The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of The Wonder Years

Angst

by Atticus Finch

Hey guys! "Angst" was written and recorded completely remote with band members spread 3,000 miles apart. This nostalgic pop-punk song begs the question, “is it you or the world?” and elicits feelings of remaining authentic to where you started.

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Consequences

by Overset

After playing shows with bands like WSTR and ROAM, we spent some time looking for a fresh sound and have delivered a single we are extremely proud of. Influenced by bands like Hot Mulligan, we wrote this song for anyone who has ever lost someone and had to deal with the hardship that followed.

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Catharsis

by Downcast

We are emotive punks, Downcast and we have just dropped a brand new new single and video, Catharsis. We hail from Bristol and were formed in the Spring of 2018.

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Not Around

by Two Trains Left

We are Two Trains Left, a dynamic pop-punk band from Paris. We are inspired by bands such as Blink-182, and Neckdeep and we offer a blend of pop-punk. This is our song "Not Around".

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Burning Branches

by Jumping Ship

Hello! We are Jumping Ship, a pop punk band from Illinois (We know, very original!). Burning Branches is one of three singles we have out for an EP that'll be released in March. This song is about making that decision to stop feeling bad for yourself and how hard that tends to actually be.

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This Charming Van

by Avec Plaisir

We're a noodle-y emo punk band from Montreal. FFO songs about food and being yelled at.

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Fluorescents

Greetings! We are a Chicago pop-punk band (how original right?) looking to set a new standard for Pop-Punk! Our music is heavy & emotional, but also uplifting & full of density. Rather than pointing fingers at the world around us, we look inward & try rationalize our struggles through our music!

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Right On, Kid

Hey, we're Right On, Kid, from New Mexico! Our new EP 'When Words are Enough' is out now on Manic Kat Records. We hope you enjoy our lead single, "Tracer" featuring Knuckle Puck & Homesafe's Ryan Rumchaks.

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Penelope Tree

We're Penelope Tree and we like to think of ourselves as Pop-Punk with feels. We're just writing songs that hopefully people can relate to in order to vent our own frustrations.

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Worked Up

What up fellow punks?! We are Worked Up. Hailing from just north of Los Angeles (SFV represent!), we are a four-piece Pop Punk band. Our music is slightly sardonic, slightly self-loathing, and always centered around a combination of catchiness and energy. Thanks for listening!

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Erica Drive

UK tunesmiths ERICA DRIVE have just released a brand new video for their alluring new single, All We Are which is taken from the band’s explosive sophomore EP, The Hate, The Hurt, The Healing, out everywhere on Friday 12th April.

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Record Low

Hello We are Record Low a Pop Punk band from the South West Of The Uk.We been around since 2015. In 2018 we decided to make an album called "Pictures For The World To See" a follow up to our 2015 EP "Kind Words of Advice".

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Playing Pretend

Playing Pretend are a 5 piece Pop-Punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We just released our Debut EP, 'Dormancy'. Drawing influence from bands such as All Time Low and Brand New, Playing Pretend combines Pop inspired lyrical writing with heavier punk guitar styled riffing.

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Boxing Day

Hi! We are Boxing Day, a five piece Pop-punk band from Belgium. We've just put out our new 2-track EP 'Retrospect'. Do you like sad, yet catchy songs? Check out the EP's title song below! #happypoppunkforsadfucks

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Hang Tight

Hey! We're Hang Tight and we've just released our first new single of the year, "It's So Whatever". We're heading out on a European tour in March and gearing up to release more new music in 2019!

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Tougher Than You Thought

What's up everyone. We're Tougher Than You Thought and we'd like to present to you our favorite track from our debut EP "Check, Please." Garden Snake is a song that was comprised of many different feelings, and it shows in the tempo changes in the song. Check out the break at 2:00 in the song!

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Downcast

Brit Newcomers DOWNCAST drop their ultra-magnetic self-titled debut EP on Friday 11th January 2019. In anticipation, the UK pop-punkers have just revealed a lyric video for their blistering debut track, Anthurium.

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Overset

Hey all, we're Overset, a Pop-Punk band from Liverpool. We write songs with tight guitar riffs and honest lyrics, hope you dig it as much as we do. You can check out our debut EP "Waiting for the Rain to Stop" on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Boat Race Weekend

We are Boat Race Weekend, an Emo/Alternative band based out of Spokane, WA. We combine our favorite elements of emo, indie, post-rock, and pop punk to our create our ambient, but hard hitting sound. Here is our music video for "Youth" from our latest album "Near & Dear" out now!

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Coastal

Hey Guy's, We are Coastal from the bustling city of Manchester. Formed in 2017, we aim to bring an eclectic vibe of nostalgic 90's pop-punk back to the scene whilst also spinning it with a modern twist. Our debut EP 'Songs I Wish You Heard' is available to stream now and we'd love you to hear it.

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