Midfield beats the competition with “Smackdown of the Century”

It’s nice to see pop punk making a revival, but all too often the songs are poorly produced and not catchy like a song should be. It can be a real bummer.

The good news is Pennsylvania based band Midfield breaks the norm with a killer, well written, and well produced song in the form of “Smackdown of the Century”.

I doubt they were thinking about upstaging other pop punk artists when they came up with the song, but that’s certainly what they’ve done here.

I’m definitely looking forward to hearing what Midfield comes up with next, as they’re clearly putting in the effort and have the musical talent.

You can find Midfield on: Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp | YouTube | Spotify


Take a look into the right window with The Lungs

Based in Los Angeles, punk trio The Lungs have all the aggression and energy that you would expect from a band who lives in a Mediterranean climate.

Ok, that’s a bit sarcastic – the band is way more aggressive than what you’d hear from a typical LA band.

But, that doesn’t change the fact that I love the energy they poured into “Wrong Window” and am waiting with bated breath to hear more.

The good news is, if you’re like me and want to hear more from The Lungs we won’t have to wait too long!

Their debut album will be released on October 16th, so in just about a month and a half we’ll be able to get another dose of the raw and energetic performances that went into the lead single off the album.

Take a listen below, and prepare yourself for that mid-October release!

Find The Lungs on: website | Soundcloud | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp | Spotify


(De)generate with Zebra Libra

Portuguese rock quartet Zebra Libra have released an energetic, heavy-hitting track called “(De)generation”.

Accompanied by a very well directed and edited video, the song dives into the life of a young man trying to establish who he is as a part of society.

“(De)generation” is band’s first release of 2020, but we’re hoping it’s not the last – we need songs as kick-ass as “(De)generation” to help overcome the quarantine blues.

Find Zebra Libra on: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | Bandcamp


These won’t be the last words (or letters) we write about Last Letters

Last Letters may not be a household name in the pop punk/emo scene (yet), but the momentum is starting to build.

Not only does Charles Iwuc, the man behind Last Letters, write infectious hooks – the production on his song “You Swore” is reminiscent of Angels and Airwaves guitar delays with the energy of Aaron Gillespie (Underoath) on drums.

The genre isn’t as popular as it once was, so I’m afraid that Last Letters may never get their chance to break out of a niche… But I’m sure that in the heyday of pop punk, Last Letters would’ve been one of the most popular acts there is.

Here’s to Last Letters proving me wrong and breaking through the niche and bringing great music back to the mainstream!

Find Last Letters on: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | Bandcamp


Take a Leap of Faith and check out this song

If you’re a fan of mid 2000s emo and post-hardcore, it’s not a stretch to say you’ll enjoy Envied by Angels.

The band is a new project by producer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Blackner.

You can hear the song below, or save it on Spotify.

To stay up to date, follow Envied by Angels on Instagram!


The Farewell Project – The Peach Pit

Swedish indie rockers The Farewell Project have just released a brand new song, “The Peach Pit”.

The song is very reminiscent of the 90s, with clean but gritty guitars and tight vocal doubling that sounds just a bit phasey.

If you’re a fan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Silversun Pickups (their earlier releases, at least), or a plethora of other acts, you’ll probably enjoy “The Peach Pit”.

You can listen below, and find the band on Instagram | Spotify


Key of Evergreen

Hello again listeners, we have a band you’ll be hungry to get your ears on.

Key of Evergreen has released their new single, “Unwanted” and they will take you away into a dreamy state with amazing vocal melodies from Kevin Kunert.

Everything about this song is so good and well put together! There’s a mixture of a 90’s/00’s vibes with a modern taste. You’ll want to listen to “Unwanted” over and over again because it’s just that good.