The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Jeff Rosenstock

Superfriends Are Online

by Superfriends

Hello! We're Brighton (UK) indie-punks Superfriends, and this is the title track from our new EP "Superfriends Are Online". The song is about long distance friendships and 90s culture, and the title is a little dig at myself for how long I spend scrolling my phone. We hope you like it!

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Crushing Low

by Our Lives In Cinema

We’re Our Lives In Cinema, a London pop-punk 5 piece. Most of our songs are about my relationships with tasty snack foods and/or my absolute self hatred. This song, ‘Crushing Low’ was written at an absolute low-point, and it’s about finding your way out of the dark with the help of your loved ones.

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The Laundry Song

by The Buddy System

We're The Buddy System a 3-piece "Sweaty DIY Basement Punk" band known for energetic live shows and big hooks. This is the title track off of our Debut EP. It's fun, fast and meant to be shouted at the top of your lungs!

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We are Dunch from Southeast Alaska and when we're not being cold we're being loud. This track about the end of days was recorded in a Yurt in Skagway Alaska. Hope you like something!

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"If You're Like Me"


We're ALL BITE from LA and this is "If You're Like Me" off our new album Get Well Soon! We recorded this track with Jack Shirley (Jeff Rosenstock, Joyce Manor) at his studio The Atomic Garden in Oakland, CA. It's a super fast folk-punk track about self-loathing after ending a relationship!

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by Ivy's Panic Room

We're called Ivy's Panic Room, we play alternative punk music out of Rochester, New York. This song is called Rudy. Everyone has a Rudy of sorts. We hope you enjoy the tune, check out the rest of the EP "Songs for the Flood", it dropped December 26th. Come see us when live music returns! Thanks!

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You Get a Lot Done Without a TV

by Topiary Creatures

Hi, we're Topiary Creatures! We're a Bay Area band who plays thrashy, sparkly, intricate indie-rock. This song was written about not watching TV or dating people, and how surprisingly similar those two things feel. Keep an eye out for our debut LP this summer.

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Elon (Take Me Home)

by Rawls Royce

Our music is political but doesn’t shy away from reminding listeners how close they are to dying in a beer covered sweater.
We're a band about getting drunk on Sunday night and holding yourself together for work Monday morning.

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Obliterate Me

by Adam Carpenter

Hello Punktastic readers! I'm Ads. I'm a Welshperson based in Manchester. I write songs to figure out the relationship between my brain, my body and my behaviours. 'Obliterate Me' is the lead single from my upcoming EP. It's a punk banger about my anxiety of how people see me. I hope you love it!

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8 A.M. Classes Suck

by Ackerman

Hey all! Solo emo-punk project from Long Island, NY with a track from my debut full-length record! This is a fun one about meeting a rebound hook-up on a bus ride to class in college, and the meaningless, hopeless-romantic antics of college life. Hope you enjoy! Really proud of this one.

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Punk With An Ex

by Walter Etc.

Hi! This is the first single off Walter Etc.'s upcoming LP. It features raw dark comedy lyrics recounting the first few days of anger and confusion after a break-up. With a melodic chorus it's sure to get stuck in your head. Enjoy!

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Alphabet Soup

by The Losing Score

Hey there, hi there, ho there! We are The Losing Score and we write optimistic sounding music for pessimistic people who are Still Waiting For Things To Get Better (EP plug, check). For fans of fun, crunchy music that would probably be on a Tony Hawk game if we had it our way.

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The Trust Fund Kids

Greetings, punks! This is a song that means a lot to me because it's one of the first songs I wrote that I felt truly proud of. It's worth listening to because if you don't I will drink an entire gallon of milk in under a minute. You are liable for whatever happens legally 'cause that's the law.

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Hello, we're Darkhearts! We're an emerging band from South Florida with a unique alternative rock sound coming from a love of all things heavy, noisy and emo

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Mr. Lisp

We're a punk band from Philly that is made up of a few friends who have collectively been playing together in some form for almost a decade. Our upcoming release "Get Our Minds Right" is a culmination of our creative efforts that is a weird, fast paced journey into existential, avant-shart, punk.

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Buenos Treehouse

Buenos Treehouse are a Nottingham pop punk rock band for fans of Weezer, PUP and Jeff Rosenstock.

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We're Paper/Boy, a young indie-punk four-piece hailing from Derry City in Northern Ireland. Having formed in 2017, we've gained an amazing local fanbase after playing shows full of guitar-heavy indie anthems, inspired by the likes of Car Seat Headrest and PUP. Hopefully y'all like us! :)

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The Band Ice Cream

Dairy Rock/Melting Pop. The Band Ice Cream from San Francisco plays relatable garage rock songs for the damned. They come to you in frequencies and resonate with your loins. Your children will like them on summer nights. Your parents will like us like orphan children.

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Hey! We play incredibly loud Post Punk from Glasgow and this is from our brand new EP 'Vertigo' following our debut album last year. Were much more of a laugh than we look and were probably steamin right now.

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A musical powder keg three parts power pop, indie rock and pop punk, detonated by wild abandon – we are SMUG – high-octane guitar solos, jubilant hooks and slacker anthems inspire much headbanging, high-kicking, and windmilling.

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