This thread has grown to a library of AWESOME music. Thanks for the rec's guys, found some new stuff because of it!!
@zack-182 I understand what you mean in regards to not mentioning certain bands b/c of how long they have been out.
The Swellers are streaming a new song today and it's so awesome. They started out as skate punk but have now evolved almost into a pure rock band with punk background and a pop punk album mixed in (U&D).
Also awesome to see a lot of love for bands like Blink-182 and Sum41 rather than hate. They made pure gold as far as awesome music goes growing up. Couldn't thank them enough for helping me through times where I needed to just not give a fuck. They also brought me into liking more different bands but still shoved under the "pop punk" roof.
Real Friends and Let It Happen are my top two favorite new bands. Let It Happen has an UNREALLLL EP "It Hurts But It's Worth It" and real friends is coming out with an all acoustic EP for FREE!!!
Awesome awesome bands. Glad someone else has heard of Real Friends.