Choke Up is four best buds from Boston who love The Weakerthans and King of the Hill. They would probably be a 50s-style pop band if they weren't so sad and angry all the time. Choke Up certainly aren't your typical hardcore band, that is for sure. The band plays dark and emotional melodic hardcore with several different elements at war. With powerful vocals that will stay with you long after, Choke Up’s thick brand of impassioned hardcore is breath of fresh air in a stagnant scene. The band just finished recording songs for an upcoming 2012 release and the only responsible member is currently booking up a storm that includes Summer / Fall dates along the Eastern seaboard. So whether you're into "post-hardcore/screamo," "impassioned hardcore," "melodic hardcore/indie/screamo," or something with both "punk AND pop melodies," you should come party with Choke Up.