i enjoy Knuckle Puck cause they've got that angst pop punk vibe, similar to The Story So Far and Neck Deep etc, i just love it. And I agree with you on Best Coast, they sound wonderful, the tone of the songs are upbeat yet laid back which is awesome. Do you like Haim?
I’m not a fan of Haim. I can’t put my finger on it but I’m not into it… And I enjoy Neck Deep but I think the new album is more average than great. They could have condensed it down to a really solid EP. But as far as newer age pop punk goes; a band called Somos are putting an lp out called Temple of Plenty via Tiny Engines records; the two tracks on preview are really solid.
Rich, you’re right. It’s probably the production that kills it. Even live they sound so flat…