The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of smoking-popes

My Valentine

by Love Hearts

Hi, I'm Mikel (The Lemonaids, The Hallingtons) and Love Hearts is my powerpop-punk side project. Short and sweet love songs, lots of harmonies, inspired by bands from Ramones to Smoking Popes. This track is the first of some new songs to release in 2024, also featuring Mike from DeeCRACKS on drums.

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The Unsinkable

by Family Computer

We are Family Computer from Nashville/Chattanooga and this song is about falling in love at the end of the world.

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Need You Around

by Sadellites

Sadellites (ex-Belle Reve) from California and we have released a cover of Smoking Pope’s “Need You Around” featuring the vocals by Donald Spence (Versus The World). This new single is streaming everywhere or may be downloaded for free at their bandcamp.

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Ogikubo Station

Ogikubo Station is Maura Weaver of Ohio punks Mixtapes, and Asian Man Records founder Mike Park—simple chords, with simple melodies, with the simple goal of having fun playing music together.

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Love Hearts

I'm Mikel, guitarist in The Lemonaids. Love Hearts is my side project - short and sweet pop punk love songs, all taken from the messages found on love hearts candy. It's sugary and addictive powerpop punk in 2 minute bites.

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