19 years after its first instalment, the Punk Goes… series is back once again, this time with the long-awaited Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3.

Back in August of 2000, the folks at Fearless Records launched a compilation that would go on to change the face of punk music.

Titled Punk Goes Metal, this compilation featured pop-punk artists covering metal classics and putting their own spin on the genre. As it turned out though, this notion was so popular that it spawned even more additions to the series, including Punk Goes Pop, ’80s, ’90s, Classic Rock, Crunk, and Christmas.

Since its inception, the Punk Goes… series has held the distinction of being “the top-selling compilation in the alternative genre,” tallying cumulative album sales in excess of 2.5 million and nearly a-quarter-of-a-billion streams to date.

However, for some fans, the greatest addition to this series was the Punk Goes Acoustic volumes. First launched in 2003, and followed up with a second in 2007, Punk Goes Acoustic was a departure in the sense that we didn’t see artists covering songs this time, rather, they offered an acoustic twist on their own compositions.

Now, 12 years later, Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3 is set to be released on July 26th, featuring some of the greatest pop-punk artists of today offering a softer take on their classic tracks.

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The 19th instalment in the series features acoustic contributions from the likes of Mayday Parade, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, Set It Off, Grayscale, Circa Survive, and many more.

As you can see above, the folks over at the Fearless Records social accounts decided to take us on a retro trip to promote the new compilation, sharing Mayday Parade lyrics via an IM update, and sharing a Myspace friend request picture (with the date of June 28th) via Instagram.

Needless to say, this new compilation is set to be another stunning entry in an already-brilliant series of albums that continue to soundtrack the lives of punk fans around the world.

Pre-orders for Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol 3 are available now, so check out the full tracklist below!

Check out ‘Three Cheers For Five Years’ by Mayday Parade:

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Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3 tracklist

1. ‘Dance Gavin Dance – Story Of My Bros’ 
2. ‘Circa Survive – Act Appalled’ 
3. ‘Taking Back Sunday – A Decade Under The Influence’ 
4. ‘Dashboard Confessional – Screaming Infidelities’ (feat. Abigail Sevigny) 
5. ‘Mayday Parade – Take This To Heart’ 
6. ‘Movements – Colorblind’ 
7. ‘Underoath – A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White’ 
8. ‘Don Broco – Come Out To LA’ 
9. ‘Set It Off – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ 
10. ‘As It Is – Okay’ 
11. ‘Grayscale – Atlantic’ 
12. ‘The Almost – Hand Grenade’