Set It Off and Divided By Friday are currently out on a PropertyOfZack sponsored tour and we’re stoked to have had both bands put together a new Playlist feature for the site. Check out the Playlists and listen to the songs on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
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New Empire - Give Me the World *Song is currently not on Spotify
These Australian dudes are going to be HUGE in the US pretty soon. I’ve been listening to them for a few months now after getting their full length online and can’t get enough of them. Looking forward to checking them out at Warped this summer.
Acceptance - In The Cold
I can never get enough of Acceptance when we’re on tour. I probably listen to Phantoms once a day and I definitely recommend this to anyone who just likes good music. Wish these guys were still around today!
The Dangerous Summer - The Permanent Rain
I have a really weird habit of falling in love with a band’s music once we tour with them. Permanent Rain really stuck with me after our March tour with TDS because one of my best friends died in a car accident in February and the lyrics of this song really hit home for me. Also, it’s a phenomenal song anyways so it’s easy to love.
Hans Zimmer - Chevaliers de Sangreal
This is probably not what you’re used to listening to. This is actually from Hans Zimmer’s Da Vinci Code score. It’s a beautiful piece and my personal favorite of his. I really recommend anything Hans Zimmer, especially the entire Inception soundtrack (which is the best work of music ever created in my mind). The way he continually adds new layers and progresses melodies throughout a cue really blow me away, this song especially.
I the Mighty - Escalators
Like I said, I almost always fall in love with bands we tour with. I’d heard ITM a little before we toured with them, but the EP they just released “Karma Never Sleeps” is definitely one of the breakout hits of 2012. Pick it up, it just came out on Equal Vision Records; I promise you’ll love the entire CD, this just happens to be my favorite off of it at the moment.
James Newton Howard - The Gravel Road
This is another piece from a movie soundtrack. This one is actually from The Village. I’m a sucker for a solo violin accompanied by a piano and this is just one of the prettiest songs I’ve ever heard. Its calming and helps me get through any tough or frustrating time when we’re on tour.
Michael Giacchino - The End *Song is currently not on Spotify
LOST, in my mind, is the greatest story to ever be told and Michael Giacchino’s music throughout the entire series is just absolutely amazing. The way he concluded the finale with this song really wraps up so many emotions for me (and I think any fan of the show) so I had to put this on this playlist. It’s a beautiful orchestral composition and I don’t think you have to be a fan of the show to appreciate that.
The Story So Far - Rally Cap
I think I’ve been sound checking my guitar with this song every show since I heard this song for the first time. Our entire band are huge TSSF fans and this once again came from touring with them. Under Soil and Dirt is definitely one of the best albums of 2011, but I think this song is definitely its best track and I can’t go a day without hearing it.
Yellowcard - Promises *Song is currently not on Spotify
If you know anything about me you probably know Yellowcard has been my favorite band since about 2003. I was late to hear this B-Side from WYTTSY, but the energy it has and the bridge drew me in instantly (as all of their songs do) and its one of my favorites from them. I will absolutely be watching every set of theirs I can on Warped.
Yellowcard - Be The Young
I think this one is kind of obvious. Yellowcard obviously knows how to write a solid slow song and this is no exception. The first time I heard this we were getting home from a tour and I just kept it on repeat for the last four or five hours of the drive. (Side note: I could do an entire YC playlist but that wouldn’t be fair to all the other great songs I want you to check out in this, and of course all of their pre-hiatus stuff is amazing too, but I tried to focus on some of the newer stuff in case you hadn’t gotten around to listening to it)
So this playlist is basically just a collection of songs that at any given point during a day on tour, I’m probably listening to. I definitely recommend listening to any or all of these if you haven’t heard them. Some of them might be outside your usual listening genre but they’re good! I swear. - Matt Morgan
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Five Iron Frenzy - Anchors Away
Five Iron Frenzy is the first band with distorted guitars that I ever got into. Their song “Anchors Away” has incredible melodies and is really emotionally dark with witty lyrics. The overall mood/energy of the song really gets my mind stirring for those late night drives.
Michael Bublé - All Of Me
“All Of Me” is a great jazz standard from the early 1930s and Michael Buble did a near flawless arrangement on his CD “Crazy Love”. It’s constantly stuck in my head right now. I actually incorporated it into my warm up recently because of how much fun it is to sing. - Cody Carson
blink-182 - What’s My Age Again?
Not only is this one of my favorite songs, but it holds the most meaning for me. This was the first pop punk song I ever heard. It was the foundation for my music taste. It was the song that made me want to start playing drums. It’s catchy, upbeat, and full of angst. It will always hold a place in my heart.