Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Deep Elm needs more emo

Charlotte's Deep Elm Records needs more emo. As if they don't have enough already. Yes The Emo Diaries comp is back--actually it came back a few years ago.

From the press release:

The Emo Diaries unofficially came to rest in 2004 with its tenth chapter. Deep Elm cited the bastardization of the term “emo” in pop culture, as well as mainstream’s stranglehold and subsequent commercialization of the genre, which placed the focus squarely on the aesthetic…not the music, the energy or the passion. But then in 2007, Deep Elm re-opened its doors to the genre they helped to document and expose to the world. The scene heralded the release of Chapter 11 "Taking Back What's Ours" and fans have been asking for another chapter ever since.

Once a punchline, now respectable again (well, maybe...). Not sure if they brought it back from actual demand or just because of marketing or a combination of both.

Jimmy Eat World, Brandtson, Appleseed Cast, Further Seems Forever, Pop Unknown, Cross My Heart...my friends consumed these Deep Elm bands like Skittles in a movie theater. I liked Claire de Lune and Lock and Key and Latterman too though.

Some of the most recent Deep Elm releases, I haven't been as interested in, but I haven't heard that new She Bears stuff, though that's a crazy name.

Anyway, bands wanting to submit for The Emo Diaries can check out: http://www.deepelm.com/submit

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