BitchTapes: A Severe Case of Pop Punk

Sara Reihani
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You asked for it (well, one person asked for it): a pop punk edition of BitchTapes! Punk pop, power pop, bubblegum punk - call it what you will, as long as you pogo your butt off and sing along in your brattiest sneer. Warning: pop punk is contagious.

1. Wind Me Up - The Epoxies
Let's all dress in electrical tape like Roxy Epoxy!! (She's a robot, but shh... it's a secret.)

2. Everything Is Overrated - The Unlovables
The Unlovables have the greatest and most shamelessly emo album titles - this track is off Heartsickle, and their first full-length is called Crush, Boyfriend, Heartbreak.

3. Grape Crush - Dirt Bike Annie
Sugary drinks, sugary sentiments, sugary songs.

4. Touche Marianne, Touche - The Pillowfights
Every punk band within 20 miles of San Jose has played at Nickel City, an arcade that hosts a surprisingly awesome roster of punk bands. The latest breakout: The Pillowfights, who keep virtually all their songs under two minutes. They rule!

5. Nothing - The Muffs
The Muffs are fronted by Kim Shattuck, also of The Pandoras.

6. Me Vs. The World - Halo Friendlies
Play this really loud in your car with your windows down. This and the remaining songs on the mix create a nice little story when read in order, so I'll just list them:

7. Saturday - Go Betty Go
8. Gonna Have Fun - Bobbyteens
9. Middle of the Night - The Soviettes
10. Teenage Ruins - Something Fierce
11. No Big Deal - Sahara Hotnights
12. Because I'm Awesome - The Dollyrots

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2 Comments Have Been Posted


Aren't the Soviettes awesome? One of the best Twin Cities bands of the 00s, too bad they broke up. The vocal is so great on this song.

The Dollyrots

What a great line in Because I'm awesome:
"Because I am fashionably socialized"
Ha! I can't wait to use that one!

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