the--safest--sounds asked: Thanks for posting about Dads - I'd never heard of them, but your description of them made me run to Spotify, and it's exactly what I wanted - a newer version of all of the Kinsella-y bands I used to listen to. AND I just saw that Owen is playing in town on Friday, so I'm definitely going to that. JUST - THANKS FOR BEING YOU, SAM.
Aww, you’re welcome! Midwest Emo Revival has kind of become a thing in the last five years or so. If you don’t already know them, you should also check out:
- Snowing (especially “Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit” EP)
- Algernon Cadwallader (esp. “Some Kind of Cadwallader”)
- The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (kind of a terrible name, but not a bad band)
- Joyce Manor (esp. their self-titled which is amazing. More of a Jawbreaker inspired pop-punk band but with midwest emo influences)
I think if I ever saw Owen live, I would start sobbing uncontrollably until someone asked me to leave.
EDIT: Two others I forgot about!
- You Blew It!
- Brave Bird