pop punk (genre)

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Blink-182 announce massive summer tour with ADTR, All-American Rejects, others

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Blink-182 have announced a big summer tour just after releasing their first new song without Tom DeLonge. The band’s upcoming album, California, features Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba filling in on guitar duties, and is set to be released on July 1. Pre-orders are available now. This newly announced […]

UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Right On, Kid! – ‘On The Brighter Side Of Things’

Drawing influence from pop-punk mainstays like Blink-182 and The Ataris, Right On, Kid! are sure to appeal to even the most hopeless romantic. Unapologetic and brimming with energy, the New Mexico five-piece have a knack for huge hooks and smart lyrics, making for a fitting summer soundtrack that’s more than worthy of repeat listens. The […]

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Bayside announce seventh LP ‘Vacancy,’ Fall headlining tour

We all know Bayside by now. If you never heard “Devotion and Desire” on a random Warped Tour sampler over the years, then you’ve probably been living beneath an igneous formation deep beneath the earth’s crust. Today, over on their Facebook, the band announced their seventh studio album, Vacancy, will be released on August 19 […]

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Good Charlotte ride the nostalgia train on new single “40 oz. Dream”

Good Charlotte made their official return to the pop-punk scene with the lead single, “Makeshift Love,” off their upcoming album, Youth Authority, due out on July 15. Now they’re sounding as rejuvenated and mellow as ever with the album’s second single, “40 oz. Dream.” “40 oz. Dream” touches on the band’s formation and rise to […]

UTG PREMIERE: Two O’clock Courage – ‘Missalette’

Today, UTG is elated to bring you Two O’clock Courage‘s infectious new LP, Missalette, a full week ahead of its official April 8 release. Get in on the action after the break and let us know what you think in the comments section. Speaking on the Los Angeles punks’ latest offering, vocalist James Davidson shares: […]

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Amnesia Rockfest reveals heavyweight 2016 lineup feat. blink-182, Rise Against, more

Amnesia Rockfest, the place where punks and headbangers unite north of the border, will once again be rocking the town of Montebello, QC from June 23 to June 26. The headliners for the 11th edition include Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, A Day To Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Korn and Limp Bizkit. […]

UTG PREMIERE: Maple Hill – “Space To Grow”

If you dig huge hooks, relatable lyrics and infectious instrumentation, then you definitely need more Maple Hill in your life. Since joining forces in the summer of 2014, the Ithaca outfit have perfected a contagious brand of pop-punk that is every bit as refreshing as it is familiar, bringing to mind genre forerunners like New […]

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Antique Records Signs Before The Streetlights

Antique Records has announced the addition of Louisville’s Before The Streetlights to their growing roster of talent. The group’s label debut, Westward, will be released on December 11. A preview of the EP’s lead single can be heard at the end of this post. Writing to fans about the decision to join Antique, a member […]

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Trophy Lungs Release “Bathroom Graffitti” Video

After weeks of talk, Boston pop punk favorites Trophy Lungs have released the long-awaited video for “Bathroom Graffiti.” Taken from their Antique Records debut, which is due out October 16, Trophy Lungs’ latest single is an ode to the friends who are no longer among the living. As much as we often refuse to admit […]

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Handguns Rise Above Genre Trends With “Disenchanted”

As much as Handguns have been considered a part of the current pop-punk movement, I have always thought of them as something of an outlier. Their music may play well alongside current alt-rock favorites, but the themes in their music and the way their fans engage with them is something wholly unique unto Handguns. What […]

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Modern Baseball Release “Rock Bottom” Video

The last year has been a wild ride for Modern Baseball. The success of You’re Gonna Miss It All catapulted the band from heroes of the punk underground to being buzzworthy mainstream talent will all the hype of the internet behind them. Somehow, the band has managed to keep their heads level through it all, […]

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The Weekend Classic Stream “Shattered Glass”

Indiana pop-punk favorites The Weekend Classic are continuing to carve a path all their own with the release of a new single titled “Shattered Glass.” The first song to surface from the group since their early 2014 split with Before The Streetlights, “Shattered Glass” is an aggressive ode to coping with heartache. There are bruised […]