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. Choke Up is certainly not your typical melodic hardcore band. The band plays dark and emotional tunes with several different elements at war. With powerful vocals that will stay with you long after, Choke Up's raw mix of hardcore, punk, and pop is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant scene. The band is currently in the studio, tracking their first LP. So whether you're into "post-hardcore/screamo," "impassioned hardcore," "melodic hardcore/indie/screamo," or something with both "punk AND pop melodies," you should get down with Choke Up.