Top 10 Emo Revival Bands You'll Never Hear From Again

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In every corner of the punk niche media, you can find a new list about emo revival. After watching bands sarcastically posting lists from sites like Buzzfeed and Stereogum claiming they are "must hear" bands of a new emo emergence you might feel a bit lost. Not only are some of the bands on these lists not still together, but they experienced full careers and have virtually been forgotten. Even NPR did a piece about the resurgence.

I know, Fall Out Boy getting back together and putting out a punk album doesn't mean emo is dead or alive. In fact, the buzz surrounding emo revival might be louder than anything Patrick Stump's annoying vocals could generate. It's true there has been a new flocking toward 1990's era emo in the punk scene with the help of sites like Tumblr. However, there is a problem with the emo revival, the bands that are credited with starting it have all broken up.

10. Street Smart Cyclist

The forgotten founders of the emo revival are more notably associated with the members further groups. After splitting up, the band formed two different, but legendary bands. (Our #3 and #1) If there was a band to kick-off the emo revival It would be Street Smart Cyclist. Now completely out of print, the 7inch releases the band put out can go for around $50 on eBay. As one of the favorites in the genre, this band often gets lumped together and their songs confused with members later projects. However, they stand alone and credited for the Tumblr-based emo erection that the blogs won't stop talking about.

9. My Heart to Joy

My Heart to Joy not only pushed emo in the days before this Internet emo revival, but helped coin the term "Twinkle Daddies." After their last show this band grew apart in different directions including one of the biggest bands associated with emo-revival, but not often cited in these Internet lists, The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die. The atmospheric resonance from My Heart To Joy can be heard in a completely new form, but it's just not the same.


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11 comments
millslane
millslane

I wish people would check out at least one of these bands. Most people are turned off by the word "emo" but it isn't really what you would expect. These bands talk about emotions that most other genres touch on as well. This doesn't sound like Hawthorne Heights. Most of these bands are very talented with talented guitar players. Metal is an easy genre to master for the gentleman who works/lives/loves in Spencers or Hot Topic. Expanding your mind isn't always a bad thing. You can still listen to Stone Sour or Creed if you don't like it.

rspkt09
rspkt09

William Bonney was seriously awesome.

Satan
Satan

Was curious to see the list and I'm glad I've never heard of any of these bands and furthermore glad to know which ones to avoid. Horrible.

Joe Smith
Joe Smith

Fuck emo! Dimmu Borgir is releasing a new one next year, Cradle of Filth has been around for 20, Within Temptation has a new one in the works, and tarjaofficial just knocked one out. They need to learn how to make some music instead of whine like the bitches from the 'burbs they are because they ran out of starbucks.

Jon Garcia
Jon Garcia

It's not dead, its just crying in its bedroom.

Robert Saenz
Robert Saenz

something isn't true just because you say it is. press.

rspkt09
rspkt09

@Joe Smith So your point is a bunch of metal bands in an unrelated genre are better? That's like comparing apples and oranges as though they have more similarities than both being fruit. You can't compare a branch of punk music to various flavors of metal fairly. It's simply not the same style of music, tone, or purpose. Besides that, you're obviously missing the point of being a musician and artist.

rspkt09
rspkt09

@Rachel Penn Broad generalizations like that are the sign of the truly naive and biased. I'm going to guess you're not even familiar with any of these bands so why exactly are you even posting here? Just to tell people that enjoy a particular style of music that you don't enjoy it? That's productive.

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