Chris Payne, Billboard:
Punchline has never been a household name, but for the Pittsburgh band, it’s not for lack of effort.
They emerged with the powerhouse label Fueled By Ramen in the mid-2000s, and never quite caught on like some of their peers. Since then, they’ve refused to go quietly.
I find it amazing that Punchline has remained a band as long as they have. That is to say, they've had plenty of time to call it quits and go their separate ways amidst drastic changes to the music scene they've long called home. Instead, they've evolved. Steve and Chris continue to roll with the tides while creating increasingly better music along the way. The two singles for Thrilled they've released thus far are prime examples of that.
I'm very much looking forward to hearing this record, out December 4 on InVogue Records. Preorders are up now, including a boatload of merch with an aesthetic as equally pleasing as the accompanying music.