rolling emo/pop-punk/permanent anxiety 2020

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6dORf4EVMc

kicking the year off with creeper, who will likely be fucking huge

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:25 (six months ago) link

both new Creeper songs are immense, glad they now have the widescreen production they deserve

really digging the Cayetana album, super concise lil gems

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:26 (six months ago) link

wait, cayetana album? didn't they break up

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:27 (six months ago) link

ahhh apparently it's a reissue of their 2014 album it's dated jan 2020 on Spotify. anyway it's real good!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:28 (six months ago) link

oh nervous like me is definitely a very good record

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:29 (six months ago) link

"hot dad calendar" and "black hills" forever

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:29 (six months ago) link

i'm also guessing it was reissued bc it looks like tiny engines is in trouble

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:30 (six months ago) link

something about the new Creeper songs and potentially getting a new MCR record just feels like (wonderful) overkill to me. we're not worthy!

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:30 (six months ago) link

also stoked for: Ratboys, Worriers, Pears, and fuckin FIREWORKS (proper album rollout when)

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:36 (six months ago) link

can confirm the ratboys record is fuckin awesome

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:37 (six months ago) link

lastly I mentioned it on the punk/non-indie thread but the Chubby and the Gang record is melodic enough for pop-punkers to roll with, I think

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:39 (six months ago) link

oh speaking of bands that don't quite fit this thread but i'm posting them anyway, is anybody here a bad enough dude to be down with knock over city

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGO0yCmnbEs

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 24 January 2020 19:43 (six months ago) link

this is great, gruff delivery reminds me of my beloved drug church a bit

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 24 January 2020 23:04 (six months ago) link

y'all

this Ratboys album

i thought they were gonna be better than most of their contemporaries based on GN and this record delivers on that

alpine static, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:19 (six months ago) link

otm, it's a goddamn achievement, i may start a thread

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:03 (six months ago) link

it isn't out for a month though! is that going too far

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:03 (six months ago) link

i guess i do that all the time but it feels mean when i've heard the album before everyone else lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:18 (six months ago) link

For the love of God, people, go see Drug Church live.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 3 February 2020 05:21 (six months ago) link

Thrice with mewithoutYou, Drug Church and Holy Fawn

So unfair, America.

Meanwhile, the new Spanish Love Songs album is killing me.

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:58 (five months ago) link

https://www.vulture.com/article/best-emo-songs.html

i filed blurbs for this a year ago and kinda refuse to look at it directly but enjoy

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:31 (five months ago) link

how come?

alpine static, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:44 (five months ago) link

vulture sat on it for a year which diminished my enthusiasm for it, but i'm glad it exists now. also i have no idea what my blurbs are like anymore

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:51 (five months ago) link

they're good, Brad.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:56 (five months ago) link

if anyone is nostalgic for catchy hairpin-turn pop-punk, I recommend the new Pears singles (and their last album and split LP with Direct Hit, for that matter).

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 21 February 2020 17:09 (five months ago) link

oh hai epic new Hopesfall single

https://youtu.be/ft8jMLJuAC0

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:50 (five months ago) link

lol i was just about to post that

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:51 (five months ago) link

seriously thinking about hitting up Furnace Fest (unless someone can recommend a better emo/punk fest this summer/fall)

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:53 (five months ago) link

ha, I too came here to post the Hopesfall

Dinsdale, Monday, 24 February 2020 20:14 (five months ago) link

i require more eight minute space emo epics

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 24 February 2020 20:15 (five months ago) link

I was really hoping the Hum reunion was going to result in new music, so I'll have to settle for these guys

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 24 February 2020 20:27 (five months ago) link

btw stream the goddamn ratboys album here http://www.mtv.com/news/3152930/ratboys-printers-devil-interview-stream/

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 24 February 2020 21:50 (five months ago) link

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bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Monday, 24 February 2020 22:45 (five months ago) link

who could forget dear ratboys

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 24 February 2020 23:37 (five months ago) link

yo brad any idea when they're gonna properly announce that new Fireworks album

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:45 (five months ago) link

i wish i knew

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:55 (five months ago) link

simon have you heard the loathe record

it's more appropriate for the metal thread than here but also, in a way, it isn't

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:54 (five months ago) link

YES it's really good! I actually thought about bumping one of the Deftones threads because parts are almost criminally similar and it should appeal to anyone who's impatiently waiting for the new album. I'm not convinced by all of the djent-y bits but I'm impressed with the scope.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:56 (five months ago) link

I thought simon had bumped this thread telling you all the Pup album placed in metal poll

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 16:57 (five months ago) link

oh I knew that was going to happen (one of the reasons I was fine w not voting for it)

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 17:04 (five months ago) link

another thing that could qualify for the metal thread: the new envy record is uh so fucking good???

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:11 (five months ago) link

it really is. a lot more metal than Pup though

gman59, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:43 (five months ago) link

It is v v good, feel like it flew under the radar. The curse of consistency.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:58 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_2C_9jLmNc

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:07 (five months ago) link

the least exhilarating of the singles so far but still really nice.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:09 (five months ago) link

Envy usually make the metal poll. in fact a single made last years iirc

Oor Neechy, Friday, 28 February 2020 16:14 (five months ago) link

I like this recent Ratboys album (posting here b/c it's mentioned above; tho I wouldn't have thought to classify it in one of the thread title's genres).

Some of it reminds a little of old-school Sleepyhead (that dreamy, love-rock feel)... some tracks also have a bit of a Big Thief sound, like if their first album had been even poppier (though it may be the singer's vocal tone that's largely leading me there).

tamagotchi revival artist (morrisp), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 18:18 (five months ago) link

...actually, no, it's more than just her voice. The guitar sound too

tamagotchi revival artist (morrisp), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 18:21 (five months ago) link

ratboys are kind of part of the "scene." if i've ever seen a band play the fest, they belong in this thread

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 18:22 (five months ago) link

new Partner single close to a return to 1st LP form

https://soundcloud.com/youve-changed-records/partner-good-place-to-hide-at-the-time-1

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 5 March 2020 20:23 (four months ago) link

also, in unexpected comebacks: fuckin SHINER???

https://youtu.be/Cpj92auxIwg

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 5 March 2020 22:49 (four months ago) link

oh that's a nice surprise

ufo, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 14:25 (two months ago) link

"Scram!" sounds like a sneak peek of the next Glass Beach album jfc

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 14:25 (two months ago) link

after two listens I am ready to declare NO DREAM as considerably better than POST- but not quite as good as Worry which I don't think is toppable. also much more punk than I was expecting

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:43 (two months ago) link

Yessss! Halfway through and this is precisely the release of pent-up energy needed. Agree with Simon that it's a lot punkier than the previous. I'm crazy about the album art too.

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:32 (two months ago) link

I've listened to this 5-6 times already lol. it feels like it's five minutes long

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:35 (two months ago) link

My dopamine is through the roof right now haha

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:38 (two months ago) link

feeling extremely targeted by the lyrics of "Old Crap" in particular

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 00:23 (two months ago) link

sounding pretty good even if it's not a worry-level masterpiece

ufo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:56 (two months ago) link

I assume Craig of the Creek (which I've not watched) is getting the benefit of his more showtuney/colorful side. I await his vastly improved take on American Idiot sometime after his TV watch ends.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 03:44 (two months ago) link

NO TIME is full Basket Case

tangenttangent, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:40 (two months ago) link

"State Line" has been my NO DREAM highlight so far. I still think We Cool? is his best

gman59, Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:31 (two months ago) link

and the title track which is pretty incredible

gman59, Friday, 22 May 2020 03:59 (two months ago) link

funny the title track is the mandatory "one song I find skippable" which seems to exist on every single Rosenstock release for me.

another new Creeper song, "All My Friends"....this rollout is taking forever but wow is this one a beaut

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 11:21 (two months ago) link

also I think the new Caligula's Horse record (and the superior previous one) would appeal more to emo thread cru people than most of the metal thread. big soaring heart-on-yr-sleeve shit, pretty close to the better moments on the Dear Hunter albums.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 11:29 (two months ago) link

mansions! one of my favorite bands! they're back! putting out a new album on my birthday (6/26). new song is incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHx-db-OzHE

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:15 (two months ago) link

holy post-punk "Everything In Its Right Place" batman

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:22 (two months ago) link

is it just me or is modern metallic hardcore sneaking into emo records more lately? (I feel like it used to be only the reverse that happened, hardcore bands doing an emo song or two). I am not mad about this development

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Sunday, 31 May 2020 01:10 (two months ago) link

Seems we might not get that new Fireworks this year after all :(

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 01:31 (two months ago) link

makes me think of Autolux kinda?

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:59 (one month ago) link

yes

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:37 (one month ago) link

lots of emo and emo-adjacent acts on this Adam Schelsinger tribute comp

https://fatherdaughterrecords.bandcamp.com/album/saving-for-a-custom-van

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:29 (one month ago) link

including, it must be noted, Charly Bliss covering "Pretend to be Nice" which I have not gotten to yet but surely it rules

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

let's just say it was def not recorded in a studio but it's still pretty cool

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

hearing Kay Hanley do "Radiation Vibe" is so cool

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:40 (one month ago) link

earmarking for later: there's a new We Versus the Shark?!

https://wevstheshark.bandcamp.com/

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 22 June 2020 12:45 (one month ago) link

mansions album came out today!!!! it's fucking sick!!!!!!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 June 2020 18:39 (one month ago) link

i'm not linking it but i'm so fucking furious that billboard published an article about the attempted comeback of the abuser from pwr bttm. so furious

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:17 (one month ago) link

there's a worthwhile way to tell/cover that story but scanning the article it seems extremely sympathetic tot he point of fawning

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

Shortly after the Jezebel post, Hopkins read a Facebook entry mentioning the accuserโ€™s hometown and says he became convinced that Jen was the woman he had met at the Midwest house party. โ€œI was like, wait a minute, I didn't bring this person back to my house like it says in the article. I went back to their house at their invitation,โ€ they say, then referring to their later rendezvous in New York, โ€œIf I'm this big, [imposing] person who you don't feel safe with, why do you want to come stay at my house?โ€

good stuff. not at all taken directly from the abuser's playbook

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:43 (one month ago) link

not my story to tell but i know someone they abused, and y'know maybe this piece could've never been written or published

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:46 (one month ago) link

Barbaris originally wanted Hopkins to write a first-person account of their 2017 experience as an op-ed for this outlet. Billboardโ€™s editors suggested instead a reported story in which Hopkins as well as their accusers would be given the opportunity to tell their respective accounts.

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Billboardโ€™s numerous, repeated attempts to present the accounts of these accusers as well as those of the music-industry representatives that dropped PWR BTTM were met largely with silence. The person who leveled the charges of sexual abuse did respond by email, but after expressing anger that Billboard was working on a story about Hopkins, declined to speak on the record.

chaser

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:48 (one month ago) link

feel like any editor who read both of those paragraphs would remember the existence of the kill fee

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 3 July 2020 17:57 (one month ago) link

I can certainly imagine an interesting piece about someone accused of abuse who took stock, reconciled appropriately, took some time, and then all concerned wrestling with how to come back from that. This is clearly not that piece or that situation

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 3 July 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

welcome to the pop punk thread juice wrld

https://youtu.be/_YwppMLPoPg

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 00:15 (three weeks ago) link

An 11-year-old student of mine will be thrilled I'm finally getting into Juice WRLD. That song is adorable, I love it.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:03 (one week ago) link

I really like this song from little Trust Fund-esque twee indie band Finish Flag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQt78ikWwJw

tangenttangent, Thursday, 23 July 2020 11:04 (one week ago) link

New Creeper song 'Poisoned Heart' sounding a lot like both 'Soak Up the Sun', and 'Perfect Day' from the Legally Blonde soundtrack. I feel more neutrally about it than the other advance singles which were sounding great, but needed to record those connections somewhere so it doesn't drive me crazy later.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 26 July 2020 18:14 (one week ago) link

god we've been anticipating that fuckin album for over six months now. unfair

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Sunday, 26 July 2020 18:18 (one week ago) link

Arriving in September now, apparently. ;_;

tangenttangent, Sunday, 26 July 2020 18:25 (one week ago) link

acc to their site it's still this coming Friday? another delay would be silly

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Sunday, 26 July 2020 18:30 (one week ago) link

new Touche Amore! ross robinson produces! andy hull of manchester orchestra guests!!

https://youtu.be/MnQTsq1womA

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 16:05 (six days ago) link

aaaand the Creeper album, which kicked off the thread back in January, is FINALLY out today. stoked to dig into it (what's left of it that's new, that is)

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 31 July 2020 12:14 (four days ago) link

this is pretty much all mid-tempo which is a bit of a bummer on contact, but I bet it will blossom nicely over the next while. "black moon" is a wonderful deep cut

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 31 July 2020 12:49 (four days ago) link

hadn't realized there's also a new Fall of Troy on the way - the concept is a little strange, though

https://bsmrocks.com/collections/home-page/products/the-fall-of-troy-mukiltearth-lp

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 31 July 2020 14:31 (four days ago) link

I had paid zero attention to Creeper until this new album, obviously need to go back to the last one too. But this is reeeeaaaaally scratching that MCR gothy glam-punk itch. So many hooks, and I love that it's a little cheeky but also totally unironic in all its doomy romanticism.

I think I prefer the sugar rush of the debut but I do like the new one a lot

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 3 August 2020 16:50 (yesterday) link


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