AWAKEBUTSTILLINBED - What People Call Low Self-Esteem... LP

AWAKEBUTSTILLINBED - What People Call Low Self-Esteem... LP

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The San Jose band awakebutstillinbed have succeeded at being so emo that they necessitated a new Bandcamp genre tag. Behold the dawn of “extremo.” Where some bands will preempt the emo label with a kind of self-reflexive joke about it, nothing about the young band’s debut album is played for laughs. You can’t call them “melodramatic” because that would imply overstatement or exaggeration, or that drama itself can’t be a resting state. On average, they’re slightly less acute than anything else that comes from vocalist Shannon Taylor as a coo, a yell, or whatever you want to call the irreplicable moments where it sounds like she’s trying to remove a ball of steel shavings from her throat with a rusty fork. “Emo’s not a phase,” Taylor mentioned in a STEREOGUM interview. “When I turned 19 and I first found American Football, I went through this period where I was checking out emo bands and really getting into the genre — that never really stopped. That was 2010 and it never ended.”

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