Emo Pop-Punk: Mayday Parade & Relient K

“THREE CHEERS FOR FIVE YEARS”   MAYDAY PARADE

Pop Goes Punk Acoustic 2Fearless Records has been producing their “Punk Goes” CD compilations for the past decade.  Punk Goes ….everything from Metal, 80’s, 90’s, Pop, Crunk, even two acoustic CD’s.    On the second disc, Mayday Parade reprises their emotionally draining “Three Cheers For Five Years”.    The acoustic guitars add an even bigger wallop to the emo-driven song.    The Tallahassee, Florida based band released “Three Cheers” on their debut EP, Tales Told By Dead Friends in 2006.  They also added the track as a bonus addition to “A Lesson In Romantic”.    What makes the song truly special is hearing drummer Jake Bundrick takes on lead vocals over Derek Sanders, the band’s charismatic frontman.


“WHO I AM HATES WHO I’VE BEEN” RELIENT K

Relient K Who I AmFrom just the title alone, you know we’re dealing with one of those epic emo-rockers from the early 2000’s. Bands like My Chemical Romance, There For Tomorrow, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, and Reliant K captured teen angst and the crazy emotions of young love. The band copped their name from the Plymouth automobile but changed the spelling of ‘reliant’ to avoid a copyright lawsuit. The Ohio pop punk band was one of the few bands of the genre that were also linked to Christian music. This became the band’s biggest single and actually even made it onto MTV’s TRL Countdown show with Carson Daly.

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