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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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

omfg YES

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjxrcEjx7E

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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven months ago) Permalink

new menzingers!

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDSkFeMVNFs

devvvine, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:59 (seven 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 (seven 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs7CWDUtuws

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

im down and ready for this poll

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

i plan to have a v expansive definition

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:46 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu0XdDY3zfc

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

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

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

so glad i didnt care about music reviews until like 2008

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

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

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

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

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

yeah I have never cared about Cancer Bats but I am excited for this development

can Kathleen Edwards come back and front NOFX?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 July 2017 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks simon, have only heard one of those (sorority noise).

Spottie, Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:46 (one month ago) Permalink

oh shit I forgot Smith St Band but I assume y'all have already heard that

that said, so far none of these are EOY list contenders save for Sorority Noise and maybe Katie Ellen

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:49 (one month ago) Permalink

of your list i'd say creeper and charly bliss

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:57 (one month ago) Permalink

"hiding with boys" has changed my life

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:58 (one month ago) Permalink

hahaha I KNEW that would be yr fave. great song. the whole album really levels up starting there

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 28 July 2017 01:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I almost think we should have a dedicated thread for them cause I'm about to dig into their three EPs, two of which apparently extend the "story" (lol) of this album

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 28 July 2017 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Manchester orchestra is out on Spotify now

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 08:04 (one month ago) Permalink

creeper album cover has me intrigued

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 08:06 (one month ago) Permalink

spottie check out the creeper record! i think you'll find stuff to like about it

the manchester orchestra record is officially my album of the year until further notice bc i started crying within twenty seconds of the first song

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 28 July 2017 13:31 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^ welcome to the rolling emo thread

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 28 July 2017 13:31 (one month ago) Permalink

i made an album thread for cope a few years ago that got no traction whatsoever but i feel like doing it again for a black mile to the surface

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 28 July 2017 13:34 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah Spottie the Creeper album rules. as it turns out the EPs are also great and kinda make up a sweet album of their own

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 28 July 2017 13:49 (one month ago) Permalink

that manch orch album opener is really great. listened to the whole thing a couple times today. really nice album, seems a little more reserved than past work? Guess i didnt really dive into Cope much but Mean Everything to Nothing def had a little more bombast

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

The Maze will be a show stopper live ,for sure. When those background singers come in...

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 19:27 (one month ago) Permalink

having discovered Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball and this within a couple days of each other all i can do is fight internally about which album opener is better.

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

About halfway through this Creeper record and getting really heavy Sing the Sorrow era AFI vibes. Loving it.

Misery is like the most emo song ever"

Pretty, but he don't tell you about it
Winter scarves and skirts of velvet
Still drink just like we did in school
I passed your old house down by the cemetery
Club nights and university
When your friends sing 'Born to Run', baby, resist
Cause we were 'Born to Drift'

If you could see the wreck I am these days
You'd have new reasons to stay away
Just hold my hand for a little while
Misery never goes out of style

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 19:32 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah I keep noticing clever little lines in there

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:57 (one month ago) Permalink

ok brad otm about manchester also started tearing up 20 seconds in i have no idea why but damn

Mordy, Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Misery is like the most emo song ever

I may or may not have listened to it a dozen times during my commutes about town today

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 30 July 2017 06:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Manchester is on Comedy Bang Bang latest ep

Mordy, Monday, 31 July 2017 12:13 (one month ago) Permalink

since brad's not gonna plug his own thread:

thread of best rock album of year 2017, 'a black mile to the surface' by manchester orchestra

Spottie, Monday, 31 July 2017 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Misery is like the most emo song ever

I may or may not have listened to it a dozen times during my commutes about town today

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:33 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol same

Spottie, Monday, 31 July 2017 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Not sure if Citizen ever got any love here, but I really enjoy their last album. New single is solid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-9KBFvxKzE&feature=youtu.be

Evan R, Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

links dead for me

Spottie, Thursday, 3 August 2017 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

let's see if this works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-9KBFvxKzE

Evan R, Thursday, 3 August 2017 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

i like that

Spottie, Thursday, 3 August 2017 18:30 (one month ago) Permalink

The People Like You record is recommended for those who like their indie-emo on the jazzy/mathy side

https://open.spotify.com/album/4g2YHQhRQNE535jReJuzrs

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 15:12 (one month ago) Permalink

trumpet adds a different touch.

Spottie, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/10/541615482/first-listen-rainer-maria-s-t

i mean this record is only faintly emo (mostly it's a real chunky, oceanic rock record) but i love rainer maria and i think this is one of the best things they've ever released

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 11 August 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

love the rainer maria record. also having seen them twice in the last couple years i think they are as good/better as they've ever been live

adam, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah they freakin' rock live

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:16 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4mBJ7Dx-BU

NEW FRONT BOTTOMS ALBUM OCTOBER 13!!!!!1111

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Dig the single.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

new turnover is: 1. excellent 2. balearic rock

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 25 August 2017 17:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I couldn't get into it on first listen, it's SO chill, but I'll keep trying

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 25 August 2017 17:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

emo & balearic??? my 2 favorite genres!

Mordy, Friday, 25 August 2017 17:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

sorta hoping they straight up migrate to jazz rock next album. "curiosity" comes close

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 25 August 2017 17:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Brand New is now RateYourMusic's #1 album of 2017. Not that it means anything, but it was a nice suprise after seeing Kendrick up there for most of the year.

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i just noticed that p4k gave it a BNM

Mordy, Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the new julien baker comes out soon too apparently? what a year.

Mordy, Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

New Iron Chic yall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIwEb9cG_aE

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 8 September 2017 19:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not bad but I'm still annoyed we get them instead of RVIVR as the local Propagandhi opener

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 8 September 2017 19:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i love the sorority noise album

flopson, Monday, 11 September 2017 03:20 (one week ago) Permalink

is there a rolling thread where i should talk about the partner album? it's brilliant. it's not emo but i think y'all will love it

https://partnerband.bandcamp.com/album/in-search-of-lost-time

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 22 September 2017 15:59 (yesterday) Permalink

ha, this is immediately charming

jmm, Friday, 22 September 2017 16:12 (yesterday) Permalink

also emo-adjacent: the Phoebe Bridgers album is out today. There's a late-Kozelek cover that actually works.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 22 September 2017 17:25 (yesterday) Permalink

holy shit at the Prozzak joke on the Partner album!!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 22 September 2017 17:32 (yesterday) Permalink

i prolly should have just posted about this itt instead of making a thread

soccer mommy - collection

flopson, Friday, 22 September 2017 17:33 (yesterday) Permalink

Which song is the Prozzak joke on?

"Daytime TV" is basically me at 11-years-old when I faked sick so much they thought I had hypoglycemia.

jmm, Friday, 22 September 2017 17:43 (yesterday) Permalink


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