January 4, 2016

Super American – Golf Pop


Everyone needs a diversified collection of music. Even the most stubborn metal fan needs something cheery and upbeat every once in a while. A combination of abandoned Buffalo acts, I Can See Mountains & Thick Winter Blud, Super American dons its newly formed cape and soars into our radios and iPod nanos. (more…)

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January 2, 2016

Good Luck Varisty – ‘Curtains’


Introducing the lost album from Michigan band Good Luck Varsity, a fascinating and talent group that decided to hang it up early in 2014. Since then the band has been teasing fans with news and singles from their unreleased full length that was recorded just before they split up. Faster and harder than their previous releases, Curtains is a fitting final chapter for the group. The album explores multiple avenues of soulful pop-punk and alternative and is led by three distinct vocalists and songwriters that brilliantly stack their voices throughout the record. These guys have a pretty unique sound that combines the grit of The Wonder Years with the pop punk influence of All Time Low and the album is currently free on their Bandcamp page. The guys are currently working on some of their own projects including State Champs, American Arson, Northbound, Traveler and Speak Low If You Speak Love.

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December 14, 2015

5 Pop-Punk EP’s You May Have Missed This Year

2015 has given pop-punk fans a lot to be thankful for. The genre has been revitalized with the newest releases from The Wonder Years, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and State Champs to name a few. As always, there are some releases that don’t get the recognition they deserve and have to promote themselves without the help of a label. Take a look at some of the best EP’s that went under the radar this year.

well kept things

Well Kept Things – Homegrown
Buffalo, NY
Label: Antique Records (more…)

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December 10, 2015

Super American – Golfing & Starting New


Super American is the latest Buffalo born pop-rock group to make waves next to the Canadians. Formed with previous members of I Can See Mountains and Thick Winter Blud, Super American has formed to fulfill your pop-rock sensibilities and put you in a good mindset. In preparation for the release of Super American’s debut EP, Golf Pop, we caught up with Matt Cox (Vocalist) to talk about life, humor, and plans for the new year.

CPF: So, it has to be asked, with the name of the new EP being “Golf Pop,” who’s your favorite golfer?

Matt Cox: As a lefty, I’d have to pick Phil Mickelson. (more…)

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December 3, 2015

Sleeptalk – ‘Young’

young ep art

If you’re wondering if we need more space rock in today’s scene; the answer is unequivocally, yes. Native California’s Sleeptalk have released their second EP Young. This marks the second installment of the trilogy of EP’s the band is planning to release.

“Phenomenon” perfectly sets the mood for the rest of the EP; dripping synth and rocking guitars, it shelters us with a blanket of warmth and inspiration. Title track, “Young” shows us the influence Angels & Airwaves had on this production. (more…)

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November 30, 2015

AOTM: December – No Tide

No Tide

No Tide is the newest and most exciting pop-punk act to come out of Nebraska in quite some time. In late June, No Tide released their first LP Death Of The Sun with Take This To Heart Records and proved themselves to be a must-see band in the pop-punk genre. We got a hold of Vocalist/Guitarist Will Conner to get to know a little bit more about No Tide and what plans they have for 2016. Please enjoy our December Artist of the Month!

CPF: So 5 months in, how does it feel to have your first album released?

Will Conner: It’s awesome. It’s been kind of a long time coming putting out our first LP. (more…)

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