Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005
  • Tag Archive: pop punk

    1. Featured Artist : The Shantics

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      If the central London-based band, The Shantics, are not an your radar, they should be. The up and coming Britpop/punk band was formed by brothers Harry and Jimmy Morris, and were previously known as The Petals while they were touring the London circuit this past year.


    2. News : Watch The Home Team’s New Video For “Burning Gold”

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      Seattle pop punk dudes The Home Team just dropped a new video for “Burning Gold” after a triumphant opening set for Transit and Have Mercy last night. These guys are doing it big! Watch below.


    3. News : Stream The Home Team’s New Song “Jimmy On The Radio”

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      Our boys in The Home Team are back with a rockin’ new song “Jimmy On The Radio”. Support these local dudes by streaming the song below and then hitting up their Facebook to tell them what you think!


    4. Album Reviews : Dear You – I Can Only Blame Myself

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      Dear You just released my favorite pop-punk EP of the year so far. I Can Only Blame Myself is as sonically gorgeous as it is moody. With build ups as epic as The Hotelier and vocals bringing out my own broken voice, these six songs are miles above anything the band has released before. Nasal yet vicious, fine yet anxious, and furious yet soothing, this EP spans various tones and moods with talented songwriting and dynamics that many scene veterans do not do as rambunctiously.


    5. News : Download Four Minute Mile’s New Record ‘Self Depriving // Cast Away’

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      Olympian band Four Minute Mile has just released Self Depriving // Cast Away, an energetic and very contemporary pop punk effort available as a name-your-price purchase on Bandcamp


    6. Gallery : The Heart Attack Tour – 5/30 At Chop Suey

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      On May 30th, Man Overboard brought their headlining Heart Attack Tour up to Seattle’s Chop Suey. With tour support in the form of Knuckle Puck, Forever Came Calling, and Transit, and PNW openers Beneath The Spin Light and Defeat The Low, it was a packed lineup that had the venerable old venue bulging at the seams. The line for entrance extended halfway down the block, as fans of all six bands waited expectantly for a massive night of rockin’ pop punk.


    7. Album Review : Black Sheep EP – The Home Team

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      It’s always a good time scoping the diverse talent present in Seattle, and local quintet The Home Team is the latest in a string of great bands we’ve had the honor of reviewing! Led by vocalist Jairod Collins and filled out by guitarists John Baran and Nick Alzate, bassist Alex Larson and drummer Daniel Matson, this experienced outfit’s new EP ‘Black Sheep’ is a promising 5-track that joins the intensity of throwback pop punk with an updated, modern sound.


    8. Gallery : The Greatest Generation Tour At El Corazon

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      On March 19th, The Wonder Years’ long-awaited Greatest Generation Tour sold out Seattle’s El Corazon. The grizzled pop punk vets brought Modern Baseball, Real Friends, Citizen, and Fireworks along to support the groundbreaking 2013 record of the same title. This time around, the Pennsylvania sextet also offered a VIP bundle featuring a signed screenprint, a special lanyard tag, and early entrance for an acoustic performance.


    9. Gallery : Senses Fail, Such Gold, Real Friends & Major League at El Corazon

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      Senses Fail, Such Gold, Real Friends & Major League. Now, seeing that line-up in writing may seem off-putting to some, but the show was anything but that. Senses Fail and Such Gold have been through leaps and bounds as bands and have many years of touring experience under their belts. With Major League and Real Friends being the under-dogs of this tour, they have set out to make sure everyone remembers their names.


    10. Gallery : The Suppy Nation Tour at El Corazon

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      El Corazon was packed wall to wall for the Seattle stop of The Suppy Nation Tour. Featured on the line-up was The American Scene, Citizen, Tonight Alive and co-headliners Man Overboard and The Story So Far. With all the bands having a very strong fanbase, the show was quick to sell out the day of the show. Unfortunately, trying to shove dozens of anxious show-goers into a small venue doesn’t always go as planned which forfeits the chance of seeing some of the opening bands. I finally stepped foot into the venue as soon as The American Scene were finishing up. From what I could hear from outside the venue, the band sounded great and the fans seemed to enjoy them.