Listen to Mayday Parade cover this pop-punk anthem
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Taking a quick break from their freshly dropped album Sunnyland, Mayday Parade found time to release this stripped-down, acoustic cover of Something Corporate’s hit “Punk Rock Princess.” Watch the exclusive premiere with AltPress below!

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Something Corporate, also known as SoCo, formed in 1998 and were an active alt-rock band through 2006. However, SoCo also did a reunion tour in 2010. Additionally, frontman, Andrew McMahon is also known for his work with Jack’s Mannequin and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Despite only making music for eight years, SoCo heavily influenced many modern punk bands, Mayday Parade obviously included.

“All you need to do to understand what made Something Corporate so special is listen to ‘Konstantine,’ the emo ballad to top them all,” frontman Derek Sanders says. “Andrew McMahon writes such epic, beautiful songs and delivers them with so much passion and character.”

With a few acoustic tracks on their sixth studio album, released June 15, it made perfect sense for Mayday Parade to cover the track.

Featuring stellar, echoing vocals and gentle strumming, Sanders’ rendition takes the punk anthem and removes all of the bells and whistles. Sanders amplifies the beauty of the song at its core by zeroing in on the song’s lyrical composition.

“This song brings me back to high school and all of the people I was friends with,” Sanders says of the cover. “It’s just a great song. It’s fun to cover, and I enjoyed playing around with the progression in the last chorus.”

Sunnyland is currently available for purchase here.

Additionally, Mayday Parade are currently playing the final Vans Warped Tour. You can see all of the dates listed below. Pick up your tickets here!

Dates:
07/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/06 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
07/07 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
07/08 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park
07/10 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/13 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
07/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Flats at Budweiser Stage
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
07/24 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
07/26 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/27 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/29 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre
08/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park
08/03 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
08/04 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre