Does anyone else remember the pop-punk band Knockout? I was just scrolling through my iTunes haphazardly and found this album, Searching for Solid Ground. We haven't done a weekly nostalgia post in a while -- and it reminded of of when the Chicago scene was blowing up -- bands were getting signed left and right. I decided to push play on it for fun, and it actually holds up decently for a pop-punk album. As I sat here giving the album a listen, I can't help but think that it comes right out of that era of pop-punk. Has that complete The Starting Line, Fall Out Boy, Rufio vibe going on. Looking for something fun to listen to today? Give it a shot on Rdio or Spotify. If you were a fan back when they were making music -- we'd love to hear from you as you break out the tunes and discuss the band in the replies.
Fun fact: You can hear the lead singer, Jeff Warren, if you listen carefully, contributing back-up vocals on Fall Out Boy's "Grenade Jumper."