Tag Archives: Pop Punk

Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh – Operation Take Over EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: September 4, 2020

Genre: Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Pop Punk

Label: Independent

Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh also known as GFM for short have independently released their second EP, Operation Take Over. The band is made up of the trio of sisters, CJ Sanders English on guitars and vocals, Magdalene “Maggie” Rose English on bass and vocals, and Evie “LuLu” Louise English on the drums and backing vocals. The sisters notably balance their influence into their sound from bands like Paramore all the way to Slipknot. Operation Take Over was produced by three different producers, the first being Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria), the other two being Eric Varnell and Billy Decker (Uncle Kracker, Sam Hunt).

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Point North – Brand New Vision

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: August 21, 2020

Genre: Pop Punk, Pop, Rock

Label: Hopeless Records

Following a successful 2019 with the release of their EP, Retrograde, the Los Angeles trio have readied the release of their debut album, Brand New Vision. Point North is made up of vocalist Jon Lundin, guitarist Andy Hershey, and rounded out by drummer Sage Weeber. The trio’s debut album was entirely self-produced by Lundin, who has produced many artists at his own studio, Pastel Recording Company. Brand New Vision is the album the band have always strived to create as musicians.

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Stand Atlantic – Pink Elephant

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: August 7, 2020

Genre: Pop Punk

Label: Hopeless Records

Stand Atlantic have been riding a large, wild wave of success since September 2017 with the release of their second EP, Sidewinder. Just over a year later, the four-piece followed up with the release of their debut album, Skinny Dipping, in October of 2018. Both of these releases have lead Stand Atlantic around the world and back following two years of nonstop touring their hard work, resulting in headlining many sold out shows around the globe in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and naturally their home country of Australia.

The band is no stranger to the spotlight being shined on them over the past two years, but with their second album, Pink Elephant, the band came demanding to have the spotlight be theirs going forward. Pink Elephant is Stand Atlantic’s most strong, bold, experimental, and unapologetic album to date. The band put everything on the line and wrote an album so honest that they don’t care what anyone else thinks about these eleven, quite personal tracks. Once again the band entrusted Stevie Knight to produce their new effort. Knight is best known for his production work with artists such as With Confidence, RedHook, and performing in his own band The Dead Love.

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Neck Deep – All Distortions Are Intentional

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: July 24, 2020

Genre: Pop Punk, Rock

Label: Hopeless Records

The Welsh pop punk group Neck Deep return looking to raise the stakes once more with their fourth album, All Distortions Are Intentional. Neck Deep’s brand new work is the biggest and boldest step in their creative evolution as songwriters over an ongoing eight year career.

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A Conversation With Weigh The Anchor’s Andrew Zamora

By Kyle Erickson

Photo by Quade Beltran.

Weigh The Anchor, a pop punk band from Oakville, Ontario, has released their propulsive third EP, Right At Home, on July 10th. I spoke to singer Andrew Zamora just before its release and talked about the group’s origins, the new EP, making relatable music, and why the band is better than ever before.

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