Emo Side Project

INFORMATION

Emo is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It emerged as a style of post-hardcore from the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement in Washington, D.C., where it was known as emotional hardcore or emocore and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace. In the early 1990s, emo was adopted and reinvented by alternative rock, indie rock and pop punk bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker, Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. By the mid-1990s, bands such as Braid, the Promise Ring and the Get Up Kids emerged from the burgeoning Midwest emo scene, and several independent record labels began to specialize in the genre. Meanwhile, screamo, a more aggressive style of emo using screamed vocals, also emerged, pioneered by the San Diego bands Heroin and Antioch Arrow.
Often seen as a subculture, emo also signifies a specific relationship between fans and artists and certain aspects of fashion, culture and behavior. Emo fashion has been associated with skinny jeans; tight t-shirts with band names; studded belts; and flat, straight, jet-black hair with long bangs. Fans of emo music who dress like this are referred to as “emo kids” or “emos”. Emos are known for listening to emo bands like My Chemical Romance, Hawthorne Heights, The Used, and AFI. The emo subculture is stereotypically associated with emotion, sensitivity, misanthropy, shyness, introversion and angst, as well as depression, self-harm and suicide. Its quick rise in popularity in the early 2000s inspired a backlash, with bands such as My Chemical Romance and Panic! at the Disco rejecting the emo label because of the social stigma and controversy surrounding it.
Emo entered mainstream culture in the early 2000s with the success of Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional and many artists signed to major record labels. Bands such as My Chemical Romance, AFI, Fall Out Boy and the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus continued the genre’s popularity during the rest of the decade. By the early 2010s, emo’s popularity waned, with some groups changing their sound and others disbanding. Meanwhile, however, a mainly underground emo revival emerged, with bands such as The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and Modern Baseball drawing on the sound and aesthetic of 1990s emo.

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ALBUMS

LYRICS

19. Andromeda
21. Aphelion
25. Beauty
26. Bikes
29. Breathe
30. Brighter
31. Car Wash
33. Chemicals
37. Cwapface
38. Daffodils
39. Dear Moon
40. Delusion
43. Dog
45. Downtown
46. Dream
48. Dustin
51. Europa
56. Falling
62. Forever
67. Give
75. Hope
101. January
102. June
104. Life
108. Love
109. Lullaby
113. Memories
117. Motionless
119. Never Said
122. Ocean
126. Over You
128. Overrated
132. Patience
134. Piano Song
135. Piexcore
137. Postcard
139. Quicksand
140. Rain
142. Runaway
143. Sad Song
144. Safe
149. Silence
150. Sleep
152. So Perfect
153. Sometimes
154. Songbirds
159. Sunshine
160. Sweetie
161. Thank You
180. Those Eyes
184. Trainwreck
188. Untitled
190. Wait Up
192. We Live On

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