• Swearin’s self-titled LP

I feel like I’m way too old to love Swearin’ as much as I do. These kids from New York are playing straight-up emo, the kind of emo I listened to in high school—the kind of emo I haven’t listened to since. I’m almost 30, so it feels a little silly to be listening to little kids singing tales of teenage heartbreak and summer nights and road trips to see old friends, but I haven’t stopped spinning their self-titled full-length since a friend showed it to me after their stop in Chicago last Tuesday. I’ve seriously been listening to the record two to three times a day, every day, for the past eight days. I’m also kicking myself really hard for not going to the show. Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Kenosha,” my favorite cut off of the LP.