J Mac just released the video for his new single, “Punch Drunk Recreation.” This song has been our JAM ever since we heard Jesse’s DJ character in the Lifetime classic film “Escaping Amish” play it at a party. The song was so good, it made A.J. Michalka’s character fall in love with him instantly, and eventually give up being Amish so she could enjoy things like this amazing song. (If you have no idea what we are talking about, check it out here)
The single is from Jesse’s latest album, “In Technicolor,” which is one of our favorite albums of the year. The album’s retro-pop sound is a slight departure from J Mac’s previous albums, but we think it’s his best work yet.
Watch the video for “Punch Drunk Recreation” below! The dance moves are ON. POINT.
We’ve been to a lot of shows in the past week, and after a good concert a song will stick with you for days. Here are the songs we can’t get out of our heads after seeing them live. All of these artists are on tour now, so be sure to check out when they’re coming to your town!
1. Rixton – “Wait On Me“
We love the Ace of Base vibes of this track. (did we just age ourselves?) Rixton put on a very solid show at Irving Plaza, impressing us with their musicianship, stage presence, and fan boys. You can catch them on the Broken Heart Tour across the US this summer.
2. Jesse McCartney – “Punch Drunk Recreation“
If you saw JMAC in the Lifetime movie “Escaping Amish,” then you’ll recognize this track as the song his DJ character is playing the moment A.J. Michalka falls in love with him. And who wouldn’t with this beat? Check out the dates for the In Technicolor Tour here.
3. THE HEYDAZE – “Adderall“
There’s nothing we love more than a bad (good) pun. Especially in this cleverly crafted pop song by NYC’s THE HEYDAZE. See them on The In Technicolor Tour with JMAC through August 23rd!
4. Patent Pending – “Hey Mario” Patent Pending’s American Meltdown Tour just wrapped up, & they’ll be hitting the UK & Germany later this Fall. The band are unleashing the Mario & The Brick Breakers documentary soon which we’re sure will have us in stitches like their “Twilight” remake did in 2010 (and still does today). Make sure you have your copy of the Mario & The Brick Breakers “Greatest Hits EP” on iTunes US and iTunes UK now!