The Past, Present, and Future of EMO (with Allegra Frank)

Released Tuesday, 19th November 2019
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Nate doesn’t know much about the musical style known as emo. Sadly, he was too busy nerding out on jazz during his youthful years to catch the moment. That’s a shame, because emo is experiencing a revival right now - most surprisingly within the world of hip hop. All of which leaves Nate in the awkward position of not really having any idea what’s going on, so thank goodness for some schooling by Vox culture reporter Allegra Frank, who spent her teenage years the right way: getting emotional to the soundtrack of emo. Her first lesson about this endlessly fascinating subculture? It’s way more than just a sound. 

Songs discussed:
Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven
Jawbreaker - Do You Still Hate Me?!
My Chemical Romance - I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We’re Goin Down
Panic! At the Disco - I Write Sins not Tragedies
Jimmy Eat World - Lucky Denver Mint
Jimmy Eat World - A Praise Chorus
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
American Football - Never Meant
Foxing - Lich My Prince 
The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Heartbeat in the Brain

Check out more of Allegra’s work here: https://www.vox.com/authors/allegra-frank
And learn more about Tom Mullen and Washed Out Emo here: http://www.washedupemo.com/about

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