Modern Baseball’s Sports at 10: How DIY ethos and Tumblr-era popularity launched the emo rockers into the spotlight
Modern Baseball’s debut album, Sports, turns 10 this Nov. 27. Here’s how they changed the face of emo with self-reflection and genuineness.
2012 was emo’s great reset. From Pierce The Veil to Modern Baseball, we’re highlighting the 12 best emo releases of 2012 and their cultural significance.
Unturned are breathing new life into pop punk. The band break down their forthcoming debut album, one that’s been nearly 10 years in the making.
Has any word been more misappropriated than emo? It’s been used to describe everything from people to events to films to clothing, but when it comes to encapsulating the specific music that inspired the name, no one can agree what actually constitutes it. So what actually is emo? Read more: Are the 2000s back? How […]
For as long as music has existed, artists have been inspiring other artists. Right here within our own beloved scene, we’ve witnessed many examples of newer-era bands drawing inspiration from the OGs. What’s especially endearing is that not only have bands influenced each other in terms of musical style; they’ve also taken from the lyrics […]
What do both Schitt’s Creek and emo music have in common? Far-reaching relatability that fluctuates wildly between being hilarious and heart-wrenchingly sentimental. It’s a shame that the scene largely grew out of incorporating song and movie quotes into their ultra-long song titles. Schitt’s Creek would have given bands a treasure trove of references to draw from. That’s not […]
If anyone had told us in 2005 that emo culture wasn’t going to dominate forever, we would’ve rolled our eyes. Of course, as time went on, it became clear that no cultural shifts are permanent. And as quickly as we’d found ourselves perusing iTunes and blogging about My Chemical Romance, it all went away. Not […]
Dating apps have completely changed the way people meet each other and start romantic relationships, and sometimes song lyrics can be the perfect way to break the ice. In a matter of minutes, you can create a profile and chat with dozens of matches from all over the world, which can make it hard to […]
Are you dreaming about leaving your hometown? Sure you are. Because pop-punk kids have felt self-isolated long before the pandemic. All the shows are canceled, and there’s nothing else to do, so there’s no better time to order in an unhealthy amount of pizza, reminisce about Warped Tour and dust off that Fender or Gibson […]
We’ve all fallen for it. You hear a breezy pop song or a killer pop-punk jam and before you know it, you’re taken in. Then you start to play it a couple more times while doing different things and then you begin to question the lyrics. Around maybe the fifth spin, you realize that you’re […]
We’re convinced that our lives would be so much better if Goalkeeper would just sing about them. The trio of frontman/bassist Ryan Beebe, guitarist Marc Juliano and drummer Cody Ritchie have an amazing ability to make the saddest things OK. On “Happy,” the boys reenact a first band practice scenario for laughs. The video (produced […]
It’s a new day which means there’s another cover video somewhere on YouTube for us to be entertained by. Various blink-182 covers and parody videos have recently emerged onto the video-sharing platform. From a blink-182 and Modern Baseball style cover to a social distancing-inspired parody of “Don’t Leave Me,” a lot of people are getting […]
If you ever wondered what it would sound like if Modern Baseball covered a blink-182 song, look no further. On Monday, May 4, a style cover of blink-182‘s “First Date” emerged onto YouTube. Created by YouTuber NoseBlind, they have taken the classic blink-182 track and reimagined it with some Modern Baseball-influenced sounds. Read more: Here’s why ‘American […]
You probably abused the play button on your iPod, uh, we mean smartphone jamming to pop-punk gems in the 2010s. But maybe you missed a few or discarded an album that deserved more time. Either way, we have you covered. Here are 20 pop-punk albums that warrant more respect from the 2010s. Read more: There’s […]
One of the greatest feats of the emo genre is its ability to cross barriers, genres and fandoms to unite us all under the common denominator of music. Whether there’s a tinge of rap or a twist of pop-punk, the branches of emo music all extend from the same familiar source. While the early 2000s […]
With My Chemical Romance reuniting on Halloween this year, we got everything we’ve been wishing for these past six years. With how great this news is, maybe we forgot about some bands who broke up and left us hanging. Outside of MCR, several other scene favorites have reunited or announced plans this year including Rage […]
Have you ever lived your dream and it’s not exactly making you feel fulfilled? This was a grim reality for former Modern Baseball drummer and current Steady Hands frontman Sean Huber. What first began as Huber’s 2012 solo side project morphed into his priority. The alternative indie five-piece are partnering with AP to premiere their […]
Every music lover has that one good song or album that’s ruined by a shitty time or person. For Sleep On It frontman Zech Pluister, The Wonder Years were tragically overexposed to the point of becoming unlistenable and he considers the entire genre of trap rap devoid of talent. Pluister also debates the appeal of […]
It’s hard to deny that music has a lot of power. No matter what mood or emotion you’re feeling, there’s a song to suit it. Whether it’s a lyric that sweeps you away or a beautiful melody that gives you guidance, chances are there’s a song to help you through any tough time. READ MORE: I […]
[Photo by: Jess Flynn] Modern Baseball just rounded off three final shows since they announced their indefinite hiatus back in February. In light of last weekend's heartfelt final performances for the foreseeable future, co-frontman Jake Ewald opened up in an interview to talk more about his side project, Slaughter Beach, Dog, his forthcoming record, Birdie, and what Modern […]