You Blew It! were robbed of almost everything in San Antonio, TX. The band has released a statement explaining more of what happened, what got jacked, and how to help them get back on their feet. Let’s help them. Read up below after the jump.
This last episode was my favorite so far and I have listened to every episode since it began. I believe pop punk started with the early Lookout! Era bands especially those worshipping the Ramones. That was original pop punk. Screeching Weasel, the Queers, Mr.T Experience, Groovie Ghoulies, Teen Idols, Nobodys, Chixdiggit!, J Church, Jawbreaker, Green Day, Fifteen, Dillinger Four, F.YP, Beatnik Termites, Sloppy Seconds, Manges, Riverdales, Lillingtons, Parasites, Sicko, Zoinks!, Ergs!....I think.
Thank you so much! Jesse probably agrees with you. Zack probably has only heard of three of these bands (I counted, I’ve heard of 8 of them).
You Blew It! just finished their tour with Say Anything, but unfortunately just had their van broken into in San Antonio, TX. Guitars, pedals, and personal items were stolen from the band. Buy merch from the band here and read what was stolen below after the jump.
Tune in for a friendly sparring match on 5 Seconds Of Summer and whether or not they will be today’s punk version of a Myspace Band. Also, Joyce Manor not being down to Defend in relation to 5 Seconds Of Summer being today’s punk version of a Myspace Band.
Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the thirteen episode below!
Zack joined Evan Lucy on a new episode of his great Voice & Verse Podcast this week to discuss our favorite mid-year songs, cowriting, and much more. The show is great, so this is a great time to check it out if you’ve yet to.
You can subscribe to Voice & Verse podcast via iTunes, or listen below as well!
Everyone says that your merch guy is super nice & adorable. I see where the get cute & adorable from, but he was kinda of rude. I was really excited to meet him, even though he's only the merch guy. I expected him to be really nice but honestly he was kind of a dick.
Dan Ahern is a 20 year old know-it-all asshole. We sincerely apologize on his behalf.
Overcast is a phenomenal new podcast app from Marco Arment, founder of Instapaper and one-third of Accidental Tech Podcast. If you’ve been getting into podcasts lately, we highly recommend you downloading Overcast here. Once you do, make sure to subscribe to Off The Record, or listen to our most recent episode below!
You ever wonder why us plebeians even wake up in the morning? Probably not until you read that grown-up-punks Matt Skiba and Mark Hoppus are starting a little-human-punk band called The Cereal Killers for children to rebel with spoons everywhere. Listen to Skiba talk about the project here and a description on the podcast episode below after the jump.
If you asked me a day earlier, I would have said “there’s no chance in hell.”
That’s what I tell people when they ask me how Thomas and I started the label. It’s true, too. Before Thomas brought up the idea of making a label of his own, after years of learning the rights and wrongs with Paper + Plastick, I would have told you I had no interest in being a part of that side of the music industry.
Here we are though, one year later following the on-sale date for our first release (and about 16 months after Thomas and I first began planning for it). July 15, 2013 was truly a surreal day.
I remember waking up next to Grace in Eugene, OR at her summer camp job at SEP. I was very nervous. After all, I was launching a new business in a few hours and still, more or less, had truly no idea what I was doing. I think Thomas and I were hoping for a few hundred sales on the first day, and then 2PM EST came around.
I was just sitting in a chair, working on the bedroom desk of some University of Oregon student’s, essentially dripping sweat in a 85 degree room with no air conditioning, waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
Then we changed the BTR-001 Acceptance - Phantoms store page from “Coming Soon - Visible, Not Purchasable” to “Available.” Within about 2 minutes we ran into a major issue with PayPal, who thought we were either drug dealers or illegal traffickers. We didn’t really understand why, but then we saw that we sold more records in minutes than we were hoping to sell in a week.
Four hours later, we sold out (*remember to make a joke about how you are a sell out here*).
Every day since then has been exciting for the label in different ways. It’s been so fun to learn, negotiate, succeed, and also struggle. Thomas and I, from the start, said we’d only do this (and continue doing this) if it was fun. It’s been so much more than that.
The last year of my work life has been filled with many ups and down, but this has been the most constant in many ways.
I’d like to sincerely thank from the bottom of my heart: all of the artists that we’ve worked with and will be working with soon, Jesse Cannon who made our first release (and every subsequent one) sound so amazing, Nick Mango who developed the incredible platform that we run our store on in Limited Run, Emily Hakes who decided to make our lives easier and more punk by exchanging money for services in the mail order and accounting areas of life, Matt Delisle for artistically helping us through every release and creating this new website with us, my parents for letting us cover our lake house in cardboard for a month as I learned how to fold cardboard around other pieces of cardboard, and all of our other friends that have continued to help make this happen like Eric, Lisa, Grace, Katie, Steve, Chris and James, Mallory, Jamie, and wine. Mostly wine, though.
We have as many releases coming in the fall as we have had in the first 12 months of running this label, so things are about to get kind of wild.
Also, thank you to every individual who has bought one or multiple releases from Bad Timing Records. This has truly been such a pleasure and welcome addition to my life, and we can’t wait to keep things moving.
Timing is everything. Below is a really rad infographic that Thomas put together in one night. It’s really cool.
And so New Yorkers with garden-variety affluence—the kind of buyers who require mortgages—are facing disheartening price wars as they compete for scarce inventory with investors who may seldom even turn on a light switch. The Census Bureau estimates that 30 percent of all apartments in the quadrant from 49th to 70th Streets between Fifth and Park are vacant at least ten months a year.
30 percent. That’s insane.
Hard to know what a good solution is. A law requiring you to be present for a certain amount of time seems too restrictive. So does one requiring you rent it out full-time. So maybe Airbnb? I’m only half kidding.
The post below was written one year ago today. I never got around for publishing it, for some reason. More later.
I know, right?
Six or so months ago, my internet friend Thomas Nassiff reached out to me and said that he was looking to start a record label.
I went through a rough transition about 11 months ago - I lost most stability in my life. Most of it boiled down to me not being able to handle my work load, and the fading personal life that surrounded it. Due to several events, I reevaluated many things. About a year later, I have three businesses, a personal life, and school. I’m much busier, but I found a stable ground, and it’s oddly fitting.
Thank you to Eric Osman, Lisa Garelick, Joe Cubera for teaching me about waxing, Jesse Cannon for letting us all hear parts of the record we can’t digitally, Grace Lutz for not breaking up with me for starting another business, my parents for being one half Jewish mother proud and one half wondering if records still existed
Park will be releasing their first new material in eight years, Jacob The Rabbit, on July 15th via Bad Timing Records. Pre-order the EP here for a 10” vinyl record featuring a screen-printed B-side with an accompanying 16-page booklet that houses the short story and stream the full EP here or below after the jump.
Full Disclosure: Bad Timing Records is half owned and operated by Zack Zarrillo, founder of PropertyOfZack.
This week’s episode focusses on viral hoaxes/marketing, our new projects, and the not easy, oddly enough, task of making good music.
Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the tenth episode below!
-said goodbye, for either a short time or forever, to a loved one -wrote two paragraphs about a song that i perceive to be about a loved one and a loved one that is no longer with us -followed both up by watching one of my new favorite shows saying goodbye to a lead character that resulted in tears on my behalf