Matt Burns of SmartPunk Records.
Halfway Atlantic from Austin, Texas.
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Additional support for this episode comes from Mike Henneberger’s mixtape memoir, “Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid’s Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City”. It’s an audio experience starring Tyler Posey and featuring a 20-song soundtrack that includes two Jimmy Eat World recordings you can’t hear anywhere else. The audio book also includes songs from Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Bayside, Alkaline Trio, and more.
Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #176:
SmartPunk has been around for a long time and has gone through many changes over the years. Currently, SmartPunk is killing it in the scene has record label and Matt Burns is the manager. It was great hearing his story about how he became involved with the label.
Halfway Atlantic is a pop punk/alternative rock band from Austin, Texas. They have a new single dropping Friday, July 9th called, “Back To Austin”, and will be doing a tour of Texas with Big Smile July 16th through July 23rd. We talk about the new song and how their lead vocalist, Matt Warmuth, is from Germany.