Mixed Kid Fridays is Out with New LP “Taking Names”

Mixed Kid Fridays is out with a pop punk anthem, just in time for summer, called “Summer Song.” The song features heavy distorted power chords, and an emo sounding lead vocal. Inspired by the likes of David Bowie, Miles Davis, Mozart, and The Germs, this Los Angeles-based band is not afraid to fuse all of their musical inspirations and genres into their sound. Many different … Continue reading Mixed Kid Fridays is Out with New LP “Taking Names”

Gabe Greenland Delivers Emo Ballad from Brooklyn

Gabe Greenland’s song “Stories We Tell Ourselves” feels like an intimate lo-fi rock ballad. Vocally the song seems to fit into the emo genre. It starts out feeling more stripped down, and eventually builds with electric guitars and drum crashes into something much bigger sounding. The lyrics in the song urge to be listened to as the rhymes are genius and unexpected. If you love … Continue reading Gabe Greenland Delivers Emo Ballad from Brooklyn

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”

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

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”

Meet CLIFFDIVER, the Contagious Pop-Punk Fusion Band with a Saxophone

Before 2018 comes to a close we would like to take a moment to shine a light on a great release from this year out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Small Hours” is an EP by CLIFFDIVER which features emotionally raw vocals and well composed lyrics. The EP starts with an explosive track called “You Sir, Are Obviously Not a Golfer.” It’s a song that is driven … Continue reading Meet CLIFFDIVER, the Contagious Pop-Punk Fusion Band with a Saxophone

Band of the Day: Small Words / “Darling” is an Explosion of Raw Emotion

“Darling” from Indianapolis-based band Small Words is a charming song with drums that just make you want to rock out and dance around. It starts soft, but quickly builds to a raw intensity that eventually overlaps and creates that sense of “anxiety that makes me ill,” but in a good way. This song taps into feelings that few other songs even manage to reach. The … Continue reading Band of the Day: Small Words / “Darling” is an Explosion of Raw Emotion

Band of the Day: Violet Crime w/ Emo Inspired EP (Exclusive Interview)

Violet Crime may have only formed 6 months ago but they have already put out an EP titled “Home Movies” that will blow your mind. RTP’s favorite song from this 3 song EP is “Sights & Sounds.” This track starts with a soothing acoustic guitar and vocals intro that really channels the likes of Death Cab For Cutie and Plain White T’s acoustic hits. Don’t … Continue reading Band of the Day: Violet Crime w/ Emo Inspired EP (Exclusive Interview)

Warped Tour is Over but Like Satellites will Keep the Pop Punk Spirit Alive

Toronto-based Pop Punk band Like Satellites just released their highly anticipated new single titled “Muscle Memory.” This pop punk banger features the bands female vocalist Leah Gillespie (also known as Leahishazy) who bellows out lyrics that seem to be drenched in teenage angst that we could all relate to. This bands spunky vibe is similar to artists and bands like We Are the In Crowd, Avril … Continue reading Warped Tour is Over but Like Satellites will Keep the Pop Punk Spirit Alive

Staircase Wit Releases Exciting Debut LP

Cameron Weaver is the mastermind behind the indie-rock project Staircase Wit. Staircase Wit has just released his debut LP titled “Push and Pull.” Each song has a slightly different vibe which keeps this album sounding fresh from start to finish. One of our favorite tracks from this 10 song record is “I Can’t Get Enough.” This song comes in strong with distorted guitars and pounding … Continue reading Staircase Wit Releases Exciting Debut LP