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Kemo For Emo Returns with New EP


Bands like Kemo For Emo have been around a good while and in that time they’ve seen music take on multiple forms. With an earnest head towards music and life they’ve stayed the course from when they began. On their new EP 3.5 Inch Floppy they lay to waste the idea that pop punk is dead. It’s actually thriving.

The riffs and vocals that open the lead  song”The Stranger” has a moment where the band steers from the pop punk vibe and takes you closer to an indie rock sound. The speed at which they hit the notes and segue it all together with backing vocals makes the song hard to forget. The same could be said about the following song “Love & Decay.” The punk underpins  that single themselves out stay in touch with the band’s overall sound. The easy going touches give you plenty of uumph in a world where there’s not enough of that.

For “Pages In Between” the band takes a bit harder turn and shoulders you in to their spell. There’s a distanced tone that lies underneath as they sing towards the future. In fact the backing vocals add to their stellar tones. The chord progressions here mixed with stellar drums give you a track you can hang on to. For the final song “Throw Me To The Wolves” the band sheds a lot of genre based echoes and just sing out. The tender tone has enough soft points before digging deeper and getting plenty of emotion out. If this is a reinvention of sounds count me in cause’ it’s hard to walk away from.

The album can be streamed above or wherever you stream music. Keep your eyes peeled for new live dates from Kemo For Emo.

Image Credits: Photo by Skyler Fenix Allen.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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