Pop Punk

Cool Car

Girlfriend Material: Cool Car

There was a time when I thought Tokyo Police Club was the future of music. You know, Canadian wonderkind with a sense of modern irony playing what amounted to post-punk...
Pity Boy

Mal Blum: Pity Boy

I cannot stop listening to this album. I listened to the three tracks that Mal Blum put out as pre-release over and over again just waiting for the album to drop...
All Belief is Paradise

Fits: All Belief is Paradise

Fits, uh, fits in this nice little corner of my listening habits: the short-ass LP that I can put on when I get in the car, or get on the train and run through ...
Mable

Spraynard: Mable

Hell yeah, pop punk! I mean, you got the fill-filled drumming, the slide on the guitar and the drop-out with the bass thump. And the snotty vocals with the back...
Trailer

Ash: Trailer

I could have sworn these guys were like German or something. There's a break before one of their songs, "Jack Names the Planet" in which a couple wacky foreigne...
Teenage Retirement

Chumped: Teenage Retirement

Hells to the yeah! I feel like this is what Chumped would yell at Belly and the ghost of Tanya Donelly’s 1993-95 experiment in estrogen-soaked indie rock. And t...
The Constant One

Iron Chic: The Constant One

First off, awesome band name! I mean normally punny names are a no-no (insert names here), this one somehow works for me. Especially because of the type of fun,...
Swearin'

Swearin’: Swearin’

Who's happier than me that the latest trend in indie music is the 90s college radio throwback sound? It sure beats the hell out of the 60s psychedelia, 70s exce...
4-Wheel Vibe

Bracket: 4-Wheel Vibe

Bringing a little more energy to the table, this sophomore album is filled with more, well, sophomoric punk pop. Granted, I've certainly heard more whiny, more ...