The Wonder Years – “Local Man Ruins Everything (Acoustic)”
“I can’t shake the feeling that tonight I’m gonna end up in bed shaking alone” sings the Wonder Years’ Dan “Soupy” Campbell. This added track to the deluxe edition of Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing brings even more melancholy to the song about returning to your hometown and nothing being the same.
All Time Low – “Jasey Rae (Acoustic)”
The Baltimore boys of All Time Low have had an incredible lineup of acoustic songs. From “Remembering Sunday” to “Therapy,” plus all the acoustic versions in between, this track from Put Up Or Shut Up still holds up.
Broadside – “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting”
With a title like this, it can’t be a bad song. This sickly sweet song off of Broadside’s Paradise features a ukelele and lyrics about endless love. Paradise, indeed.
Sleeping With Sirens – “Roger Rabbit”
The 2012 EP If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack showed a different side of the then-posthardcore crew from Florida. Featuring two acoustic versions of songs from With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear, this EP also had three new songs—one which would go on to be one of SWS’ most popular. (Hint: It’s this one.)
We Are The In Crowd – “Rumor Mill (Acoustic)”
This song off of We Are The In Crowd’s first full-length Best Intentions cuts deep with emotional lyrics. Re-tracking it as an acoustic only makes it hit harder.
Grayscale – “Forever Yours”
Emo upstarts Grayscale proved on their debut album that they can create some of the best slow, sad songs out there. This track is a prime example, blending frontman Collin Walsh’s explosive vocals and a racing guitar.