Anberlin weren't totally a pop-punk band: They flirted with indie rock in a way that made them feel a bit more universal than the others on the Warped Tour circuit. They were also classified as a Christian band before they called it quits in 2014, playing their final show last November at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida.
The Almost is the brainchild of Aaron Gillespie, best known for his work in Underoath, now known for his drumming chops in Paramore. The dude pursued his indie-pop side with the Almost before killing the project earlier this year. We're ready for a revival, dude!
Without the demise of Automatic Loveletter, we wouldn't have Juliet Simms in her solo glory. Why can't we have both?
Cinematic Sunrise featured Craig Owens and Bradley Bell of Chiodos, two gents with a remarkable scream. CS was much more experimental and only slightly pop-punk, but we miss it all the same.
My American Heart flirted with emo, indie and pop-punk in a way that shot them to real MySpace fame. Like the site, it didn't last: The group called it quits in 2009.
After the explosion of Victory Records and Fall Out Boy, it seemed like everyone and their mother was looking to Chicago and its suburbs for the next best thing. Madina Lake were there and ready to deliver. It's a bummer that their run ended, but they went out with a bang: They played the 'Triology Finale Tour' across 8 days, playing 8 shows in and around the UK.
Every Avenue is the most pop-punk band name of, like, all time, right? They lived up to the name and had some very real success: Their second album Picture Perfect hit No. 136 on Billboard 200...not bad for a band from complete obscurity. The group has been on hiatus since 2012, and things aren't looking too bright.
Here's another death we're not totally over yet... and it happened very recently. Triple Crown Records' Fireworks ended things last year, and it still feels too soon.
Any Blink-182 diehard will tell you, without Fluf and the Southern California scene they promoted, pop-punk as we know it wouldn't exist. Well, it would exist, it would just be totally different, you know? These guys haven't been a band for over a decade, but that doesn't mean we don't miss them.
Jet Lag Gemini died too soon. There was talk of an album that would've been produced by Blink-182's Mark Hoppus. We're still not over this.
Letter Kills also had a short shelf life, but they did tour with The Used and My Chemical Romance back in the day. They, too, lean into screamo/emo territory a bit more than some of the other bands on this list, but they did it well.
More ska punk than anything else, Save Ferris seem like outliers in more ways than one. A handful of their songs became immortalized in films like The Big Hit, Senseless and Thomas and the Magic Railroad, which we just consider more of an incentive to reunite? Who wouldn't want this?
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