Mayday Parade release acoustic cover of Something Corporate’s “Punk Rock Princess”

There’s a headline that may come as a surprise, but it really shouldn’t. Mayday Parade did, in fact, do a live cover of Something Corporate’s “Punk Rock Princess” on their A Lesson In Romantics ten year anniversary tour. While it’s largely similar, it’s nice to get a more official source of audio, outshot of fan-shot live videos.

It’s nice to see a modern pop-rock/pop-punk band honor one of the more underrated bands of the early-2000’s. Though Something Corporate did get a slice of commercial success, Andrew McMahon went on to start Jack’s Mannequin and then his own current solo venture, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness where he continues to thrive and show how solid of a songwriter he is.

“All you need to do to understand what made Something Corporate so special is listen to ‘Konstantine,’ the emo ballad to top them all,” Mayday Parade frontman Derek Sanders says. “Andrew McMahon writes such epic, beautiful songs and delivers them with so much passion and character.”

Mayday Parade’s acoustic, stripped down version shows Sanders gently strumming to the original beat of the song while layered with echoing vocals to deliver a fresh take on this pop-punk anthem. “This song brings me back to high school and all of the people I was friends with,” Sanders says regarding the cover. “It’s just a great song. It’s fun to cover, and I enjoyed playing around with the progression in the last chorus.”

Mayday Parade’s latest album, Sunnyland, was released on June 15th via Rise Records. If you want to learn more about the album, you can read our piece with guitarist Alex Garcia here, and also pick up your copy here. They will also be spending the rest of their summer on the final cross-country run of Warped Tour, and the remaining dates can be found below.

07/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/06 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
07/07 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
07/08 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park
07/10 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/13 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
07/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Flats at Budweiser Stage
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
07/24 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
07/26 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/27 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/29 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre
08/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park
08/03 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
08/04 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre