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American rock group Knuckle Puck was founded in the Chicago suburbs of Illinois in 2010. The group put out a few EPs; While I Stay Secluded (2014) reached its highest position on the Heatseekers Albums chart at number five. Together with the UK band Neck Deep, the group released a split EP. The band joined Rise in 2014, and the label released Copacetic, the band’s debut album, in 2015. The “knucklepuck” shot in ice hockey, made popular by the 1994 movie D2: The Mighty Ducks, is the source of the band’s moniker.
AllMusic biographer James Christopher Monger has compared the sound of Knuckle Puck to that of The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, and Rise Against, describing it as a “melodic blend of old-school punk rock and emo”. Pop punk and emo have been used to characterize Copacetic. The album’s sound is described by AllMusic reviewer Timothy Monger as “ranging from blazing, epic emo and pop-punk to slower, more contemplative fare.” Copacetic is recommended for fans of early 2000s pop punk records like Simple Plan’s No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls (2002) and New Found Glory’s Sticks and Stones (2002), according to Troy L. Smith, a reviewer for Cleveland.com.
In July 2013, Rumchaks released his debut EP, Decades. With drummer Eman Duran and vocalist/bassist Tyler Albertson in the Oak Lawn, Illinois band Homesafe, Rumchaks plays guitar and sings. The band has put out one full-length studio album, “ONE” (2018), three EPs, “Homesafe” (2014), “Inside Your Head” (2015), and “Evermore” (2016). Pure Noise Records is currently home to Homesafe.
Rationale was formed by Taylor, Rumchaks, and Dan Lambton, the vocalist of Real Friends. Rumchaks plays drums, Lambton plays guitar and vocals, and Taylor plays guitar and vocals with Rationale. December 2015 saw the release of “Hangnail” for streaming, and soon after, the group’s first EP, Confines, was released. In Chicago’s Lurk, a hardcore-punk band, Kevin Maida plays guitar. Drummer John Siorek has been a member of the bands Matter of Fact, Droughts, and William Bonney.
The 2014 list of “12 Bands You Need To Know: AP Editors Pick Their Favorite 100 Bands” by Alternative Press featured Knuckle Puck. The group was listed as one of the “Artists To Watch In 2014” on Idobi. Knuckle Puck received a nomination for the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards’ Best Underground Band category. Knuckle Puck received nominations for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards for Best Breakthrough Band and Album of the Year.