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00s Emo

Fosh. Gazed Into the Void with Their New Wave Indie Release, Staring Into the Dark

Ahead of the release of their debut 15-track LP, Up with the Sun, the New Wave Indie brother trio, Fosh., teased the blissful tones to come with the release of Staring Into the Dark.

With 90s emo inclinations brushing up against the cruising guitar chords and angular lead work, Staring Into the Dark sonically strides across familiar territory while facilitating your arrival at a brand-new destination. Their honeyed brand of melancholy is instantly palatable as it oozes from the harmonised vocal lines that sugar coat ennui with soul while the melodies easily make an earworm out of the single.

If you can’t get enough of Staring Into the Dark, you won’t have long to wait for the release of the debut album, which is set to drop this fall.

Staring Into the Dark was officially released on August 4th; you can stream it on Spotify and follow the band on Instagram and TikTok.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Pharsalia defied physics in their pop-punk revamp, Gravity Killer

Here to prove that emo was anything but a phase is the Delaware-hailing pop-punk revampers, Pharsalia, with their latest physics-defying single, Gravity Killer.

The catchy heart-in-throat choruses have kept their original form, and there’s plenty of punch in the dynamically bouncy guitar riffs, which keep you palpitatingly sweet in the lead up to the euphoric chaos in the pit-worthy choruses. The 5-piece has made a name for itself in the local scene and beyond with its fan-first lyrical relatability and approachability. This track is only going to take their renown to the next level.

If any single has what it takes to tear your attention away from the new album material from Fall Out Boy it is this scintillatingly scorned anthem for the disenfranchised that is super-charged with earworm-y energy.

Gravity Killer hit the airwaves with the force of a hadron collider on January 27th. Hear it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kyle Jaymes is a Perennial Millennial in his latest intricately melodious indie rock hit

Kyle Jaymes

New Hampshire indie singer-songwriter, Kyle Jaymes, brought a pioneering sense of melodicism to 00s emo with his latest single, Perennial Millennial. For anyone that grew up with Death Cab for Cutie and is looking for a matured take on sonic nihilism, Perennial Millennial is the finest wine in the metaphorical cellar.

Since breaking away from his indie rock band, Call Her Alaska, he’s become a one-man powerhouse, fuelled by his emotionally charged lyricism, intricate acoustic guitar hooks and euphonic production style, which gives all the angst of pop punk and none of the brash overtones.

Perennial Millennial will officially release on August 30th. Check it out here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dog Day God showed us the meaning of mellow with his sophomore single, Can’t Take Time

‘Can’t Take Time’ is the sonorous sophomore release from the Columbia, US-hailing indie artist, Dog Day God (AKA Michael Moore), who has broken away from his indie progressive rock band, Halcyon Fields, to douse the airwaves in warm saturated delay and soulfully crooned vocals.

Mellow isn’t usually an adjective easily affixed to emotion-driven music, but Dog Day God made sure his lo-fi single, Can’t Take Time, broke the mould as much as it will break your heart as the lyrics lull you into imbibing in adequately paced introspection.

Stumbling on this intimate feat of indie almost felt like an act of serendipity, but I think everyone can be accused of yearning for an unrealistic frantic pace when anticipating positive change. For anyone in a transitionary time, hit play.

Can’t Take Time is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Silent Disco brought the future of rock to Tennessee with their debut indie-pop-rock about a girl single, Rocks

Pop-punk collided with alt-indie in the debut synth-scored euphoric hit, Rocks, by the up-and-coming powerhouse Silent Disco, which may be the sweetest about a girl single we’ve ever heard. The stellar slice of alt-rock affirms that we’ve moved past the Girl All the Bad Guys Want tropes by celebrating the magic and mystique of spiritual girls.

It’s as hooky as any of Fall Out Boy’s iconic releases, but Rocks does far more than just teasing a little early 00s emo nostalgia; it is also well and truly ahead of the curve of artists clamouring over themselves to do the 1975 better than the 1975. It may not be the average sound that spills out of Nashville, but Silent Disco is definitively bringing the future of rock to Tennessee.

Rocks will officially release on April 1st, 2022. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

JÚWAN strips back in his pensive acoustic pop-punk track, DEATHWISH!

There was no forgetting JÚWAN after his early 00s emo pop-punk hard hitter Ouch. He’s on visceral form once again with the release of his third single, DEATHWISH!

The acoustic and semi-orchestral starts with a mellifluously morose intro before JÚWAN builds the track into an evocatively resounding confessional piece that doesn’t move all too much from the gentle intro, but notably, JÚWAN can metaphorically move mountains when he’s going deep, and you’d be hard-pressed to find more depth than what is contained in DEATHWISH!

DEATHWISH! will be instantly relatable to anyone that knows how it feels when it seems that perpetual sleep is the only remedy from the negative cycle you can’t break yourself out of. That might all sound incredibly bleak, but there’s no understating how sweet the feeling of resonance is.

You can check out DEATHWISH! For yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

IGGYC shares their introspection in the darkly theatrical post rock hit ‘Thoughts’

Moscow-hailing Bay-Area-residing artist, IGGYC, has recently released their latest darkly theatrical progressive post-rock single ‘Thoughts’ which allows sonic symphonic rock to meld with 00s emo and cataclysmic increments of hard rock.

Starting with a piano-led prelude, Thoughts gently eases you into the raw embittered soundscape which quickly amasses momentum until you’re in the midst of a fervent whirlwind that carries frenetic reminiscences to the likes of Dir En Grey. IGGYC delivered so much more than a senselessly momentous release, expect your heartstrings to get caught in the wrenching choruses which carry the same weight as the entirety of MCR’s Black Parade album – all in the space of 4:29-minutes.

Thoughts is available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast