Buzzworthy Obsession: Never Shout Never!

Don't be fooled by the exclamation point, the quirky spelling, or the Rod Stewart haircut. Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew, isn't the next electrified Cali-punk neon band. His songs are constructed of the same chords and patterns as your usual Warped Tour fare, but Ingle strums many of them on a ukulele, often with very little accompaniment. And while he does have some faster songs, Never Shout Never sounds more like a folk-pop troubadour than a pop-punk troublemaker.

Of course that hasn't stopped Missouri-native Ingle from filling out bills with The Honorary Title, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Cab and Mercy Mercedes. Whether it's those connections or his irresistible heartsick yodel that won him a coveted slot at two of this year's Bamboozles, I can't say. But I can say that 2009 is gonna be a major year for this quirky up-and-comer.

Watch Never Shout Never's "Bigcitydreams" video below, and get acquainted with the most charming folk-popper on the punk circuit.