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The Friday Five: Songs Of The Week

After a week of extreme fangirling (seriously how is it always 3+ shows in one week or nothing?), we are so ready for the weekend! Starting with Fall Out Boy & PRVIS tonight at Madison Square Garden.  Here’s what we’ve been jamming to all week!

  1. AJR – “Let The Games Begin”

2. MAX – “Holla”

3. Dierks Bentley – “Somewhere On A Beach”

4. SWMRS – “Figuring It Out”

5. Simple Plan – “Opinion Overload”

The Friday Five: Simple Plan Videos

Simple Plan have been cranking out pure, fun, pop-punk jams with cheeky album titles since the early 2000’s.  Their most recent effort, “Taking One For The Team,” out today, is just what we were expecting from a band that surprisingly hasn’t had any lineup changes, substitutions, temporary (or “permanent”) hiatuses in their 17 year history.  Pickup a copy of the new album on iTunes now!

We’re nostalgic for the days when we literally broke our Simple Plan DVD because we just HAD to watch it every single day after school, begging our parents for a MOTH or Role Model shirt.

Even when they weren’t in heavy rotation on MTV’s “TRL” anymore, Pierre, Chuck, David, Sebastien, and Jeff never quit and neither did our love of Simple Plan’s music.  We had a hard time narrowing down our top five Simple Plan songs, but we did it!

1.I’d Do Anything 
Great to see Mark Hoppus make a cameo in this! Never gets old.

2. Don’t Wanna Go To Bed
We love the Baywatch tribute and the boyband feel of the video.

3. Can’t Keep My Hands Off You
Shout out to Blackberry phones!  OH hey Rivers Cuomo guest vocal!

4. Jet Lag
Nice to see the BSB Airport is getting used for long distance love songs (Blink182 – kind of , BTR, now Simple Plan)

5. Shut Up
Oh man, remember “Making The Video”?  We still remember the world premiere of this video like it was yesterday….and sing-screaming it at the top of our lungs because “parents just DON’T understand!!”   They totally do though, hindsight is 20/20.

The Friday Five: 2016 Pop Punk Albums

2016 is off to a great start and with so much new music to look forward to, we’re breaking it down to our Friday Five pop punk albums (and EPs) that we’re stoked about!  We’ve got some oldies coming back for more, some newbies here to break new ground, and a genre that’s here to stay, saying “we’re more than just a phase, MOM!!!”

1. Good Charlotte: Untitled
Out: Spring 2016

Benji and Joel Madden are back with their original gang of misfits from Waldorf (worldwide) and are promising a new album filled with familiar sounds.  No word on an official release date yet but they’ve been reawakened by the pop punk forefathers are are working with John Feldman on this new record!

2. Simple Plan: Taking One For The Team
Out: Feb 19th, 2016

Pierre, Jeff, David, Chuck, and Seb never actually stopped making albums as Simple Plan, they just flew under the radar for a few years. Now that pop punk is having a revival of sorts, they’re here to show the newbies that you can branch out and have Nelly on a pop punk album with a video that looks like a 90s boyband throwback.

3. Waterparks: Cluster 
Out: Jan 15th, 2015
Waterparks recently signed with Equal Vision Records and MDDN management but these guys are set to be the most promising breakout of 2016.  Their new EP “Cluster” is sure to be filled with infectious hooks, sing along choruses, and melodies that’ll have you craving for more! (see what we did there?)  We suggest you get on this bandwagon before it’s too late – these guys are gonna be HUGE!

4. The Starting Line – “Anyways”
Out: Feb 5th, 2016
The Starting Line have been teasing new music at their annual Holiday Show for a while now but the tail end of 2015 saw the release of their first new song in SEVEN YEARS!!!!  We may or may not have clutched our computers and cried while we listened to it (spoiler: we did.) “Anyways”, the EP comes out February 5th and you should get it because The Starting Line Rock (.com)!

5. SWMRS – “Drive North”
Out: February 12th, 2016
Formerly known as “Emily’s Army” and featuring Joey Armstrong (yes, Billie Joe’s son & spitting image), SWMRS are the epitome of the Bay Area music scene.  They match bubblegum power pop with grit of punk rock to churn out a fun perpetual summer sound all their own.  Catch them on their first headlining tour this Spring!  Get the dates here.