Tag: Skate Punk

June 27, 2022

Song of the Day: Slick Shoes - Fulfilling

This band is cool. I remember seeing them back in the day & I was impressed. I’d consider them pop punk & they were one of the early T&N bands that I had collected. Chose this one as I always understood the lyrics. The life’s torn from you, there is nowhere to turn. You’re all alone, you feel hollow and empty. Nothing you do can suppress the heartache that you feel. The only strength you have is used to cry in misery.… Continued →

April 15, 2022

Song of the Day: MxPx - Want Ad

Y’all better to get ready to put your boxing gloves on. You ready for this? Pokinatcha is the best MxPx (Magnified Plaid) album. Why? It was melodic, but still very much punk–bordering even on old school hardcore at times. It’s by far their most unique record, before they settled into the more polished pop-punk sound that everyone remembers. To be clear, I have no problem with the direction they later took (except for maybe moving further away from Christian spirituality and theology as the years went by, but that’s another post altogether).… Continued →

February 9, 2022

Heart Like War - From Here On Out (Official Music Video)

The So Cal underground kings of Pop-Punk fun, are back with a brand new music video for their track – “From Here On Out”. The song is from Heart Like War’s most recent ep release, “Thoughts On This”. Check these guys out and especially front-man David Camarena’s YouTube channel “Today I Grew Up” which is insanely fun as well. You can catch Heart Like War at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. February 20th, supporting the band Crooked Teeth.… Continued →

December 1, 2021

Ghoti Hook "Sumo Surprise" Special 25th Anniversary Vinyl Release

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of a little known melodic punk rock band’s debut album called “Sumo Surprise” (that band being GHOTI HOOK) UnoriginalVinyl and Tooth & Nail Records are putting out a limited Vinyl Pressing. UnoriginalVinyl has carefully and tastefully recreated the artwork, packaged it together with some thoughtful elements, remastering handled by Troy Glessner of Spectre Studios, and available in 2 different variants. One variant will have 500 copies and the other one, believe it or not, will have just 50 limited copies available!… Continued →

November 2, 2021

Gametime - Out of the Dark (Feat. Josh Kemble of Dogwood)

Another band reemerging from a long hiatus, Gametime, has dropped 2 new songs. One of those newest songs is titled “Out of the Dark” and features Dogwood vocalist Josh Kemble on BGVs. Gametime music resonates with just about everyone who are seeking a positive spin to the last few years of darkness. Hopeful pop-punk with a heavy emphasis on quality songwriting. Check out the band’s other new song, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” alongside “Out of The Dark”, below.… Continued →

Craig's Brother - Fakebook (New Song)

So I am terribly far behind in posting news this week and for that I do apologize. Everyone’s favorite (well I hope so at least) melodic punk band from So Cal., Craig’s Brother, are back with a BRAND NEW SONG titled “Fakebook”. It’s about just what you’d expect it to be about, the Metaverse of a Fakebook of course! So check out the new song below and stream it wherever you find your digital music.… Continued →

October 15, 2021

Song of the Day: Slick Shoes - Last

Among the plethora of pop-punk bands in the Christian scene, Slick Shoes were one of the best, probably top 5 out of hundreds. Formed in 1994 in Southern California (like most Christian pop-punk bands), they released their debut EP for Tooth & Nail in 1997, then proceeded to release 6 full-lengths, a split with mainstream band Autopilot Off (FKA Cooter) and a live album. The band won a lot of points with me by taking their name from one of my favorite movies of all time, The Goonies.… Continued →

September 20, 2021

Homeplate Drops an Explosive, Yet Melodic and Entirely Poppy, New Punk Track

Holy Batman that was a long post title. Let’s get to the point, Homeplate makes explosive, melodic, and heavy pop-punk sure to bring a smile to any pop-punk purist and fanboy/fangirl at heart. Emotionally charging and altogether charming new music from this Kentucky based based pop-punk band. Check out the new song titled “Pastimes” below and give it a solid listen. “Pastimes” available now through all digital networks. New EP coming soon, I think đŸ˜‰… Continued →

August 20, 2021

Song of the Day: Nobody Special - Finger Pointer

I first heard Nobody Special in 1989. My local contemporary Christian music radio station (KOKF 91.1 FM out of Oklahoma City) played their new album in its entirety over the airwaves. You see, KOKF was not your average CCM station. Sure, they played some adult contemporary and “inspirational” stuff during the daytime, but as the late afternoon and evening hit, they would feature more contemporary styles including pop, rap, rock, etc. And then after 9:00, it was all heavy music–mostly metal, but with some punk and hardcore thrown in from time to time.… Continued →

July 7, 2021

Too Bad Eugene - Back To Life (New Song Stream)

This new Too Bad Eugene song titled “Back To Life” is everything you love about a good melodic punk rock track mixed with some straight up great rock music. If you dig positive, hopeful music with a punk spirit and real heart then you are going to love everything about the new Too Bad Eugene music. The song will be released to all Digital Networks Friday. Check out the song below. Get ready for the new Too Bad Eugene full length due out later this year.… Continued →

July 1, 2021

Craig's Brother Finishing Up Epic New 18 Song Album

Craig’s Brother just dropped a big update regarding Album #4. They are still working on the currently untitled 4th full length record which surprisingly will feature Not 10, not 12, but 18 punk rock tracks! Can you believe it? You can buy the band’s tshirts, hoodies, hats, and more by clicking this link right here. The band sold their “Devils In The Details” Vinyl exclusively through People of Punk Rock Records so be sure to visit their site and get your copy.… Continued →

June 27, 2021

Too Bad Eugene Vinyl and Tshirts For Sale

Too Bad Eugene and People of Punk Rock Records just released the band’s 2000 classic album – “At Any Rate”, on Vinyl (and digital). The vinyl is being manufactured as we speak but just a slight delay. Trust me, I understand the manufacturing end and everything is delayed this year. You can still order the vinyl right here. You can pre-order a new TBE tshirt by clicking this link. The band’s first new song in almost 2 decades titled “Non Grata” is on all digital networks now.… Continued →

May 23, 2021

Namesake (Arizona) Emerge From a Long Hiatus To Drop Songs on Digital Networks

A small, independent punk rock band from the late 90’s/early 00’s called “Namesake” that you may have blinked and missed, are back with a special “Demos & Legacy Recordings” release through digital networks. The release features their long lost music including that song “Michigan Avenue” that appeared on “I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol. 2” that I put together years ago for Tooth & Nail and lies dormant in the dusty bins of yesteryear. The band had a lot of passion and talent and could have been the next big thing but sadly ended much too soon.… Continued →

April 13, 2021

Too Bad Eugene Begins Work On Their 3rd Full Length Album

Melodic Punk super band, Too Bad Eugene, have reached beyond their goal on Kickstarter and have begun work on their 3rd full length album! So no more EP, just an awesome full length set of songs. There is still time to support the band and help them record more songs, cover the studio costs, and maybe even more merch. Heck, let’s get them some epic special guests. Why not, right? Grab your vinyl, tapes, cds, merch and more right here on Kickstarter.… Continued →

March 15, 2021

Too Bad Eugene "At Any Rate" Gets the Vinyl Treatment

I’ve been waiting for this for over 20 years. The classic Too Bad Eugene album, “At Any Rate”, is getting the vinyl treatment by People of Punk Rock Records. The album will be available on 2 different color options, and there is a test pressing available for purchase as well. Check out the great vinyl pics right here and pre-order as well. Released date for vinyl is June 25th 2021. Follow the band on social media for updates on new music in 2021: @toobadeugene… Continued →

March 3, 2021

Song of the Day: Value Pac - Big Dream

Today’s Song of the Day post (by me, Brandon) is none other than Value Pac, a short lived and mostly “90’s” exclusive, pop-punk act. The band got their humble beginnings in 1995 here in Orange County, CA. I first heard of the band with a demo tape under their original name, One by One at a show I went to in Tustin, CA. circa 1995. The band played raw (sometimes rough) pop-punk that would please punk purists and pop fans at heart.… Continued →

March 2, 2021

Light The Way Will Demolish 2021 With Their Infectious Pop-Punk Energy

Light The Way will return this year with quite possibly, THE BEST pop-punk album in years. The band known for their high energy, spirit-filled, unique sound is quite remarkable in a scene with run of the mill relationship driven songs and profanity laden banter. The band seek to change things up by connecting with audiences in a deeply emotional, honest, and spiritual way. They make heads explode, bodies dance, and lips sing. If you haven’t heard Light The Way, you are doing yourself and the scene a huge disservice.… Continued →

January 12, 2021

Too Bad Eugene Returns

One of my favorite 00’s pop-punk/melodic punk acts – Too Bad Eugene, returns this year with new music. While we await such a magnificent return by Adam Nigh and company, the band has just put up the now classic year 2000 full length, “At Any Rate”, for download and streaming on all digital networks. For the first time in over 20 years you’ll finally be able to listen to this album I’ve been raving about ever since it’s release on CD 20 years ago.… Continued →

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August 14, 2020

Indie Vision Music Releases Homeplate "Derby City" EP

I am proud to announce the release of the debut ep from Derby City pop-punk band, Homeplate. The “Derby City” Ep is now available wherever you find quality digital music and IVM Bandcamp as well. You can purchase this 5 song collection on CD and get a sticker and button with your order right here for $5 (+Shipping). Thanks to Eric of Brave Days and Phil of At The Wayside for lending their talents to this amazing set of songs.… Continued →

August 7, 2020

Much The Same Release Remixed & Remastered Version of Classic Skate Punk Album

A band that should be much bigger than they have been the past almost two decades – Much The Same, just released a remixed/remastered version of their classic 2003 full length “Quitters Never Win”. You can buy it on Digital right here direct from the band or on CD and Vinyl right here. Check out the song “Liar” below. I still remember hanging around watching these guys when they were known as “Don’t Look Down” (before they changed their name) and played alongside Dogwood one night years ago here in South OC.… Continued →

August 1, 2020

Slick Shoes - Carry This (New Song)

Slick Shoes are back with yet another NEW song. This one is titled “Carry This” and you can listen to it below. Song is available now on all digital platforms. Pick up the band’s new album “Rotation & Frequency” when it releases on September 25th via Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-Order the album in several different bundle options or stand alone CD/Vinyl right here. This heavy hitting new track is sure to win over fans old and new with infectious energy, unforgettable melodies, and a certain blast of heaviness with fast beats and even a breakdown.… Continued →

July 23, 2020

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July 9, 2020

Slick Shoes Return With Brand New Album "Rotation & Frequency"

Slick Shoes are back with their first newly recorded album in over 17 years. “Far From Nowhere” marked the end of the last recorded Slick Shoes full length that saw a release in 2003 on Side One Dummy Records. The band is back and better than ever with a new full length effort titled “Rotation & Frequency” which was recorded with famed producer, Steve Kravac (Burn Out and Rusty). The album is out September 25th on Tooth & Nail Records.… Continued →

May 27, 2020

REVIEW : Reliance - Running

Two Years in the making, Prescott, AZ's own Spirit Filled Skate Punk act, Reliance, have returned with an 8 song release full of scripture based anthemic sing alongs! FFO: Pennywise, Millencolin, Lagwagon, and other 90's era skate punk

April 10, 2020