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Showoff Release Live Video Of ‘I Don’t Hate You Yet’

Showoff MSSShowoff have released a live video of I Don’t Hate You Yet that was recorded for a Live From The Rock Room session, the track is taken from their forthcoming album, Midwest Side Story, that is due for release via Dodgeball Records on September 22nd. Showoff are also set to play a hometown show with Punchline at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago on August 12.

Midwest Side Story can be pre-ordered here

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Punchline – Darkest Horse

Punchline 2015Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Darkest Horse” and features Matt Thiessen of Relient K.  Punchline vocalist Steve Soboslai comments:

“Matt (Thiessen) had been hanging around my recording studio in Nashville. He was there when we tackled the bridge in the song. I love how the sincerity in his voice brings out the message in the lyrics. Also. this is the first Punchline song with an accordion in it.”

Listen to the song below.

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Various Artists

Happy Holidays, I Miss You

InVogue Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

InVogue Records has teamed up with Capital House Studio to release the Happy Holidays, I Miss You Christmas Compilation, This seasonal collection features a host of InVogue Records artists including Chase Huglin, Convictions, Courage My Love, Hotel Books, In Her Own Words, JT Woodruff, Mark Rose, Mirror Eyes, Punchline, September Stories, and Woven in Hiatus who have got together to produce a festive eleven track album, thankfully it is one that avoids the worst of the seasonal cliché’s and saccharine sentiments that usually populates these affairs.

In Her Own Words kick off the celebrations with Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, this starts with compulsory sleigh bells and heads into a bouncy pop punk number that hits the spot nicely. Chase Hughlin follows this with a mellow acoustic tune that is more upbeat than his debut album, it seems the Xmas spirt can touch everyone, well almost everyone, Hotel Books offer an unusual festive offering that is a hefty rant against the hypocrisy of Xmas and JT Woodruff , Woven In Hiatus  and Mark Rose build on the downbeat theme. Convictions inject a bit of energy back into the album, albeit a noisy tale of loneliness at Xmas time. Mirror Eyes offer the most festive moment on the album with Of All The Charlie Browns In The World, I’m The Charlie Browniest and Punchline ensure the festive spirit keeps flowing before September Stories firmly put the cork back in the bottle. Finally Courage My Love offer the almost obligatory cover of Last Christmas to end the album on a truly Xmassy note.

There are omnipresent sleigh bells and other seasonal touches and the feel and tone varies over the album, as with any compilation not everything will be to your taste but I would imagine that most people would find something to their tastes on this varied and original take on the festive album. But now here’s the moment of Xmas magic, the compilation is available as a pay what you want download, and all money raised through to new years day will be donated to The Jason Christopher Wilhelm Scholarship Fund, in honour of the vocalist of In Her Own Words brother, now isn’t that the true spirit of Xmas?

You can download Happy Holidays, I Miss You here or order the limited edition CD here

Happy Holidays, I Miss You will also be available via Spotify and all other digital outlets.

You can read more about The Jason Christopher Wilhelm Scholarship Fund here

InVogue Records Release Pay What You Want Xmas Compilation

invogue-christmas-album-2016InVogue Records has teamed up with Capital House Studio to release a Christmas Compilation that is available from today, November 25. The compilation features InVogue Records artists Chase Huglin, Convictions, Courage My Love, Hotel Books, In Her Own Words, JT Woodruff, Mark Rose, Mirror Eyes, Punchline, September Stories, and Woven in Hiatus. The compilation will be available as a pay what you want download via BandCamp. All money raised through to new years day will be donated to The Jason Christopher Wilhelm Scholarship Fund, in honour of the vocalist of In Her Own Words brother. The compilation will also be available via Spotify and all other digital outlets.

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InVogue Records Releasing Xmas Compilation on November 25

invogue-christmas-album-2016InVogue Records has teamed up with Capital House Studio to release a Christmas Compilation on November 25, 2016. The compilation will feature InVogue Records artists Chase Huglin, Convictions, Courage My Love, Hotel Books, In Her Own Words, JT Woodruff, Mark Rose, Mirror Eyes, Punchline, September Stories, and Woven in Hiatus. The compilation will be available as a pay what you want via BandCamp. All money raised through to new years day will be donated to The Jason Christopher Wilhelm Scholarship Fund, in honour of the vocalist of In Her Own Words brother. The compilation will also be available via Spotify and all other digital outlets.

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Punchline

Punchline

Thrilled

InVogue Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Known for their steady 90’s pop-punk output, Pennsylvania four-piece Punchline has been a staple on the genre for quite some time now.  When they’re not touring and writing, the band is supporting their predominantly pop-punk record label, Modern Short Stories.  If you haven’t noticed already, there’s a bit of a trend developing here.  Punchline and pop-punk are traditionally synonymous.  That’s why the band’s latest full length, Thrilled, is such a surprise.  

As recent as 2010’s Delightfully Pleased, Punchline has been relatively in line with their legacy sound.  But a departure to a far more “pop” than “punk” personae has taken place at least as early as 2013’s Politefully Dead, culminating in the near electropop personality of the present.  This isn’t meant as a criticism, just a cautionary warning to those who may be returning after having taken a break from the Punchline camp for a few years.  

Thrilled has much more in common with contemporary radio indie-pop than vintage New Found Glory.  Look no further than the opener and title track for the smooth, rhythmic balance defining Punchline’s present direction.  Bubbly chords, jubilant synth, electronic handclaps and flourishes straight from the soundboard make “Thrilled” a definite statement of intent.  For better or worse, the band holds their ground, producing a slick sound that extends well beyond their traditional home niche.  Others like “Now I See” and “Tell Me How You Sleep” follow suit, first and foremost opting for beautiful harmonies and catchy choruses.  

Tracks that deviate primarily do so with slight tweaks to their tempo.  For instance, “Telephone Pole” and “Simulation” scale back the splendor in favour of indie-esque chimes with a wispy, almost Paulson vibe.  As a rule, Thrilled feels like it’s always straddling the line between mainstream shortcut and teasing something deeper beneath the surface.  Take the calm and casual call of “Oh Sierra,” in which the band explores minimalist execution, or “Answer Me,” which tosses around some genuinely emotive piano notes.

Overall, Thrilled is the type of departure that slowly grows on you – but only once you get over the initial shell shock.  While the album starts off with plenty of radio ready singles, the true treasures occupy the disc’s latter half.  Punchline has lived through many trends over the years, but their longevity tends to pull them through. Thrilled’s departure throws into question what future changes lie on the horizon, but in the meantime, open minded fans should survive the transition while the band’s evolving direction attracts new blood.  At the end of the day, Punchline is an old band trying new tricks, and it works, mostly.

Punchline Stream New LP

Punchline 2015Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline has premiered a full stream of their first album in three years.  

The disc is titled Thrilled and dropped today via InVogue Records.  Give the disc a full spin below.

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Punchline – No Stopping Us

Punchline 2015Pittsburgh pop-punk band Punchline has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “No Stopping Us” from their upcoming album, Thrilled, due out December 4, 2015 on InVogue Records.

Listen here courtesy AltPress.

Punchline Sign to InVogue Records, Announce LP

Punchline 2015Pennsylvania alt-rock outfit Punchline have joined the roster of Ohio based label InVogue Records. The quartet’s first release for their new label will be a full length titled Thrilled, due for release on December 4th. Label owner Nick Moore had this to say about the signing:

“Punchline is for sure one of my favorite bands of all time so I’m beyond honored to be putting out “Thrilled”. Being an artist, I can say that their albums have had a huge influence on the way I wrote in my band throughout the years. On top of being amazing musicians, they are some of the best guys I’ve ever met in the industry. This new album shows their growth and I haven’t stopped listening since they sent me over the master,”

Ahead of the street date, the band are streaming the record’s title track, which can be checked out below.

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Punchline | Release Second Pressing of LP ‘Delightfully Pleased’

tdr_dp_mvThe band, Punchline, released a second vinyl pressing of the album,  ‘Delightfully Pleased,’ via TDR Records.

The second pressing of the full length album, ‘Delightfully Pleased,’ is available through TDR Records and Modern Short Stories as part of its 5th anniversary.

The new run is limited to 159 copies on 180 gram wax along with an insert and protective sleeve. The LP ‘Delightfully Pleased’ by Punchline is available now! Buy it HERE.

Punchline Post Lyric Video for ‘Thrilled’

punchline_band2Pennsylvania rock band Punchline have posted a lyric video for their track Thrilled. The song is the title track from their upcoming full length, due for release later this year via Modern Short Stories/TDR Records.

This marks the band’s first new material since 2010’s So Nice To Meet You EP, and you can check out the lyric video for Thrilled below.

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Punchline Plan New Album For 2015; Release Teaser Trailer

PunchlineLongtime Pittsburgh pop punk band Punchline has released a 15-second teaser trailer for a brand new record.  The artistic video trailer depicts some of the most memorable moments from the band’s more than 15-year history.  The band’s next full length will be titled Punchline / Thrilled, with the exact release date yet to be announced, although a 2015 window is confirmed.

View the full trailer here.  Punchline’s last studio effort, the five-song So Nice to Meet You, was released in 2012. 

Live Concert Review

Live (December 15th, 2005)

The Fully Down, I Am The Avalanche, Punchline

Ascot Room - Minneapolis, MN
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On Thursday, December 15th, I had the pleasure of seeing PunchlineI Am The Avalanche, and The Fully Down, who were all opening for Halifax. Although I didn’t get a chance to stay for the headlining band, I was able to watch a great show with the first three bands. This was my first time seeing both I Am The Avalanche and The Fully Down. It was my second time seeing Punchline, and I knew they would put on a fun show. They always do.  

At about 7 o’clock, The Fully Down took the stage. The band hails from Canada, and it shows. They had a great sense of humor and really appreciated their crowd. On top of that, the band brought handfuls of energy to share with each and every person watching them play. The Fully Down is made up of three shredding guitarists, a bassist, a lone vocalist, and a drummer. They have been described as “Iron Maiden meets Thrice”. The band holds a strong bond when on stage with each member working off of each other’s energy. I had never heard music from this band before, but I was very impressed with what I heard and saw. The guys played solid, catchy music with each song in the set. Their guitarist even jumped in the crowd and started a moshpit, all the while still playing the song on his instrument.Myself along with many other members of the crowd left the show with much interest in The Fully Down. If this band keeps up with what they’re doing now, they will get popular quite soon. The band’s new album. Don’t Get Lost In A Movement, is available now from Fearless Records.

I Am The Avalanche was up next to play. Vinnie, proudly wearing a John Beatz (RIP) t-shirt, took the stage with his band mates. I believe that this was the first time Vinnie had played a Minnesota show in over 2 years, seeing as how the last time he was here was with his previous band, The Movielife, in early 2003. One thing that Vinnie didn’t leave behind with his old band was his amazing stage presence. I strongly believe that he is one of the best front men in music today. But let’s not forget about the rest of the band, who played a surprisingly great set. The band played all of their best songs, including “Symphony” (which Vinnie personally dedicated to John Beatz), “Dead and Gone”, “Took a Beating”, “New Disaster”, “This Is Dungeon Music”, “My Second Restraining Order”, and more. They tore up the stage, having as much with the music as they possibly could. Vinnie even took dives and performed front-flips into the crowd! Yes, I Am The Avalanche did not fail to impress the kids. The band plays great music and performs it extremely well when on stage. If you haven’t heard their music yet, do yourself a favor and check them out now, especially if you were a fan of The Movielife. Their self-titled full length is available now via Drive-Thru Records.

And now the moment I was waiting for, the time for Punchline to play. Before I tell you about their show, I should let you know that I love this band and everything they do. They made one of my favorite albums of all time and I believe that everything they touch turns to gold. With that said, I was quite excited to watch them perform again. It had been a year since the last time I saw them, with Bayside andHawthorne Heights. That concert turned me on to Punchline and led me to buy their album, Action. I immediately fell in love with it, and I still listen to it nearly every day.

The guys stepped onto the stage at around 8:30. They opened with one of their fastest songs, “Not Afraid”. Within seconds, the crowd was moving to Punchline’s tunes. The band traded vocals among all of their 3 front-men – Steve, Chris, and a stand-in for Greg Wood, who was on vacation at the time. Dual-vocals are one of Punchline’s main strategies in music, and it works well for them. The band went on to play other songs such as “Open Up”, “The World”, “Just Getting Started”, “Battlescars”, “Getting There Is Getting By”, and “Coldest Of Calenders”, which Steve played by himself with his guitar. The guys put forth a full effort with each and every song, all the while not forgetting to keep in touch with the crowd through communication. They had us clapping, singing along, and even snapping our fingers to the music. While watching Punchline’s set, I remembered why I love the band so much. This band holds some of the greatest guys in music. Also, they play some of the catchiest music I have ever heard. They played a great set, and I am strongly urging you to give this band a chance if you haven’t already. It is beyond me as to why they aren’t as big as bands like Fall Out Boy, because they should be. The next time Punchline comes to your town (which should be soon), go see them. If you like fun and catchy Pop-Punk that doesn’t sound like every other generic band in the scene, then give Punchline a shot. Their album Action is currently available through Fueled By Ramen Records, and their upcoming album will be coming out this spring. Pick it up and go see them on their upcoming tour with Bayside, I know I will.

Punchline - Rewind

Punchline

Rewind

Fueled By Ramen Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Pop punk never sounded much better then the way this foursome from Pittsburgh plays it. With catchy hooks, heart felt lyrics, changes in pace, steady mellow vocals with a combination of vocals that come near the act of yelling (somewhat like Taking Back Sunday). Steady drum loops, with a mix of keyboard, bass and guitars, Punchline gives you everything that you need in a amazing pop-punk set. This remixed and remastered version of The Rewind EP (originally self-released in August of 2002) is a amazing EP to add to your collection.

The first thing I feel must be said is that I just simple love the way the album is set up. As you know, it is called The Rewind EP, and it has 4 songs on it, all of which connect closely to each other. Play, Rewind, Stop and Power Off are the four titles, all of which has a meaning for the song, and fit together. That caught my attention right away. Another thing which I love is what they have written on the booklet when you open the case. Written in white on the black background is:

Simply Put. This Is A Soundtrack To My Brain.
You Can’t See All I Know…
But Believe Me. I Can See It In Your Eyes.
Then, one you open the lyrics, all of those sections of words are highlighted. I just find that interesting, I guess its true, simple things do amuse simple minds.

Clicking the play button, what better song to hear other then a song called Play? This is my favorite song off the EP. It starts off with a chime, rung five times, then the songs starts off with vocals, of  “Learn Your Lesson” Then there is a nice little beat with some “woahs” in the background. The song stays steady like a nice fast paced pop-punk song, intill around 2:05, when it slows down for a nice set of near whispered soft vocals. After that there is a awesome melody, at 2:46, the near yelling vocals commence. And they are just simple put, amazing. They are just so powerful, and incredibly well done, like I said earlier, a wonderful mix of sound and music. The song is one a great way to introduce the band and this EP.

Rewind is the second song. It ins’t quite as good as the first song, but still a well done example of the band’s musical talents. It starts off with a guitar and bass combo, then the drum comes in for a bit before the vocals join in. This is a slightly more melodramatic song, which a couple faster spots on the song. The song stays pretty much the same throughout the song, and is done effectively, but not the bets song on the EP.  The lyrics are really good, “Rewind. Cause pausing won’t cut it this time“.  A little before the 3 minute mark, it slows down and has a wonderful bass beat which stays constant with the vocals and tune of the song for almost the rest of the song.

Half way done the EP, Stop is now played. It starts off with a good guitar rhythm. The beat of the song changes from slow melodic, steadiness, to a quicker and fast paced song and back a couple times throughout this song. The tune and vocals and spectacular, and weave together effortlessly. The song is most likely my 2nd favorite on the EP. And a good one for the middle of the album, as it keeps your interest to listen to the final song, which is called Power Off. This is the longest song (clocking in at over 8 minutes). This combines once again the mellow vocals along with the near yelling ones as well. The tune changes periodically during the song, one of my favorite parts is near the begging where it is steady, and has the near yelling vocals saying “Will” over and over again. It is a incredible song and a wonderful one to end the album off with. the last two minutes or so is a nice steady melodic beat,  the last minute though is completely awful. It sounds like something scratching, or like the old spaceship/aliens movies used way back in the day. I believe that part hurt the album a bit.

Punchline - Delightfully Pleased

Punchline

Delightfully Pleased

Modern Short Stories
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Well before I began referencing and hyping up the triple threat that is the New Jersey Pop Punk Revival Tour (Bright & EarlyI Call FivesWashington Square Park), there was Punchline.  Formed in 1998, the Pennsylvanian four-piece has always looked for excuses to have good old-fashioned pop punk fun.  Even during their Fueled By Ramen years the band never gave in to the glossy trends defining most of the label’s biggest successes (Fallout BoyPanic! At The Disco), instead content playing the same simple melodies that first landed Punchline, and most late 90’s pop punk, on the map.

Put otherwise, Punchline exists on its own terms – motivated by their love for music rather than climbing the charts.  And since parting ways with Fueled By Ramen and launching their Modern Short Stories label in 2008, they’ve been playing to their own strengths even more so.  This is a band that knows how to survive the crowded elevator squeeze that is today’s shameless race to the top.  Armed with skillfully crafted hooks, and a sense of deserved confidence, Punchline bucks trends and forges its own path.

And their latest offering, Delightfully Pleased, is no different.  In fact, for their sixth studio album the band makes their audience aware of their aspirations from square one.  Steve Soboslai’s opening words should serve as comfort to those fed up with the likes of All Time Low diluting today’s pop punk genealogy: “you won’t find songs of hopelessness on this record, you won’t find songs that make you feel lost, just press play and your problems melt away.”  And despite lines like “I’ve seen friends become successful and become friends no more,” they can always frame potential downers with optimistic, grudge-free, follow-ups, as per the extension “but one thing is for sure, I’m feeling good right now.”  And that’s Delightfully Pleased in a nutshell, fun at heart and consciously uplifting.

Speaking of which, they draw much of that power and sincerity of their roots.  The album is filled with all sorts of listenable gems drawing inspiration from many influential pop punkers’ pre-commercial eras.  The bubblegum power-pop and toe tapping hooks of “The Reinventor” should take listeners back to the glory days of fun loving pop punkers Bowling For Soup, while “Seventy” invites comparison with various elements of Goldfinger and Blink 182.  And of course Soboslai’s high pitched, enunciated delivery ensures that the whole ensemble’s appeal to long time fans of modern legacy acts like New Found Glory or The Starting Line.

Although there’s certainly no filler, some tracks can come across a little less profound.  Specifically, without knowledge of the “Lost” (TV Show) connection in “Roller Coaster Smoke,” the track’s direction and purpose comes across rather vague.  Granted, with most tracks brimming with originality this is a small gripe.

But while usually erring on the side of safety, Punchline also has fun breaching new territory.  For instance, the lightly peppered synth pop song “Whatever I Want, Whenever I Want” juxtaposes bubbly radio beats with a hopeful, down to earth message sure to catch the ears of those trumpeting personal integrity.  “I’m gonna be the biggest rock star that you’ve probably never heard of” sings Soboslai, enthusiastic to share his strengths with an appreciative niche.  “I’ve got a brilliant plan and dreams so big they won’t fit in my head” he continues – and sometimes those dreams manifest themselves in very unique ways.  The most unique of which can be found in “In The Mouth,” for which the band momentarily takes up the guise of choir-based rock opera legends Queen for a stage-like performance that, surprisingly, ends on one of the album’s simplest notes.

In “Keystoned,” a track detailing Punchline’s proud Pennsylvanian pedigree, the band brims with pride over their ordinary hometown state.  While some bands might be eager at the prospect of shedding their small town roots, Punchine revels in the comfort of a “home you can always come back to,” but not without poking fun at Pennsylvania’s quaint track record.  For example, they cheekily point out that “Pittsburg has more bridges that any other city… not counting Venice,” hinting at a second rate status.  But even these snarky moments brim with enough love and playful affection to force listeners into thinking fondly of their own roots.

And that’s what’s so fun about the quartet, they’re always in such a bright, appreciative mood.  When all is said and done, without being overly fancy, Delightfully Pleased serves as a good reminder to the infectious power of light-hearted, well-natured fun.

Punchline - 37 Everywhere

Punchline

37 Everywhere

Fueled By Ramen Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

To be honest with you, I went into this album not expecting much. I remembered enjoying their Rewind EP and playing it a few times, but their Action full length let me down on all fronts and I never listen to it. But Punchline seems to have picked it up with 37 Everywhere, because I am completely hooked on this CD.

It takes a few listens to really get into it, but once you do you’re hooked. Well, you’re hooked if you have a soft spot for well executed new school pop-punk songs, because that is exactly what 37 Everywhereis full of. Bouncy, fun, rather simplistic but catchy pop-punk songs. Lead singer Steve Soboslai has a strong voice, which does become slightly annoying at times, but can nevertheless be endured for an entire album. He could be compared to the likes of Jordan Pudnik (New Found Glory) or more accurately Ryan Key (Yellowcard) and you wouldn’t be too far off, hell, if you’re not careful Soboslai would easily become a common name in the pop-punk vocalist comparison category.

Really, there’s not a whole lot to say about 37 Everywhere not most people don’t already know when they imagine any pop-punk band. They aren’t innovative or breaking the boundaries in anyway, but they are ahead in the stream of genericness when compared to many other bands. Because unlike most pop-punk bands, Punchline are able to differentiate themselves from the crowd, and have a unique feel to themselves. Be it the simple guitar-vocal harmony on The Getaway, the spoken vocals in Exactly or the slight distortion in Flashlight, almost each and every song has a little something which is solely that song’s signature, and it’s because of that that 37 Everywhere is an album instead of a compilation of singles.

pop-punk fans around the world will fall in love with this CD, because it breaks away from the genericness of most underground pop-punk bands while still keeping it somewhat similar to the pop-punk formula. Add the perfectly smooth production qualities, and you have an album to play anytime you want. Its by far the band’s best output to date.

Punchline – ‘So Nice To Meet You’ EP On Vinyl

Paper + Plastick Records have pressed Punchline‘s So Nice To Meet You EP on one-sided 12″ vinyl. The record, originally released on January 3, 2012, will come out on November 13, 2012 on transparent red and transparent blue vinyl. It’s up for order in the Paper + Plastick webstore. For those who are not as familiar with the band Punchline, Paper + Plastick Records is offering a FREE five-song sampler called An Introduction To The History of Punchline. The sampler features one song from each of the band’s five previous releases.

The tracklisting for the sampler can be found below.

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Punchline To Release Vinyl On Paper + Plastick Records

Paper + Plastick Records has announced a pressing of Punchline‘s recent So Nice To Meet You EP on one-sided 12″ vinyl. The record was originally released on January 3, 2012, with a transparent blue vinyl to hit hit the label’s webstore as of November 13th.

The EP follows 2010’s Delightfully Pleased, released by the band-operated label, Modern Short Stories.

Punchline’s Chris Fafalios Follows Up On Ultimatum

Punchline‘s Chris Fafalios has released a follow-up video about his ultimatum to put down his bass for good.  According to the band Fafalios will remain after tweaking his original statement slightly since their new EP reached #1 on the iTunes rock charts.  The album was released on January 3, 2012 on their own Modern Short Stories Records.

Watch the full video statement below.

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Punchline's Chris Fafalios Follows Up On Ultimatum

Punchline‘s Chris Fafalios has released a follow-up video about his ultimatum to put down his bass for good.  According to the band Fafalios will remain after tweaking his original statement slightly since their new EP reached #1 on the iTunes rock charts.  The album was released on January 3, 2012 on their own Modern Short Stories Records.

Watch the full video statement below.

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Punchline – Everything I Wanted

Punchline is streaming a new track from their new EP So Nice To Meet You.  The song is titled “Everything I Wanted.”  The EP is set for a January 3, 2012 release, but was recently delayed due to an iTunes error and is scheduled to be available as soon as possible.

GIve the song a listen below.

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Punchline’s Chris Fafalios To Resign If Next EP Doesn’t Reach #1

Punchline‘s Chris Fafalios has announced that he is putting is future with the band on the line.  According to his video, if the band’s upcoming EP does not reach #1 on the iTunes top downloads lists even briefly, he will resign as bass player after fifteen years with the band.  The album is set for a January 3, 2012 release on their own Modern Short Stories Records.

Watch the full video statement below.

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Punchline's Chris Fafalios To Resign If Next EP Doesn't Reach #1

Punchline‘s Chris Fafalios has announced that he is putting is future with the band on the line.  According to his video, if the band’s upcoming EP does not reach #1 on the iTunes top downloads lists even briefly, he will resign as bass player after fifteen years with the band.  The album is set for a January 3, 2012 release on their own Modern Short Stories Records.

Watch the full video statement below.

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Punchline Offers Preview Of New Song

Pennsylvania pop-punk band Punchline is previewing a clip of a brand new song in the process of being mastered.  The as of yet untitled new song serves as the band’s first new material since 2010’s album Delightfully Pleased that was released on Modern Short Stories.

Watch the clip here.

Video: Punchline – Coyotes In B Major

Pennsylvania pop-punk band Punchline have uploaded a new music video for their song, Coyotes In B Major; it can be seen below.

The single comes from the band’s 2010 album Delightfully Pleased that was released on Modern Short Stories.


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Keep It Real Tour: Punchline, Barely Blind, The Composure

Modern Short Stories & TDR Records have unveiled the details for the “Keep It Real” tour featuring Punchline, Barely Blind, and The Composure. Select dates also include Spontaneo and The Promise Hero.

Full details for each show are below.

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Modern Short Stories Posts Compilation For "Name Your Price" Download

Punchline affiliated label Modern Short Stories is offering up a brand new compilation featuring many bands that the label has worked with past and present.  The compilation is titled Keep It Real, and features fourteen tracks from ten separate artists, including Punchline, Spontaneo, Justin Oliver, The Composure, Barely Blind, Gene The Werewolf, The Catastrophe, The Promise Hero, Bright And Early, and Triangle Shirt Factory.

Downloading details, along with track info can be found here.

Video: Punchline – Seventy

Pennsylvania’s Punchline has posted a new music video.  The song is titled “Seventy” and serves as the opening track to the band’s 2010 effort Delightfully Pleased, released on the band’s very own Modern Short Stories record label.  The video takes a very DIY approach, played to the backdrop of a live rehearsal setting.

Watch the video below.

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Video: Punchline – 21 Forever

Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania’s pop-punk band Punchline have released the music video for their single 21 Forever. The track comes from their sixth studio album, Delightfully Pleased, which was released this past August on their own label, Modern Short Stories.

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Full Album Stream: Punchline – Delightfully Pleased

Punchline were one of those bands that broke out with Fueled By Ramen Records around 2005-2006. While they never achieve the commercial success of some of their labelmates like Fall Out Boy or Panic At The Disco, Punchline still delivered some strong pop-punk albums that helped them grow a loyal underground fan base.

For the last few years they being going the DIY route, self-releasing material on their Modern Short Stories label and their second self-released album just came out last week. Dubbed Delightfully Pleased, the album is a reminder that Punchline are still capable of making some fun pop-punk when they want to.

Today we’re pleased to bring you a full album stream of the record and so, without further ado, click here to listen to the record in its entirety.

Punchline Readies Limited Edition Vinyl Editions Of Delightfully Pleased

Punchline has launched a limited edition vinyl pre-order of their upcoming album, Delightfully Pleased, due out August 10., 2010 on Modern Short Stories/TDR RecordsDelightfully Pleased marks the return of founding member Paul Menotiades, while once again the group will work alongside producer Jamie Woolford (The Format, Gin Blossoms).

Check out full pre-order details here.