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Old Neon

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Old Neon are the streaking a comet across the Pittsburgh music scene with their phenomenal indie/emo/pop punk sounds. They are also one of the Phonotonal chain-source bands, who helped us find other amazing music from their scene, like Understatement, Mallory Run, overtheweather, and more!

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With a chugging Jimmy Eat World instant entry to the verse, the skin is already tingling for this new single from Old Neon. ‘Barely Alive’ is a great big anthem and I love it. We already know this band is top-notch in all departments and this is further proof. Great big drums, guitars that transform […]

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With a rich acoustic guitar at the heart and just a sprinkle of an electric lead guitar, this is a real cut-down single from Old Neon. There’s enough ambiguity in this song that most listers are going to view the lyrics through their own lens of experience. The intention feels like a break-up song, where […]

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With an overdriven brace of bars to open, ‘Highlights’ soon leaps into life just like the artwork suggests. This is another slick hook-laden anthem from Old Neon. The sound throughout is a bright and perfect emo richness. It drives with pace to the immense chorus, which benefits from some neat rhythmic chops. The middle-eight has […]

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Old Neon’s ‘Pacific Time’ was a great single, but in their latest release things really soar. ‘Warmer Weather’ is an absolute gem with an amazing vocal performance in the chorus and with everything just about as crispy as it could possibly be. The verse combines a flickering guitar riff with a solid rhythm section and […]

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This year has seen an amazing and dazzling stream of new music and fiction, which we’re exited to review in our end of year highlights. It has also been a terrible year as we lost one of the most amazing humans we have ever met. As the singer and guitarist in Delays, Greg Gilbert made […]

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In the bleary early hours of 2021, many of us will be working on our pivot while feeling heavy from the overnight observation of the completion of another rotation around the sun. We need a good start to the year and we know just where to start. Pittsburgh’s Old Neon deliver a slick chunk of emo […]