Like most everyone else, I have my favorite go-to songs.  But lately, I’ve found myself listening more and more to just those favorites. It’s as if I trapped myself in the inevitable musical fate where after a certain age you begin listening to the “oldies” of your generation.

The soundtrack to my days seem to be stuck in the year 2009. A mix of Yellowcard, New Found Glory, A Day To Remember and others just alike constantly cycle through on my Spotify.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the comfort of my classic pop punk. However, I am actively trying to climb my way out the deep rut I’ve dug myself into.

With that being said, I’ve comprised a list of new bands that have been helping in pulling me out of the 2000’s. Take a look below and maybe they’ll help you too if you find yourself in the same boat I’m in.

We Were Sharks

Personal Favorites: “Hotel Beds” and “Beyond Repair”

Sleep On It

Personal Favorites: “See You Around” and “Fireworks”

Boys of Fall

Personal Favorites: “No Good for Me” and “Bad Company”


Personal Favorites: “Drop Dead” and “There for a Reason”

In Her Own Words

Personal Favorites: “Right Now – Bonus Track” and “Reverie”