Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: post-hardcore post-punk dischord rock indie rock indie baltimore Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential and long-standing US emo (emotional hardcore) band, alongside earlier Dischord Records labelmates Embrace and Rites Of Spring, helped define the movement, moving the Washington sound away from the increasingly macho hardcore scene to something more cerebral. Formed in Maryland, Baltimore, USA, the band’s original line-up comprised Daniel Higgs (vocals), Asa Osborne (guitar), John Chriest (bass), and Mitchell Feldstein (drums). The quartet’s first album, 1991’s Talking Songs For Walking, was marked by Higgs’ cryptic lyrics and angular arrangements. Releasing an album almost every year for the next decade, the band remained consistently inventive. Their third release, Pass And Stow, was particularly impressive and marked the beginning of the transformation of the band from post hardcore to the more experimental nature of their later releases. 1999’s The Unanimous Hour was by far their best release since Pass And Stow,...

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