The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of the-replacements

Work Release

by High on Stress

Power Pop superhero, Tommy Keene,was a friend of the band. He passed away Thanksgiving of 2017. I noticed someone had posted RIP Tommy Keene on social media. I was numb the rest of the night. I emailed him but never got a response. I wrote this song as an an homage to him and his musical stylings.

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Rooftops

by Pop Icons

This song is about how moving on can be for the best, but still not the easiest thing in the world to do. 'My hometown sucks' seems to be a common and overused theme in pop punk and this is just trying to show that most homes are what you make of it. We hope you dig it!

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Two Shots

by Duck & Cover

Made up of ex- and current members of a few Boston bands from the past decade or so, Duck & Cover has shared the stage with The Dickies, The Queers, The Adolescents, Swingin' Utters, The Dead Boys, CJ Ramone, Death, Michael Monroe, and the Street Dogs, among others.

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Norwhal

by Smokin' on Planes

We're garage rockers from Washington DC. This track is an upbeat post-punk song with sparse, but biting, guitar lines and an ethereal vibe. Some of the riffs echo math and even prog rock. We were inspired after participating in the Women's March a couple years ago and wrote this song.

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Make It Back

by Long Past Overdue

'Take It For What It Is' is the debut album of Long Past Overdue, a four-piece alternative rock band and music collective that is actually just one dude. Inspired by the 90s alt rock, punk, and emo, Gus Schiochet sings, plays all instruments, and produces all the music by himself. Hope you like it!

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The Drew Thomson Foundation

On the surface, "Break" is about a relationship, but in a broader sense, it’s about not being afraid of change and the possible consequences that can come from it. We had a lot of fun working with Alex Newport, and I think that comes through in the recording and the rest of the album.

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The Junk Food

Hey guys, we are a young punk rock band from Czech Republic and here is our latest video for Rather Go. The track is taken from our 2018 EP. Our motto is "cheap, fast & easy"!

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Dead End Drive-In

Hello! We are Dead End Drive-In of Vancouver BC. Just released our first full-length, "Mea Culpa." It's filled with gutturally chanted, existential anthems and slick guitar harmonies. In October we take a trip down the west coast for a 13 dates tour. Give us a listen.

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Smokin' on Planes

We're a melodic, garage rock trio from Washington, DC that's often compared to The Replacements and Ryan Adams. We also get compared to garage bands veering toward the pop-punk/catchy end of the spectrum.

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Mod Hippie

Mod Hippie is an L.A. garage pop collective fronted by singer/songwriter Doug McGuire and backed by three generations of L.A. pop tradition, including alumni from The Beach Boys, X and the Standells. Their third album, WANNABE NOBODY, comes out on October 5th and is available for pre-order now.

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The Blanks

Hello, we are The Blanks from Lansing, Michigan. We got our start as punk kids during the garage rock revival in the early 2000s and have now released our first album in 13 years. It's about getting older and coming to terms with your failures, but like, you can still dance to it, y'know?

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The Addisons

Hello, We're The Addisons, a pop-punk-rock band from Chicago. You may know some of us from the bands Textbook, Tom Daily, Woolworthy, Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Noise By Numbers, etc. We have a new EP you should check out...

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Unqualified Nurse Band

Hello! We're releasing the new (and third) Unqualified Nurse Band album this year. It's called UNB3. A link to the first song Spit & Howl is below. It's a 2 minute blast of Melodic Hardcore Punkabilly Chaos (is that even a thing?!?!).

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Textbook

We are Textbook from Chicago, USA. This is a brand new song recorded by our buddy Mike Hagler who has worked with Wilco and the Mekons and features the one and only Doulg Gillard of Guided By Voices, Nada Surf, Cobra Verde (and lots more) on guitar. Have a listen!

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