PropertyOfZack is very excited to be exclusively premiering two new acoustic videos by new Mightier Than Sword Records signee, The Hotel Year. The band played filmed two great videos of “An Ode To The Nite Ratz Club” and “Vacancy.” Click “Read More” below to check them out!
SENSES FAIL ANNOUNCES BELIEVE IN KEITH TSHIRT FOR CHARITY- ON TOUR STARTING NOV 4th
(September 16, 2011)- Senses Fail is honored to announce their part in the Believe in Keith Charity, to help pay for the medical expenses of Keith Dunnigan after a recent life changing accident.The band is releasing a t-shirt (which can be seen above) that will be sold on their webstore. All proceeds will go towards Keith’s hospital costs.
Tragedy recently struck longtime Senses Fail fan and South Jersey native, Keith Dunnigan. While at the beach with his girlfriend, Keith dove head first into the ocean unaware he was on the edge of a sandbar. Keith went headfirst into the sand doing major damage to his spinal chord. As a result he is now a quadriplegic and still in the hospital recovering.
"We are very pleased to lend a little bit of help to someone like Keith. After hearing about his situation we immediately wanted to get involved and do what we could to help raise some money for his charity," notes frontman, Buddy Nielsen. "The goal is to help him make the transition from the hospital back to his home which is a very costly one. I would like Senses Fail fans to support Keith as strongly as they have supported us over the years and show him love and compassion. Please take a minute to hear his story and reflect upon your own life. I think the shirt we did is a fun and creative way to incorporate our love and Keith’s love of baseball. The number 36 was chosen by Keith because it is the number of his favorite player Robin Roberts." More information on Keith’s recovery and progress can be found here http://believeinkeith.blogspot.com/ or by emailing HopeForKeith@yahoo.com.
Senses Fail will be doing a run of Midwest and West Coast tour dates throughout the month of November. Spanning from November 4th until the 22nd, the tour kicks off in Detroit and has Senses Fail sharing the stage with Stick To Your Guns, Make Do and Mend, and The Story So Far as they make their way across the country. Tour dates can be found below.
This Time Next Year’s brand new album, Drop Out Of Life, is officially out in stores via Equal Vision Records. Pete Dowdalls from the band recently wrote up a track-by-track guide behind each of the songs on the record. You can read the full guide here and a snippet of it below by clicking “Read More”.
Most days you know Buddy Nielsen as the frontman of Senses Fail, but what you don’t know is that he enjoys cooking awesome and special food every Sunday that he’s not on tour. Last week we debuted Mealtime With Buddy on PropertyOfZack, and it was greatly received. We’ll be doing this special series of Contributor Blogs until Buddy heads out on Senses Fail’s next tour with Stick To Your Guns, The Story So Far, and Make Do And Mend this fall. Read up on how Buddy made Beef Stir-Fry and Rice and try not to get too hungry with all the pictures!
Beef Stir-Fry - 2 tsp cornstarch - 1/4 cup of soy sauce - 1 cut of steak 1lb, whichever cut you’d like. I used pre-sliced pepper steak - 1/2 red bell pepper - 1/2 green bell pepper - 1/2 orange bell pepper - 1 bunch of scallions - 1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger - 2 cloves garlic - 1 lime - 2 tbsp honey - 2 tbsp vegetable oil - 3 cups sugar snaps or snow peas - 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes - 1 tbsp dry sherry or rice wine
Rice - 2 medium cloves of garlic - Salt to taste - 3 tbsp of vegetable oil - 2 cups white rice - rice cooker
IMPORTANT FOR TOMORROW: WE WILL HAVE TICKETS AT THE DOOR. We’ve been hearing a lot from people that they think the show is already sold out. SO, we need your help. If you are coming to this show, please repost the link to the event and mention that we reserved tickets for the door. THERE WILL…
If you live in the Northeast come to this show. It’s gonna be incredible.
PropertyOfZack had the chance to chat with Drew from I Call Fives just a few weeks ago to catch up with the band. Drew and I discussed their summer full of touring, writing for a new album, plans to record, and a label switch. Read up and enjoy!
For the record, could you state your name and role in I Call Fives? I’m Drew, and I play the bass in I Call Fives.
It’s been an incredibly busy summer for you guys including a major tour with Handguns, We Are The Union, and The Story So Far, a tour with Sparks The Rescue, and now a tour with The Dangerous Summer. Can you talk about each of the individual runs? It was definitely a busy summer. It started off with We Are The Union and us doing a co-headlining tour with Handguns and The Story So Far on certain dates, and it was a really cool tour. We only played with We Are The Union once before, but they turned out to be awesome fucking guys. The Story So Far and Handguns killed it. It turned into a really cool tour. We had a little bit of a run with Sparks The Rescue, and it was weird because it was a mix for us because they’re on the pop side, but it was awesome. The people who came out to see those guys were really respective of us and it was a really cool crowd. The Dangerous Summer guys just finished up Warped and this is their five-year anniversary tour, and it’s funny because it’s our fifth year as a band as well. It’s been going well. There are only a few dates left. It’s been an interesting summer, but it’s been fun.
This is the most active the band has been in a long time. Has it been nice to completely throw yourself into the mix of things? We’ve always wanted to tour and we’ve always strived to tour, but whether it be because of van struggles or a member quiting or other shit that goes wrong, there has always been issues. So to now be able to consistently tour and be going pretty strong is refreshing.
People have been starting to notice that I Call Fives are diversifying who you’re touring with. Sparks The Rescue and The Dangerous Summer are bands that kids see you fitting with, but have never seen you tour with before. Has it been nice expanding? It’s been totally different. We didn’t have any CDs on the Sparks The Rescue tour, we only had vinyl and a split. The weird thing was that little girls were walking away with vinyl. A girl who was like 13 or 14 bought a vinyl of Bad Advice, and her dad told her that it wasn’t a CD. It was cool that people were willing to pick up something and different out of their comfort zone. It’s cool that people were receptive because that’s all we can ask for. The reception in return was really nice. People didn’t write us off for being a little harder and heavier than the average pop band. POZ: Do you want to keep diversifying in terms of touring? Drew: Absolutely. We love to play shows with whoever. We can go either way and it’s cool to be in that position.
How has the reaction to the split with Rust Belt Lights been? The timing on that split was a little rough. We recorded it before we went on tour with them, but it didn’t come out until after the tour. It did pretty well though. It’s been cool. I’m stoked on those two songs. I think people thought we were going a certain way with Bad Advice and we might have cleared up the direction that we’re going in. We want it to be quick and upbeat.
Today is the last day to get advanced ticket/LP packages from us, so please order up! We’re going to do our best to get everyone into the show on matter what, but ordering in advance especially if you’re traveling is a good idea.
Most days you know Buddy Nielsen as the frontman of Senses Fail, but what you don’t know is that he enjoys cooking awesome and special food every Sunday that he’s not on tour. Buddy will be blogging into PropertyOfZack on a weekly basis each Monday to talk about what he cooked on Sunday and how he cooked it. We’ll be doing this special series of Contributor Blogs until Buddy heads out on Senses Fail’s next tour with Stick To Your Guns, The Story So Far, and Make Do And Mend this fall. Read up on how Buddy made Cajun Chicken with Pineapple Salsa and try not to get too hungry with all the pictures!
For the Chicken - 4 skinless chicken breasts - 3 garlic cloves - 3 tsp dried thyme - 3 tsp paprika - 2 chile power - 3 tsp of ground Allspice - 3 tbsp of vegetable oil - 1 limes - optional yellow pepper sauce (peruvian or colombian) - fresh ground black pepper - fine sea salt - boiled rice
For the salsa - 1 medium pineapple - 1 small red onion - 1 green chile - 1/2 large red bell pepper - half a cup of fresh cilantro - 1 lime
For the Rice - 2 medium cloves of garlic minced - salt to taste - 3 tbsp vegetable oil - 2 cups of white rice - rice cooker
Chicken 1. First prepare the chicken by slashing each breast 3 times across the top of the breast using a sharp knife, cutting about 1/3 of the way through the flesh 2. Mince the garlic, then put into a small bowl with the dried thyme, paprika, chile powder, black pepper, allspice and oil. Season with salt and mix well. 3. Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken and down into the slashes. The chicken cab be marinated over night in this but I just let it sit for an hour or so. Right before you put the chicken in too cook braise the breasts with a fair amount of yellow pepper sauce. When ready to cook put the chicken onto a rack of a boiler pan. Broil the chicken for 12 minutes. 6 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the chicken breast. Turning once or twice during cooking.