The pandemic has constricted all our worlds—especially in its early months, I rarely went past my apartment’s front door. It’s been enough to make me want to scream, and Chicago multi-instrumentalist Juan Diego Bustillos reached that point at the end of 2021. “I’d been having a really shitty year,” he says. “In January, a really […]
Your Arms Are My Cocoon pulls off a strange combination of bedroom pop and screamo
Before Tyler Odom moved to Chicago this year, he had the wild idea to take bedroom pop’s fragile instrumentation and whispered vocals and mash them together with screamo’s bleating hollers and grenades of frisson. On his recent self-titled solo debut as Your Arms Are My Cocoon, Odom fuses those incongruous styles with pluck, charm, and […]
Connecticut screamo enigmas Jeromes Dream reunite after 17 years for an expansive new album
Of all the east-coast bands that helped sharpen screamo into a definitive style in the late 90s, Connecticut three-piece Jeromes Dream have the most compelling mystique—especially for fans who never saw the band before they called it quits in 2001. During their four years together, Jeromes Dream dropped five split EPs and two brief, fiery […]
The Saddest Landscape keep posthardcore alive with the lacerating ‘Souls Worth Saving’
The northeastern heavies hit Chicago Saturday night behind their recently released fifth album, Darkness Forgives.
Kenny Rasmussen’s library shows head to West Town this weekend
Locals Cracked Vessel perform, and are today’s 12 O’Clock Track.
Danny Brown’s thoughtfully raunchy Old and 15 more record reviews
Eight Reader writers take on 16 albums—including Traxman’s user-friendly footwork.
Former Thursday front man Geoff Rickly’s unusual and moving antifolk EP
The name-your-price release Darker Matter may add to the sea changes emo is undergoing.
Reader’s Agenda Sun 1/20: Vintage Garage, screamo band Underoath, and a new dance revue
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, January 20, 2013
Because I love reinforcing stereotypes
Eurovision vampires and a pile of dead kittens two stories high
Where’s My Lost Penguin?
The refreshing riotelectroscreamo sounds of Lost Penguin.