Emily's Army: Making You Feel Older, One Hit at a Time

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Take note: Emily's Army is going to be big. And it's not just because their producer is Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, or because Billie Joe is the father of the band's drummer.

It's because their debut
Don't Be a Dick has the same brash, young catchiness early Green Day albums had. They're lyrically tongue in cheek, and the songs are written by brothers  Max Becker on bass and Cole Becker on guitar. Guitarist Travis Neumann  and drummer Joey Armstrong round off the band. Co-songwriters Max and Cole share vocal duties, and their songs are fun--and funny.

Did we mention they're all 15 to 17 years old?

The band's name comes from Max and Cole's 15 year-old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life.  In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily's Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin's honor.
They're playing in Huntington Beach, CA at the Pier on May 21 for Great Strides, a Cystic Fibrosis Event, and they have a show at DiPiazza's on May 22 in Long Beach.

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Actually, if they're big, it's exactly because of Billie Joe Armstrong. There is nothing else about them that makes them unique. Whether the coverage is due to having the famous producer/dad, or having (im guessing) a publicist or marketing team, it's still rooted in Billie Joe. There is no shortage of Emily's Army sounding bands right now. This one just has more behind the scenes firepower, I'm guessing. So, yeah.


until a couple months ago, it was not public knowledge that Billie was affiliated with the band. And they still got signed. But i'd love to hear you produce some music Mrs. Mayhem


actually its not because of billie there a good band  all billie did was produce their album they were gonna have to get someone to produce their record somewhere  and if there not big how do i know them .... yeah im irish .... and just to let u no theres no bands that sound like them in ireland so i dont know what ur on about

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