It was fun to write about (and thus, listen to) screamo again.
During high school, I gravitated toward pop-punk (Saves the Day, Alkaline Trio, the Get Up Kids) but loved many aspects and many bands from the heavier, harder fringes. In order for my band to get shows, I had to book many of the shows myself, so we brought through bands we liked, including Ampere (ex-Montcalm) and the Saddest Landscape (a band that did a 7” with PBT last year). So it all feels, if not full circle, at least interconnected. Doing this story even led me to Touche Amore’s excellent Deathwish-release from last year, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me. It’s on Spotify.
The Lack Long After is a beautiful album about lead singer Kyle Durfey’s dad’s death. You’ll need the lyric sheet to understand, which the band supplied on its Tumblr (of course).
And if anyone cares, my favorite hardcore/screamo bands are Hot Cross, Montcalm, Bane, Circle Takes the Square, I Hate Myself and Saetia.