The Movielife is one of those bands that pretty much everyone who listens to pop punk today and is under the age of 30 listened to at one point in their life, whether they admit it or not. One of the things that I think a lot of people don't realize is that 10 years later, this stuff still really holds up. A band that broke up before they could go down the wrong path musically, The Movielife is some of the best pop-punk this side of Lifetime and Jawbreaker.
This Time Next Year was released in 2000 by Revelation Records. Hardcore influenced pop-punk seems like one of those genres where bands and releases are a dime a dozen these days, but at the time This Time Next Year stood out, and it still does. Vinnie Caruana's lyrics and voice both combine the streets of New York with the breaking of a heart. The songs are catchy, the guitars are loud, and you'll be fist pumping your sad little heart out.
The Movielife - This Time Next Year