The Fresh Clothing Mixtape: Kings of Pop Punk

Kings of Pop Punk - The Fresh Clothing

Kings of Pop Punk - The Fresh ClothingThe Fresh Clothing has released a new mixtape, and Lamplighter is overjoyed to be its host! Rather than carry on about one of NJ’s finest music scene citizens, Jason Soroka, and his company’s newest release, we’ll give him the stage:

“Pop punk was a big part of my music upbringing in New Jersey. I spent my teenage youth working at Bloomfield Ave Cafe, a punk venue in Montclair, NJ that doesn’t exist anymore. I was lucky enough to experience the death of “Midtown pop punk,” the “slow period,” and the birth of todays Run For Cover/No Sleep/etc pop-punk.

While there are some obvious kings, in my opinion, like Blink 182, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy, this mixtape focuses on the underground. I started this off with a really old Saves The Day song. Why? Because Saves the Day has influenced countless bands and represents the pop punk culture that spawned from New Brunswick basements, tiny punk rock venues, and VFW halls into an undeniable world wide appreciation.

Every band on this mixtape is doing something really amazing right now. I urge you to listen and support them, however you decide.”
– Jason Soroka

Saves the Day – Sometimes, NJ
The Wonder Years – Local Man Ruins Everything
This Time Next Year – Spoontonic
The Story So Far – Four Years
New Found Glory – Caught in the Act
Sharks – Sweet Harness
Title Fight – Shed
Man Overboard – Punishment
Washington Square Park – Material Hell
Maker – Basement Song
Transit – Long Lost Friends

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Patrick BoylePatrick Boyle is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Lamplighter. He is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars and takes considerable care when drafting e-mails. Follow him on Twitter: @PatBoyleView all posts by Patrick Boyle →

  1. scottscott11-08-2011

    SO SICK.

  2. SteveSteve11-10-2011

    SO ILL.