“omg, crewnecks!!” *tr00 pop-punk girl voice*
With more and more copycat, me-too bands coming out every day, it’s harder than ever for bands to stand out. IMO rather than try to do something different within an existing genre, the best option is for bands to invent a whole new sub-subgenre of their own so that by default they stand out. Even if other bands start copying them, they can always be like “whatever, we started this shit all these new jacks ain’t got shit on our steez.”
For example STATE CHAMPS, who occupy that little sliver of artistic territory in between TR00 POP PUNK (ala THE STORY SO FAR), EASYCORE (ala CITY LIGHTS) and AMERICANEAGLECORE (ala I CALL FIVES)– let’s call it CREWNECKCORE.
Probably their best song– don’t call it AMERICANEAGLECORE, they’re 2 effed up and angsty for dat
Some solid LIFETIMECORE here– wood reblog a gif of the lyrics to chorus in varsity font/10
Hit up STATE CHAMPS on bookface and catch them on tour with CHUNK NO CAPTAIN CHUNK, HANDGUNS, and CITY LIGHTS!