I live in Ohio, where we go through day to day life wondering what the weather will bring. The weather is predictable once summer rolls around, but Ohio doesn’t seem to have spring in our cycle of seasons. That being said, warm weather is starting to return here in good ol’ Cincinnati, and I have started to listen to a brand of music that always seems to put me in a good mood.
The genre I have been obsessing over for a long time is known as pop punk; it’s fast paced and in most cases, generally happy sounding. Now with the weather slowly returning to warm and sunny, I find that my pandora stations are being invaded with various pop punk bands that make my walks between classes more enjoyable. Music usually gives me a problem to relate to when it’s winter time, but recently I’ve been busting out these songs and find myself to be a happier person.
So what I thought I’d do today is just list some not so well known bands in case you may want to see just exactly what it is I’ve hyped about the last two paragraphs.
First one is a band on the poppier side of things, We Are The In Crowd. I discovered these guys about half a year ago, with their latest release known as “Best Intentions.” They are lead by two vocalists, Taylor Jardine and Jordan Eckes. I love the guy and girl singing aspect of it all, and they offer up some great songs that are incredibly catchy in my own opinion. I suggest checking out their first release, “Guaranteed to Disagree.”
Next up is a group that takes their name from a classic tv sitcom; ladies as gentlemen, The Wonder Years. My friend introduced me to this band in the winter, but I haven’t truly gotten into them until now. On my pandora radio I listen to them most often now, mainly cause they provide fast paced punk rock with lyrics about being a teenager in suburbia. All of their work sounds really good and amazing for fair weather and driving, but I’d suggest their album “The Upsides.”
There are so many other bands out there and I won’t take the time to name them all, but they’re perfect since spring is here and summer will be here before you know it. So take the time to relax and enjoy some good driving music.