I'm in the business of misery. Mostly, my own.
1. As luck (and fun fun friendship) would have it, Jess Paul of Wrecked Radio and I have collaborated on another album review; this time, Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’ is the subject of our musing.
When it’s shiny and done I will post a link here. Or the video.
2. Instead of TFiOS, I read Brunonia Barry’s 'The Map of True Places.' Excellent book, and timely in my case—I’ll tell you why in my book review. Don’t worry, I do still plan on torturing myself with John Green.
After reading the wonderful article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about author John Green being such a doll to my hometown, I think I have to read A Fault in Our Stars, now.
I’ve been putting off reading it because, frankly, my obsessive-compulsive disorder is largely focused on a fear of terminal illness. (Spoiler alert, there, for those of you that didn’t already know.) So TFiOS was off limits in my misfiring brain. But it’s time to enjoy a story and nip my avoidance behavior in the bud.
I’m a fan of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, so I look forward to finally seeing what all the fuss is about. Of course, I’m clued-in to many of the major plot points, thanks to tumblr.
I’ll post my review in a couple days. If you’ve read TFiOS, let me know what you think?
Lorde // Bravado
I may or may not be doing some music review type stuff in collaboration with Wrecked Radio (that may or may not be videos) but will at least be write-ups. Keep a weather eye open.
August is just a few days away, and there are a slew of great records coming out next month that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated August Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
William Beckett - Genuine & Counterfeit (8/20)
The one thing you have to give credit to William Beckett for is that he has yet to waste time on making the next move in his music career. Since the dissolution of The Academy Is in the fall of 2011, Beckett has released several EPs showcasing that he can still bring pop rock sensibilities to the table away from his band and make it work. Songs like “Compromising Me” and “Dear Life” still share the same swelling vocals of old, mixed with simple, honest lyrics and hand clapping, feet stomping pop rock riffs.
Now we get his first full length, Genuine & Counterfeit, and while there is no mystery surrounding what he can achieve flying solo, we have a full blown outlet to the various tasters he has given us over the past year. Lead single “Benny and Joon,” with it’s twinkling synth sound, echoing gang vocals, and rattling guitar and drum parts, is a sure sign that we can expect hopefully nothing but great hooks on what should be a surefire end of summer record. - Jason Stives
And we’ll never be royals,
it don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz…
Be a part of the love club
Everything will glow for you
Loving this whole EP.