The pandemic separated the members of Chicago emo trio Hospital Bracelet almost a year before their thrilling debut album made a splash in the scene.
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, […]
Emo’s fourth wave re-energized indie rock in the 2010s, but by the end of the decade many of the genre’s most promising bands had quietly broken up or seemed about to, playing only the occasional show with no sign that they would make more music. But the era lasted long enough to ensure the emo […]