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

The Yada Yada Yadas Bring A Nostalgic Emo Sound

The Yada Yada Yadas have a sound that feels both modern and old-school emo at the same time. The band has only been releasing music since last year, but sounds extremely strong together as if they have been doing this for a lot longer. They have already signed with an indie record label, Silent Kid Records and they have also been featured and praised in … Continue reading The Yada Yada Yadas Bring A Nostalgic Emo Sound

NEKOKAT is Keeping Emo Alive & Making the Genre Feel A Little More Fresh

Do you remember the great acts from the new-school-emo era? We totally miss that MySpace Era Emo sound blaring in our ears all the time! If you missed that sound too and want something a little more fresh, well you are in luck! NEKOKAT is the amazing side project of Jordan W (of The Ready Set), Cameron Walker (a The Ready Set collaborator) and Jess … Continue reading NEKOKAT is Keeping Emo Alive & Making the Genre Feel A Little More Fresh