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happy new year, happy new jeff rosenstock record https://jeffrosenstock.bandcamp.com/album/post

also looks like senses fail went back to their pop-punk roots, album out next month

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHI3yhoWc8I

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

sad new emo year!!

Pianos Become the Teeth and Tiny Moving Parts have new ones out soonish

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lmao at the ersatz Eno/SotL ending to the new Rosenstock record, bless his heart

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

POST- is fine but not really close to being as great as WORRY., it doesn't have the same sheer density of hooks

ufo, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 07:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah the only two songs that really grab me in the worry way are the two epics. i also love "yr throat"

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 08:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I really like the two quasi-ballads, "TV Stars" (despite its weirdly arbitrary chorus) and "9/10", which actually got me a little teary on first listen. Definitely a transitional record, which is easy to get away with when you release an album every 12-15 months.

Simon H., Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"it's not like any other job I know / if you're a piece of shit they don't let you go" is a good of-the-moment lyric

Simon H., Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Sounds great so far. It doesn't build and flow as seamlessly as WORRY, but I like all the songs individually.

jmm, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

OK, the Tiny Moving Parts song released today ("Warm Hand Splash") is *fantastic*

Simon H., Friday, 19 January 2018 13:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

ooh i like them!

maura, Friday, 19 January 2018 21:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

wow it's really great

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

new dashboard song out too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQTVpWxu570

as usual the lyrics are not extraordinary and yet i feel moved listening to it

Mordy, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

on more of a screamo tip, this is real good

https://closernyc.bandcamp.com/album/all-this-will-be

Simon H., Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

It was Stereogum's album of the week a few days ago:
https://www.stereogum.com/1978496/album-of-the-week-closer-all-this-will-be/franchises/album-of-the-week/

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 20 January 2018 18:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

on more of a screamo tip, this is real good

https://closernyc.bandcamp.com/album/all-this-will-be

Wow, it is!

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 20 January 2018 18:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Ya this is sick

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

v intrigued by this, got a nice writeup in pfork today https://awakebutstillinbed.bandcamp.com/releases

Simon H., Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

That Tiny Moving Parts song wasn't bad, closer to what I'm looking for

Nhex, Thursday, 25 January 2018 01:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Thank you for showing me Closer. Loving this so much

gman59, Thursday, 25 January 2018 01:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm liking Closer too; can't escape the irony that the chorus of the track they've set to play first is "All I want is something familiar" bc yeah this sounds familiar! In a good way!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

just spending today missing the band fireworks

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 January 2018 15:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm hopeful they'll get back together at some point (unless you're about to tell me I shouldn't be)

Simon H., Thursday, 25 January 2018 15:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

oh i am too. oh common life deserves a follow-up

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 January 2018 15:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

i had no idea that the dangerous summer reunited and recorded a new album? so far it's great, but their albums tend to start off great and drift into whatever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drs5aXT5mas

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 26 January 2018 17:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

actually the album is pretty good the whole way through!

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 26 January 2018 17:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

my favorite screamo song of the year is the last minute or so this all-screaming version of the Lady Bird trailer

I now present to you, the Lady Bird trailer, but I scream every word... pic.twitter.com/4W0BfwTZz9

— toni ▽ (@laterchalamet) January 26, 2018

Simon H., Sunday, 28 January 2018 15:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

that had me dying

Nhex, Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

should be nominated for best song at the oscars

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 29 January 2018 03:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

tiny moving parts record is totally fucking awesome

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

easily their best

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

new black foxxes record is already one of my favorite albums of the year and this is one of the best songs from it. riyl: manchester orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1cCvY0hZzY

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

I do wish the TMP album were a touch more ambitious overall a la "Warm Hand Splash" but it is certainly v solid

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 22:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

based on my many listens to "Charisma" I have decided that PBtT's David Haik is the most overperforming drummer in emo (in a good way)

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 22:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

great track when is the album actually dropping

Mordy, Monday, 5 February 2018 22:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

next friday

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 22:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Enjoyed the last Runaway Brother album then kinda forgot about it quickly, but I'm looking forward to the new one. Some promising early tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQDy2dnONsY

Evan R, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Super into this new DON BROCO album!

https://open.spotify.com/album/3jqjWkE4Q8BkkUIQSy3v9r?si=Im0klLCvQems7dqdGJAEXQ

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

what the

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

new Brian Fallon is out today, he's (unsurprisingly) gone even more retro and not really connected to anything even emo-adjacent at this point but it's not bad!

new Dashboard is out too for those so inclined. There's also an OK new Wonder Years single - album's out in April.

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 13:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

for those so inclined

don't mind if i do!

Mordy, Friday, 9 February 2018 15:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

a little bit of awakebutstillinbed goes a long way but I've really been enjoying the album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fghvjUy4K10

Evan R, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

Nice

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

I just listened to their whole album and really enjoyed it.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 February 2018 23:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Everything in this thread is absolutely beautiful. Have been loving the Tiny Moving Parts, Closer, Jeff Rosenstock, Runaway Brother (who I'd never heard of before, so thank you Evan R), Senses Fail...all of it!

This is a really richly produced sort of emogaze by 'Snape', who don't seem to have released much else before this. The whole thing sounds great, but try track 5 for something instantly loveable.
https://snapeau.bandcamp.com/

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Sunday, 11 February 2018 22:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

Emo is sometimes a hard sell for me but pretty much every Snape track has me saying things like 'whoa, this is great!' or 'this sounds like Adam & Eve-era Catherine Wheel!' so yeah

imago, Sunday, 11 February 2018 22:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Holy shit, the closing track!!!

imago, Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

the Dashboard Album is not good.

fgti spinner (Spottie), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol i like it. particularly "About Us" and the single ("Heart Beat Here"). a couple other tracks already growing on me.

Mordy, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

has a few tracks I liked yeah but overall idk.

fgti spinner (Spottie), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

just noticed that the PBtT album is available as a $1-or-more digital download from Bandcamp, with a special offer:

From now until February 19th, all Bandcamp sales from Pianos Become The Teeth's 'Wait For Love' digital downloads will benefit The Choice Program at UMBC. Name your price and Epitaph will match half your amount.

https://pianosbecometheteeth.bandcamp.com/album/wait-for-love

Simon H., Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

literally found that record by browsing glenn's Spotify Sorting Hat, never actually heard of them before!

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 17:23 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks for posting about Drug Church, really good

I get a Leatherface kinda vibe from them, vocally, also Wilderness which is weird/unexpected

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

leatherface vocals is right on

god i love leatherface

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

ooh yeah good call

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 20:51 (one month ago) Permalink

"unlicensed guidance counselor" reminds me of the greatest band of all time, lifter puller

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 22:56 (one month ago) Permalink

I love lftrpllr so much

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 23:59 (one month ago) Permalink

“avoidarama” is the BEST song

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:16 (one month ago) Permalink

fuck this is one of the best albums of the year

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:25 (one month ago) Permalink

It's particularly nice to hear Patrick shouting again -- on the basis of this year's disappointingly subdued Self-Defense Family record, I was afraid his voice might be shot.

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 02:08 (one month ago) Permalink

i love that sdf record but agreed in a general sense

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 03:54 (one month ago) Permalink

PUSHED YOUR SISTER’S BOYFRIEND DOWN THE STAIRS

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 04:25 (one month ago) Permalink

i had forgotten about leatherface, listening to Mush now and it's overwhelming, so good

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^this was me when Dickie Hammond died a few years ago

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

mush is the best album ever

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 18:57 (one month ago) Permalink

a huge influence on my band

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 18:57 (one month ago) Permalink

well this is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uryqMS4HhbA

sean gramophone, Thursday, 8 November 2018 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

i feel like i'm the only person who has noticed how many bangers are on this year's dashboard confessional album

Mordy, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

it's got a few good songs but is really disjointed idk

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

it's front half heavy but so many good singalongs

Mordy, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I have to admit that despite (because of?) their intensely one-note grey po-faced approach I've probably listened to the Pianos Become the Teeth album the most of any emo-sector record this year. a lot of stuff didn't connect for one reason or another, I didn't even really get into the Vespucci after all, mainly because Farren bores me as a lyricist/frontperson too much of the time

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

my emo cru-and-adjacent faves this year in no particular order

PbtT
Drug Church
Mewithoutyou
Fred Thomas
awakebutstillinbed
Joyce Manor
Tiny Moving Parts
Donovan Wolfington
Closer
Mom Jeans
Slow Mass
Foxing
Super Unison

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

i rate foxing and awakebutstillinbed v highly. gonna add boygenius, the dashboard and snail mail.

Mordy, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:43 (one month ago) Permalink

i probably forgot 10000 things but here's my top 15 emo edition

mewithoutyou: untitled
drug church: cheer
rolo tomassi: time will die and love will bury it
foxing: nearer my god
fall out boy: m a n i a
john nolan: abendigo
joyce manor: million dollars to kill me
saves the day: 9
restorations: lp5000
now, now: saved
self defense family: have you considered punk music
black foxxes: reiði
hopesfall: arbiter
remember sports: slow buzz
real friends: composure

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:08 (one month ago) Permalink

i did forget something which is fiddlehead!!!! put that above john nolan

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:50 (one month ago) Permalink

i also forgot coheed, which: the album ended up being kind of monotonous but the individual songs are soooooo good

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:12 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah I listen to my edited version a lot but I had to slash a solid half-hour to make the pacing acceptable

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

is the new saves the day good!!!!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 16 November 2018 22:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

also yes that super unison rules

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 16 November 2018 22:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i feel like i'm the only person who has noticed how many bangers are on this year's dashboard confessional album

It grew on me so much. Catch You is one of my most listened-to tracks this year.

I saw DC last night at the first London show in over ten years. I was freaking out for a week in advance and continue to freak out. I saw them once at Glastonbury in 2006 but that wasn't the same kind of experience at all...of all the emo sing-alongs, this was the most wildly exalting. He also played a new song he'd just written which sounded way more like old Dashboard and was pretty great.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

These emo year-end lists are great! I'll think of mine this weekend and listen to everything I missed

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is the new saves the day good!!!!

― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, November 16, 2018 3:08 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think it is yes! a catchy and fun tour diary with a 20 minute epic at the end

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 21:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XkwbW-wU8&list=PLxwHtUHlFZ5HGH24MCAVHtHbKRi9ERZeP
has Turnover been mentioned here? I'm digging it (though they are not new). The intro to this track reminds me of SY's "Brave Men Run" then later I hear GYBE! and The Promise Ring lol. This track is kinda spacey/indie but they are more properly emobarrassing on the LP 'Magnolia' which I keep coming back to

rip van wanko, Friday, 30 November 2018 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i love turnover! i never managed get into the most recent record but i liked magnolia and straight-up loved about half of peripheral vision

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 30 November 2018 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Astronoid single is very cute!

tangenttangent, Saturday, 1 December 2018 11:05 (one week ago) Permalink

That other East Midlands city has developed a really good queerpunk scene, and Kermes definitely need to be on this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_1Rn0brSxs
https://kermes.bandcamp.com/

They absolutely slay live, seriously go see them if you get a chance.

emil.y, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink

That's great. Nothing says queerpunk like naming your song after a Maggie Nelson book, lol

imago, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 15:40 (one week ago) Permalink

great song

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 15:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Nothing says queerpunk like naming your song after a Maggie Nelson book, lol

― imago, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 8:40 AM (fourteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

non-starter for me

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 15:55 (one week ago) Permalink

This Culture Abuse album is some ultra-sunny pop punk:

https://cultureabuse.bandcamp.com/album/bay-dream

o. nate, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

^^ good stuff

this year more than ever before, i think, it's clear just how many great records get forgotten or lost in the year-end shuffle

alpine static, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

new copeland album next year

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:12 (one week ago) Permalink

*spottie bat signal*

Spottie, Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:47 (one week ago) Permalink

That Culture Abuse is weird. I don't know anything about them but it sounds like a bunch of hardcore dudes gave up hardcore to make a weezer record but forgot to change their bandname. That all sounds like a dis, but it's good dumb fun.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 6 December 2018 15:46 (one week ago) Permalink

sounds like a bunch of hardcore dudes gave up hardcore to make a weezer record

sounds like the drug church record lol, gonna check it out

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 December 2018 15:54 (one week ago) Permalink

it's so not hardcore/punk in the way the the drug church record is. The "hardcore dudes" I'm imagining is mostly just something about his demeanor/delivery, def not the music. Like there's just a vibe I get that reminds me of like H20's softer moments, or like Weston or something.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

two new copeland songs:

"pope"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duo3rG1DzSw

and "night figures": https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8488785/copeland-night-figures-song

album is called blushing and i really love the cover art. out february 14

https://www.billboard.com/files/media/copeland-blushing-2018-billboard-embed.jpg

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

already feels gloomier and thicker than ixora which i am absolutely here for

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:28 (one week ago) Permalink

third American Football record is out 03/22. hayleuy williams, rachel goswell and elizabeth from Land of Talk guest. single/opener:

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

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:31 (two days ago) Permalink


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