Today we are launching the first-ever POZ and AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge with the help of our friend Soupy from The Wonder Years. We’ve set up 18 fantasy football leagues where you can get the chance to play with members from many of your favorite bands. Each of the band members has chosen a charity for their league to represent, and at the end of the football season, one winner will be chosen to receive all of the proceeds.
Each entry requires a submission of $20 (all to go to charity at the end of the season). Throughout the season, PropertyOfZack will be posting Power Rankings, charity blogs, and Playlists from each league.D
Check out all the details of how to enter, who’s playing, and much more below!
A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low Arena Tour
PropertyOfZack is very happy to be premiering The Wonder Years' second Live Session Series video for “Local Man Ruins Everything.” The band has spent the summer headlining the 2013 Vans Warped Tour on the Main Stage, and will soon be gearing up for a busy fall in support of The Greatest Generation as well. Download the band’s new record here and watch the new Live Session Series below!
Warped Tour is nearly over, but PropertyOfZack has a few more special Playlists for the summer. Check out Playlists from The Wonder Years, The Swellers, and Forever Came Calling on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Warped Tour Set Lists
Friday Discussion: Warped Tour Survival Guide
POZ Festival Watch: Warped Tour Crib Sheet
Warped Tour Preview: Our Must-See Bands And Acts
Friday Discussion: My First Warped Tour
Queens Of The Stone Age - My God Is The Sun
I don’t know what happened, but in the last year I became obsessed with this band. They’re so groovy, sludgy and trippy. The second I heard they released a new live video I witness this song and fell in love. Jon Theodore from Mars Volta on drums is a welcome addition to this record.
Frank Turner - Plain Sailing Weather
One of my favorite songwriters and lyricists just put out some of his best songs yet. I was in a dead heat between this and, “Tell Tale Signs” but had to choose this song based on the sheer emotion. It hits pretty hard and I love hearing this guy spill his heart out.
Alkaline Trio - I Wanna Be A Warhol
I mean, they’re Alkaline Trio. They’re always good. Now a record with Bill Stevenson is just icing on the cake.
Sundials - When I Couldn’t Breathe
This is one of the few bands I know nothing about, listened to once and the album turned into an instant favorite. Very early Weezer garage rock vibes and heavy emotion. Way into it.
Masked Intruder - 25 To Life
It sounds like the Beach Boys went to a Screeching Weasel show, became criminals and wrote melodies that should be illegal. This album not only has hilarious lyrics, but some of the best punk rock tunes in the past 10 years.
Fake Problems - Ghost To Coast
We became good friends with these guys on Warped 2010 and part of my daily routine was watching them play. I always remember this being such a nice, chilled out song and I knew my day would be over soon. Great people and music, can’t wait for their new jams.
Lifetime - Airport Monday Morning
"I hope you’re in your car right now turning this shit up so loud." The perfect summer song. Will probably listen to this album 100 times on Warped.
The Bronx - Youth Wasted
I’ve been a fan of The Bronx since their first record and they’ve continuously put out great music. The new album is a lot poppier but the hooks are as heavy as always.
Motion City Soundtrack - Attractive Today
We’ve been buds with these dudes for a while, but every time I see them it still impresses the hell out of me. This is one of the best album openers/songs in general.
Dillinger Four - Gainesville
This is the unofficial theme song for The Fest in Gainesville, FL and makes me nostalgic whenever the weather gets nice. I’ll let Warped Tour tide me over until we get to October.
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A
This song is just awesome. The lyrics are amazing. Most people think its about being patriotic but, its actually the opposite. It has such great lyrics.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love
Macklemore wrote my favorite album of 2012 and I think he is a great lyracist. This is a great song, with a positive message.
The Wonder Years - Passing Through A Screen Door
This song is one of my favorites off their new record, which I love. - Joe
Motion City Soundtrack – Make Out Kids
I remember getting CTTM as soon as I got out of class the day it came out. Super excited to watch them all summer.
The Chariot - And Then, Came Then
Because they are fucking nuts live. So Awesome. - Bryce
We’re wrapping up our Midway Discussion posts on PropertyOfZack this week, and our staff put together a new Playlist of Our Favorite Songs Of 2013 (So Far). Check out our Team Playlist and listen to the songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Alkaline Trio - I Wanna Be A Warhol
"I Wanna Be A Warhol" was the first song of 2013 that grabbed me and make me say, "Fuck, this is rad." I’ve never been an Alkaline Trio fan, but not for lack of trying. My friend introduced me to a song in 6th grade called "Dethbed," and I thought I’d fall in love for the band, but I didn’t. So, I was very pleasantly surprised when I heard "I Wanna Be A Warhol." The chorus is my favorite of the year, and the song as a whole is just fantastic. My Shame Is True is the first Alkaline Trio record I really enjoy, and boy do I enjoy it. - Zack Zarrillo
letlive. - 27 Club
All production woes aside, The Blackest Beautiful is one of the biggest and best records of the year, and “27 Club” is an absolute banger. It’s fast, aggressive, and packs that trademark letlive. punch that will keep you coming back for more. It may be the last song on the album, but it’s certainly near the top of the pecking order. - Brandon Allin (@TheRealBrandonA)
The Wonder Years - Passing Through a Screen Door
Talk about feels. Listening to the words and imagining the emptiness and anxiety Soupy still feels about his life after TWY’s raging success is enough to make anyone question their existential progress. Reminiscent of the melancholy “I’m not sad anymore” emotion, Screen Door makes me question if we will always be looking for an escape, even when doing what we love. But of course, you can’t help getting pumped by the driving force of the song in true TWY fashion. - Mandy Trombley (@itsmandalina)
You, Me & Everyone We Know - Better Men
You, Me & Everyone We Know has a history fit for a VH1 Behind the Music special, but Ben Liebsch’s journey sure has produced some great music. His latest effort, I Wish More People Gave a Shit, takes the focus away from Liebsch’s personal struggles and focuses more on the struggles of society. The most important and thought-provoking of the four songs, “Better Men,” focuses on the continual issue of rape culture, as Liebsch calls into question what more can be done from the men of the world to help prevent the rape of women. The song’s biting lyrics and catchy chorus will resonate with any listener, whether they’re an old fan or someone listening to see what all the hype is about. And with such a delicate subject at hand, there may not be a more thought-provoking song to come out all year. - Donald Wagenblast (@MyLifeIsDon)
Cartel - Uninspired
"I’m a bit overwhelmed / some may call it uninspired / but what is there left to do / when someone’s so young and admired?" These are the lines Will Pugh opens with in "Uninspired," the first single off Cartel’s most recent album. "Uninspired" tackles the last few years of the band’s career and how they’ve been feeling stuck. It’s vulnerable, passionate, and lays bare all the doubt and difficulties Cartel has dealt with since the success of Chroma. Cartel has always been one of the unsung heroes of the scene and it’s a shame, because Collider is probably one of the best albums to come out so far this year. - Becky Kovach (@beckystrz)