Emo Is Cool











Release date: 13. 5. 2008

Alternative Press review: 4/5

My Review: 3,5/5

When I listened to the first half of the album, I was thinking: yet another band exeprimenting with their sound and thus going bad. But it’s not true for DCFC. Yeah, the first half of the album is weird, especially the 8 minute long I Will Posses Your Heart. But it all changes on the second half, when they go back to the sound of their previous album, Plans. It of course isn’t as good as Plans, because that was like, the best indie album ever, but songs like You Can Do Better Than Me, Grapevine Fires, Your New Twin Sized Bed and The Ice Is Getting Thiner really have potential. A solid realese.

You Can Do Better Than Me



{May 19, 2008}   Recommendations Part IV

Alterenative Rock

Augustana: Sweet And Low

Indie

Snow Patrol: You Could Be Happy

Pop Punk

Sugarcult: Los Angeles

Post-hardcore

The Used: Paralyzed



{May 17, 2008}   Alternative Press

The magazine that started as a fanzine in 1985, is now the most popular mag in emo circles. It has everything an emo music fan can want: articles about esatblished bands from all genres of emo, punk and rock, album reviews and lots of unsigned and not-yet-pupular bands. In addition, it has articles on some new movies, tv shows, manga stuff and video games, cool clothes and the gear you always wanted to have but didn’t know where to find. Really, when you start reading it, you can’t put it away!

Some articles and subscritions can be found here: http://www.altpress.com/



Have you ever heard of a rock band that doesn’t live by the moto “sex, drugs and rock’n’roll”? No? Then you obviously haven’t heard of Amber Pacific.

The boys started their musical path in 2002 under the name Follow Through. They weren’t really succesful, but that didn’t get them down. They decided on a new name (Amber Pacific) and in 2005 got a lot of fans with a great album The Possibility And The Promise. The album wasn’t commercialy succesful, but it gained them respect of emo fans all over the world. They got more media attention with the sing Fall Back Into My Life, that appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is from their second album Truth In Sincerity. But in march 2008, they disappointed fans with the news, that the vocalist Matt Young is leaving the band. We don’t yet know who their new singer will be, or if they will even break up, but other members say, they want to keep making music. I hope they will be back soon!

Members:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Nutter, guitar and back vocals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Strong, bass

 

 

 

 

Dango, drums

 

 

 

Genre: pop punk

Discography: Fading Days EP, The Possibility And The Promise, Acoustic Sessions, Truth In Sincerity, Acoustic Connect Sets

Similar artist: All Time Low, Halifax, Valencia, Houston Calls, A Change Of Pace

My favourite song: Save Me From Me



{May 11, 2008}   Emo avatars 3

As always, I didn’t make the avatars



{May 10, 2008}   Recommendations Part III

Alternative Rock

Conting Crows: You Can’t Count On Me

Inide

Jet: Shine On

Pop Punk

Panic At The Disco: That Green Gentleman

Post-hardcore

Aiden: Moment



{May 9, 2008}   Emo wallpapers 2

 

                                      Emo style                                           Emo                                               Screamo

                                     Emo Boy                                           Guitar

 



As promised, this time, I’m writing about a great emo book: Everybody hurts: An Essential Guide To Emo Culture. It was writen by Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelly (both contributors of Alternative Press, magazine, that I’m presenting next time) and approved by many emo artists, like  Chris Carraba and Pete Wentz. If you like emo, don’t like it or just want to have a laugh, this book is for you. It’s so funnilly writen and it gives you the picture of waht emo really is. You can have a look here, so I’ll just quote my favourite pasage about why emo is also used to describe the lifestyle, not only music:

without the specific genre of emo we would have to call fans who follow it Those Who Wear Too Much Eyeliner, Listen to Depressing Music About Depressing Tpoics Like Depression, and Are Big Balls of Insecurity Who Would Rather Jump out a Window Then Attepmt to Talk to the Opposite Sex. And let’s be honest, TWWTMELTDMADTLDAABBOIWWRJOOAWTATTTTOS is a really crappy acronym.” 😀



{May 7, 2008}   Emo pics 2

Once again, I don’t own any of the pics



This week, I’m presenting you one of the most popular emo bands, with interesting and long song titles (I’ve Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me…): Fall Out Boy.

Fall Out Boy is a quartet from Chicago, the capital of modern emo. They started they musical path in 2001, when Pete Went and Joe Trohman, who were previously a part of various hardcore bands, decied, that they wanna play more poppy music. They added Patrick Stupm, T. J. Racine and Mike to the lineup and they released an album called Evening Out With Your Girlfriend. But it wasn’t really succesfull and the menbers don’t look back on it with pride. This is why when we think of their debut album, we think of their actually second one, Take This To Your Grave. The lineup on this album was slightly different.This album built them a quite big fanbase, but it wasn’t a commercial succes. Their breakthrough came with their next album, From Under The Cork Tree, which includes many of their most known songs, such as Dance, Dance, Sugar, We’re Going Down… Next album, Infinity In High, made them famous all over the world. In March, they were going for a World record, playing on all 7 continets in the shortest time, but bad weather stoped them from playing on Antarctica.

Members:

 

 

Patrick Stump, vocals and guitar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Wentz, bas and back vocals

 

 

 

 

Joe Trohman, guitar

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Hurley, drums

 

 

 

Genre: pop punk

Discography: Fall Out Boy’s Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, Take This To Your Grave, My Hearr Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue, From Under The Cork Tree, Infinity On High, Leaked In London, ****: Live In Phoenix

Similar artist: Panic At The Disco, Cobra Starship, The Academy Is…, Cute Is What We Aim For, The All-American Rejects

My favourite song: Calm Before The Storm



et cetera