Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I know what you're thinking. 'Melanie Darling likes emo? Is she reverting back to her teenage angst days?' Don't you worry, my fellow friends (and likely strangers), I am not referring to the over-dramatic garbage that now pollutes the "emo" rock scene. I am talking about REAL emo. 90's emo. The raw music that started it all. To better explain what I mean, let me name several bands of this era/genre: Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Braid, Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Promise Ring, Rites of Spring, etc. These bands, among various others, have opened my eyes to a new type of music. A style that is so genuine and powerful that it almost breaks your heart.