The Rising Sound

Spotlighting up and coming bands, photographers, and companies in the music industry.
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Here is the trailer for my upcoming documentary, Fifty-Two. The documentary itself will explain what it’s like to work with a non-profit while traveling on the Vans Warped Tour for Fifty-Two days. In the final product, you’ll see interviews, scenes, and tour life experiences on what can go on during tour. I’ve been asked many times, “What’s it like to work for a non-profit on Warped Tour?” I’m determined to answer that in this film.

If you are interested in supporting this project, you can purchase a 12x18 poster print for $12 (free shipping) here or visit

Re-blog please! One random re-blogger will win a free 12x18 documentary poster.

PS. I recommend letting it load all the way first and leave comments to let me know what you think!


Adam DeAngelis is a photographer who has also represented the Dear Jack Foundation the past two years on the Vans Warped Tour. Check out the preview for his documentary about the life of non-profit workers on the tour!


PropertyOfZack is stoked to welcome in Tom Falcone as our newest Contributor. Tom is a well-known touring photographer that has worked with bands like All Time Low, Mayday Parade, and We Are The In Crowd. Considering that Tom is still a full-time college student, we thought it’d be a great opportunity to bring on a Contributor that divides up his time between learning and touring. Tom’s first blog is a little introduction on himself and showcases the difficulties between being on the road for so long at a time while having other priorities.  Read up and enjoy, there will be more to come!

Over the course of 4 years of my life, I’ve always wanted to figure “it” out before anyone did. But let’s be honest, high school was full of regrets and mistakes that only one can learn from. Before I spill my guts on paper, let me introduce myself of who I really am…My name is Tom Falcone, 20 year old, son, brother, student, hopeless romantic…oh and let’s not forget; touring/freelance photographer. 

Being only 20 and have worked with some major (label) bands is a huge accomplishment, I admit. There are photographers that would do a lot to be in my shoes. Shooting / working for bands such as All Time Low, Mayday Parade, We The Kings, We Are The In Crowd and more before even being legal to drink. There comes a lot of package with the career path that I have chosen, and want. Currently, I attend New England School of Photography (a second year student), and still live at home with my parents when not at school and or traveling. Speaking for most bands and most people who work within the music industry, we are all normal people. This might be a shocker to a lot of fans out there, thinking everyone who has ever toured lives the high life, doing what we want, when we want. Truthfully, it’s different but we all breathe the same air.

The fact of living the ‘high life’, bus/van, traveling state to state, getting access to places in venues no fans have ever seen, behind the scenes of people in the industry, still hits hard for me. It’s luxury at a minimum. What hits me, you ask; leaving loved ones at home. Being on the road from 17-19 (years old), every summer and even some ‘breaks’, was the biggest reality checks of all time. If it was the entire summer, or a month, or a few weeks, life at home stopped. Friends didn’t know where I was, what I was doing, when I was coming home, or better yet, even saying ‘goodbye’ to them before they went back to college. Traveling became a black hole for me, like I lost a part of my home life when I wasn’t there. Friends change; family changes, and girlfriends became non-existent. Staying in touch is the hardest thing to do no matter the circumstance. If it is a phone call, e-mailing, and an instant message, it’s rough.

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If you want to help promote the upcoming Man Overboard tours, please email me and I will send you a digital flyer that you can then either post around online or print out and put up in your town, hand out at shows, etc.
please let me know what city/show you will be flyering. thanks!

email: losttapecollective[at]
email: justin.collier[at]

*make sure you replace [at] with @ when emailing :)

We may be a little late to the party seeing that it’s already 2012, but we consider it fashionably late.

So, in no particular order we present our Top 10 Albums of 2011!

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If you haven’t heard, With The Punches recently released their newest single “Harvard On the Hudson”. It is available for purchase on iTunes and currently streaming on

Recently we haven’t updated a lot, and we’re sorry about that. It was a long fall semester and winter break has given us some much needed rest. But have no fear! We will be cranking out some new things shortly.

If anyone is interested in helping out with the site let us know! We could always use some extra hands for writing, artist searches, reviews, etc.

And finally, if you’re attending the Four Year Strong holiday show in Worcester we’ll be there hanging out. Look out for info on our twitter to see where we are then stop by and say hello!


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we hit $900 in 3 days. we’re almost half way there. keep sharing this project!

if you have ever been to warped tour, or even just a regular show.. this affects you! anything at all helps.

The Story

While on tour the 2010 Warped Tour, i found myself talking a lot each night with the bands about the different music scenes outside of North America. Kids in other parts of the world rarely have the chance to see there favorite bands, and if they do it usually a shortened set at a festival a long side with 300 other bands.  The story behind this film (taking place in Australia around the time the annual Soundwave Festival) is to find kids who truly love music and have them talk about what it all means to them. How it has changed their lives and how even when you live 10,000 miles away from your favorite band, that one day you get to see them is all worth it. 

The Impact

The impact of this film is to not only make everyone realize not to take these small things (like seeing shows every month) for granted but to really cherish the moment when you get to see your favorite band live. For kids in Australia they’re lucky to see their favorite band once or twice in their lifetime, where as kids in North America see them up to 5 times a year. 

What We Need & What You Get

All the funding for this project goes to helping cover flight costs, food costs, travel expenses, and camera gear rental. There will be no personal money gain from this project, everything funded goes right back into the production of this film.

In return for your donation, you will receive gifts such as Photo prints, Personalized photo books, In film mentions and thank yous, and chances to see the film before anyone else does. 

Jay O’Byrne has an awesome project he’s trying to get funded. If you like music, documentaries, Australia, your favorite band, or Jay O’Byrne go check it out!

Finals got you down? Possibly stuck under a pile of books? Have no fear, we’ve got some music to get you back up and running!

Download it here!