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Mikey Erg/Anika Pyle release split 7-inch

Mikey Erg (The Ergs!) and Anika Pyle (Chumped) have put out a split 7-inch on Anchorless Records. You can stream it below.

Both artists are slated to play the Fest, with Mikey also having an Ergs! reunion (and let’s face it, probably ten other bands as well) while Anika plays solo and as part of Katie Ellen.



Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle stream 2 songs from upcoming split EP

Mikey Erg and Anika Pyle (formerly of Chumped) have made 2 songs from their upcoming split EP available to stream. You can give both tracks a listen below.

The 7″ is set to release on September 9th through Anchorless Records. Head over to the label’s webstore to grab a copy.



Your Loss (members of Elway & Chumped) stream debut album in its entirety

Your Loss, a new band featuring Tim Browne and Brian Van Proyen of Elway and Drew Johnson of Chumped, have made their debut full-length Midlife Crisis Tropical Vacation available to stream.

If you’re a fan of the bands these guys have played in, I recommend giving the album it a listen below.

Midlife Crisis Tropical Vacation releases this Friday, May 6th on Anchorless Records. Head over here to pre-order.



Chumped stream final song “Not the One”

In late 2015, Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped announced an indefinite hiatus to take place after their appearance at FEST. In addition to announcing two farewell shows in Brooklyn this coming February, the band have also released a stream of a new song, “Not the One,” which was recorded during the Teenage Retirement sessions but never used.

You can read a statement from the band, and stream the song, below.

Chumped’s debut (and, for now, sole) album, Teenage Retirement, was released in 2014 via Anchorless Records.



Chumped announce indefinite hiatus

Brooklyn pop-punks Chumped have just announced that they will be taking a break from their music for an indefinite amount of time. The band released the following statement:

“It brings us a metric fuck ton of feels to say this, but tomorrow will be our last show for an indefinite period of time. We play FEST at The Wooly at 10:20PM (tmw, sunday). It would be really special if you all would come out to help us celebrate. Chumped played for the first time in front of other humans on February 5th, 2013. We never could have imagined the things that a little project started in an apartment in New York City could have allowed us to experience. We have traveled incredible distances, made beautiful friends and actualized seemingly impossible dreams. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this project, who has listened, who has helped, who has believed in us, who has loved us. We love you. And we never could have done any of this without you.”

There are no details as what caused this hiatus, or how long it will last, but it’s sad news never the less. If you’re unfamiliar with the groups work, then by all means check out their most recent album, “Teenage Retirement” which was released back in 2014 via Anchorless Records.



The Rentiers (ft. Joel Tannenbaum of Plow United) to release new EP

Plow United bassist Joel Tannenbaum has announced his side-project The Rentiers will be releasing a new EP titled Black Metal Yoga in late summer/early fall through Baldy Longhair Records.

The band’s debut EP Here’s a List of Things That Exist saw Tannenbaum backed by Mikey Erg, Anika Pyle of Chumped, and Tyler Pursel from Gym Class Heroes, but it hasn’t been announced whether the same lineup will be appearing on this release.

We’ll keep you posted as more info on Black Metal Yoga comes to light.



Cayetana announces US tour

Philadelphia indie-punk group Cayetana have announced a short run of tour dates around the east coast of the US. Joining them on the road will be Chumped and Thin Lips. You can check out the dates and locations below.

Cayetana released their debut album, Nervous Like Me, in September 2014 through Tiny Engines.



Chumped stream cover of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’s “Threshold”

Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped are currently streaming a new song titled “Threshold,” which is a cover of a song performed in the film Scott Pilgrim Vs The World by the fictional band Sex-Bob-Omb. Stream the song below.

This cover is featured on the Father/Daughter Records compilation album, Faux Real II, released today, April 28th. The compilation is the second in a series, and like its predecessor features 10 artists covering songs originally performed by “faux” musicians in a film or a television series. You can check out the tracklisting and stream the entire compilation below as well, and it can be purchased here.

Chumped last released Teenage Retirement on November 18, 2014 through Anchorless Records.



The Menzingers announce North American tour dates with Chumped and Roger Harvey

The Menzingers will be playing a 2-week run of North American tour dates with Chumped and Roger Harvey of White Wives later this spring. The full tour itinerary can be found below.

The band’s latest album Rented World was released in 2014 through Epitaph Records.



The Year’s 10 Best Punk Rock Love Songs (for Valentines Day 2015)

Whether you’re planning on making sweet, sweet love to your significant other, drinking alone in your basement, or just ignoring the holiday completely, we thought we’d compile a playlist of some of the year’s best punk rock love songs to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy below.



Music Video: Chumped – “December Is the Longest Month”

Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped have released a music video for their song “December Is the Longest Month”. The track comes off of the band’s debut album, Teenage Retirement. You can check out the video here.

Chumped released Teenage Retirement on November 18, 2014 through Anchorless Records.



Album Review: Chumped – “Teenage Retirement”

In late 2013, a little band called Chumped seemingly came out of nowhere (Nowhere, Brooklyn, to be exact) and took the internet by storm. There was a lot to be said about this foursome and their self-titled EP, mostly positive, and it was clear that big things were in their future. Here we are a year later and the band has released their debut full length, Teenage Retirement, which confirms that the future is now, and it does not disappoint.

Upon first listen, Teenage Retirement sounds exactly like you might expect it to based on the Chumped EP: pop punk songs about feelings led by Anika Pyle’s nasally croon. However, for all the familiar things that make up the album, Chumped sure knows how to twist and turn to keep listeners alert. The album starts with the somber, winter-centric “December Is the Longest Month”, setting an introspective tone for the whole album- only to kick it down with the peppy and warm “Hot 97 Summer Jam”, followed up by “Coffee”, which features completely unannounced lead vocals by bassist Doug McKeever.  This kind of sequencing helps to keep the listener guessing what is going to happen next, with the energy bouncing from mid-tempo to high throughout the album. Chumped still managed to throw a curveball by ending the album with two four minute tracks: the simultaneously sparse and dense “The Pains of Being…” and the slightly more upbeat (but still kind of a bummer) “Old and Tired”.

Chumped’s lyrics are at their best when they reflect on the hardships that come alongside entering your twenties in these modern times. “Don’t you give me all those lines about hope, we can’t spend any more time hoping” (“Songs About Boats”), “I regret that I never acknowledge what I want but what I think I should” (“Something About Geography”), “We get older. Times moves faster. You stay the same.” (“The Pains of Being…”). It might be a cliché to say, but these lyrics speak a lot of truth to not just the youth of today, but perhaps the entire iGeneration.

Teenage Retirement is the type of album that has a song that fits almost any kind of mixtape, for a friend, for a family member, or for that special someone. Teenage Retirement is the type of album that you can listen to when you’re feeling down, or when everything is hunky dory. Teenage Retirement is the type of album that people in the year 2034 will look back on with the same sense of nostalgia that we in 2014 have for albums like Siamese Dream and 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Simply put, Teenage Retirement is a damn fine album.

4.5 / 5

RIYL: Saves the Day, Letters to Cleo, The Promise Ring



Full Album Stream: Chumped – ‘Teenage Retirement’

Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped have released a full stream of their upcoming album, Teenage Retirement. You can check out the stream below.

Teenage Retirement is Chumped debut full length, and it is due out November 18, 2014 through Anchorless Records.



Chumped premier new video for “Hot 97 Summer Jam”

Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped released a new video for “Hot 97 Summer Jam” via Stereogum. You can view the video here, and find details on the band’s East Coast and European tour dates below.

“Hot 97 Summer Jam” appears on Chumped’s forthcoming full-length album, Teenage Retirement, due out November 18th through Anchorless Records.



New Music: Chumped – “Name That Thing”

Brooklyn pop-punk act Chumped are moving on up in the world. They’ve got a new track, “Name That Thing,” streaming over at NPR Music. Check it out here.

“Name That Thing” appears on Chumped’s forthcoming full-length, “Teenage Retirement,” which is due out November 18th through Anchorless Records.