Weston – Got Beat Up (For fans of Latterman, Sunny Day Real Estate, Weezer)

There seems to be a huge revival of melodic pop punk bordering on emo going on right now… you know, with bands like Title Fight and Latterman selling out reunion shows.  I don’t know where this came from, but I do know that one of the earliest and most influential bands and albums of this genre is constantly getting overlooked.  Weston’s Got Beat Up is a one of the most underrated gems in pop punk history.

Weston formed back in 1990 in Bethlahem, PA.  While the band broke up in 2001, the breakup was short lived as they reformed in 2006.  Releasing their 2nd album Got Beat Up in 1996, I think it’s one of the catchiest pop punk/emo albums around.   Whether it’s the energetic sing a long “No Kind Of Superstar” or the Sunny Day Real Estate-esque “Your Summer Dress”, Weston’s Got Beat Up is a solid listen through the entire 13 track 33 minute album.

Incredibly nostalgic, if you dig pop punk or old school emo at all, you definitely need to check out these unsung heroes.

Weston – No Kind Of Superstar

Teenage Bottlerocket – Another Way
Saves The Day – Can’t Slow Down
Hold Tight! – Can’t Take This Away

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  1. I am trying to find a contact page for the band Weston. A few years ago I had been messaging with them on myspace. I named my son after teh band and I am trying to find a way to contact them to get a signed poster to give to my now 6 year old. The band had told me that they thought it was the coolest thing that I named my son after them. Now that my weston is old enough he wants to have a poster to show his friends lol if anyone can help me please e-mail me at cellison76@hotmail.com thanks

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