Like Pacific

Coming from hardcore but blending in emotive pop rock, Like Pacific arrived at pop punk by accident, dodging any of its clichés on their debut LP, 'Distant Like You Asked' (Pure Noise Records). Instead of accepting hopeless sadness or blinding anger, vocalist Jordan Black found a middle ground, amplifying both for an album that's both forlorn and furious. Coming off a sold-out US run supporting Neck Deep and State Champs, Like Pacific are set to take on the Vans Warped Tour — and the world.