NBW Series: 2000's Sad Radio Rock by Grant Johnstone

Next in the NBW Series is Grant Johnstone, bassist for one of my favorite bands, Poured Out of Maryland. I'll never forget the first time I saw Poured Out play in a cramped basement. You know that feeling when you meet people for the first time and immediately like them a lot and then get anxious because you hope their music is good so that you can love those people as friends AND as a band and when you finally hear them play for the first time they're incredible and become one of your favorite bands right away and the world just seems to make a little more sense? Welcome to Poured Out.

Grant dropped a bomb on us with this playlist, full of sad radio songs you'll never escape and secretly hope you never want to. It's a blast to the not-TOO-distant past for me, because every one of these songs was on my first iPod in 8th grade (not joking). One of my mom's favorite songs is "Here Without You," and my guilty pleasure will always be Seether and Staind. 

We are VERY EXCITED that Poured Out is dropping a new record, To the Point of Death on October 21. Pre-orders are up now, so go claim what promises to be a very good CD.

Art by  Sara Schubargo , who really likes hands.

Art by Sara Schubargo, who really likes hands.

By Grant Johnstone:

This is a playlist that most likely made you buy skinny jeans and dye your hair for the first time in middle/high school. If you begin to feel the need to make vocal covers, lyric videos, or start promising people that "I'm fine," I recommend listening to Sandstorm by Darude to help decompress.


  1. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  2. Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
  3. So Far Away - Staind
  4. Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd
  5. I Miss You - blink-182
  6. Broken - Seether, Amy Lee
  7. The Reason - Hoobastank
  8. Best of You - Foo Fighters
  9. Into The Ocean - Blue October
  10. Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

Apple Music playlist here.