Music: an expression of humanity, escape, a soundtrack to life, deep passion….
The New Jersey scene is alive and well. In the vein of bands like Lifetime, Taking Back Sunday, and Thursday comes Parkwood. Hailing from Hammonton, New Jersey (the blueberry capitol of the world and not super far from Philadelphia), Parkwood relies on strong melodies and groove oriented rock songs, occasionally drifting into punk tempos. Deathbed is a song where that band lets fly their Lifetime/Thursday hardcore punk roots. Selfish (the song) sounds more like the 00’s Warped Tour emo/punk sound but the band could very easily have been a part of the mid-90’s midwest scene. It’s emo done well with a hint of hardcore and punk. You know, the what emo should be. You can name your own price for Selfish at https://parkwood.bandcamp.com/