Showing posts from May, 2014

Music Videos: "Never Look Back" by The Nearly Deads

Pop Punk Radio is proud to introduce The Nearly Deads and their video for "Never Look Back." Zombies are on the loose and before you say something along the lines of "zombies are so 2-3 years ago" that's actually when this video was released. But don't worry, they have new music just around the corner. Their new album Invisible Tonight is scheduled to release on June 24th, 2014 and features some highly anticipated hits such as "I Said." Follow the band on Facebook , Twitter  or Instagram and check back for more info about The Nearly Deads on ! They are currently on tour in the Eastern United States, so check them out if they are in your area! Tour Dates 5/24 - Limestone, NY @ Rock'n Rick's 5/25 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Wunderloft 5/26 - Vernon, NY @ Nothin' Fancy 5/27 - Albany NY @ Fuze Box 5/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Lulu's 5/29 - Reading, PA @ Reverb 5/30 - Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 5/31 -

Album Reviews: Rise From The Embers by The Softer Side

  The Softer Side is back in spectacular fashion with their latest release  Rise From The Embers . This trio led by Brian Crick from Jacksonville, Florida has recently become a quartet with the addition of former Yellowcard bassist Peter Mosley. It has been 8 years since their last release but, you know what they say; "good things come to those who wait." The E.P. starts off with a short (24 seconds) intro track titled "Ashes of Recollection" which features a foreboding quote from William Manchester . Like the embers of a flame, the tension builds until it bursts into the albums title track "Rise From The Embers." Like the mythological phoenix  which rises from the ashes of it's predecessor with renewed vigor; "with the sunrise there is hope / rise from the embers still aglow / tomorrow will be better than today." What emerges from the flame is as equally powerful as it is beautiful. The music is well written and the lyrics are both c

Song Discussions: Meaning of "May 16th" by Lagwagon

"No more waiting on them / As you rise inside new rooms," sings Joey Cape in Lagwagon's "May 16th." "It's just another Saturday." Or is it? Apparently May 16th is the day an old friend of Joey's got married. The problem being that Joey wasn't invited. "There's no gain in failure. You succeed at being mine, yeah, old friend, see you there. I will be proud from a afar." Rumors say that the friend in question was Fat Mike from NOFX who's wife supposedly didn't want Joey at the wedding. (This rumor has been deemed false.) As someone who has been around long enough to see a handful of his own old friends tie the knot, I can relate. An old buddy whom I had known since elementary school got married a few years back. Although we had rarely seen each other or even spoken following high school, I had always considered this person a friend, nay, a "brother from another mother." We may not always get along or agre

Music Videos: "You Are My Friend" by Versus You

"Probably the cutest punk rock video ever released." Versus You have released another touching video from their latest album Moving On . Nothing compares to the friendship of a good dog.