Antique Records have released a second limited edition pressing of The Front Bottoms’ Talon Of The Hawk. The pressing features two new color variants, both limited to 50 copies each. The first pressing sold out in under an hour, so those interested are encouraged to purchase theirs as soon as possible. This is the last time Antique plans on pressing the album, so get a copy here! Check out the variant previews below after the jump.
The Front Bottoms performed a new song called “Au Revoir” at Groezrock. Check out the new song below after the jump.
Summer is so close. We can almost taste the rip-off tank tops, pavement, and over-airconditioned venues. Yes. there’s Warped Tour, but there are so many other great tours going on this summer too that you shouldn’t miss out. Between Tigers Jaw and Pianos Become The Teeth, Fall Out Boy, The Menzingers, Circa Survive and Coheed And Cambria, there’s something for everyone. We decided to put together a new PropertyOfZack Discussion on all the “must see” tours this summer, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!
Tigers Jaw, Pianos Become The Teeth
For a music lover, sometimes the untimely end of a band’s career seems almost as hard to get over as an unexpected breakup with a significant other. When Tigers Jaw announced in March that they’d be going on hiatus, they were gracious enough to soften the blow with the simultaneous announcement that they’d be touring through the summer, giving fans one last chance to see them. With so many fans being newer ones who have fallen in love with the band at some point since 2010, it seems that much more upsetting that Tigers Jaw have chosen now to take a break.
With hiatuses a dime a dozen recently, there’s no saying that an eventual Tigers Jaw reunion is completely out of the question. But the band has acknowledged that this will be their last tour in the foreseeable future. With Pianos Become The Teeth and Sainthood Reps as support, this tour would have been a priority on most people’s summer to-go list regardless of the future state of Tigers Jaw. However, without the promise of seeing them again, Tigers Jaw’s headlining summer tour is absolutely a can’t-miss. - Alyssa McKinley
Streetlight Manifesto End Of The Beginning Tour
The scraggly curbside sign-holder on the cover of Streetlight Manifesto’s 99 Songs of Revolution, Vol. 1 proved prophetic three years in advance: “Tomorrow it’ll end”: if by tomorrow, he meant June. The band’s End of the Beginning Tour in June marks the last hurrah of Streetlight Manifesto as a full-time touring band. There’s speculation as to the band’s decision to call a hiatus (Victory Records’ hands have apparently done some thieving — see: Toh Kay album), but there’s no doubt that on the first leg of their farewell tour, the band will be shutting the book on this chapter of their career with a resounding bang.
June marks the shorter of the farewell tour legs, but Streetlight’s making a point to route the tour through some smaller markets. The tour also comes on the heels of Streetlight’s firecracker of a new album, “The Hands That Thieve,” and fans have more than a month to let the record sink in and decipher the lyrics before shouting the choice cuts back at Tomas Kalnoky on tour. If catching Streetlight Manifesto one last time wasn’t incentive enough, the fact that Rodeo Ruby Love and Empty Orchestra are opening the bill should more than clinch this as one of this summer’s best lineups. - Erik van Rheenen
Fall Out Boy Save Rock And Roll Tour
Not many bands could pull off a comeback like Fall Out Boy has. In a matter of months, they’ve gone from being on indefinite hiatus to having a number one album, two full tours announced, and three music videos released.
Panic! At The Disco has already been declared as the support for the upcoming fall arena tour, but as of right now, support for this summer remains a mystery. But that didn’t stop every single show from selling out in seemingly record time. For most bands, this would create a lot of pressure to deliver in a big way. Fall Out Boy isn’t just any band though; this is the band rallying behind a lofty cry of “Save Rock And Roll.” So whatever tricks Fall Out Boy has up its sleeves, it’s safe to say that they’ll pull out all the stops on tour. - Becky Kovach
The Menzingers, Fake Problems, Restorations, CWS
The Menzingers have been doing tons of high-profile support touring since the 2012 release of their incredible sophomore full-length, On The Impossible Past, but their small room appearances have been mostly limited to one-off dates and strings of shows on journeys home. This June, however, will see a club headlining tour with thorough coverage of the Midwest and the I-95 corridor with companions Fake Problems, Restorations, and Captain, We’re Sinking in tow. Despite the year and a half that’s lapsed since OTIP came out, excitement abounds for this tour and dates are already selling out well in advance. The Menzingers host a punk rock show as they were meant to exist: with just the right balance of strong musical prowess and sloppy, energetic fun, their shows bring out the fiercest singalongs in people, fueled by both emotional strife and drunken debauchery.
PropertyOfZack is very excited to be sponsoring the 2013 Songs Of The South Fest on July 20th and 21st in Greensboro, NC and are happy to reveal that the Secret Day Two Headliners will be The Front Bottoms and Daylight! This rollout also includes Born Without Bones, Still Rings True, Random Holiday, Times New Roman and Running On E! Check out an updated schedule below with the up-to-date lineup and all the info for this great fest! Stay tuned for a third announcement soon!
POZ Fest: Songs Of The South Fest 2013
May is under a week away, and there are a slew of great records coming out in the coming month that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated May Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation
The Wonder Years are top-tier competitors when it comes to generating excitement for just about every move that they make, and their upcoming record, The Greatest Generation, is already seeing some of the wildest things this band has ever done for a record release. From the elaborate pre-order packages to the whirlwind Nick and Norah city-hopping release show cycle or the exclusive pop-up shop with limited merch and special performances, there’s plenty to talk about in celebrating the release of the beloved Philadelphia group’s fourth full-length record.
However, amidst all the hubbub just marking the occasion, let’s all take a deep breath, step back, and remember to get excited about the music too, not just the hype. The Wonder Years are no longer the brash pop-punk band that had everyone at “I’m not sad anymore.” Sonically, the new tunes that have made their way to the Internet are brimming with perspective and boast a maturity through pop-punk, as much of an oxymoron as that has been in the past. The expectations set for this record are already high - deemed the final chapter in a trilogy that includes The Upsides and Suburbia, The Greatest Generation has a lot to cover in the sense of providing closure for said trilogy as well as upholding the tight songwriting standards TWY have adhered to in the past. To put it simply, a lot of Wonder Years fans hold this band very close to their hearts, and to think of the ways this record will fit into the context of their legacy. Let’s just say we’re pretty confident the music will live up to the album title. - Adrienne Fisher
The Front Bottoms - Talon of The Hawk
This New Jersey two-piece has been one of the most successful bands of late to avoid getting pigeonholed, appealing widely to a vast cross-section of people. Anyone from young teenage kids who can’t wait to relate to the lyrics to an older crowd with great appreciation for the Front Bottoms’ masterful genre blend could be part of the fan base crescendo that only seems to be getting more rabid with time. With the announcement of their sophomore record, Talon of the Hawk, the Front Bottoms has already set up that hungry cavalcade of fans with an extensive slew of tour dates, a new video, and of course, a song from the upcoming release.
The new track features quite a bit from the musical cauldron that made us fall in love with the Front Bottoms in the first place - the self-deprecating, uncomfortable imagery, the twangy quirk in Brian Sella’s voice as he coughs out lyrics in stunted meter, the overall weird cosmic blend of dirty DIY indie-punk that palpably feels like it crawled out of a basement in New Jersey. What’s different is that it’s got more of a rock n’ roll kick to it to pull together all the stylistic musings they’ve used in the past, and while delivering a more cohesive sound runs the risk of diluting the charming weirdness they’ve established, new music from these guys will undeniably fall well into the hands of anxiously waiting, excited fans. - Adrienne Fisher
Man Overboard - Heart Attack
Things feel different for Man Overboard this go-around. The band is coming off of a sold-out tour with a new album, solidified lineup, evolved sound, and Warped Tour is just around the corner this summer. Timing is everything, and the timing may just be right this time for the band. Heart Attack features the most aggressive, fun, and serious songs the band has ever written. But the closer on Heart Attack will end up being the key for the band. It’s where “Love Your Friends, Die Laughing,” “Soco Amaretto Lime,” and “Your Own Disaster” intersect, and it’s going to be a fan favorite like the band has never experienced. - Zack Zarrillo
Misser - Distancing
Fans who were anxious that Tim Landers would quietly stick to Transit and Brad Wiseman would float back into the musical ether to leave Misser’s fantastic freshman album Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going to Be a Better Person as a one-album wonder can breathe easy again. Misser — Wiseman and Landers’ gutsy pop-punkish project — is releasing Distancing on May 28.
Misser faithful are batting 2/5 on songs we’ve heard from the EP thus far, and both are barnstorming crowd-rousers. “Goddamn, Salad Days” is a fiery anthem, riled-up dual vocals and scorching guitar licks. “Burn Out” is of the same sort of breed, slowing down for a mid-tempo bridge before rollicking into its chorus. If these two no-holds-barred burners are any indication, Misser is just getting started. - Erik van Rheenen
The Front Bottoms will be releasing Talon Of The Hawk on May 21st. Check out the artwork and track listing below by clicking “Read More.”
It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
Luther, Glocca Morra [04/12-04/29]
Twin Forks [04/26-05/09]
The World Is A Beautiful Place, Dads [05/18-05/27]
Matt Pryor, James Dewees [05/21-05/26]
Comeback Kid [05/23-06/19]
Black Flag [05/23-07/24]
Frank Turner [06/01-06/14]
The Front Bottoms, Weatherbox, AGBPOL [06/01-07/13]
The Acacia Strain Lamb Of God [06/12-06/20]
Fall Out Boy [09/05-09/27]
Previously Announced Tours:
- My Chemical Romance broke up after 12 years.
- A homophobia-centered controversy broke out at a TWY show.
- TSSF (IL) are claiming TSSF (CA) stole their name.
- Chad Gilbert collapsed on stage, but has recovered.
- The track listing and guests were confirmed for FOB’s new album.
- The Wonder Years released their first new song from LP4.
- Fall Out Boy announced an arena fall tour.
- Ryan Key suffered a vocal chord hemorrhage.
- Fall Out Boy released a new song and video for “The Phoenix.”
- Frank and James from My Chemical Romance started a new band.
- City And Colour announced the band’s next album.
- All Time Low were in the studio this past week.
- Sum 41 are in the early stages of their next album.
- I See Stars are recording a new album.
- Black Flag are working on a new album.
- Madina Lake confirmed their breakup and a final EP.
- Motion City Soundtrack are writing their sixth album.
- I Killed The Prom Queen parted ways with their drummer.
- Comeback Kid are going out on a ten year tour with Scott Wade.
- The Front Bottoms announced a new album and tour.
- Chiodos’ Thomas Erak was hospitalized before a show.
- Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. has started a label.
- Twin Falls changed their name to Twin Forks.
PropertyOfZack was happy to get an exclusive statement from someone in the center of the controversy that occurred at The Wonder Years’ show a few nights ago in Virginia.
Chad Gilbert suffered a major scare the other night after collapsing onstage from a mic shock. Gilbert has been released and went on to play another show last night.
The Front Bottoms announced their long-awaited sophomore album, Talon Of The Hawk. The band also announced a headlining tour with Weatherbox and AGBPOL and released the first song from the record. Yesterday was a good day to be a Front Bottoms fan.
The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, The Postal Service, Mumford And Sons, and many more.
Twin Falls (DC, BB, Narrative) changed their name to Twin Forks yesterday to avoid confusing fans of the other three bands with the same name. They also released their second new song, which can be found in the link above.
Weiss has started a label called Storm Chasers. He’ll be putting out the Kittyhawk EP next week.
My Chemical Romance members will be reunited once again, but on tracks scattered throughout Reggie And The Full Effect’s new LP.