Pkew Pkew Pkew – Optimal Lifestyles

When Toronto’s Pkew Pkew Pkew released their debut self titled album back in 2016, it was the perfect (almost to a cliche) pop-punk album with catchy sing-along songs about skating, ordering pizza, and partying.  Yes it was completely mindless, but incredibly fun.  After 3 years they’re finally back, releasing their sophomore album Optimal Lifestyles earlier […]

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Direct Hit! – Crown Of Nothing

Wisconsin-based punks Direct Hit are back with their fourth full length Crown Of Nothing recently released on October 26th through Fat Wreck, and I have seriously been listening to this one AT LEAST once a day.  You fans of Direct Hit know what to expect by now: catchy as all fuck pop-punk mixed with plenty […]

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Direct Hit – Wasted Mind

Milwaukee’s Direct Hit are back with their 1st Fat Wreck release and 3rd album Wasted Mind.  Like their sophomore Brainless God, Wasted Mind is a loosely themed pop-punk concept album, this time dealing with drugs, alcohol, and chemically altering the brain. Musically, this is Direct Hit’s poppiest and arguably most accessible album for a larger […]

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Hold Tight! – I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye (for fans of Lifetime, Jawbreaker, Saves The Day)

Winter is right around the corner here up in the Northeast.  Winter chills, it’s getting dark outside before 5pm, and everything just feels so much more moody.  Richmond Virginia’s Hold Tight captures the mood perfectly on their latest I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye. If you’re not familiar with Hold Tight, they play incredibly […]

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