It’s been a while since I covered anything pop-punk, but it’s a genre I keep coming back to. One act I’m just now taking a look at is Stand Atlantic, an Australian outfit I first heard cover Modern Baseball’s “Your Graduation” on Songs that Saved My Life Vol. I. Today, I’m taking a look at their sophomore effort, Pink Elephant, before it drops this Friday the 7th:
New Found Glory has been a band for 23 years and is known for hits like “My Friends Over You” and “Dressed to Kill.” Their unmistakable pop-punk prowess led them to be up there with the likes of Simple Plan, Sum 41, and Good Charlotte. They’re a household name at this point, but are they still relevant? Let’s take a look with their 10th outing, Forever And Ever x Infinity.
Kicking off the 15-track album, “Shook By Your Shaved Head” is a tongue-in-cheek, riff-heavy jaunt. It’s par-for-the-course with NFG, with jovial lyrics and a carefree presentation. “Greatest of All Time” is the leading single, operating as quintessential pop-punk with a “’96 Bulls” lyric that smacked a smirk on my face. This is the most accessible track off Forever And Ever x Infinity to reel old fans back in.
GroundCulture, a hardcore act from the UK, just announced their signing to Hopeless Records. The band has been hyped for quite a while, as their debut EP has made waves in the music scene, and now they’re ready to take the next step.
Hands Like Houses have released their fourth full studio album -Anon via Hopeless Records. Containing some of the band’s biggest singles to date, it’s their first new record since 2016’s coming out party, Dissonants. The new album is being supported by a two month US tour with support from Emarosa, Devour The Day, and The Faim.
The album is currently available on all platforms for purchase and streaming.