New Found Glory have kicked founding member Steve Klein out of their band after going fifteen years without a lineup change. The news has come as a major shock to fans who just saw Klein play with the band on recent US and Australian tours. You can read a statement from New Found below after the jump.
I can be everything you need, if you make me I can be every crack in your concrete, if you let me off easy I can be easily deceived, if you want that But you are the ember of my heart, whether you like that or not
We’re pretty sure that, by now, you’ve heard about the female crowdsurfer who planted an unwanted kiss on vocalist Parker Cannon during The Story So Far’s show in Houston last week. In fact, we know that you’ve heard about it, because an astounding number of you…
They already were, but Property of Zack really is the best music news site ever after this. They are so fucking awesome. This is how you use your position to do some real good in the world. Ten billion for you, PoZ. Fuck yeah.
It has truly been a banner year for Modern Baseball. Hell, you probably didn’t know the band existed a year ago, but we bet you’ve seen their name a lot throughout 2013. Between releasing Sports just over a year ago, signing to Run For Cover Records, and just announcing the best tour of the spring with The Wonder Years…well, it seemed like they were building up to something.
That something is You’re Gonna Miss It All, Modern Baseball’s sophomore album that will be released via Run For Cover Records on February 11th, 2014. It was produced by the band’s own Ian Farmer and Jake Ewald, mixed by Jon Low (The National, Restoriations), and mastered by Will Yip (Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, Balance & Composure). The album just kicks ass, there’s no other way around it. If you like Sports, love Sports, or needed a little more out of it - You’re Gonna Miss It All is going to be that album for you in 2014. PropertyOfZack is extremely honored to be exclusively revealing the album artwork and track listing for the record in addition to streaming a brand new song called “Your Graduation.” Check out all of the album details and a brand new song below after the jump and let us know what you think!
She hopes I’m cursed forever to Sleep on a twin-sized mattress In somebody’s attic or basement my whole life, Never graduating up in size to add another And my nightmares will have nightmares every night Oh, every night. Every nigh
A Day To RememberCommon Courtesy album sales have been kept quiet until today. Soundscan has confirmed that the band has sold over 92,000 copies of the album that was self-released after years of struggle with Victory Records. Check out the press release below after the jump.
It’s been one full year since we released our debut LP “Sports,” and we are still number 1 on the Philadelphia bandcamp. That’s absolutely crazy. We are so so grateful to live in such an amazing city, with so many talented bands and such a supportive scene. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded “Sports” or who has came to a show or has booked us a show or who has made fun of Ian (this one especially) We will never be able to thank you all enough. “Sports” is up for Free Download today so spread the word. We promise that 2014 will be even crazier than 2013
Knuckle Puck have released a deluxe version of their The Weight That You Buried EP with two bonus acoustic tracks. You can pick up the EP on CD for the first time here and download/stream the EP for free via Glamour Kills here. Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates with both Real Friends and Neck Deep, respectively, below after the jump.
blink-182's Untitled turns ten next week. To state the album’s significance to most blink fans and PropertyOfZack is difficult. The album itself is directly responsible for the creation of this website, and because of it, Zack Zarrillo has taken on an entire Decade piece to celebrate the anniversary of Untitled. Listen to the album, enjoy the read, and reblog to let us know your thoughts on Untitled ten years later below!
How Untitled holds up in 2013 blink-182 took a risk on their 2009 reunion amphitheater tour. There was no guarantee the band could fill up 15,000 capacity sheds on almost each of their 50 dates of shows. But there’s a reason that the band came back to the world in 2009 with more fans than when they left it in 2005. It’s because of Untitled and the lasting value the band’s best album has.
blink-182 has diehard fans from not one, not two, but three generations: those in the mid-‘90s who discovered Cheshire Cat and then Dude Ranch; those in the early-‘00s who fell in love with Enema Of The State and Take Off Your Pants And Jacket; and then those in the mid-to-late-‘00s who were too young to know blink-182 while they were a band, but only found them afterwards. You need fantastic albums to be able to grow like that when you’re away, and Untitled shows it best.
Most important song on Untitled The most popular song on the album is “I Miss You.” In fact, it sold more singles than “All The Small Things” did, making it the band’s most popular song ever. But that’s too easy.
With almost everything blink-182 related, it depends. Are we talking about their most important song that represents what the band was from 1992 to 2003? Or are we talking about the most important song that represents 2003 through today?
The former criterion champions “Feeling This.” The song encapsulates everything that blink-182 is and does, and why they are the best at it. The back and forth vocals. The heavy sexualized lyrics. That fucking chorus. Those harmonies. That riff. Game over.
The latter criterion fits “Asthenia” best. The ambient-yet-still-punk breed that Untitled brewed is showcased best on this song. Tom’s vocals seem urgent, caring, and angry. The music gets absorbed through your body. The lasting product is telling. The song makes a great transition into Angels & Airwaves’ We Don’t Need To Whisper, and shows where the band was headed next if we would have gotten a new blink-182 album in 2006 or so, instead of in 2011.
Did blink-182 succeed in following up Untitled? Depending on how you look at it, there are three follow-ups to Untitled.
1) We Don’t Need To Whisper Most fans weren’t ready for this album. It was too close to blink’s break-up, Tom was too much of a drug addict, etc. But man, it was hard to disagree about the great moments We Don’t Need To Whisper touted if you were at all a fan of blink’s Untitled. Songs like “The War,” “Start The Machine,” and, of course, “The Adventure” seem undoubtedly like blink songs if you can imagine a Travis Barker drumbeat and Mark Hoppus harmonies over them. Seven years later, We Don’t Need To Whisper still marks a top three output from Tom DeLonge’s musical career, behind only Untitled and Box Car Racer. 2) When Your Heart Stops Beating This is the best writing we will most likely ever see out of Mark. While Untitled was clearly more DeLonge-centric, +44’s first and only record was Mark’s first experiment at being the only frontman, unlike Tom, who first tried with Box Car Racer. To this day, you will notice people across different social networks popping up here or there with a “Fuck, When Your Heart Stops Beating only grows better with time” comment. And it’s true. The writing on “Baby Come On,” “Lillian,” “Weatherman,” “No It Isn’t,” and “Chapter 13” ranges from heartbreaking to aggressive to fulfilling. 3) Neighborhoods
Yo Tay, I assume you guys noticed the fliers w/ Modern Baseball/Daylight & Basement reunion w/ TSSF,Man O.feat a fake band we created, Sleepless Drive, we wanted to show how people hop on bandwagons & claim to be a fan of a band w/o ever listening to them. We put SD onto fake tours with larger bands to draw attention & when asked about SD on tumblr, people said they were fans of SD. This wasn't meant to cause confusion or disappointment. If RFC wants to sign SD and sell our merch, we support it!
Escape The Fate just dropped off an upcoming UK/European tour that included Warped Tour overseas. The band told fans they dropped off of the tour due to Craig Mabbitt’s girlfriend going into labor for their new child later than expected, but Warped founder Kevin Lyman has publicly shamed the band for lying. Check out a tweet from Lyman below after the jump.
Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we’ll be bringing you some of biggest and most interesting stories of the past weeks from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.
Something new. I hope one or two people read and enjoy. And I hope I’m inspired enough to keep this going.
It is not at all clear whether the posting was an error by Hits, a new release from the broken up band, a reissue put out by Warner Records, or possibly even a release from frontman Gerard Way that was labeled incorrectly by Hits. We will update this story with any news from Hits or the band if we get it. You can check out a screenshot from the Hits listing below after the jump.
Get ready for action, it looks like we may be getting an Untitled ten year tour. Mark Hoppus teased it last week, and it looks like blink-182 are taking it one step further today. Check out a teaser from blink’s Instagram page below after the jump.
Light Years are releasing a covers EP on October 23rd called Trying to be…, and PropertyOfZack is excited to be streaming the band’s cover of Saves The Day's “All-Star Me” today. Pickup the band's full-length, I Won’t Hold This Against You, here, check out their upcoming tour with Handguns and A Loss For Words, and listen to the cover of “All-Star Me” below!