The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of The Menzingers

Pure Mess

by On The Cinder

Hello! We're On The Cinder from Buffalo, New York! We just made this music video for our song "Pure Mess" and shot the whole thing completely on our own. We grew up on sites like College Humor and Derrick Comedy so we are pretty happy we got a fun video with the rough college film aesthetic. Cheers!

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Portami dove si cresce

by essere

"essere" is an artist from Palermo, Italy, who began his musical journey in 2023, emerging from a group of friends “without a future.” His music is a fusion of influences and experiences, a union of past and present, which is reflected in his songs.

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Bad Tatoo

by oh, rain

Hey folks. This is the second song from our upcoming EP titled Awful Things. It's a really good indicator of what the rest of that EP will sound like. We replaced our guitar player in early 2022 and this was the first song we wrote with him, so it's got a bit more of an 80s guitar vibe to it!

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Secret Languages

by Wood and Nails

Secret Languages is the follow up to 2022 single Nothing To Celebrate. Spending the last 12 months on two UK Tours and shows with The Get Up Kids, Puppy, Tigress, The Scratch and a performance on the Frabbit stage at 2000 Trees, Secret Languages is already heading towards 30,000 streams on Spotify.

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Fake Nice

by oh, rain

We're oh, rain and we're from Glasgow. We've just released our new single Fake Nice, which comes from our upcoming EP Awful Things. For fans of The Menzingers and Hot Water Music, this song is a really great encapsulation of what we do best - heart on sleeve punk rock with hooks for days.

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It's just like flying (the fears are paper tigers.)

by Danvers

Danvers is a skate punk / emo band from pittsburgh, PA. Our third LP, "Like We Knew What It Meant" was just released in May 2023. This track is an emotional rollercoaster, hope yinz like it.

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by Awkward Since '82

I'm a Singer Songwriter by the name of Awkward Since '82. My song "blocked" is about this time I went on a bar crawl, Got to drunk and kept asking a friend to come out and join me. when I woke up the next morning she had blocked me on every social media account. So I wrote this song.

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This Might Take A While


HOLYFANGS is a new punk rock band based in Los Angeles, California. The sound is instantly familiar, yet fresh, heartfelt and pulsing with life. A driven, angst-fuelled combination of tasty riffs, crunching grooves and blood-soaked melodies that bite.

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No Spoilers, But Everyone Dies At The End

by Lucias Malcolm

Hey! I'm a punk/ska multi-instrumentalist from Kent. Like all musicians in the pandemic, I was cut off from touring. So I set up a home studio and wrote a new batch of songs. This track (and the album that is coming March 10th) represents the culmination of 3 years of DIY work. Enjoy!

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Kill Me First

by The Jack Knives

The Jack Knives are a 4 piece, British fronted melodic punk band from Anaheim CA. The new single is called "Kill Me First" and is a catchy, upbeat song about optimism amongst insecure romance.

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by Hot Mass

Hey! Our new single, Astroturf, is out today. We made a music video for it and you is also available for streaming. You can find a band bio, a description of the new single and streaming links via our bandzoogle page. Thanks for reading!

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Nothing To Celebrate

by Wood and Nails

The political and upper class are liars. That's it. This song was written in 2020/2021 when every time we opened social media or turned on the news there was another lie, another hypocrisy from the ruling class all the while making themselves richer and more powerful off the back of our suffering.

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Science or Belief

by Bridges to Nowhere

Hi guys, this is the first track from our third album. During the pandemic we locked ourselves in our rehearsal room and recorded it all ourselves. It's always been hard for us to label our music, since each track is a little bit different. Just listen for yourselves and tell us what you think.

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Look Alive, Judy!

by Vampire Slumber Party

Hey folks, we're Vampire Slumber Party from London, UK and this is our new single, "Look Alive, Judy!" It's dark and dirty and we hope you love it.

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Get Your Shit Together

by Nowhere Days

Ladies and gentlefolk, it's time to "Get Your Shit Together"! Combining blazing guitars, mischievous basslines, and drums that are wilder than a senior center on bingo night, the Chicago punk band is back with the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, "Hell Is Real."

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Northern Blood

by All Now

Hey, we’re All Now and we’re based in Salford, Greater Manchester. We’re inspired by everyone from Saves the Day to Deftones but with an unmistakably Northern English identity. This is our first single ‘Northern Blood’ and we think it’s a great intro to the sound and energy of our band. Enjoy!

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Sympathy (& Validation)

by Latewaves

Sympathy and Validation is essentially a voicemail you leave your friend when you’re having a panic attack. Your brain is racing a mile a minute and you’re convinced that if you could just connect with someone and have them validate your feelings you could maybe find some semblance of peace.

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Poisoned Lungs

by One Million Motors

‘Poisoned Lungs’ was written and recorded throughout 2020; matching the frustration caused by the chaotic stop and start nature of each social restriction. There’s a rage behind this single. A harder take on our previous sound; we're playing faster and we're singing about things that matter.

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Drop Dead

by Halfway Atlantic

Premiering almost twelve months to the day from their last packed gig before lockdown, Drop Dead forms the capstone of the most emo year on record. It also serves as the title track for an aptly-named EP in a time of global pandemic, civil unrest, and collapsing infrastructure—DROP DEAD.

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by Angry Son

Emerging out of Northern Virginia we are Angry Son! We skillfully blend the genres of emo, alternative rock, and pop punk into a familiar yet refreshing take. Our first single Home dissects the balance of figuring out who you are, and who you once were.

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