Whenever you are connected to the phrase “pop-punk” it’s harder to be taken seriously. I’ve seen Joyce Manor live a couple of times, twice when they were opening for Conor Oberst’s punk band, Desaparecidos. I had almost no clue who Joyce Manor was or what to expect from them. What I caught myself in was a massive amount of enthusiastic teens throwing their bodies around the crowd and my shoulders. Teens that used “pop-punk” as a compliment, a way to describe their way of life and even their favorite pizza place. I am still not sure if I should be worried about them or try to stay far away from them. What I do know that there’s a reason teens fall in love with bands, and it usually has to do with how the music makes them feel.