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Rational Anthem recently relocated themselves from Florida to Iowa, and they fit the Midwestern punk scene perfectly. They are among the top five active bands I recommend to get people hooked on pop punk. I’m seriously in love with their energy—especially watching the sheer joy with which Pete plays drums and the “punched in the face by life” lyrics of their simple-but-catchy songs. I have their recent albums in regular rotation for the bad days as much as the good ones.