P-Mag Mix Tape: Pop-Punk of Yore

Recently, I saw an article celebrating the great artists of Drive-Thru Records, which was active from 1996 until 2008, and it sent me down a YouTube spiral of the awesome pop-punk of that era.

It was a time when many of us here at Persephone were in our musical formative years – junior high, high school, or college – and a lot of those songs have stuck with me, even if I hadn’t heard them in several years. So it only seemed appropriate to make you lovelies a playlist, that way you can rock out and reminisce with me. Not all of these bands are from Drive-Thru, but they’re all great pop-punk songs that bring back the great times and questionable fashion (and life) choices of my youth. Enjoy this selection of suburban white boys crying about girls and being misunderstood.

SR-71 – “Right Now”

Fenix TX – “All My Fault”

American Hi-Fi – “Flavor of the Weak”

Allister – “Somewhere on Fullerton”

The Ataris – “So Long, Astoria”

Sum 41 – “Motivation”

Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy”

Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal”

New Found Glory – “Hit or Miss”

Simple Plan – “Addicted”

Yellowcard – “Way Away”

By [E] Liza

PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind.

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