

Sorry about that one. - Zack Zarrillo

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PUP
The name PUP might derive from “pathetic use of potential” (though the band is adamant that it is NOT an acronym), but rendered in lowercase, it’s also a perfect descriptor for the Canadian four-piece — like a litter of puppies, the men of PUP are young, scrappy, blessed with a seemingly limitless supply of bounce-off-the-walls energy and really, really hard not to love. Their self-titled SideOneDummy debut is one of the year’s better under-the-radar releases, but it would take stretching the boundaries of what’s possible with recorded media itself to adequately capture the hyperactive, adrenalized rush of their stage show. There might be other bands that get equally bonkers on stage, but I defy you to find me one that does it while remaining this effortlessly melodic. - Jesse Richman

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POZ Gallery

Sep 1, 2014

POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold

POZ Gallery: Made In America Festival
Features: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser 
Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PA
Photos By: Allison Newbold

The Menzingers Strip Down “Where Your Heartache Exists”

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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The Menzingers recently recorded an acoustic version of “Where Your Heartache Exists.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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The Menzingers Announce Long Island, Boston Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 15, 2014

The Menzingers will be playing two shows in October in Long Island and Boston, respectively. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Announce Annual Holiday Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 12, 2014

Taking Back Sunday will be holding their first annual holiday show on December 27th with The Menzingers and Modern Chemistry. Check out details below after the jump.

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The Menzingers Out To Riot Fest Tour With La Dispute, Tiny Moving Parts On Select Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 11, 2014

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The Menzingers are playing shows out to Riot Fest with some friends. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Made In America Bring Glassjaw, Man Overboard, The Menzingers On Board

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 8, 2014

The Philly Skate Stage lineup at Made In America welcomes Glassjaw, Man Overboard, The Menzingers, and Nothing. Check out the rest of the lineup below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: The Best Songs, Halfway Through 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 9, 2014

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This year just feels like such a great year. Whether you’re seeing live music, or basking in the emotions of a full record or individual song from a new album, it’s just great. 2014 is only halfway through, but we decided to put together a PropertyOfZack Playlist of TeamPOZ member’s favorite songs six months in. 

Check out our Playlist, let us know what your favorite songs on it are, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading along below!

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The Hotelier - Dendron 

I lost a loved one at the turn of 2014. It would be hard to count the amount of hours spent around this woman who was near for so many events that changed and shaped my life.

You tend to face many foreign and challenging turns of events as you grow older, and this has been the most difficult one. Sometime music hits just at the right time when those moments come into lay. “Dendron” by The Hotelier has possibly hit me harder, in a relative way, than any song I’ve ever listened to has. The album itself is of course incredible, but this song is now forever cemented in a dark evening for me. I feel grateful and upset to have it.

Part of your charm was the way you would push me from / All of the traps that I just couldn’t see / Figures the one that was there to have tripped you up / would be the one that was set there by me.

Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)

Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

There’s something special about relating to every line of a song, feeling as if the writer picked your brain before putting pen to paper. “Your Graduation” is one of those songs for me, but what I find even more intriguing is how many people in completely different situations also relate to it so well. “Bullshit, you fucking miss me” is a line every bitter pop punk kid would love to say to their ex, and spawned a million “my life right now” posts on Tumblr. That’s what I think fans love so much about Modern Baseball, they are just some college kids writing songs about their lives with no pretensions of anything more, and that’s something everyone can relate to. -Connor Sheehan (@ConnorPOZ

The Menzingers – The Talk

We were all curious as to whether or not The Menzingers could follow up the brilliance of 2012’s On The Impossible Pastwith an album equally as incredible.  Those doubts were removed about .02 seconds into Rented World’s first single, “In Remission,” and the band’s fourth album has steadily dug its way into my subconscious since its release in late April.  Although each of the twelve tracks is stellar in its right, “The Talk” is the record’s clear standout, with the song’s two minutes and sixteen seconds jammed packed with the right mix of spite and substance.  “The Talk” is the perfect song for cruising down a country road on a long summer night and with the Fourth of July just around the corner, can one really ask for anything better? – Zac Lomas (@Infidelegate)

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PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 7, 2014

More and more albums seem to be coming out every year that we love here at PropertyOfZack, which is why we thought it would be a great idea to post a Midway Albums Of The Year List today on the site. The list includes our top ten albums and EPs through this point in the year voted on by POZ team members. So without further adieu, the PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List can be seen below!

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POZ Exclusive: The Menzingers Added To Fashion Meets Music Festival

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 25, 2014

The Fashion Meets Music Festival will be taking place from August 29th through 31st in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. The lineup has gotten even better with the news that The Menzingers will be joining the festival. Check out more details on it below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Jun 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo

POZ Gallery: Rented World Tour
Features: The Menzingers, Lemuria
Location: Webster Hall - New York, NY
Photos By: Taylor Rambo

Insisting The Menzingers Are The Most Important Punk Band We Have Today

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2014

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The Menzingers just kicked off the Rented World Tour, and it’s kind of a stellar experience. Thomas Nassiff from a review with the title Insisting The Menzingers Are The Most Important Punk Band We Have Today for AbsolutePunk, and it’s worth a read

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