Dark Lyrics & Upbeat Music…Introducing Color Cult

Color Cult is a high-energy pop punk act with a fuzzy edge. Their newest song “Invisible Monster” is about the frustration of running into your ex quite a bit because you share the same friend groups and social circles. It’s about being haunted by your ex, and not being able to get over them completely because you keep running into them over and over again. … Continue reading Dark Lyrics & Upbeat Music…Introducing Color Cult

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”

Catalyst Ct. is keeping Pop Punk alive in Australia

Catalyst Ct. is keeping pop punk alive in Australia. They have a sound that fuses the vocal sounds of emo and punk with an upbeat pop punk sounding grooves and catchy guitar riffs. Their song “Set Free” is from their 9 song sophomore LP titled “Set You Free.” Just before the two minute mark the song breaks down a bit for a powerful drum section … Continue reading Catalyst Ct. is keeping Pop Punk alive in Australia

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

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

Resident One Could Become Your New Favorite Pop Punk Band

Pop punk band Resident One released their sophomore LP last year titled “Make My Millennium.” One of our favorite songs from this record is called “Fashion Line.” The song features the classic pop punk sounding vocals that come across a bit whiny but are definitely perfectly fitting for this specific genre. The lyrics feel a bit emo, in the best way possible, and transmit a … Continue reading Resident One Could Become Your New Favorite Pop Punk Band

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