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The state of the Pop Punk Not Pills union

Here’s the deal. Read this.

Pop Punk Not Pills started as a way for me to merge my love for the genre and my interest in business. I started this company while I was in college and working at a mindless job. I dedicated hours every day to promoting Pop Punk Not Pills and spreading the message I was selling. I loved every minute of it and have met some of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.

I’ve sold merch all over the world and I cannot tell you how great it is to know that Pop Punk Not Pills has been such a success. Knowing that I’ve made people happy with something I created is a greater feeling than I ever imagined. Pop Punk Not Pills has been Birthday and Christmas presents, has been bought by parents for their kids, and by girlfriends and boyfriends for their significant others. I can’t put into words how much it means to me that people grasped on so tightly on to this message and this company that I started with $120 and one design almost three years ago.

So where are we now? Well, I graduated college in December of 2012 with a degree in Marketing, and in August of 2013 I landed a job at a company I could not be happier with. Having this career path and a job that I love makes running Pop Punk Not Pills really difficult, so some things have to change. Pop Punk Not Pills is not ending, but it is going to be downsized. I’m going to keep a smaller stock and a smaller variety and I won’t be attending fests or shows. I won’t be as present on the social media accounts and will be posting less everywhere. Basically everything available in the online store will be limited, so if you want to support Pop Punk Not Pills, make sure you pick something up if you see it’s available. 

Again, I can’t thank you all enough for how awesome Pop Punk Not Pills has been, and I hope you stick with me through the changes!

p.s. Please take a look at the small number of bands that have received endorsements from Pop Punk Not Pills. These bands wore my shirts, people I knew personally, and great guys who promoted my brand. The guys in these bands are great people who deserve your attention. 


- Alex

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The Chariot.

I can proudly say I was a fan from the very first song on the very first record though the last song on the last record.  I’ve seen them more than I’ve seen any other band and they are one of 3 bands of which I own all the physical copies of all of their releases.  Call me a “hipster” if you want, but I was on board from day one.  I loved Norma Jean, and followed Josh’s musical endeavors right into The Chariot.

To me, The Chariot is a physical embodiment of why I love music and what it does for the world.  I have never seen a band write and preform with such freedom and love.  Every show and every song on every record is clearly done with an appreciation for the art of music.

If you never saw The Chariot live, you missed out.  Like their music or not, their live show was one of the best forms of entertainment I have ever seen.  I could talk to you for hours about all of the different and original things they’ve done when I’ve seen them.  They weren’t the most talented band, or the most professional, but they were dudes on a stage doing something they loved.  You’d be hard-pressed to find a band who was so transparently in love with what they were doing.

I’m bummed it’s over, but I loved the last record, and the last show I saw them at was phenomenal.  I couldn’t imagine a more graceful way for a band to live it’s life.



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