Bled Fest will be taking place this weekend on Howell, Michigan and PropertyOfZack is gearing up for a weekend of fun, and we hope many of you are too. Just in case you’re not too in tune to the festival already and can make it out, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend at Bled. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re in Howell this weekend as well!
Joie de Vivre
You probably can’t pronounce it (the name’s fancy and French for “joy of living,”) but when the Midwestern rockers’ horns burst and bloom to life, you’ll sure as hell feel it. Joie de Vivre perfected a brand of cathartic emo (it doesn’t so much as borrow from the Kinsella songbook as rewrite its favorite parts) that’s musically exuberant and lyrically world-weary and sobering. We’re All Better Than This was easily one of 2012’s finest moments, and Joie’s Bled Fest set will run the emotional gamut.
The World is a Beautiful Place
Yes, Whenever, If Ever leaked, and that sucks. But the record itself — a stunning, sweeping, sprawling masterpiece of post rock-injected emo — does anything but. The instrumentally lush eight-piece should boast what’s going to go down as the most atmospheric set of Bled Fest, and hopefully the unlucky early release of the album means that we’ll get to space out to some new jams at the festival.
Into It. Over It.
Alone or with any one of his laundry list of projects, Evan Weiss sets are always worth the price of admission, and though some fans prefer the man-and-his-guitar aesthetic his solo shows provide, Into It. Over It full-band sets flesh out the band’s songs with more depth and dimension than any one acoustic guitar can provide. Weiss assumes the role of frontman comfortably with his backing band, and his humorous anecdotes punctuate his sets with humor and poise.
The singer-songwriter’s sparse Crooked in My Mind is a frontrunner for one of the best acoustic-heavy albums of the year, thanks to Koji’s softly sung confessionals and quiet optimism. The immensely genuine, wickedly talented singer churns out uplifting sets routinely, and his Bled Fest performance will no doubt follow that curve. Plus, he’ll get the chance to flaunt some new songs, which, if you didn’t catch my drift earlier, are pretty fucking phenomenal.
OMG we are now ready to send @twiabp download codes to everyone who’s ordered. Expect ‘em soon-ish. Working on it now.
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Going to BLED FEST? You have 10 minutes to convince me to guest list you with a free ticket. I’ll pick the best three responses.
Picked ‘em, thanks!!
The AV Club has premiered the alternate/live versions of “Wearing White” and “Anchor” from the “Life Is Suffering” photo book / 7”. The 200-page, full color, hard cover book featuring hundreds of photographs from Hilary Corts along with an accompanying Into It. Over It. live 7” record to commemorate the fall 2012 Into It. Over It. full band tour.
+ Order via Topshelf Records HERE
+ Stream tracks via AV Club HERE
“The Ghost of What Should Have Been”. Mike Kinsella with a Topshelf koozie and a sorry ass excuse for a Halloween costume at Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL (though, bonus points for sure for playing his whole set with it on and keeping it on all night).
Pre-order Life Is Suffering, the 200-page, full color, hard cover book featuring the above and hundreds of other photographs from Hilary Corts along with an accompanying Into It. Over It. live 7” record to commemorate the fall 2012 Into It. Over It. full band tour.
Pianos Become the Teeth - The Lack Long After
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heycopilot asked: Do you know when the Have Mercy Pre order downloads will be sent out?
They were sent out this morning — check your inbox / SPAM folder (make sure it’s the email inbox associated with the email you used to order the record!!).
dkelly41 asked: if i preordered the new world is record when will i get my download code?
Later this week, or as soon as I’m able to get all the download emails paired with codes and into our system or as soon as I finish answering this question 600,000 times.
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We’re more into this than over it.
Listen to two tracks from Into It. Over It.’s Life Is Suffering 7-inch over at The A.V. Club!
We did a Violitionist Sessions during the spring and the videos/interview has been posted! We play Turbo Stasis, We Did Not Need to Open It to Know It Was There, and Water. The people who run these sessions are wonderful and have hosted many bands much more talented than us, so run through their archive after you watch/read ours! <3
Have Mercy’s The Earth Pushed Back is officially out today! Pick it up at the following places:
“…Shimmering cascades of guitar noise and harrowing vocals. We’ve been playing it on repeat for so long that our friends are starting to worry.”
“…an emotional powerhouse that’ll remind you why you fell in love with music in the first place.”
Find it at the following locations (or, search for one nearest to you):
Order The Earth Pushed Back »
We have been weekend warrioring the crap out of this LP, but we are proud to announce that the music portion is now recorded! Take a gander at this here board for proof.
While you are there, look at our stupid pet names for our tracks, lol. You will also note that there are 13 total tracks, but 11 are on the album and those bonus two are for imports, special versions, etc.
I have a weird process where I don’t write lyrics/vocals until the music is recorded, so it’ll still be a bit but we are trying to keep you all updated. Admittedly, I am bad at that, so I will try to be better, haha.
ALSO, NAME ONE OTHER BAND THAT HAS A CAPO CHART ON THEIR BOARD, LULZZZ.