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Cassadee Pope Relaunches Into Pop-Punk Roots With ‘Hereditary’

After nearly a year and a half of buildup, Cassadee Pope is officially back to her roots on her new full-length Hereditary.  “This album follows my journey of self discovery so closely that I feel a little nervous to share certain things,” Pope shares in a press release. “But I needed to let it out. Creating this album was like a 2 year therapy session that continues to be there for me even after its completion” “I remember feeling this weight lifted off my shoulders when I stopped letting anger consume me. The resentment was like a blanket I thought… Read more »


Northbound Releases Pure Pop-Punk Grit On ‘Juniper’ Record

After releasing dazzling, nostalgia-inducing singles such as “North Star,” “Baby’s Breath,” and more, Northbound‘s Juniper is finally here via Smartpunk Records. Across his 10 tracks, Northbound, aka Jonathon Fraser, harkens back to the early aughts sonics that many elder emos still hold close in their hearts. On Instagram, the artist shares, “Juniper is here. In summer ‘22 we rented a small house in Miami and began the process of what would unequivocally become the most chaotic 2 years of my life. After we finished tracking, @samguaiana somehow convinced me to move to Los Angeles with him. Soon after I moved, my ear… Read more »


Disney Goes Pop-Punk With Simple Plan “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” Cover

For all of those Disney adults and Punk Goes… fans that have been requesting a Disney Goes Pop-Punk album for the past 10 or more years, now is your time! Disney has announced A Whole New Sound album featuring reimagined classic tracks. The first preview of the album includes Simple Plan covering “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from 1994’s The Lion King, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. The full A Whole New Sound album will be available later this year. “We wanted to pay homage to Sir Elton John’s original version while also adding our own style… Read more »


Knuckle Puck Give “Stick Season” A Pop-Punk Makeover

Thanks to Knuckle Puck, pop-punk elitists can finally stop feeling guilty about jamming “Stick Season” By Noah Kahan this summer! Kahan is easily one of the front runners in modern indie folk, and with Knuckle Puck being a leading act in the pop-punk space, this “Stick Season” cross-over moment feels like the perfect storm. It’s giving a taste of nostalgia for the old Punk Goes Pop albums from back in the day. We always stan an alternative cover of a Top 40 hit. Noah Kahan‘s “Stick Season” was a MASSIVE hit when It dropped in October of 2022, and truthfully… Read more »


Listen To Meet Me @ The Altar’s Pop-Punk Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” Cover

Meet Me @ The Altar are major Jonas Brothers fans. Don’t believe us? Just check out our most recent interview with them. In the spirit of their love for Nick, Kevin, and Joe’s tunes, the Past // Present // Future artists gave their own pop-punk spin to the “Sucker.” The 2019 Happiness Begins banger is pushed to new heights by lead vocalist Edith Victoria‘s punchy, sassy verse deliveries and soaring chorus runs. Check out the cover below. “On the list of artists who have inspired us to make music and be in a band, the Jonas Brothers sit right at… Read more »


Green Day Launches Punk Bunny Coffee, Announces Keurig Partnership

Wake me up when… the coffee finishes brewing! Building on the foundation of their decade-old Oakland Coffee brand, Green Day has introduced their new brand, Punk Bunny Coffee. The trio—Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool—has also partnered with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDRP) to further their commitment to sustainability. “For years, our band has been immersed in making damn good organic coffees with a strong focus on sustainability,” Dirnt shares in a press release. “Now in our 10th year, we are launching our new brand, Punk Bunny Coffee, and are proud to announce that we have been working closely… Read more »


The Maine & Mayday Parade To Headline Inaugural Pop Punk Summer Camp

There are so many pop punk festivals to look forward to in 2024. Of course, this summer, you can catch Stand Atlantic, Magnolia Park, and more artists on the idobi Radio Summer School Tour. Also, Sad Summer Fest is a must-see event. Plus, the most impressive When We Were Young Festival lineup is heading to Las Vegas in October. Now, there’s a new fest to add to your list: Pop Punk Summer Camp. Earlier today, the festival announced the inaugural edition of Pop Punk Summer Camp, which will take place at the Pepsi Amphitheater located in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 14.… Read more »


Smartpunk Records Re-Release The Cab ‘Whisper War’ On Vinyl

Celebrating its 16 year anniversary this month on April 29, Smartpunk Records is reissuing The Cab’s 2008 debut studio album, Whisper War. This is the first time the vinyl has been available to purchase in 15 years. “It would be hard to talk about the legacy that is Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance without mentioning The Cab’s 2008 debut ‘Whisper War,’” Smartpunk Records Label Manager Matt Burns shares. “I remember hearing the album when it first came out and thought how incredible the production was (and still is) and the enormous hooks in the choruses. It’s hard to say whether or not… Read more »


Fat Mike-Led Punk Rock Museum Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

In April 2023, the Punk Rock Museum officially opened its doors, marking a monumental celebration of punk culture spanning generations. Founded by a passionate team of true-to-form punk rockers and visionaries—Fat Mike, Lisa Brownlee, Mona Wetzel, and Melanie Kaye—the museum emerged as a spirited tribute to the lasting legacy of punk rock. As the museum, a pioneering endeavor globally, approaches its first anniversary, Fish sat down with four of the five founding members to delve into its success and profound impact on the community, exclusively on idobi Radio. Lisa serves as the museum’s production manager, ensuring seamless operation and immersive… Read more »


7 Female Punk Artists Leading The Genre

As we commemorate International Women’s Month, it is essential to recognize and appreciate women’s remarkable talent and invaluable contributions to the punk music scene. Women-led punk bands have been making waves for years, but their impact has been particularly significant in recent times, owing to their exceptional musical prowess, electrifying live performances, and inspiring lyrical messages. Women have proven that they are more than capable of holding their own in a predominantly male-dominated genre and have, in many cases, surpassed many of their male counterparts in terms of creativity, originality, and musical skill. It is high time that we give… Read more »

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