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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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink

omfg YES

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

new menzingers!

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

im down and ready for this poll

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

i plan to have a v expansive definition

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

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

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

so glad i didnt care about music reviews until like 2008

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

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

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

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

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

lol i found that record extremely dull but chastity belt are not for me

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:23 (one month ago) Permalink

I can definitely understand that, they're (purposely) not very dynamic, but they key into an emotional register that really works for me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:27 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.spin.com/featured/best-emo-revival-albums-ranked/

list made me realize that even though i start this thread every year i don't like very many emo revival bands lol

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

mostly i think the best album on that list by a mile (hop along) is there under false pretenses

also that driver friendly's bury a dream is better than any album on there

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:10 (one month ago) Permalink

missing some other obv choices some of which rated highly in our poll

Mordy, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:12 (one month ago) Permalink

i would like to go on record suggesting that modern baseball record is only half good

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:16 (one month ago) Permalink

wait, modern baseball broke up?

rip, they were OK

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 23:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I prefer the previous modern baseball record tbh

there's a bunch on there I haven't heard yet!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:12 (one month ago) Permalink

btw the SN show was bonkers good

Mordy, Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Going through that list. Keep You is so much better than The Lack Long After, I have no idea why people prefer PBTT in screamo mode.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 June 2017 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

and i def don't think the albatross is better than dealer, or whenever, if ever (ugh so dull) is better than harmlessness

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 June 2017 14:56 (one month ago) Permalink

so it's so weird during the obsessives set they kept bringing these guys up to sing the songs but they couldn't really carry a tune and they didn't really know the songs (they kept looking at their phones to sing/read the lyrics). is this something they normally do or what

Mordy, Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I didn't hate that Spin list. Maybe 1 album per band would have helped a touch, especially when it's 30. Weird to exclude Waxahatchee but not Swearin.' Feel like that first Waxahatchee record is more suitably emo.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 15 June 2017 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Is there a rolling punk thread this year?

I Hate Sex have some screamo qualities so I guess they're ok here.

https://ihatesex.bandcamp.com/album/world-of-grief

billstevejim, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I was just asking off-board about the "rolling punk/non-indie underground" threads, which seem to have stopped in 2015?

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink

fuckit, I made one: Rolling punk/non-indie underground 2017

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:34 (one month ago) Permalink

THERE'S AN I HATE SEX ALBUM?!??!?!?!?!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Dude I can't wait to hear the whole thing.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

the Tigers Jaw record is boringly pleasant yet pleasantly boring?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 19:15 (one month ago) Permalink

also *really* enjoying the Mystery Weekend record - full of fun little twists and turns crammed into 26 mins. I knew I recognized the singer, took me a minute to realize it was the Protest the Hero guy!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

tigers jaw are generally pleasantly boring. they almost get there every time. great musicians though

new manchester orchestra record might be my aoty? best rock band in the world right now especially since brand new are like never going to release another record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71U_qjHLM58

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:29 (one month ago) Permalink

oh also, y'all, the captain we're sinking record is AMAZING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lts0CsKoQ4

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:29 (one month ago) Permalink

are either of these streaming anywhere

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:31 (one month ago) Permalink

manorch doesn't come out for another month, captain we're sinking stream is here https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/captain-were-sinking-the-king-of-no-man

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:34 (one month ago) Permalink

nice, thanks!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

new Turnover in August

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6PpLn_6Sa4

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i like that song! kinda interested if it'll diverge from peripheral vision more than that

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm sort of obsessed with "Change Irreversible" and this sounds totally in that ballpark so I'm pleased

both manorch (love that shorthand) singles are really really nice

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not sure where to put this song--I get a Weakerthans vibe from the lyrics (emo?), and they're on SideOne Dummy (pop/punk?)--so I'm putting it here. Point is, I'm loving it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NdNJtMhxc0

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

They opened for Beach Slang a couple of years ago. I liked their 2015 album Imaginary Life quite a bit. "Plans" is great. If this is an indication of where they're going with their sound, I'm in.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 26 June 2017 14:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

worriers rule

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 26 June 2017 14:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

so Creeper's Eternity, In Your Arms is basically the UK response to The Black Parade huh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh shit i finally got around to listening to that creeper record and imo this is the record that comes closest to collapsing the pop-punk/glam metal dichotomy, it's so ambitious and embarrassing. i LOVE it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 July 2017 20:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hahaha I was hoping you'd be into it!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 July 2017 20:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

their economy is really impressive!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 July 2017 20:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh thank god i'm not the only person who likes that album i'm not totally crazy

Mordy, Thursday, 6 July 2017 21:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ilx album of the year, i'm calling it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 July 2017 21:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 July 2017 21:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm listening to this again and at least 20 bands have sprung to mind over the first 5 tracks, it's really something

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 July 2017 21:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorta wish the record had mcr-quality sharpness in its production, it's real foggy sounding, but that's my only complaint so far

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 July 2017 21:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

has anyone heard this record from 2011? would've been a good fit in our emo poll tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFchFdk0yck

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 July 2017 21:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this is nice, how did you find it?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 7 July 2017 15:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

someone posted it in the manchester orchestra thread on chorus.fm

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 7 July 2017 15:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the opening track on the Turtlenecked record really reminds me of Say Anything

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 8 July 2017 16:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

absolutely loving the Katie Ellen record (also x-posted to the twee thread)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 14 July 2017 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Playlist updated for the half year mark; this is an active thread!

ILM's Rolling Emo Thread 2017 Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 14 July 2017 15:26 (one week ago) Permalink

saw Turtlenecked the other night...they're like Weezer meets Of Montreal or something? or is that insane?

they were good. singing drummer!

alpine static, Friday, 14 July 2017 18:26 (one week ago) Permalink

great Rosenstock set at Pitchfork, featuring a few amusing surprises I will not spoil and all of the Worry medley except for "Blast Damage Days"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JyBAAbp1I

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:23 (one week ago) Permalink

This is maybe my favorite thing in this mode from this year!

The Gospel Youth

https://open.spotify.com/album/2BQCZnBbZxRA1bbYxUBEvi

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:00 (five days ago) Permalink

i've been enjoying the new s/t album from The Life and Times:

https://thelifeandtimes.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-and-times

that's Allen Epley from Shiner plus a couple other dudes. shimmering guitar-rock that's shoegazey at times. think it sorta fits in this thread.

alpine static, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:38 (five days ago) Permalink


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