Album of the Week #37:

The deepest roots I have in creating this blog go back about 3-5 years to a podcast by Mark Hoppus. It was called himynameismark, and it’s goal was to expose listeners to really cool music from emerging bands that Mark had heard about at the time. He would call up the bands and interview them about their music that he was promoting, talk about why he liked it, and then play a song of theirs. On the side, he would randomly call Mom or fill time by making bad jokes, or anything else people do on podcasts really – except twice as awesome because it was Mark Hoppus.

(Mark has continued spreading the word on new music through new mediums over the years, such as his Hopp On Pop articles at spin.com, or his recently debuted show on Fuse called A Different Spin.)

Ultimately, this inspired me to do the same thing: talk about interesting music I’ve stumbled upon and let the world know how much it rocks.

Punchline was one of the bands Mark featured on the podcast, and has stuck with me ever since. On the podcast, their first song he played called Flashlight instantly got my attention. Their interview afterwards went so well that Mark actually played another one, called Caller 10. To what I remember, I’m pretty sure this is the only time he played two songs by the same band.

The album they were promoting at the time is called 37 Everywhere.  I could tell you their sound is full of energy. I could tell you their lyrics tell a new intriguing story with every song. But all you really need to know is already in title: 37 Everywhere, because 37 is everywhere. Somewhere on the album, the number 37 is thrown into the lyrics (possibly multiple times.) Listen for it. And in your search for the 37, if you get hooked by learning that their music is full of energy and their lyrics are intriguing, there is nothing I can do to help that.

So go ahead, find the 37. I dare you:

Flashlight

Caller 10

Exactly

Album Singles: Flashlight, Caller 10

Dav Suggests: Caller 10, Exactly, The Fake The Snake and The Birthday Cake

fff – Guest appearances on this album include guitar tracks by Yellowcard’s own Ryan Mendez on the albums second track ‘Don’t Try this at Home.’

 

-dav-

 

alex is having a RatRace day.

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