This is not science and fully anecdotal, but with Spring in full swing and Summer on our doorstep, the mood for pop punk increases. Am I right? This week I finally was able to get my hands on a vinyl version of Parasites’ classic Retro-Pop Remasters and I am grateful to Otitis Media Records for doing a reissue. That same label also recently released a modern pop punk platter from Dropped Out that shouldn’t be overlooked. Not just because of the fun artwork and the gorgeous pinwheel vinyl variant, but also because of the tunes.
Dropped Out are a three piece from Austin (Texas) who play pop punk that is at the midpoint of Lookout Records and Fat Wreck Chords. The band’s sound on Get Lost is full on ’90s, fast, smooth, polished and super catchy. Album opener I’m Still Alive and album closer 20 Below (a solid Teen Idols cover) will show you all you need to know about this band, but in between there is plenty to enjoy as well. Solid, fun stuff tailor made for this time of the year.