It’s the weekend, so PropertyOfZack is back with a brand new Team Recommendation Playlist. Each weekend, different members of our team will be recommending both old and new songs for our viewers to listen to and enjoy. Check out the team Playlist and listen to the songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Underøath- In Regards To Myself
After reading the news that they were dismantling this week, I immediately knew my team recommendation would come from Underøath, but the true question still remained, what song and from which album? After a lot of consideration I landed on In Regards To Self from Underøath’s album Define The Great Line. Not only do I truly feel this is the groups best work as a whole, this song kicks off the album in a truly gruesome chainsaw like manner. While I previously enjoyed They’re Only Chasing Safety, I much perfered the heavier and more mature sound found in the next album. This song really sets the tone for the whole album, and it’s a massively brutal tone. The guitars are crunchy, the drums fast paced however they are anything but sloppy and the back and forth sing/scream vocals were the best this genre had ever seen. R.I.P. Underøath - Hobbes (@waitrewindthat)
A Day To Remember - If It Means A Lot To You
Some good old sentimental acoustic. I’ve always wanted to sing a duet with somebody to this song. I love old A Day To Remember and Four Year Strong acoustic music. It just seems sincere. Not a fan of some (or most) of the new ADTR, but this song sticks. Especially, when it kicks up the the chant vocals. It’s an emotional song. Me and my friends (Ryan, Brandon, Ben, Eric,…) will crank this up for a bromance love song! Good times. The news that Chad Gilbert is working with ADTR for their new music gives me hope for some better ADTR to come. We’ll see. (Fingers crossed, was not a fan of What Separates Me From You). I love duets. - Mike Sheffey
New Found Glory - Boulders
Coming Home is surely New Found Glory’s least popular album, and while it may not be my “favorite,” it certainly means the most to me out of their great discography. “Boulders” is one song on the album that I truly love. Between the lyrics and Sherri DuPree (Eisley)’s incredible guest spot at the end, it just rocks. If you haven’t listened to this record since it came out, listen again. “Oxygen” is also one of NFG’s best tracks, and it’s the opener on this record. - Zack Zarrillo
Departures – 21 *Song is not on Spotify
Finally here in California it is just now starting to feel like Fall, and for whatever reason that is a season that makes me very introspective and evaluate aspects of my life that I don’t typically examine. This song was my company yesterday. This band just recently got sent to me via a friend from the UK who I trust musically. This song floored me. It has energy, emotion, aggression and enough space in the song to be able to take a breath. For anyone who is a fan of anything by Touche Amore, La Dispute and the like will discover their new favorite band. A job well done. - Ray Harkins (@100wordspodcast)
Green Day - Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
The first problem with “back to the roots” albums is the impossibility of shedding a lifetime’s experience to recapture ‘that old feeling’. The second is that, in this age of iTunes and Spotify, it’s just as easy to go listen to those roots as it is to play the new stuff. Kerplunk! might have turned 20 this year, but its teenage desperation remains as fiercely vital as ever (and more real than anything on the steaming pile of dookie that is ¡Uno!). - Jesse Richman (@jrichmanesq)
Title Fight - Head In The Ceiling Fan
When Title Fight publicly released the first song from their newest album Floral Green, a lot of fans were shocked at the disparity between this and their louder, more aggressive tracks from Shed. To me however this song is a fantastic example of Title Fight developing their sound in an extremely creative way. A band this young who have found success could very easily be happy with crafting a sound and sticking to it, but Title Fight continue to evolve with every new album they put out. Was the rest of the album as much of a departure from their sound? No. But this particular track showed me exactly what Title Fight is capable of, and that sometimes, you just need to gaze at your shoes. - Connor Sheehan (@connorpoz)