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Morning Recap: TF/B&C Fall Tour, Riley Breck Starts Baseball-Themed Grindcore Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 11, 2013

Title Fight, Balance & Composure Announce Fall Tour

Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Cruel Hand, and Slingshot Dakota will be going out on tour together this fall. What a lineup. What date are you going to?

Riley Breckenridge Baseball-Themed Grindcore Band

Riley Breckenridge, the drummer of Thrice, has started a new baseball-thtmed grindcore band for fun. What’s their name, you ask? Puig Destroyer. EP coming soon.

blessthefall Announce New Album ‘Hallow Bodies’

blessthefall will be releasing Hallow Bodies on August 20th via Fearless Records. The band will be releasing a new song in the next week or so as they hit Warped Tour. 

MCS Welcome In Permanent Drummer Claudio Rivera

Claudio Rivera is the new official drummer of Motion City Soundtrack following a few years with Saves The Day. The band has been working on new music for an expected 2014 release,

Apple Posts Press Release On iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio is here. Apple took the wraps off its radio-music service yesterday at WWDC. We have a full rundown from Jesse Cannon here.

Title Fight, Balance & Composure Announce Fall Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2013

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Title Fight and Balance & Composure are going out on a huge fall tour with Cruel Hand and Slingshot Dakota. Check out the dates below! 

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Vans Announces Summer Vans House Parties (Title Fight, Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2013

Vans have announced the full schedule for their 2013 Vans House Parties that feature Title Fight, Hop Along, Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, and many others. Check out all the shows and lineups below after the jump. 

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Title Fight Discuss Record Store Day, Touché Split

by Zack Zarrillo - May 6, 2013

Title Fight recently spoke about their Record Store Day experience and doing a split with Touché Amoré for it. Check out the full piece here and a snippet below after the jump.

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Title Fight Announce NYC Cruise-Boat Show For Shirts For A Cure

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2013

Title Fight will be playing a cruise-boat show in honor of Shirts For A Cure’s ten year anniversary. Check out details for the rad show below!

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Title Fight Announce Hometown Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2013

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Title Fight are playing a hometown show in Pennsylvania this June. Check out show details below after the jump.

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Touché Amoré, Title Fight Cover Split Now Available

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 20, 2013

Touché Amoré and Title Fight have released a new split featuring each band covering the other. Check out details from the label for the split on how to download the songs now below by clicking “Read More.”

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Albums Out This Week: Record Store Day

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 19, 2013

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Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 20th, and we’re excited to say goodbye to the money in our wallets. There are over 400 releases that can be seen here, but we’re highlighting just a few more special releases that are coming out tomorrow. Check out our RSD Preview here and some more albums coming out below!

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Touché Amoré, Title Fight 7” Artwork, Pressing Info

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 20, 2013

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Touché Amoré and Title Fight are releasing  7” on Record Store Day that features each band covering the other’s songs. Check out the artwork and pressing information below by clicking “Read More.”

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Touché Amoré, Title Fight RSD Split Confirmed; Stream Cover Clips 

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Touché Amoré, Title Fight RSD Split Confirmed; Stream Cover Clips

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 19, 2013

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Touché Amoré and Title Fight are releasing  7” on Record Store Day that features each band covering the other’s songs. Check out the artwork and song clips below by clicking “Read More!”

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POZ Presents: The Weekly Summary

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 16, 2013

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Morning Recap: Ian Watkins Denies Child Abuse, Hot Topic Sold For $600m, Reading/Leeds Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 12, 2013

POZ March Sadness: Emo 8 Announcement + Voting Begins

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.

Touché Amoré, Title Fight Split RSD | TA/TF To Cover Each Other

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. 

Lostprophets Frontman Statement On Child Abuse Claims

Ian Watkins has vehemently denied that he ever tried to rape a newborn child. The jury is still out on that one.

Hot Topic Being Sold For $600 Million

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.

Christofer Drew Claims He Is Clean

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. 

Motionless In White Lose Drummer Angelo Parente

The drummer left Motionless In White on what seem to be his own terms caused from over-touring and a life on the road. 

The Summer Set Stream New Song “Boomerang”

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

WATIC Cancel Shows Through Thursday Due To Illness

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.

Reading/Leeds Announce 2013 Festival Lineup

Brand New? They’re still alive, yeah.

Touché Amoré, Title Fight To Cover Each Other For RSD 7”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 12, 2013

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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.”

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Touché Amoré, Title Fight Split Coming On RSD; Possible Art Revealed

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 11, 2013

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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.”

Update: Touché Amoré, Title Fight To Cover Each Other For RSD 7” 

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POZ Perspective: Will Yip And The Power Of The Neve

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 28, 2013

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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.

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