Bands like Fall Out Boy, Dashboard Confessional and Jimmy Eat World may take well-deserved residency on every proper Emo Spotify playlist, but the genre is full of artists who never got the mass recognition they deserve albeit having helped define, and constantly redefine, emo.
From Armor For Sleep and their ambitious 2005 concept record “What To Do When You Are Dead,” to both of Blair Shehan’s seminal rock outfits, Knapsack and The Jealous Sound, there’s an illustrious history of the genre that is often overlooked and tragically underrated. This list of 10 unsung heroes of Emo provides a cursory cheat sheet to some of the artists that have pushed the boundaries of the genre in every direction and warrant their rightful spot next to Weezer and Sunny Day Real Estate in the annals of Emo history.
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Fans of Folie À Deux, hold onto your hats: Pete Wentz has teased what appears to be an upcoming EP release of Fall Out Boy‘s fan-favorite 2008 demo “Lake Effect Kid.” Will the old song get a revamp from Wentz and the boys? Check it out!
FOB fans have been rockin’ the demo version of “Lake Effect Kid” since it appeared on Welcome To The New Administration, a pre-release mixtape from the Folie À Deux days. Now, there’s reason to believe a new version may be coming.
And it’s as scrawled by Mr. Wentz himself. A new Twitter pic shows the bassist listed “Lake Effect Kid EP: Record and Design” on a to-do list. Significantly, the EP idea is crossed out on the presented list, leading fans to believe it’s on the way:
Does this mean a new studio recording of “Lake Effect Kid” is on the way? Along with possibly other new tracks to round out an EP’s worth of material? Perhaps Fall Out Boy will continue the M A N I A era with a new/old throwback track.
08/29 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum *
08/31 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
09/01 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium *
09/02 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
09/04 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
09/06 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena ^
09/11 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena &
09/12 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center &
09/14 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex &
09/16 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center &
09/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center %
09/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center %
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09/23 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center %
09/25 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center %
09/26 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena @
09/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena @
09/29 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
09/30 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center @
10/02 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena $
10/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/05 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena $
10/06 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena $
10/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/09 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena $
10/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center $
* Against The Current
^ Every Time I Die
& Gym Class Heroes
$ State Champs