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July is just a few days away, and there are a slew of great records coming out in the coming month that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated July Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves - You’re Always On My Mind (7/2)
With brainy, beach-ready indie pop, A Great Big Pile of Leaves’ new album, You’re Always On My Mind, is the cute hipster girl you always wanted to ask out but were scared to because she was way smarter than you. The band lets its sun-soaked witticisms bask in the record’s infectious guitars and jaunty hooks, looking at the dog days of summer (both the beginning, “Fun in the Sun,” and the end: “Back to School”) with some serious rose-tinted shades. With Topshelf Records already in the middle of a banner year, A Great Big Pile of Leaves’ perfect poolside soundtrack of an album should keep the label’s accolades coming. - Erik van Rheenen
Late In The Playoffs - Alive & On Your Own (7/2)
You probably haven’t heard of Late In The Playoffs, and there’s a good chance you may not remember their name after reading this post. But I have confidence that you’ll hear from them again, and again and again. Late In The Playoffs’ Alive & On Your Own comes out next week, and it’s a fantastic pop-punk record somewhere in between The Starting Line’s Based On A True Story and the Midwestern emo of Owen. We’re way away from next year, but Late In The Playoffs will be one of the first bands on our Artists To Watch In 2014 feature. Don’t sleep. - Zack Zarrillo
Owen - L’Ami du Peuple (7/2)
A new Owen album is always cause for celebration, and Mike Kinsella seems to know how to change up his formula just enough to keep things interesting without ever losing touch with the project’s core of doomy, obtuse poetry and intricate fingerpicked guitar lines. Last time out, on 2011’s Ghost Town, Kinsella injected a jolt of electric energy into Owen’s traditionally staid sound, plugging in for a few ripping, distorted leads. It didn’t hurt that it also contained some of the strongest Owen songs to date — tracks like “The Armoire” and “Too Many Moons” have become staples of Kinsella’s live set. If the advance buzz for L’Ami du Peuple holds true, expect another strong release. - Jesse Richman
Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail (7/4)
Jay-Z and Kanye West have been friends and collaborators going back to the days when Yeezy was just another production horse in Jigga’s stable. But they’ve also been locked in a friendly rivalry which has, over the last few years, seen the emotional savant and the steely tactician pushing each other to new heights. So it isn’t a shock that, on the heels of West’s stealthily-recorded new album, Mr. Carter’s got one of his own to unveil. Magna Carta Holy Grail comes with names like Timbaland, Swizz Beats and Justin Timberlake attached, rumors of at least one track sampling Nirvana guitar lines (“Holy Grail”), and a groundbreaking ad campaign that threatens to eclipse the music. Yeezus is the current leader in the clubhouse for Album of the Year rights; now it’s Hova’s turn to take a shot at that throne. We’ll all be watching. - Jesse Richman
So excited to be included in this! Not bad company..
Late In The Playoffs will be releasing their great new album, Alive And On Your Own, on July 2nd. PropertyOfZack is super excited to be streaming a new track from the release called “You And The Cold” before our friends at AbsolutePunk stream the record in full later this week. Stream the new track and check out the album artwork and track listing below!
Hey guys, we’re releasing our new album next week, it’s called Alive and On Your Own. Check our Propertyofzack for a new song from the record & more info!
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