Tag Archives: pop-punk

Watch the Vans Warped Tour Livestream

Watch the Vans Warped Tour Livestream

Thanks to Yahoo! Live, you can watch the first day of the Vans Warped Tour streaming live. The first stop is right here in dismal Pomona, CA and the stream begins at 11am. It is currently unknown what stages the stream will show but bands covered here include ’68, Beartooth, Family Force 5, August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, Being As An Ocean, and Fit for a King. The Vans Warped Tour Official Website is also …continue reading

May Weather Release Music Video for “Truth or Dare”

May Weather Release Music Video for “Truth or Dare”

May Weather have released the music video for their song “Truth or Dare” off of their upcoming album Spring Forward! The single will be available on iTunes on June 16th, and their album is set to release later this summer. Fans of artists such as Relient K, Five Iron Frenzy, and Blood and Water will definitely want to check it out!

Relient K 5 Score and Seven Years Ago Vinyl Pre-Order – Now Live!

Relient K 5 Score and Seven Years Ago Vinyl Pre-Order – Now Live!

Visit the SMLXL Store here to pre-order the new vinyl pressing of the (fabulous) Relient K album “5 Score and Seven Years Ago”. You can also pick up a few other great vinyl albums in their store while you’re at it.

Lights Go Down Release “West Coast Calling” (Unplugged)

Lights Go Down Release “West Coast Calling” (Unplugged)

Lights Go Down have released an unplugged version of their track “West Coast Calling”. Check it out below along with the track listing for the upcoming EP, We Kept It Alive. The band were recently wrapping up work on the new album. If you’re unfamiliar this is Jason Dunn’s (ex Hawk Nelson) new pop punk project. It also features Enrique Ibanez (guitar), Blake Letellier (bass), & Daniel Yakobchuk (drums). …continue reading

Relient K to Keep Pressing On Vinyl with ‘Five Score and Seven Years Ago’

Relient K to Keep Pressing On Vinyl with ‘Five Score and Seven Years Ago’

Following the recent pressings of Mmhmm, Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right (but Three Do), and The Anatomy of Tongue and Cheek, pop-punk band Relient K is looking to get Five Score and Seven Years Ago on vinyl. The double-vinyl is estimated to ship in September. Pre-orders are happening now for only $25. Aside from their debut self-titled album, this will put all of Relient K’s studio albums in widely-available vinyl pressings.

Available At The Counter Release Lyric Video for “Chasing Tales” (ft. Jason Dunn)

Available At The Counter Release Lyric Video for “Chasing Tales” (ft. Jason Dunn)

Available At The Counter, an alternative rock band from Perth Australia, have released a lyric video for the track “Chasing Tales” which features Jason Dunn of Lights Go Down (ex Hawk Nelson). You can also listen to their new album Hello Reality below via Bandcamp. …continue reading

Relevant Magazine Ranks “Bands of Christian Pop-Punk’s Glory Days”

Relevant Magazine Ranks “Bands of Christian Pop-Punk’s Glory Days”

Lists are a fickle thing. Some people love them, some people hate them, but everybody reads em. Relevant Magazine’s website recently made such a list about “Christian Pop-Punk’s Glory Days”. Check out this link to see their opinion on the scene’s best music from the late 90’s through the early aughts. Do you agree with their listing? What about the “peak point” of each artist?

Children 18:3 Talk About “Hold Your Breath”

Children 18:3 Talk About “Hold Your Breath”

Children 18:3 have posted a short video talking about their new single “Hold Your Breath” while in studio. Check it out below. The band’s new album Come In releases on April 21st. …continue reading

At The Wayside Release New Single

At The Wayside Release New Single

At The Wayside are back after last releasing their “Self Titled” album in 2012. The pop-punk band have released their brand new single titled “Death and Redemption” which is available from all digital networks and on Spotify. Check it out.

Relient K Working on New Music?

Relient K Working on New Music?

Thanks to a tweet from Mark Lee Townsend, we have a semi-confirmation that Relient K is currently in the studio. The band has been posting various photos of their instruments and rustic surroundings. Mark Lee has produced some of Relient K’s work in the past including Five Score and Seven Years Ago. The “jam sessions” in an old cottage is similar to the recording process that Relient K used when making their 2009 record Forget and Not Slow Down. …continue reading

Good Luck Varsity Release “Hailsham Pavilion”

Good Luck Varsity Release “Hailsham Pavilion”

Good Luck Varsity have released a new track called “Hailsham Pavilion”. Listen & download (Name Your Price) below via Bandcamp. [h/t Jordan] …continue reading

Heart Like War Sign With…..

Heart Like War Sign With…..

Energetic Southern California based Pop-Punk band, Heart Like War, have signed with MMLJ Records. Look for their new full length and acoustic ep later this year. The band last released their independent full length “Party Propaganda Machine” in 2012. …continue reading

Lights Go Down Misses Campaign Goal

Lights Go Down Misses Campaign Goal

After running a pledge drive for a 1 1/2 months, Jason Dunn’s (Ex-Hawk Nelson) new musical endeavor Lights Go Down failed to meet its’ goal by about $3,700. Since the project was run on IndieGoGo, the funds will still be used. Jason has entered the studio despite the lack of full monetary backing and has promised fans a worthy album.

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Relient K Albums Getting Vinyl Treatment

Relient K Albums Getting Vinyl Treatment

As you may have heard most all Relient K albums are getting the vinyl treatment including now Collapsible Lung, Forget and Not Slow Down, 5 Score and Seven Years Ago, Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right But Three Do, and Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek. This is in addition to the fabulous pressing of Mmhmm late last year (yes I own it). Get your vinyl on right here.

Relient K is Pressing On Vinyl Copies of ‘Two Lefts…’ and ‘Anatomy’

Relient K is Pressing On Vinyl Copies of ‘Two Lefts…’ and ‘Anatomy’

Pop-punk band Relient K is pressing on with new pre-orders for double vinyl copies of Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right…But Three Do and The Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek. Anatomy will come with an opaque orange disc and Two Lefts will feature a brand new album cover (with a disc to match the color). The cover will be revealed in coming weeks. Both pressings will see release when they let it all out May 2015. Better get them while you can because …continue reading

Lights Go Down Releases “Peterborough (This Is Who I Am)” Demo

Lights Go Down Releases “Peterborough (This Is Who I Am)” Demo

Lights Go Down (Jason Dunn) has posted a demo track called “Peterborough (This Is Who I Am)”. Check it out below. The LGD album fundraiser has about 39 hours days left & still needs $6,000 to meet the goal. Help out on IndieGoGo. If you like pop-punk you’re bound to enjoy this! …continue reading

Jason Dunn Posts New Song “Now Or Never”

Jason Dunn Posts New Song “Now Or Never”

Jason Dunn has posted a new acoustic track called “Now Or Never” which you can watch below. The IndieGoGo campaign for the debut Lights Go Down album has also entered it’s last week & still has over $7k to go.  …continue reading

Jason Dunn Hosting a Reddit AMA Now

Jason Dunn Hosting a Reddit AMA Now

Jason Dunn (ex Hawk Nelson) of Lights Go Down is doing a Reddit AMA right now. Even if it’s over by the time you get there you can read through the questions. [h/t: Sam]

The Rocket Summer’s Trailer Stolen

The Rocket Summer’s Trailer Stolen

Becoming an unfortunate trend for bands lately, The Rocket Summer’s trailer has been stolen while traveling through Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas. Keep an eye out for Bryce Avery’s trailer pictured below as well as the drums that were contained inside. Do you feel the weight of the world singing sorrow?
My trailer along w/ drums inside was stolen last night. If any DFW people see it around town, please report it. Thx pic.twitter.com/S20GiNLgYi

— Bryce Avary (@TheRocketSummer) January …continue reading

Lights Go Down Releases Box Car Racer Cover

Lights Go Down Releases Box Car Racer Cover

Lights Go Down (Jason Dunn) has posted a video cover of Box Car Racer’s “There Is”. Check it out below. The LGD album fundraiser has 10 days left & still needs $8k to surpass the goal. Check out more at IndieGoGo. …continue reading

MxPx Posts ’20 Years of Pokinatcha’

MxPx Posts ’20 Years of Pokinatcha’

MxPx posted some a mini-documentary called ’20 Years of Pokinatcha’ featuring Mike Herrera, Aaron Sprinkle, and Brandon Ebel discussing the beginnings of MxPx & the release of Pokinatcha, their debut album on T&N. The footage was taken from unused portions of Tooth & Nail’s recently released documentary No New Kinda Story. …continue reading

The Classic Crime – What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited

Review : The Classic Crime – What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited

A review of The Classic Crime’s bookmark acoustic record. It has a tipping (or levitating?) chair on the cover which automatically makes it awesome. …continue reading

Relient K Posts “Be My Escape” Live Lyric Video

Relient K Posts “Be My Escape” Live Lyric Video

Relient K have posted a lyric video for “Be My Escape” which features footage from the MMHMM 10th Anniversary Tour. Watch below & read our review of the Pomona tour date here. …continue reading

Sullivan – Heavy is the Head

Review : Sullivan – Heavy is the Head

My review of Sullivan’s recent comeback album, Heavy is the Head, from Spartan Records.

(There is that word again. Heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull?) …continue reading

A Common Goal / False Idle Split Out Today

A Common Goal / False Idle Split Out Today

Split Decision, a new split EP from A Common Goal & False Idle, releases today via Thumper Punk Records. Listen to 2 tracks below & purchase via Bandcamp or pick it up on iTunes. …continue reading

Relient K Mmhmm 10th Anniversary Tour at The Glasshouse: Pomona, CA

Relient K Mmhmm 10th Anniversary Tour at The Glasshouse: Pomona, CA

A written review of Relient K’s 10th Anniversary Tour at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. (Also feat From Indian Lakes and Blondfire). …continue reading

Lights Go Down To Launch Album Fundraiser on December 1st

Lights Go Down To Launch Album Fundraiser on December 1st

Lights Go Down, the new pop punk project from Jason Dunn (Hawk Nelson), will launch an album fundraiser on December 1st. I was asked to do a little write-up on one of the tracks so they could get a quote for the promo video. You can read the full quote below & check out the video clip to hear some of the new song. …continue reading

Wasim Bazzi of Good Luck Varsity on the Kill Rock Podcast

Wasim Bazzi of Good Luck Varsity on the Kill Rock Podcast

Wasim Bazzi, drummer of Good Luck Varsity, appears on the latest episode of the Kill Rock Podcast. Listen below. …continue reading

Relient K – I So Hate Consequences (MMHMM 10th Anniversary Tour Lyric Video)

Lyric Video : Relient K – I So Hate Consequences (MMHMM 10th Anniversary Tour Lyric Video)

Relient K have released a lyric video for “I So Hate Consequences” from their Mmhmm 10th Anniversary Tour. Watch below. …continue reading

Kill Rock Podcast To Release Good Luck Varsity Interview

Kill Rock Podcast To Release Good Luck Varsity Interview

Kill Rock Podcast is scheduled to release their interview with Wasim Bazzi, drummer of Good Luck Varsity tomorrow. However, if you want to hear the interview a day early you can sign up for Kill Rock’s free Audible trial today at http://audibletrial.com/killrock. If you sign up & send a screen shot of your confirmation email to Kill.Rock.Podcast@gmail.com, they will email you the episode early! Remember you can cancel your subscription anytime.

Good Luck Varsity Statement & New Song

Good Luck Varsity Statement & New Song

Good Luck Varsity posted a statement on their Facebook & shared a link to an unreleased song called “Come What May”. Check out both below. …continue reading

Summertime Dropouts Release “Young And Dumb” Music Video

Summertime Dropouts Release “Young And Dumb” Music Video

Summertime Dropouts have released a video for their new single “Young And Dumb”. Check it out below, then pick up on iTunes or Amazon. …continue reading

Relient K “Classics” Coming to Vinyl

Relient K “Classics” Coming to Vinyl

A few Relient K “classics” are coming to Vinyl (for the first time?) soon (2015) which you can view here. [Thanks Modern Vinyl]

Mxpx “Pokinatcha” Turns 20 Years Old

Mxpx “Pokinatcha” Turns 20 Years Old

The Mxpx “classic”, Pokinatcha, turns 20 years old today. Sound off in the comments below about your favorite memories of this album and where you were 20 years ago (those of you that were born pre-1994). I wrote a short little something on my blog which you can read here. Congrats Mike and Mxpx on the 20th anniversary of your debut! In celebration, the band is releasing a commemorative T-shirt in honor of the 20th anniversary, purchase …continue reading

Eleventyseven Comes to an End

Eleventyseven Comes to an End

Eleventyseven has sadly come to an end as a band. You can read their statement below. Matt will carry on into the future now with his project The Jellyrox where you’ll continue to hear more of that synth-pop goodness he has been perfecting in recent years. RIP Eleventyseven. …continue reading

Check Out: Moral Monsters

Check Out: Moral Monsters

Check out the music of Houston, Texas based pop-punk duo Moral Monsters. The duo just recently dropped their debut ep titled “Postmodern Failurism” through Veritas Vinyl a few weeks back. If you’re into that classic pop-punk sound with quick beats, snotty, sneering vocal style mixed with sweet melodies, you’re gonna love these guys. For fans of NoFx, Shop 11 Phoenix, Mxpx, Teenage Bottlerocket, Screeching Weasel. Stream the the ep and download it below for free. …continue reading

Help Support 3Union on IndieGoGo

Help Support 3Union on IndieGoGo

3Union, a pop rock band out of Indianapolis, IN, are in the midst of an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their 3rd full length. They’re trying to raise $10k and are just about halfway there with 24 days to go. Listen to some of their tracks & check out the promo video below. …continue reading

Jason Dunn Explains Lights Down Down

Jason Dunn Explains Lights Down Down

Jason Dunn took to Facebook to explain “What is Lights Go Down?” and why he has “not been this excited about a project since “Letters To The President”. Read the post below. …continue reading

At The Wayside – Drown Us Out

Music Video : At The Wayside – Drown Us Out

We are beyond excited to premiere At The Wayside’s brand new music video for “Drown Us Out”. Check out the the ever so catchy pop-punk track below. The song appears on the band’s latest self-titled album which is available now. Grab it on iTunes. …continue reading

Lights Go Down To Release Music Next Summer

Lights Go Down To Release Music Next Summer

Jason Dunn (ex Hawk Nelson) has a pop punk project called Lights Go Down. According to new social media posts it looks he is working on music & we will get an album next summer. He will have a solo project out prior to that.