rolling emo/pop-punk/dogs on skateboards 2017

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ok let's start with the excellent sinai vessel record which comes out at the end of january

https://sinaivessel.bandcamp.com/album/brokenlegged

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Really digging the Old Gray album that came out last month. Maybe too screamy for this thread?

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:42 (four months ago) Permalink

xp

That's lovely! Very full-sounding with the strings. Look forward to the full release.

Not wanting to delve into the past too much here, but I missed this TBS-styled EP of cute, energetic anthems last year and really think it's worth many listens:

https://charmermusic.bandcamp.com/album/whateverville

dance band (tangenttangent), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:48 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh man, thanks for the Old Gray rec, it scratches an old-timey itch for me.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 13 January 2017 18:24 (four months ago) Permalink

omfg YES

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 20 January 2017 20:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh hey there's a new sorority noise single

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 20 January 2017 20:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Dashboard covering Julien Baker is the most passing of the emo torch thing ever

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 20 January 2017 20:49 (four months ago) Permalink

sorority noise remain as ever kinda eh whatever diet emo to me but there's more animation in the new single than i've heard from them before

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 20 January 2017 21:05 (four months ago) Permalink

https://priests.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-feels-natural

I dig these three tracks, album is out on Friday.

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 22:18 (four months ago) Permalink

broken record about the sinai vessel album but it's out now and "laughlin" is an incredible song

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 27 January 2017 17:20 (four months ago) Permalink

the Allison Crutchfield record also out today is v enjoyable

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 27 January 2017 20:22 (four months ago) Permalink

last track on the sinai vessel record is weirdly terrible though. would've made a great ep, oh well

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 27 January 2017 20:25 (four months ago) Permalink

oh my god this oliver houston album just knocked me on my ass

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

like the look mexico record from last year it gets the mathy emo/actually good songs ratio just right

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 15:20 (three months ago) Permalink

does "good dog" definitely include an interpolation of fleetwood mac's "everywhere" or no?

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 15:39 (three months ago) Permalink

until there's a rolling indie rock thread, i think this goes here:

https://osoosoband.bandcamp.com/album/the-yunahon-mixtape

it is good.

alpine static, Thursday, 2 February 2017 19:45 (three months ago) Permalink

emo is the new indie rock

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 February 2017 19:45 (three months ago) Permalink

new menzingers!

Mordy, Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:19 (three months ago) Permalink

my first listen was...not very promising for the most part, esp distressing as I thought Rented World was a significant step up

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

oh - i like it so far! i mean it's not super innovative but that was never really their strength. it's just v listenable crunchy power pop punk (some songs remind me of infinity on high fall out boy and 21st century breakdown green day)

Mordy, Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm seeing Priests + Snail Mail tonight and listening to Snail Mail's Habit EP for the first time. It's much more emo than I was expecting, in the best way possible.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 13:20 (three months ago) Permalink

the menzingers suck imo and always have

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:36 (three months ago) Permalink

i assume any and all esteem for them is generated from how good they are live but they are a dead ass dull pop punk band on record

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

might be more appropriate on a j-pop thread, but I like this from the Your Name ost.

devvvine, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

ok Snail Mail were so fucking good live, I hope they capture that energy on record soon

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 05:33 (three months ago) Permalink

really enjoying this band can't swim. the chorus on "we won't sleep" is a little awkward but everything around it is like super cheesy, hooky emo perfectly calibrated to my tastes

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:14 (three months ago) Permalink

(their album comes out in march)

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:14 (three months ago) Permalink

love it. i'm so easily manipulatable by emo songs. that moment at 2:00 (and in almost every emo song ever) when the instrumental cuts out and then comes roaring back in is super effective for me no matter how many times i hear it. thursday obv the master of this particular trick. when i saw them w/ my brother at starland he was so impressed at how rickley goes from 0 to 10 in 0 seconds. now they're doing a full tour and i'm thinking about seeing them AGAIN and fillmore philly...

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i still really want to do that emo/pop-punk poll i signed up for years ago on the poll thread. i was also thinking a POX FOB thread would be fun. i've been listening to so much /classic/ emo recently - FOB when i drive, Brand New all the time, Dashboard at work. still loving that new dashboard covers EP.

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I would be so down for that even though I seem to only be able to get into maybe 50% of the "classic" emo bands for one reason (musical or extramusical) or another

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

definitely do the emo poll mordy

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:40 (three months ago) Permalink

im down and ready for this poll

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:10 (three months ago) Permalink

once i get the go ahead from the master poll thread i'll start it up and link to it here

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:15 (three months ago) Permalink

It's weird that I just noticed The Meadowlands came up in another thread cause I was about to ask if it should be eligible for this

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:43 (three months ago) Permalink

in a way it feels like cheating cause it's so acclaimed and no one (that I can recall) called it emo at the time? but also it feels like it set the course for how emo bands tend to evolve as they stick around and grow up so idk

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:45 (three months ago) Permalink

i plan to have a v expansive definition

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:46 (three months ago) Permalink

^^ into it even though i'll complain during the results

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Was taken aback by how emo Meadowlands is when i finally heard it a few years ago, for some reason always assumed they sounded like The National. Was p4k particularly averse to stuff calling itself emo in 2003?

devvvine, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

the wrens have a little bit of emo in them anyway imo (the most obvious thing being the emphasis on dual vocals), see this og version of "boys you won't" from an old drive-thru records comp

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who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Was p4k particularly averse to stuff calling itself emo in 2003?

Only stuff they liked.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

TBF i lean against meadowlands being available to vote for, idk i dont want it to win idk idk

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:57 (three months ago) Permalink

true story: i would've probably been a huge emo fan in high school but i took the pfork pan of stay what you are to heart

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

that review apparently no longer exists on the website but this tragedy still does: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/8054-full-collapse/

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:01 (three months ago) Permalink

also: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/4261-bleed-american/

devvvine, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

the deja entendu review is also still there. the weird thing with that is i read that review at the time and thought "oh yeah, this record sounds like some bullshit" but mtv2 played "sic transit gloria" CONSTANTLY and i was like, "this song fucking rules, i'm buying the album who gives a shit"

and now i make rolling emo threads on ilx

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

so glad i didnt care about music reviews until like 2008

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

well pitchfork anyway. read the source pretty religiously for a long time

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:06 (three months ago) Permalink

im pumped 4 this poll. Are you gonna do albums and tracks?

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:06 (three months ago) Permalink

is that a radio rip or something? the compression makes it unlistenable for me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 February 2017 15:05 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao i am OBSESSED with this song

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 February 2017 15:11 (three months ago) Permalink

It's good

Spottie, Saturday, 11 February 2017 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

ok yeah this is great

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Choon

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Saturday, 11 February 2017 17:31 (three months ago) Permalink

omg at the mashup machine

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Monday, 13 February 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Not sure if it got discussed anywhere last year (still no search feature?) but I keep coming back to this Ian Sweet LP. Not many other bands that can pick me up and make my stomach churn in the same song

Evan R, Monday, 13 February 2017 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

If It Makes You Less Sad I Will POLL Emo Albums

Mordy, Monday, 13 February 2017 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

this ought to be good :)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 13 February 2017 21:41 (three months ago) Permalink

This Estates album slays

Evan R, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink

hey Brad, you like Camp Cope, right? Smalltown NZ band fruit juice parade's first single is kind've on that buzz: https://fruitjuiceparade.bandcamp.com/

Also, can't remember if I posted about this last year, but here's a comp of current stuff from China/Japan/Indonesia/Singapore: https://qiiisnacksrecords.bandcamp.com/album/emotion-no

etc, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 22:53 (three months ago) Permalink

apparently there will be new Antarctigo Vespucci (Jeff Rosenstock + Chris Farren) soon which makes me happy

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:12 (three months ago) Permalink

it's like a cornucopia of active emo threads

https://phatnphunky.bandcamp.com

Mordy, Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:45 (three months ago) Permalink

"All proceeds to be donated to Planned Parenthood."

Mordy, Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:46 (three months ago) Permalink

oh man All Dressed Up In Dreams is my favorite Merritt song from my favorite of his records and Elaiza Santos is the perfect person to cover it

alpine static, Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 23:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Still catching up on everything but faves from this year have been Oliver Houston and Dryjacket. This track is particularly delightful:

It's also been a dream winter for emo gigs in the UK! So far I've caught The Hotelier, Tiny Moving Parts, The Wonder Years, PUP, Pinegrove, Crying... Martha this month. TMP were the happiest band I have ever seen in my life.

Am I missing a Spotify/YouTube playlist for this year's thread? If not, I'll happily throw one together.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 4 March 2017 12:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Everybody reading this: don't forget to vote in the EMO POLL! You have until tomorrow to send in your ballot.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 4 March 2017 12:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Dug that Acceptance track. Not familiar with them.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 13 March 2017 21:05 (two months ago) Permalink

brad I finally was able to finish that acceptance album today. really good front to back modern pop rock album thanks for the rec.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 03:14 (two months ago) Permalink

new sorority noise album out - it's kinda like a deja entendu knock-off but the second track lyrics about fucking god and listening to the gaslight anthem and i'm enjoying it. some lyrical clunkers but this is def the best thing they've ever done imo.

Mordy, Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:43 (two months ago) Permalink

lol when i wrote that i had no idea they just covered "Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis" as a single

Mordy, Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

(i like the stuff on the album more than the cover)

Mordy, Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:48 (two months ago) Permalink

it's embarrassing to admit but i'm kinda smitten w/ this sorority noise album

the line "I'm not trying to say it's easy / But I'm trying to say it's fine" has been stuck in my head for days

Mordy, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:04 (two months ago) Permalink

It's fun. Nothing to embarrassed about. The Old Grey album that came out last year was pretty good too.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

p4k gave it an 8. normally i don't care how p4k reviews an album but i just read all the those old anti-emo p4k reviews of classic albums of the genre a few weeks ago.

Mordy, Friday, 24 March 2017 19:27 (two months ago) Permalink

i doubt this is the right thread for them but maybe the only place on ilm i can admit i am really digging this Creeper - Eternity, In Your Arms album which is horror punk and so somewhat related to emo/pop-punk at least to me?

Mordy, Sunday, 2 April 2017 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm finally getting around to cleaning up the last few 2016 genre playlists and building out 2017. The plan was to wait to post them in a cannonball once they were all finalized but, since tangenttangent asked, here's an early shot off the forward bow for you:

ILM's 2017 Rolling Emo Thread Spotify Playlist

I'm going to try to update these quarterly and drop a note on thread to alert when I do.

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Friday, 7 April 2017 16:20 (one month ago) Permalink

the new album by the maine rules! not really emo but they were considered emo at one point? kinda third eye blind-y, which also blends into some 1975-y moments

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 7 April 2017 19:49 (one month ago) Permalink

I was just muttering "Maine Eye Blind" to myself...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 7 April 2017 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I like the Rosenstock-produced Smith St Band album quite a bit

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 8 April 2017 06:11 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^^ this is good as hell

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 10 April 2017 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I find the dude a bit wearying over 45 mins but individually the songs are really strong, the opener in particular is such a vintage emo jam

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink

still not sure whether Hey Violet (who i love) slots in here, since i flit back and forth on which side of the indie poptimist/Paramore dynamic they really plant their feet in

austinb, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

i feel like they've been posted in the rolling pop thread before but i'll allow it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

the smith st band record hit #3 on the aussie charts this week, officially making them the most emo nation on the planet

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 16 April 2017 01:45 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Juggling the needs and schedules of three bands sounds daunting, but to hear Chris Carrabba tell it, it's a necessary part of his creativity, with each band benefiting the others. After reaching success with Dashboard Confessional in the early 2000s, he rejoined the reactivated band Further Seems Forever in 2010, and debuted the Americana and folk-influenced Twin Forks in 2013. All three bands have new albums in various stages of completion -- new Dashboard and Twin Forks albums are "pretty close to done," while a new Further Seems Forever EP is "in gestation" -- and Carrabba has been performing live with multiple bands, sometimes within days of each other.

!!!

Mordy, Friday, 5 May 2017 14:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

wait, carrabba's doing another fsf release?!!!??!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 5 May 2017 14:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

god help me dashboard tickets go on sale today and i'm thinking about going again

Mordy, Friday, 12 May 2017 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hey guys. I generally stay away in fear from ILM, but I was looking for some recommendations. Not much of a deep punk taste, liked it in the '90s, didn't branch out much from NOFX/Green Day/Operation Ivy/Bad Religion. 2000s pop-punk came and I was generally turned off by a lot of the bands coming out. Like some were OK, but.. in any case I'm a dilettante on this genre, mostly... bear in mind.

Was listening to an album in my iTunes library that still kills for me some reason. I haven't really heard much that hit me in just the right way called Fifth Hour Hero. (I also don't know how well known this band is, only that I discovered them right before they broke up. Some cartoonist recommended them, I think.) In particular their last EP (You Have Hurt My Business and My Reputation Too) and last album (Not Revenge... Just a Vicious Crush) are just fantastic. something about them reaches into my heart, like they jumped from a decade earlier sidestepping a lot of the style from the mid-'00s. Some shades of Japanese rock/pop from that era too, though I'm not gonna try to explain why I'm feeling it. The lead vocalist has a good style, and even the guy who sings the odd track here and there isn't bad. Crisp production, drums, angsty emotionally lyrics totally sold by by a great voice. Yet, admittedly, not super original? But there's something there, I don't know. Anyway, if anyone knows this band and/or could point me in the direction of music like it, I'd really appreciate it.

If you're curious, look up "Everything I Won't Miss" and "My Sympathies".

(I did a little research and found that they had some connection to Against Me!, appearing as background vocalists on one album and being on the same label at some point, but... that band didn't really do it for me at all, like most pop-punk bands to be honest.)

Nhex, Monday, 15 May 2017 09:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You might see if there's anything you respond to the same way here:

https://open.spotify.com/user/thesoundsofspotify/playlist/6IovjBTXeMtrEqJjd8vrla

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 15 May 2017 13:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks! Will definitely check that out

Nhex, Monday, 15 May 2017 21:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hey Nhex!

Have you listened to Knapsack?

Spottie, Monday, 15 May 2017 22:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

never heard of 'em! will give a try

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:40 (one week ago) Permalink

just a reminder that there's a thread spotify list to explore too:
https://open.spotify.com/user/forksclovetofu/playlist/0nLJrzRAFkOIdWKDftGJLK

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 19:18 (one week ago) Permalink

thanks! will check that out too

Nhex, Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:33 (one week ago) Permalink

I saw rvivr tonight and they fuckin ruuuled

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 05:59 (one week ago) Permalink


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