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The 2008 Warped Tour engine fires up today in Pomona, California (US) and the musicians invited will spend the majority of the summer nomadically performing across the country, storming toward the East Coast and then making their way back to Carson, CA for a grand finale in mid-August.

I’ve done my best to filter out the most breathy angst, gutteral Middle Earth screaming drowning out skillful instrumentation, excessive voice modulation, and tearful weeping hearts.

What’s left are around fifty of the stronger tracks from a more well balanced range of music that I could locate, spread across three mixtapes - the first of which you can listen to here. You’ll find that some artists in this compilation are playing the entire tour, while a few have been chosen to play select dates.

Please enjoy and check out the rest of this series in our festival mixtape section, right on the heels of this hourlong driverless ride. Muahaha!


1) Four Year Strong - Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
2) Horrorpops - Where They Wander
3) The Academy Is… - Checkmarks
4) Saint Alvia - Don’t Wanna Wait Forever
5) A Cursive Memory - Everything
6) The Human Abstract - Crossing the Rubicon
7) Edreys - No Joke
8 ) The Dollyrots - Kick Me to the Curb
9) Patent Pending - Cheer Up Emo Kid
10) GBH - Sickboy
11) Evergreen Terrace - New Friend Request
12) Love Equals Death - Pray for Me
13) Your Highness Electric - Handing Out Hairlips
14) Alamance - Waiting on You
15) Letters Burning - Kings and Queens
16) Anarbor - Beat of the Drum
17) Bouncing Souls - Lean on Sheena