With summer slowly coming to a close, it’s important to remember one thing, folks: Pop-punk isn’t just a summer genre. We know, with a lot of iconic pop-punk songs centered around making friends, eating pizza and what have you, it’s easy to forget great pop-punk music can actually be listened to year round.
Take Virginia newcomers Telltale for example. While their brand new single “Floodwall” (which we’re stoked to be premiering today) does indeed have some upbeat, Broadside-like riffage going on, the Richmond outfit also includes some pretty serious lyricism perfect for a gloomy fall afternoon.
According to the up-start four-piece, “Floodwall” is the band’s “representation of the negative effects dwelling on past events and relationships can have on a person’s mental health.”
As for Telltale’s debut EP Good Intentions (which hits stores September 22nd) the band says, “Good Intentions as a whole continues to explore these past relationships between friends, family, and significant others and culminates in the realization that any experience resulting in self-destructive thoughts or behaviors is better left behind.” Sounds like something we’ll be listening to well into 2018!
Anyway, proving that great pop-punk music is about much more than about your hometown, pepperoni pizza or flannel t-shirts, be sure to check out “Floodwall” below. Afterwards, make sure to pre-order Good Intentions here.
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