Fletcher somehow avoided hearing 99% of the works in this genre for 20 years and as a result is the one most likely to be surprised, pleasantly or otherwise, by every week's events. Also, as the native Californian during this entire era, the one most likely to go "oh yeah I saw them open for someone/a buddy produced their demo tape/did you know they're a nightmare IRL? dudes never tipped me" out of nowhere.
26 August 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 41 mins
2000, punk, ska, the suicide machines
This week we time travel to the year 2000 and take a look at the only pop punk record in the discography of Ska-core band The Suicide Machines. It's weird and not particularly good... but at least doing research for this episode got Elaine into the band's other stuff so... silver lining I guess?
20 August 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 35 mins
1999, didn't chart, emo, the get up kids
In this episode we talk about the seminal emo-pop record Something to Write Home About by The Get Up Kids. We have a guest. We enjoy most of the music. We have a critical opinion of the record while recognizing how regardless of that it was massively influential. We have lots of fun.
13 August 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 21 mins
1999, fenix tx, punk
Today we talk about a record, by a band. Thanks. We hate it.
6 August 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 24 mins
1999, didn't chart, emo, jimmy eat world
In this episode, for once, we really really like the record we talk about. Listen to us gush for about an hour about Jimmy Eat World's cult classic Clarity!
30 July 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 20 mins
1999, charting singles, grundge, lit, punk
In this episode we take a look at the downright bizarre 1999 grundge/pop punk crossover record A Day in The Sun by Lit. Is it a dud or a hidden gem? Yes.
27 July 2020 | Season 0 | 1 hr 21 mins
green day, punk, ska, special, sublime, the offspring
In this bonus episode, we explore four important punk records from the 90s, and talk about the genres that led to the 2000s pop-punk movement.
23 July 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 34 mins
1999, blink 182, charting singles, punk
In the first episode of Gotta Get Out of This Town we talk about Enema of The State, the influential third record by Blink 182 that projected pop punk into the mainstream consciousness.