Pop punk is usually not a respected genre, and it's only rarely been popular, but happen upon the right song and you start to think, Hey, guitars, major chords, some righteous anger and heart-on-your-sleeve emotional outpouring—why isn't this track being played on the radio all the time?
"Year on a String" by relatively unknown Providence-based band Twin Foxes is one of those special songs. These guys play the type of emo that reminds us of Taking Back Sunday's heyday, but with some lo-fi hints of Cap'n Jazz and Lincoln mixed in. Listen to this if you need proof that the spirit of Jawbreaker and the Kinsella brothers is still alive and well.
"Year on a String" will be released on the band's upcoming seven-inch. Pre-order it here.