EXCLUSIVE: Rebuilder give pop-punk a kick in the pants with ‘Rock & Roll In America’ full-album stream

photo: John Engström

While there’s constant debate online about which era of pop-punk is “true” pop-punk, a large chunk of the late ’90s consistently gets left out. Between bands like MxPx, the Bouncing Souls, Millencolin and the Ataris, pop-punk became a sonically diverse yet musically united genre that sadly gets overlooked between the genre innovators like Descendents and the new-school acts like All Time Low. Thankfully, we have Boston quintet Rebuilder, who are perfectly channeling that turn-of-the-century sound that so many of us hold dear on their new, Jay Maas-produced album, Rock & Roll In America. (There’s even a cool reference to The Clash in “Adults.”) Rock & Roll In America comes out June 2 on Panic State Records and can be pre-ordered here.