Punk Goes Pop 4 Now Available

Punk Goes Pop 4Punk Goes Pop Volume 4 is now available in stores and online on iTunes.

Punk Goes Pop Volume 4 features covers of today’s hottest pop songs, including Go Radio‘s rendition of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”, Pierce The Veil‘s cover of Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”, and Woe, Is Me‘s version of Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)”. 

Full tracklisting and bands on Punk Goes Pop Volume 4 is as below:

1. Pierce The Veil – “Just The Way You Are” (originally recorded by Bruno Mars)
2. Tonight Alive – “Little Lion Man” (originally recorded by Mumford & Sons)
3. Woe, Is Me – “Last Friday Night” (originally recorded by Katy Perry)
4. The Ready Set – “Roll Up” (originally recorded by Wiz Khalifa)
5. Sleeping With Sirens – “F**k You” (originally recorded by Cee Lo Green)
6. Go Radio – “Rolling In The Deep” (originally recorded by Adele)
7. For All Those Sleeping – “You Belong With Me” (originally recorded by Taylor Swift)
8. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – “We R Who We R” (originally recorded by Ke$ha)
9. A Skylit Drive – “Love the Way You Lie” (originally recorded by Eminem and Rihanna)
10. Allstar Weekend – “Yeah 3X” (originally recorded by Chris Brown)
11. I See Stars – “Till The World Ends” (originally recorded by Britney Spears)
12. Silverstein – “Runaway” (originally recorded by Kanye West and Pusha T)
13. The Downtown Fiction – “Super Bass” (originally recorded by Nicki Minaj)

Punk Goes Pop 4 Coming This November

Punk Goes Pop 4

Punk Goes Pop 4Fearless Records is set to release Punk Goes Pop 4 on November 22. The album will include covers from some of your favorite artists including The Ready Set, Silverstein, All Star Weekend, Pierce The Veil and more. Check out the tracks that will be featured on the compilation below.

Punk Goes Pop 4 is available now on iTunes. Pick it up and let us know what you think.

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Stream Punk Goes Pop 3

MySpace Music is currently streaming every track on Punk Goes Pop Volume 3. The album is due in stores this Tuesday, November 2nd. Punk Goes Pop Volume 3 features a selection of the hottest rock bands covering Billboard Top Ten hits, including modern day pop classics by Lady GaGa, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

Full tracklisting and bands included on Punk Goes Pop Volume 3 is as below:

1. Breathe Carolina – “Down” (originally recorded by Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne)
2. Woe, Is Me – “Hot ‘N Cold” (originally recorded by Katy Perry)
3. Artist Vs Poet – “Bad Romance” (originally recorded by Lady GaGa)
4. Mayday Parade – “In My Head” (originally recorded by Jason Derülo)
5. Asking Alexandria – “Right Now (Na Na Na)” (originally recorded by Akon)
6. This Century – “Paper Planes” (originally recorded by M.I.A.)
7. The Word Alive – “Heartless” (originally recorded by Kanye West)
8. Family Force 5 – “Bulletproof” (originally recorded by La Roux)
9. Of Mice & Men – “Blame It” (originally recorded by Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain)
10. Miss May I – “Run This Town” (originally recorded by Jay-Z ft. Kanye West and Rihanna)
11. The Ready Set – “Airplanes” (originally recorded by B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams)
12. Cute Is What We Aim For – “Dead And Gone” (originally recorded by T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake)
13. Sparks The Rescue – “Need You Now” (originally recorded by Lady Antebellum)
14. We Came As Romans – “My Love” (originally recorded by Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.)

Mayday Parade Covers “In My Head”

Mayday Parade

Mayday Parade‘s cover of Jason Derülo’s “In My Head” can be heard here. The song comes from Punk Goes Pop Volume3, set for release on November 2nd 2010.

“We love doing Punk Goes… because they’re always such a blast to rearrange and record,” notes Mayday guitarist Brooks Betts. “Music is supposed to be fun and these covers are a blast!”

The track is available now on iTunes. Get more info on the Punk Goes series here.

The most exciting Punk Goes… album to date, Punk Goes Pop Volume 3 features a selection of the hottest rock bands covering Billboard Top Ten hits, including modern day pop classics by Lady GaGa, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

Full track listing and bands included on Punk Goes Pop Volume 3 is as below:

1. Breathe Carolina – “Down” (originally recorded by Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne) – Listen here!
2. Woe, Is Me – “Hot ‘N Cold” (originally recorded by Katy Perry)
3. Artist Vs Poet – “Bad Romance” (originally recorded by Lady GaGa)
4. Mayday Parade – “In My Head” (originally recorded by Jason Derülo)
5. Asking Alexandria – “Right Now (Na Na Na)” (originally recorded by Akon) – Listen here!
6. This Century – “Paper Planes” (originally recorded by M.I.A.)
7. The Word Alive – “Heartless” (originally recorded by Kanye West)
8. Family Force 5 – “Bulletproof” (originally recorded by La Roux)
9. Of Mice & Men – “Blame It” (originally recorded by Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain)
10. Miss May I – “Run This Town” (originally recorded by Jay-Z ft. Kanye West and Rihanna)
11. The Ready Set – “Airplanes” (originally recorded by B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams)
12. Cute Is What We Aim For – “Dead And Gone” (originally recorded by T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake)
13. Sparks The Rescue – “Need You Now” (originally recorded by Lady Antebellum)
14. We Came As Romans – “My Love” (originally recorded by Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.)

Fearless Records Announces Punk Goes Pop Volume 3

Punk Goes Pop 3

Fearless Records has announced the next installment in their Punk Goes series… Punk Goes Pop Volume 3. The complication features hits by Lady GaGa, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. The album is set for release on November 2nd, 2010. Check out the full track listing and bands included on Punk Goes Pop Volume 3 below. Get more information on the release over on Facebook. [Read more...]

Punk Goes Classic Rock Set For April Release

Punk Goes Classic Rock

Punk Goes Classic Rock, the 9th release in the “Punk Goes” compilations series is set for release on April 27th, 2010. The complication will feature a selection of the best up-and-coming alternative rock bands doing their own cover versions of classic tracks by such bands as Journey, Queen, KISS, Def Leppard, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Blue Oyster Cult. Check out the track listing and album art below.

Track Listing

1. Hit The Lights “More Than A Feeling” (originally recorded by Boston)
2. VersaEmerge “Paint It Black” (originally recorded by The Rolling Stones)
3. The Almost “Free Fallin'” (originally recorded by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
4. Mayday Parade “We Are The Champions” (originally recorded by Queen)
5. The Summer Set “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” (originally recorded by KISS)
6. We The Kings “Caught Up In You” (originally recorded by .38 Special)
7. A Skylit Drive “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (originally recorded by Journey)
8. I See Stars “Your Love” (originally recorded by The Outfield)
9. Pierce The Veil “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (originally recorded by Blue Oyster Cult)
10. Forever The Sickest Kids “Crazy Train” (originally recorded by Ozzy Osbourne)
11. The Maine “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (originally recorded by Def Leppard)
12. Envy On The Coast “All Along The Watchtower” (originally recorded by Bob Dylan)
13. Every Avenue “Take Me Home Tonight” (originally recorded by Eddie Money)
14. Never Shout Never “Bohemian Rhapsody” (originally recorded by Queen)
15. blessthefall “Dream On” (originally recorded by Aerosmith)

Various Artists – Punk Goes Pop 2

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Artist: Various Artists
Album: Punk Goes Pop Vol. 2
Label: Fearless Records
Purchase: Itunes
Release Date: March 10th, 2009

Overall: 8.5
Music: 8
Lyrics: 7
Production: 9

The “Punk Goes…” series has helped pay tribute to many great bands over the years, by re-imagining songs by new artists in the “scene”. The latest edition to the “Punk Goes…” roster is Punk Goes Pop Vol. 2, a release comprising of some of todays biggest hits, interpreted by other great bands.

The album kicks right off into full gear with Alesana’s cover of “What Goes Around Comes Around” by Justin Timberlake. To say that this track took the original song to a heavier level would be an understatement. As strong guitar riffs and screams tear through the track, turning this from sad breakup song to headbanger’s delight.

The next couples tracks power through all different kinds of pop. From Silverstein’s rendition of the “Apologize” turning it into a powerful ballad with a climactic finish. August Burns Red’s cover of “…Baby One More Time”, which transforms Britney Spear’s hit into a thrash-fest of epic proportions.

Some of the strongest tracks on Punk Goes Pop 2 are ones that endure the most drastic changes. “When I Grow Up” by Mayday Parade changes the up-beat track into one that emphasizes the catchiness of the Pussycat Dolls original while lacing it with dark undertones that make it much easier to relate to. Also the strength in Bayside’s “Beautiful Girls” changes the Sean Kingston reggae influenced pop jam into an instrumentally strong and incredibly charming Bayside version. “Disturbia” by The Cab also possess a certain charm, that with The Cab’s strong instrumentation and vocal ability makes this track undeniable and one of the album’s strongest tracks, this rendition could even serve as an official single for The Cab.

As strong as these tracks are, there are some misses to be found on Punk Goes Pop 2. When it comes to some of the more obscure tracks, it truly becomes hit or miss with songs. Breathe Carolina’s version of “See You Again” unfortunately comes off as a bit forced and lacks adrenaline, making the Miley Cyrus version more fast-paced and exciting. Attack Attack’s version of “I Kissed A Girl” has a lackluster techno beat followed by a hardcore breakdown, that just lacks that extra oomph the other tracks possess that could take it from alright cover, to awesome dance jam.

In conclusion, like most cover-based albums with many different artists some tracks will falter (see: Chiodos’ “Flagpole Sitta”), while other tracks will rise above the rest and sometimes will be better then the original (see: A Static Lullaby’s “Toxic”).  Overall Punk Goes Pop 2 is a fun, solid offering that will keep the franchise alive for years to come. Here’s to another round of tributes to some of the artists that have and will continue to shape our music scene.