Remo Drive release 3rd Single from Upcoming Sophomore LP “Natural, Everyday Degradation”

Remo Drive is gearing up to release their sophomore record. They have just released another teaser to follow up “Two Bux” and “The Grind.” Their new single is called “Around The Sun” and feels a bit more relaxed than most of the songs on their “Greatest Hits” album yet still feels similar enough musically to be well received by their original fan base. It almost … Continue reading Remo Drive release 3rd Single from Upcoming Sophomore LP “Natural, Everyday Degradation”

The Get Up Kids drop first record in 8 years / “Problems” is a colossal emo-rock LP [Full Review]

Fans have longed to hear it! The Get Up Kids have dropped a new full length record! It’s their first LP release in 8 years. The Get Up Kids have recently been back on the road doing a South America tour in 2017 and a U.S. tour in 2018 to support the release of their EP “Kicker” [RTP’s Review of Kicker], and are currently on … Continue reading The Get Up Kids drop first record in 8 years / “Problems” is a colossal emo-rock LP [Full Review]

What Happens When You Fuse Emo, Jazz & Pop-Punk: Current Year

“The inspiration behind Great Job! comes from narcissists and energy vampires you meet in life that manipulate every conversation to be about them. They drag you down, wear you out, and not-so-subtly try to get you to validate them. Everyone is insecure, but these people go above and beyond to get your approval. This song goes out to them.” – Current Year Current Year are … Continue reading What Happens When You Fuse Emo, Jazz & Pop-Punk: Current Year

Figure Eight is Keeping the Long Island Music Scene Alive with “Oyster Days”

Figure Eight is an indie band based on Long Island, New York, a scene typically referred to by music lovers as Strong Island. Long Island’s music scene is notorious for emo and pop-punk music, after bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Bayside and Envy on the Coast all rose to stardom. Figure Eight may just be the next emo band to join the collective to … Continue reading Figure Eight is Keeping the Long Island Music Scene Alive with “Oyster Days”

SUN BLIND Reminds Us That “Emo” is Not a Dirty Word

Luke Eccles has been making music for the better part of his life. Now in his late 30s, he’s fronted bands for nearly 20 years and his music has continued to mature consistently with each new release and each new project. His latest, the Phoenixville PA based Sun Blind, features an incredible supporting cast of talented Philly area musicians and a sound that harkens to … Continue reading SUN BLIND Reminds Us That “Emo” is Not a Dirty Word

I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

In 2011, I Set My Friends on Fire released Astral Rejection – a sweet, grating fusion of crunkcore, extreme metal and emo-pop. It continued what the band pioneered on their 2008 debut to largely negative reviews. What’s not as well known is that there was an original version of Astral Rejection. Epitaph Records shelved it in 2010. But now, the label has decided to release … Continue reading I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

Keep Score Releases Punk Track about Surviving NYC

“I wrote ‘Metropolitan’ the week I moved to New York City. I was in-between jobs, didn’t know how to navigate the city, and only knew a handful of people. I spent that week hidden away in my empty apartment with my acoustic guitar and extreme anxiety.” – Pete Iannitto  Keep Score is out with a new indie-rock track titled “Metropolitan.” The song could be called … Continue reading Keep Score Releases Punk Track about Surviving NYC

Meet Your New Favorite Emo Band: Downhaul

Downhaul is a band based in Greensboro, North Carolina that is rocking a classic emo sound. Their new single is titled “Wires / Enough” and serves as a teaser for their upcoming LP “Before You Fall Asleep” that is due out sometime this year. The song “Wires / Enough” is jam packed with a moody vocal delivery, catchy guitar riffs and vocal melodies, and lyrics … Continue reading Meet Your New Favorite Emo Band: Downhaul

Bony Macaroni Shines with Classic Emo Sound on “France”

“This song is about the summer before I went to college. Me and my friends planned our first big road trip together, and we did a bad job…” – Bony Macaroni Bony Macaroni might have a funny sounding band name but their sound is definitely not funny. This band hailing from The Netherlands, has a classic pop punk and emo sound that quickly becomes contagious … Continue reading Bony Macaroni Shines with Classic Emo Sound on “France”

‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words Is a Strong Take on Traditional Pop Punk

‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words is a clean, crunchy take on a radio-friendly iteration of pop punk. These guys describe themselves as, “an energetic indie rock band out of Indianapolis, IN.” This year, the band will release a new record titled Good Day, Bad Me. “The album explores the struggles of addiction, grief, depression, and accepting one’s own mortality,” the band says. “In these trying times we need to … Continue reading ‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words Is a Strong Take on Traditional Pop Punk