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Fawn | Coastlines
Jaded girl-boy harmonies, gleeful three-chord riffs, healthy doses of punkish noise and emo melody: Coastlines , the debut LP from Detroit indie-pop quartet Fawn, feels like a charming souvenir from a musical era two decades in the rear-view.
Quite Scientific Records (2012)
| June 08, 2012
Answer her prayer, emo pioneers!
Regarding your February 17 editorial ("Come to Jesus"), I'm sick of the Catholic Church sticking its nose into our government.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 2, 2012
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| March 02, 2012
Catching up with Kid’s Gotta Do
There's no shortage of emo-influenced, WARPED Tour rock bands in these parts.
| February 17, 2012
Emo: it might as well be a four-letter word
Back in 2001, when Bleed American was exploding all over modern-rock radio, I sat down with Jimmy Eat World guitarist Tom Linton and frontman Jim Adkins and asked about the emo label with which their group had been saddled.
| February 10, 2012
A punk phenomenon grows up
It's time we faced it: the vanguards of rock have gotten really old.
Punk is dead, right?
| February 10, 2012
All emo is local
Remember the years before blog-rock, when scenes and sounds developed geographically?
Five scenes that grew organically
| February 10, 2012
Saves the Day | Daybreak
After 14 years and six studio albums, Jersey pop-punk quartet Saves the Day return with a seventh serving of nasal-y hyper-introspective power-emo.
Razor + Tie (2011)
| September 09, 2011
Braid | Closer to Closed
After 11 years, Braid is back with something you may have to make a small effort to enjoy.
| August 26, 2011
Taking Back Sunday are back on the scene
For a lot of people, just mentioning Tell All Your Friends reignites a bunch of old motifs and memories. For me, nostalgia accounts for half of my affection, whereas the album's raw, naïve tenacity justifies the remainder.
Pride of strong island
| July 15, 2011
Pinsky win by Losing Touch
Pinsky don't seem to be in any kind of hurry. Roughly three years following their first EP, the intriguing Two for the Road (with a two-song release mixed in last year), the four-piece are ready with a debut full-length on Sinking Ship Records.
Get up, kids
| July 01, 2011
Death Cab for Cutie crack familiar Codes
When I phone Walla, who's in Minneapolis with Death Cab on a tour that will bring them to the cozy Paradise a week from Sunday, he's in a reflective mood.
| May 27, 2011
Manchester Orchestra | Simple Math
It's not uncommon to find young alt bands testing their boundaries on their third albums, exhibiting growth through darker material and more-complex lyricism.
Favorite Gentleman/Columbia (2011)
| May 13, 2011
Second that emotion
For fanboys of a certain, oh, let's call it a distinguished temporal status, it was the emo-nerd equivalent of leaked footage from a new Star Wars installment showing up online: last August, the long-pined-for defunct Florida band Further Seems Forever r
Chris Carrabba revisits Further Seems Forever
| April 29, 2011
How the Decemberists ruined indie rock
If you're a regular reader of the Phoenix's music section, you'll have noticed a decided uptick in the space devoted to electronic music here lately: electro, laptop lo-fi, chillwave, superstar DJs, and whatever other bullshit genre we're about to hype n
Colin Meloy's crew have much to answer for
| January 28, 2011
Everyone Everywhere | Everyone Everywhere
Remember when emo wasn’t just some watered-down pop-punk version of goth? No? Well . . . it wasn’t.
Tiny Engines (2010)
| May 21, 2010
Brand New at House of Blues | November 17
Brand New plays "You Won't Know" at the House of Blues. Click here to see a full gallery of photos from the showI'd like to...
| November 20, 2009
How it feels to be something (back) on
Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
| September 25, 2009
My first reaction when I heard that Jimmy Eat World were undertaking a tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Clarity was a bemused "Really?"
Jimmy Eat World, live at the House of Blues, February 26, 2009
| March 03, 2009
Download Fletcher's "Mystery Girl"
So, last week we received an email from a girl named Erin. Her roomie apparently has the hots for me. Or, she did have the...
| December 17, 2007
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