Most Americans felt the pinch of chronic financial instability even before COVID-19 aggravated the country’s catastrophic wealth inequality by helping shift billions more dollars into the pockets of a handful of billionaires. So even if you don’t recognize yourself in the lyrics of Thank You, I’m Sorry’s “Menthol Flavored Oatmeal”—which describes a twentysomething working ten-hour […]
In 2013 mathy Chicago emo band Mountains for Clouds dropped their debut album, Maybe It’s Already Everywhere, just as the scene underwent major changes. Fourth-wave emo was on the rise, and went on to become the toast of indie rock: emerging bands started selling out midsize venues that reunited indie-rock veterans often struggled to fill, […]
Take a listen to this romper off the forthcoming debut from local fourth-wave emo outfit Kittyhawk.
Before Michigan emo outfit Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) play Chicago tomorrow night read this lengthy Q&A with front man Keith Latinen—he talks about poetry, Michigan, and, yes, “emo revival.”
Midwestern underground emo is coming back—and it’s turning up overseas and on the charts.
The biggest rapper of 2012—plus Shoes and Fielded—save my Friday at SXSW.