Name: Justin Hadley Michael Graci
Location: Kent, Ohio
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
College: Kent State University
Interests: Music, Movies, Journalism, Psychology
Hobbies: Records and Netflix
The Wonder Years have released a brand new song called “Passing Through A Screen Door” and it can be streamed here via AbsolutePunk. Check out an album trailer, artwork, and track listing for The Greatest Generation by clicking “Read More.”
The Wonder Years Launch ‘The Greatest Generation’ Pre-Order Packages
This is gonna be amazing
The Weeds (ex-Transit, Late Nite Wars, Sleepsick) are releasing their debut EP, Roots/Routes, tomorrow via Catskull Records with distribution from No Sleep Records. PropertyOfZack is now very excited to be streaming the EP a day early for fans. Pre-order the release here and stream the EP below by clicking “Read More!”
I’m really digging this check it out! I missed Joe Lacey (Ex-Transit) vocals!
Fueled By Ramen seems to be leading the game with turning bands from the underground scene into huge mainstream successes. And in 2013, they might have done it again — this time with Columbus, Ohio natives Twenty One Pilots.
The duo, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, have been taking over the music scene very slowly with an odd style of music they named “Schizoid Pop,” a mix of indie, pop, electronic and rap. It may sound odd, but it works.
Vessel, their first FBR album, starts off with “Ode To Sleep,” which shows every side of the band. The track begins with an electronic feel and kicks right into Joseph’s rapping. The best part about the band is how easy it is for them to transition from rapping into quirky and incredibly catchy singing. The chorus is contagious as he sings, “ But I’ll tell them, why won’t you let me go? Do I threaten all your plans, I’m insignificant, Please tell them you have no plans for me, I will set my soul on fire, what have I become?”
The album’s first single, “Holding On To You,” seems like a good introduction to the band. The track seems almost reminiscent of Flobots megahit “Handlebars:” The rapping and electric feel is present here again, but the harmony present in the chorus is what makes it such a feel good song. It’s hard not to nod your head along every time it comes on.
“House of Gold” is one of the best tracks on the album. It’s an acoustic song that keeps hitting home, even though it’s the same lyrics over and over. “She asked me, ‘Son when I grow old, Will you buy me a house of gold? And when your father turns to stone, will you take care of me?”
But honestly, “Car Radio” is Vessel’s standout. The electronics on this song are insane and the buildup near the end would prove to be killer in a live show. The song starts off with some slow keys that build into Dun’s drumming. Joseph’s passion shows in his vocals as he screams “And now I just sit in silence” over and over at the end of the track. This song would work perfectly as the next single and should be the song to turn everyone’s head.
“Semi-Automatic” and “The Run and Go” keep up the good vibe and catchiness of the album while “Screen” slows things down a little bit, proving to be a good song to be right in the middle of the album.
Check out my review for this awesome album!
I’ve been annually doing this every year as a way for me to look back upon on every year and sum up my overall feelings of it. As a whole I know most people won’t read it etc but it’s nice to get my feelings out on a page with the opportunity for some people to read it. So here is the year of 2012 wrapped into one very long post.
We’ve been bringing you 10Of’12 End Of The Year Lists from bands throughout December, but we’re finally stoked to be bringing you some 10Of’12s from our trusted staff. Next up is PropertyOfZack photographer Dan Bassini and album reviewer Justin Graci. Our staff lists are also a little more rounded out compared to some of the lists we brought you from bands, so check them out and be on the lookout for more!
Check out my End Of The Year List! I’ll probably end up making a Tumblr Post about it too! 2012 has been a great year