Knuckle Puck are releasing a new flexi 7” on September 2nd via Bad Timing Records featuring songs from an upcoming EP that will be out later this fall. The flexi includes “Oak Street” and “Home Alone” in anticipation of their fall tour with Senses Fail. Pick up a copy of the limited release here and stream “Oak Street” below!
Disclosure: Bad Timing Records is half owned and operated by Zack Zarrillo, founder of PropertyOfZack.
After a little more than a month away it gives us great pleasure to reintroduce the Inside Music podcast. We learned a great deal from our first episode, including the necessity of high quality microphones, and have made several efforts to improve our production for this latest offering. If you have any ideas for how we can improve our efforts further, please reach out on Twitter.
This week’s episode features guest Zack Zarrillo, otherwise known as the founder of PropertyOfZack.com and co-founder of Bad Timing Records. Zack has been a fixture in the pop punk scene for the last several years, and though he’s only 21 he has already managed to carve a unique niche for himself in this business that has opened more doors than I am able to count. Our conversation revolves mostly around Zack’s efforts in writing, as well as his plans for future, but we do dive into his other projects and the problems that arise when someone takes on as much as he has in the past year. I’m really happy with the result, and I think those that listen to the full recording will learn to see Zack in a new way as a result.
Our plan is to release a new podcast every week from here on out, and we already have another episode 90% complete. We hope you have as much fun listening to this show as much as we did making it. I know we’re not on the iTunes store just yet, but we will update you on that front soon. For now, let’s get to the show:
Jesse and Zack talk about how bands create relationships, a desire to end TBA tours, album cycles + records deals, and what bands (good or bad) that got us into 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 sixteenth episode below!
Relay FM is a new podcast network from Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. Launch day shows include Analog(ue), Connected, Inquisitive, The Pen Addict, and Virtual. Be sure to check out some of the shows if you have interest in tech, gaming, and in-depth conversations.
This is a story about a boy and his headphones, and it opens in the grey days of autumn, two years ago.
When I stepped out of the bleak, wind-whipped Upstate New York fall and into the fluorescent lights of the Syracuse University bookstore, I had only two things on my mind: the long train ride home to Erie, and the new headphones that would keep me sane on the trip. The over-ears around my collar — a cheap pair of sleek blue Skullcandy ones — were terminally afflicted with intermittent crackling and less-than-admirable sound quality. My knowledge of headphones was casual at best. I didn’t care if the low end bottomed out. I didn’t pay enough attention to notice if the headphones lost the bass and highs in the shuffle. As long as they sounded all right and felt good, I was sold.
Twenty minutes later, I plunked a thirty-dollar pair of bulky red headphones on the counter for the cute blonde co-ed, earning her work-study cash the hard way, to ring up. I figured they’d make a suitable replacement for the nearly-busted pair hanging loosely around my neck. I trekked back up to my dorm, adjusted the new pair (the brand, Ear Pollution, proved nearly unresearchable for this writer) comfortably over my ears, and listened to Keasbey Nights in proper, my feet dangling off my bed as I laid on my chest with the liner notes. I didn’t think I’d one day be writing parting remarks for headphones that were less a music delivery vehicle and more a wiry extension of myself. I didn’t think they’d have a story worth telling.
A snapshot of two whirlwind years, in the frame of a still life: those headphones rattling against the window of the Erie-bound Amtrak as I listened to Streetlight Manifesto and fought sleep. Those headphones sinking into the cheap pillow of an early morning flight heading for a weekend jaunt in Philadelphia. Those headphones rekindling my love for The Mountain Goats’ Tallahassee on a day-breaking, rollicking Greyhound bus to Cleveland, and for The Sunset Tree during a red-eye flight to Spain. Those headphones helping me survive sickness in a cramped train to Seville, and again on a bus back from Ronda, where I learned that the aching American sadness that bleeds from On the Impossible Past was just as longing and nostalgia-inducing against the backdrop of the Spanish countryside.
The newest Off the Record podcast inspired me to do a top ten albums of all time. I’ll try to put them in order, but I mean honestly, they could all be number one. Tell me your favorite top ten, or talk to me about these! If you want to listen to this podcast, here is the link
Very interesting way to look at some very important bands and albums in the punk realm.
1. The Upsides-The Wonder Years
2. Under Soil & Dirt-The Story So Year
3. The Hands That Thieve-Streetlight Manifesto
4. Clash, Battle, Guilt, and Pride-Polar Bear Club
In fact, by mid-century more than four-fifths of the land in France, Italy and Spain that’s now used for vineyards will be producing grapes unsuited for wine, according to a 2013 study. Australia stands to lose up to three-quarters of its currently viable vineyard land; California’s looking at a 70% decline.
What’s really crazy is that England is likely to become a new hotbed of wine-making — literally.
Slaughter Beach is a little something something from Jake Ewald, a young man with a strapping beard. You can listen to the three song EP aptly titled Dawg below, or you can do whatever you’d like to do instead.
Call me when it’s over, I’ll come by and get my things Won’t look in your eye, yeah, I’ll stay out of your way Well god is dead and there are no reasons I should sing But I still do it anyway, yeah, I am singing all the same
What about me? Ah just forget it, it’s not that big of a deal It’s not that big of a deal to me