We’re excited to announce that POP ETC’s Covers Collection 2007-2019 will be available to stream everywhere on July 26 !! You can pre-save / pre-add the covers collection HERE.

Ever since I started making music, I’ve loved covering songs. Aside from the sheer joy of it, it was a way for me to study songwriting and practice my home recording skills. The early covers were admittedly pretty shoddily recorded, and even the newer ones have a rough, homespun quality to them- songs I recorded quickly, often in one take, just for fun. But I guess maybe that’s what I like about these covers. Listening back to them now I’m reminded of just how enjoyable it is to cover a great song, how much these songs mean to me, and how much I’ve learned from these amazing songwriters and bands. This collection compiles covers from a 12 year period. From the time of the morning benders to POP ETC. Basically as long as I’ve been making music. It feels like a kind of musical journal for me, and a good reminder of all the music that soundtracks our lives. I hope you enjoy it.



Covers Collection Tracklisting:
1. It’s Alright (Sam Cooke)
2. Lovefool (Cardigans)
3. Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield)
4. Last Nite (The Strokes)
5. How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
6. Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
7. Lithium (Nirvana)
8. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)
9. Strange Magic (ELO)
10. Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon)
11. God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
12. I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
13. I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
14. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
15. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
16. How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
17. Follow You Down (Gin Blossoms)
18. Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love (The Ronettes)
19. Ram On (Paul McCartney)
20. Alison (Elvis Costello)
21. Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie)

“Dreams” is one of my favorite songs of all time and I’ve been covering it for basically as long as I’ve played music. I know I will never do it justice, but it just feels so good to sing it that selfishly I can’t seem to help myself! 

Listen to our version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” HERE or by clicking on the art below. 

We’ve got a bunch more of our covers coming out soon, so stay tuned for more info….


Hey everyone. We have a new song that we’re very excited to share with you today. It’s called “All The Wrong Places,” which you can listen to HERE or below. 🌊🌿🌿

We know we’ve been gone for a while. Sorry about that. We’ve been pretty busy, though. Chris has been co-writing with and producing a bunch of bands, most recently Bear Hands’ new album FAKE TUNES, and Van William’s RevolutionJonboy just directed Local Natives’ video for single “Tap Dancer” as well as Bear Hands’ “Back Seat Driver.” And Julian’s been playing drums for half the bands in LA.

Anyway, not trying to make excuses. We’ll make it up to you, we promise. Listen to “All The Wrong Places right now below, and much more new music on the way…. talk soon….

We’re having a holiday sale in the POP ETC shop now through Sunday, December 9 at 11:59pm PT, where you can get up to 20% off all items. Use the code POPETCHOLIDAYS to redeem the discount! Take a look HERE and pick your favorites!

Hello everyone,

A couple weeks ago, we released a song called “Broken Record.” Thank you all so much for all the kind words! If you haven’t heard it yet or seen the video shot by our own Jonboy, you can do so HERE.

In other news, we recently collected some of our Infinite Singles series for an album release on Sony Japan. The album is called  “ハーフ,” which roughly translates to “half,” but also is used in Japanese to describe someone of half-Asian descent. Sort of like the word “Hapa.” To celebrate the release, we’re also sharing the brand new music video for our new song “We’ll Be OK” which you can see HERE or below.

Don’t worry, all of the songs from the Japan release are already available worldwide (or in the case of a couple Japanese exclusive bonus tracks, will be available very soon!). We have some plans in the works for a physical release here as well, so more on that soon. Meanwhile, if you’re in Japan you can hear our new album HERE!

Will we see you at one of our shows in Japan? Tickets are available HERE.



Time has been moving in strange ways lately
And everyone seems to be talking about how surreal life is these days
It’s a roller coaster, and occasionally it’s monotonous at the same time
I can never seem to make sense of the rhythm
Like a reoccurring dream that always ends a little too soon

We wrote a new song
I think it’s about this feeling
It’s called “Broken Record

You can listen to “Broken Record” on all platforms HERE and watch the official video below and HERE.


Hello friends,

Today we’ve got a surprise DOUBLE WHAMMY for ya!! A brand new song, called “Never In Love.” For those watching closely, you may recognize this song. We played it live a handful of times, as early as 3 or 4 years back. It took us some time to find the right way to treat it, but it finally clicked, and we’re very happy to share it with you. It’s streaming at all platforms. Click HERE to listen.

The 2nd piece is a video we made for last April’s track, “Losing Yourself.” As usual our very own Jon(boy) directed, shot and edited the video himself. You can watch that video HERE or by clicking the thumbnail below.

In other related news, Chris has been in the studio with Bear Hands, producing and helping write their next album! The first single “Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)” is out now, and in our totally unbiased opinion, it sounds amazing! Wouldn’t ya know, Jon(boy) directed the video for it, too!! Watch and listen right HERE.

As always, you can be the top of all new POP ETC songs by pre-saving all music HERE.

More soon.


WOW, IT’S MAY already! It’s true what they say… time flies when you’re having fun!! Am I right?!

Anyway, it’s a new month, and you all know what that means, a brand spankin’ new POP ETC SONG!

This one is called “Both Directions,” and you can listen to it pretty much everywhere, just click this link HERE.

As always, you can be the top of all new POP ETC songs by pre-saving all music HERE.



Hello friends!

Today we have a new song for you called “I Still See It.”
It’s a song about trying to hold on.
Featuring our very talented friend Carly Russ on guest vocals.

You can listen to it everywhere HERE.

We’re also in the process of collecting pretty much every cover we’ve ever done for our “2007-2017 Covers Collection.” We’ve slowly started uploading some of them, along with some overly nostalgic and sentimental notes, to our Instagram and YouTube 🙂 The entire collection will be up on all platforms in the near future.

Enjoy. More soon.




I know this is a little late but…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2018 is going to be a great year.
I can feel it!

So January is almost over, but we haven’t forgotten about our promise to you… a new POP ETC song every month! This month’s song is called “Losing Yourself” and you can hear it right now on the platform of your choice right HERE.

We also did a little interview with Noise Trade about the song and our monthly Infinite Singles Collection series, click HERE to read the whole thing.

In case you missed it, here are the last few months’ singles:

a POP ETC Christmas EP
Sleight Of Hand

We love you guys,


Since I was a kid I always loved Christmas songs. I fell in love with Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack from an early age and I’ve listened to it every Christmas I can remember. I’ve always had the idea of trying to record a few Christmas songs myself, but for some reason or another things always got too busy around the holidays and I lost track of it… UNTIL NOW! 

This year we recorded 3 Christmas songs. The first song is “Christmas Time Is Here” from the Charlie Brown soundtrack (big surprise, I know). The 2nd song called “All I Want For Xmas (Just My Baby)” is an original that I’ve been singing around the house since the day after Thanksgiving. And the 3rd song is Paul McCartney’s insanely weird Christmas classic “Wonderful Christmastime,” featuring our drummer Julian on lead vocals!

I know it’s only December 15, but CHRISTMAS IS COMING EARLY THIS YEAR!! So grab some egg nog put this baby on the speakers and float way to Christmas happy land. We love you guys and appreciate your support so much, so THANK YOU!

So here it is, a POP ETC Christmas ! Click HERE to listen on your favorite platform. 



P.S. You can check out a nice writeup about the EP from the folks at MXDWN HERE

We’re having a store-wide sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Use the code holidays15 at checkout between Thursday, November 23 at 11:59 pm CT and Tuesday, November 28 at 1 am CT for 15% off your entire purchase. View all items in the shop HERE


A couple days ago we gave you our November song “Sleight Of Hand,” and now here’s a video for it too! You can watch it below or HERE. Enjoy 🙂

We also did a nice little interview with the fine people over at Atwood Magazine, talking about this new song and video. Read that over HERE.

Hello there,

Well folks, it’s now November, and you know what that means… another new POP ETC song! This one is called “Sleight Of Hand” and we’re super excited for you all to hear it. It’s streaming and for purchase basically everywhere on the internet, so just click HERE and pick your preferred listening method. We weren’t joking around with this whole new music every month thing. It’s real, and it’s going to keep happening every month! Seriously!! 

If you’ve been following closely, you may have heard a stripped down work in progress version of “Sleight Of Hand” on one of our Instagram Live concerts. We’ve been doing those often, playing new songs, old songs, covers, AND we are taking requests! Follow us on there so you don’t miss the next one, and feel free to let us know what you want to hear – @popetc HERE.

We kicked this whole thing off last month with “Fingerprints” and if for some insane reason you haven’t heard it yet or seen the video, check it out HERE now!

AND last but not least, if you are a Spotify person, click HERE to pre-save all new POP ETC music, so you’ll be automatically alerted each time we put out a new song. Easy peasy. 

That’s a lot of info I know, so if you’ve made it this far…. thank you. And we love you. XOXO.

Much love,


Hello friends,

Starting today we’re going to be releasing new POP ETC music every month for the foreseeable future. We’re not sure when in the month, or what the songs will be, but we know that we will have a steady stream of new music coming out all the time. For a long time we’ve written songs with albums in mind, and while we still love the album format and plan to release albums in the future, right now it feels exciting and inspiring to change up our rhythm a bit. We’re calling it the “Infinite Singles Collection” but each of these new releases will kind of be its own thing, and we’ll be trying lots of different ideas as we go. We’re excited to see how things develop, and can’t wait to hear from you guys! So here’s the first song. It’s called “Fingerprints” and you can hear it HERE. We hope you love it as much as we do.

OH, we also made a Spotify pre-save button so that you can automatically get sent all of our new songs from the “Infinite Singles Collection” every month. All you have to do is click HERE and follow the steps. So go do that!! 

Much more soon 🙂


Just put up an acoustic demo of our latest jam “Outside Looking In” ~

just posted the acoustic demo of “Routine” … check it out y’all~

Hello friends,

It’s been a minute. Sorry about that. But we’re back with some good news. We have a brand new song for you! It’s called “Outside Looking In” and you can hear it right here, right now. For those of you that still like to hold your music in your hands, you can grab this new tune, along with our last single “Routine” on a beautiful 7-inch we put together, right here. Thank you for waiting and we promise it won’t be long before you hear from us again. Enjoy.

Much love,






A *few days ago* we released the official video for “Your Heart Is A Weapon,” and now, SURPRISE!!, Mr Weebl has made an animated video for “Your Heart Is A Weapon” !!

If you haven’t heard of Mr. Weebl here’s a bit more info about him ~

You may not immediately recognize the name Jonathan “Jonti” Picking, otherwise known as Weebl or Mr. Weebl, but his creations helped guide and shape early internet videos and memes into what they are today. Surely you remember the days when you could not escape or forget about his video of badgers doing calisthenics with mushrooms and a “snaaaake” in the background. included it in their 11 moments that would have “won the internet” if they had happened today. Or maybe you are one of the nearly 49 million people to watch his playful song and video about the mysterious aquatic animals, the narwhals, “swimming in the ocean” that grabbed you. Weebl is also the genius behind Weeble and Bob, two animated egg-shaped creatures who have shared their love of pie with millions of people in over 100 animated episodes including six made for MTV Europe. Weebl’s imagination has led to dozens of animated series about lovable characters and in his newest creation, a trio of animated hearts find friendship and adventure while soundtracked by POP ETC’s “Your Heart Is A Weapon”!!!

First off, it’s been almost a year since Souvenir was released and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and positivity throughout 2016. Getting your messages and hearing from you guys every day is what keeps us going, and we honestly wouldn’t be here without you. Knowing that our music affects you is a truly humbling and incredible thing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Second, we made a new video for our song “Your Heart Is A Weapon” and you can see it now! It features our very talented, dear friend, and occasional touring member Tam Visher, who you may have seen playing keyboard with us at some point in the last couple years.

The video was shot mostly in Hong Kong and surrounding areas, shortly after we toured in Japan this past summer. Our goal was to make a video that is fun and light hearted, but also captures the loneliness of the song’s lyrics, as the man in the video dances through a foreign city all alone, largely ignored by the people passing by. The setting of Hong Kong was obviously a huge factor visually as well. It was a beautiful backdrop for the video and we had an amazing time traveling there.

Lastly, I know this is a little late but…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We have big plans for 2017 and can’t wait to get started.

More coming soon…

Much love,

As a lot of you know, Japan is kind of our home away from home. We’ve spent a fair amount of time there as a band, and Chris has worked there as a producer and songwriter on a wide range of projects from bands to J-POP to anime soundtracks. Going to Japan more these last few years has only deepened our love for the country and its culture. This past summer we were lucky enough to return and play the Summer Sonic festival in Osaka and Tokyo, along with a handful of solo dates in Tokyo. We got to play alongside Radiohead and Sakanaction. We were reconnected with old friends. We ate a lot of ramen. We made a little video of the trip and watching it now makes us all miss Japan…. we can’t wait to go back!!!

We are extremely excited to share with you our nightmare cooking show video for “Vice” ! It premiered yesterday on Food Republic and you can watch it below now.

Feel free to follow along in your own kitchen! 


We’re very excited to announce we’ll be playing with Peter, Bjorn & John at Webster Hall in NYC on September 21!! SEE YOU THERE?


DC! were playing this awesome festival so get tix NOW cuz the lineup is 🔥 & we wanna see ya!