Touché Amoré, Title Fight RSD Split Confirmed; Stream Cover Clips
Voting has begun, and we’d love for you to join us if you have yet to. The Forlorn 4 is coming, and who makes it is up to you.
It’s been confirmed for months, but we finally have more details on the ever-approaching monster of a split. Record Store Day 2013, see you there.
Ian Watkins has vehemently denied that he ever tried to rape a newborn child. The jury is still out on that one.
It should be noted that Hot Topic is not closing, and that those who own stocks of Hot Topic are actually going to get a nice payday from this buyout.
We’re not quite sure if this means Drew recognizes that his last few releases have alienated many of his fans, or if he’s simply doing this for himself.
The drummer left Motionless In White on what seem to be his own terms caused from over-touring and a life on the road.
Curious as to who The Summer Set think their new music is going to appeal to. Related: how many Half Moon Kids regret signing up now? - Jesse Richman
This is simply a terrible situation for the band to be one, and it’s incredibly unfortunate for all those involved. We Are The In Crowd’s fans seem to be generally understanding of Tay Jardine’s illness, but there must still be an unimaginable amount of stress upon the band during this period.
Brand New? They’re still alive, yeah.
More details are coming in for Touché Amoré and Title Fight's split 7” on Record Store Day. It looks like Touché and Title Fight will be covering each other for the release. Check out the track listing below by clicking “Read More.”
Following initial reports, it looks like Title Fight and Touché Amoré's split 7” will officially be coming out on Record Store Day. Check out the artwork and what record store Vintage Vinyl had to say about the release below by clicking “Read More.”
Our Producer’s Corner and Perspective series are colliding today with a new profile on one of our favorite producers, Will Yip. Yip has been the man behind the scenes for the new Circa Survive, Title Fight, Daylight, Man Overboard, Light Years, and Citizen records, which means he kind of works on all of ours and your favorite records.
PropertyOfZack had the chance to spend some with Will while filming Man Overboard’s album documentary, and decided it would be great to have Editor in Chief Erik van Rheenen share his story. Check out the new Perspective below!
Will Yip has a secret.
Since he landed his first studio job at 15 — answering phones and booking practice spaces in a crappy Northeastern Philadelphia studio — he mastered the art of making the too-good-to-pass-up-deal.
“I will always try to present something to someone in a situation that the absolutely can’t say no,” he says.
A practiced drummer, Yip quickly recognized his place was to be on the other side of the glass. So he saved all the money he made working the phone lines for the studio and, in true DIY spirit, started recording bands in his mom’s basement. “It was like the size of a closet,” he laughs. Without hesitation, Yip rattles off the album that first inspired him to become a basement producer, and stuck with him: Nirvana’s In Utero.
“It’s big. Like, it’s larger than life, but not blown out. It’s as human as it gets. Some songs hurt to listen to, but in the best way possible. People don’t have the balls to do that now,” Yip says emphatically. One listen, and Yip was hooked.
His first big shot at stepping his foot into the production door knocked when Philly hardcore outfit Blacklisted booked rehearsal space at the studio. The chance was too good for Yip to pass up. “They were recording some demos on like a tape player in there, so I went up to them and offered to record some free demos for them,” Yip recalls. “I was like, ‘I have this basement set up, just fucking record some demos there for free,’ and they took me up on it. Once you get the player to the field, that’s when it gets easy.”
Standing outside his house and waiting for the band to show up, Yip felt nervous. “I didn’t want to fuck up,” he laughs. “I wanted to impress them, since they’re one of my favorite bands.” Blacklisted, who Yip describes as some of his close friends and “so naturally down to Earth,” ripped through some demos in the basement, and Yip finally got a chance to start cutting his teeth as a producer.
Yip’s strategy — finding his own bands (mostly local) for basement sessions — worked, but he itched to work in a studio, with the expensive professional equipment he’d read about online. So at 18, he hit up a local studio manager and asked to intern. He offered to mop floors, clean bathrooms, anything that would get him in the studio.
The manager said no. So Yip made a gutsy move to prove himself.
“I spent a lot of my savings, like 500 bucks, to book one day of studio time there to mix some tracks I tracked in my mom’s basement,” Yip recalls. “They loved what they heard, and asked me where I recorded it, and I was like, ‘my mom’s basement, which is like the size of a closet.’ I got that internship.”
A week after his internship started, Yip got the chance to record his first live show at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. The headlining band? An on-the-brink-of-stardom rock band called The Fray.
PropertyOfZack has been running for over three years now, but we’ve yet to do a Staff Albums Of The Year List in our history. This year, we decided to change that. We wanted to be able to share with our viewers and bands our liast as our staff grows and our music tastes develop. So without further adieu, the PropertyOfZack Staff Albums Of The Year list (consisting of both LPs and EPs) can be seen below by clicking “Read More!”