Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Promise Ring - 30° Everywhere
Anyway, that diatribe aside, The Promise Ring is one of the very best early emo bands. 30° Everywhere is an awesome album. It perfectly exemplifies the freedom of a band doing whatever it wants. The songs are perfectly crafted off-kilter pop in the style of early emo. "Picture Postcard" is by far my favorite song on the album and it perfectly exemplifies what emo was before the conventions of the genre had been written and run into the ground. As with other early emo outings, it's best to think of The Promise Ring in terms of indie rather than emo because they have a lot more in common with Death Cab For Cutie than they do with My Chemical Romance.