Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Emo Music

Emo Music

Emo music is a mix of hardcore punk and metal. Depending on how die-hard your definition of emo is it can encompass any band that plays with emotion and/or screams and/or has emotive lyrics. Typical emo bands can include Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy and any number of other hardcore crossover bands - Thrice, From First To Last, Funeral For A Friend etc.

Emo music evolved from its original roots, the Washington DC '80s hardcore scene with bands like Rites of Spring, Embrace, Soulside and Moss Icon.

In the early to mid 90s, many people became disillusioned with Hardcore music, especially in the Midwest where several bands embraced the idea of a more melodic sound as well as a more "Emotional" feel. The Emo scene and "look" began to cement in the public conciousness as the music was popularized by successful labels such as Victory Records and major record labels began to take notice.

Emo music often includes screaming, crying or other outpourings of emotion.

Emo Fashion

Emo dress tends to follow lines of nonconformity almost without exception, but individual styles may vary as long as they continue to emphasize second hand goods or a general expression of indifference toward current fashion trends. A popular staple of emo fashion is wearing vintage T-shirts or t-shirts of popular emo bands.

Emo Hair

Hair is another important area of the emo culture. The hair is another place individuals can express themselves and go against society by being different. Emo hairstyles are usually either jet black, highlighted, or a variety of dyed colours but rarely a natural colour. It is usually straight with long bangs brushed to one side, often covering an eye.




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