It is tough. I’ve learned to back away from social media and from looking at what people say. We’re always really active with social media, updating our stuff, but in terms of looking at what people say, I try and stay away from it. AbsolutePunk is a terrible website. I don’t look at it, because I really truly think that Jason Tate stirs things up. I get it, that’s his job, he makes money because people go to the website and he wants to stir things up. That’s fine.
Foxy Shazam frontman Eric McNally talks about his band's new, free surprise albumGonzo, what that word means to him, and about the history of mental illness in his family which inspired a lot of this record. The interview gets pretty personal; you can check out a snippet below and read it in full here.
For me, gonzo is… I feel like my dad has lost his mind a little bit. Like, since I was a kid, I just feel like my dad’s lost his mind. And I think that’s been something that’s hereditary in our family. I think “gonzo,” for me, is my fear of what I might… It’s like me applying my dad to myself, and my band and my career and everything. Just imagining. Or really being fearful of what’s to...
Sorority Noise will release their debut LP, Forgettable, on May 13th through Broken World Media and Storm Chasers Records. Tracklisting and artwork is in the replies, and a new song called "Rory Shield" can be streamed over at Property of Zack.
PropertyOfZack has launched its second annual March Sadness event. The first round consists of voting for 4 out of 5 bands that represent four categories of emo - the categories are separated into 1990s, 2000s, "reunion" and "revival," because of course they are. Discuss your votes in the replies.
Stream The Company We Keep's new album in its entirety on Property Of Zack - one of my favorites this year (and make sure you check out Tanner from O'Brother's guest spot on "Exposed"). There's still time to pre-order Sound/No Sound on the band's webstore. Thoughts?
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"No Matter How Narrow" is the second full-length album from The Republic Of Wolves, written and recorded after a nearly two-year hiatus following their 2011 EP "The Cartographer." As with their earlier releases, the album was recorded, produced, and mixed by the band themselves, although the process was more chaotic; the band's home studio setup migrated between three different locations throughout the roughly four months of recording, as all four members worked around various time constraints to make it happen. Dan Gluszak (ex-Envy On The...
Well, I thought it was sooner than it was, but I was told (and I forgot about this) when I was doing The Color Spectrum, I did a living room tour on my way out to start recording one of the EPs. At one of the acoustic shows, somebody asked me something and my response was, “I’d really love to do a symphony.” It’s always kicked around in my head, but I’ve always been aware of my ignorance. I always knew that, “Ok, now’s not the time. I don’t know enough now.” Finally, during the The Color Spectrum show that we played, I had to force myself...
Just shows maturity. The newest record is very theatrical. It almost feels like a movie soundtrack from start to finish. It’s really awesome. A lot of orchestra stuff playing a big role in the record. It’s just – it’s more mature. I think that our younger audience is going to love it – certain aspects of it – and our older audience is going to really appreciate how far we’ve come as artists. They’re really going to love the record too. It’s great.
PropertyOfZack has a new op-ed article on how the cancelation of Electric Zoo due to drugs and the way the mainstream news is reporting on the event could affect our music scene and the surrounding ones. Let us know your opinions on the discussion.
PropertyOfZack has posted a new Discussion on 'Major Shifts In Sounds' from bands in our scene (think: Catalyst to Coming Home, Your Favorite Weapon to Deja, etc.). What are some of your favorite or least favorite changes in sound for bands?
PropertyOfZack have released the second part of its "Inside" feature on the oral history of Run For Cover Records. The new segment features videos of label owner Jeff Casazza and other RFC employees explaining their work flow, the magic behind the label, and how their popular video segments were created. You can view all of those in the replies.
When do you plan on recording?
I’m not exactly sure. I’d like to this year, but time is closing down on us. I’d like to this year.
POZ: Is most of the record written at this point?
Nathan: It’s written and demoed out. I’m writing some more just to have. The Season was 12 cut town to 10. I want this to be 20 cut down to 10.