Muscadine Bloodline Channels Their Inner Emo Kid With Awesome New EP, ‘Teenage Angst’

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Matt Turpin

This might just be the best Monday ever…

Muscadine Bloodline dropped an EP titled Teenage Angst (a takeoff of their recent studio album Teenage Dixie), which is a four-song project full of punk rock songs that, along with country music, inspired their formative teenage years.

After sharing several acoustic covers of late 90’s and early 2000’s songs on social media a few weeks ago, like Blink 182’s “Adam’s Song,” fans went crazy begging for more and Gary and Chuck delivered today.

In an Instagram post, the fellas detailed how their shared love of pop punk was one of the things that brought them together, and how it prompted them to get into the studio with some of these classic emo songs:

“One of many things we both had in common was the music we listened to in our teenage years.

You kinda stick out like a sore thumb in South Alabama when you’re jamming Blink-182 at a red light and you get some eye rolls from buddies when Hawthorne Heights came on shuffle between Mike Jones (who?) and Merle Haggard.

But, for some of us, this kind of music tapped into an emotion that can be described as angst. Not to mention, music like Mayday Parade and Taking Back Sunday is where we both learned how to sing harmony.

So the next time you think to yourself, ‘them Muscadine boys SANG them harmonies,’ thank bands like Yellowcard and Jimmy Eat World, deriving from our ‘Teenage Angst.’ We wanted to pay homage to some emo bands we grew up on, except make them ‘us.’

And if you grew up around the same time on similar music, then you will absolutely LOVE this project:

Of course, the Muscadine boys put their own little spin on the songs they included here, but it’s definitely one of the coolest projects I’ve heard this year.

They covered Blink-182’s “Adam’s Song” from the critically acclaimed Enema of The State record, Jimmy Eat World’s “Hear You Me” from their 2001 Bleed American album, Mayday Parade’s “Jamie All Over” from their 2007 A Lesson in Romantics album, and Yellowcard’s “Only One,” from their 2003 Ocean Avenue album.

It’s certainly nostalgic in the best way to hear these songs again, and to echo their sentiment, always a perfect time to “channel that inner emo kid” with some of the music that defined the late 90’s and early 2000’s.

“Channel that inner emo kid today and gas the new project. New music Monday.”

I personally love that kind of music still to this day, so it’s really damn fun to hear one of the best country duos pay homage to it with a real deal EP:

Do yourself a favor and turn these up today… I’ve already had every single one on repeat:

“Hear You Me”

“Adam’s Song”

“Jamie All Over”

“Only One”

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