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21 Newer Bands You Should Definitely Check Out If You’re Desperately Missing ’90s And ’00s Emo

There’s so much more out there, but here’s a good emo revival starter kit for you!

1. Hightide Hotel

 

Where Are They From: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Nothing Was Missing, Except Me
Sounds Like: Minus The Bear, Cap’n Jazz, Braid

2. glocca morra

 

Where Are They From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Just Married
Sounds Like: Braid, Cap’n Jazz, American Football

3. Grown Ups

 

Where Are They From: Chicago, Illinois
Best Album To Start With: More Songs
Sounds Like: Texas Is The Reason, American Football, Bear Vs. Shark
*Broke up in 2011*

4. empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)

 

Where Are They From: Fenton, Michigan
Best Album To Start With: What It Takes to Move Forward
Sounds Like: Christie Front Drive, Jimmy Eat World, The Jazz June

5. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

 

Where Are They From: Willimantic, Connecticutt
Best Album To Start With: Whenever, If Ever
Sounds Like: Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, Brand New

6. The Front Bottoms

 

Where Are They From: Bergen County, New Jersey
Best Album To Start With: The Front Bottoms
Sounds Like: The Dismemberment Plan, The Promise Ring, The Thermals

7. Snowing

 

Where Are They From: Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit
Sounds Like: Brand New, Rites Of Spring, Cap’n Jazz
*Broke up in 2011*

8. Dads

 

Where Are They From: Piscataway, New Jersey
Best Album To Start With: American Radass (this is important)
Sounds Like: Rites Of Spring, The Promise Ring, Cap’n Jazz

9. Dikembe

 

Where Are They From: Gainesville, Florida
Best Album To Start With: Broad Shoulders
Sounds Like: The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, Rites Of Spring

10. The Town Needs Guns (TTNG)

 

Where Are They From: Oxford, United Kingdom
Best Album To Start With: 13​.​0​.​0​.​0​.​0
Sounds Like: Minus The Bear, Sigur Ros, The Appleseed Cast

11. Everyone Everywhere

 

Where Are They From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Everyone Everywhere
Sounds Like: Jimmy Eat World, Minus The Bear, American Football

12. Into It. Over It.

 

Where Are They From: Chicago, Illinois
Best Album To Start With: Intersections
Sounds Like: Death Cab For Cutie, American Football, Piebald

13. Dowsing

 

Where Are They From: Chicago, Illinois
Best Album To Start With: It’s Still Pretty Terrible
Sounds Like: the Jazz June, Jets To Brazil, Braid

14. Owen

 

Where Are They From: Chicago, Illinois
Best Album To Start With: At Home With Owen
Sounds Like: American Football, Cap’n Jazz, Joan Of Arc (He was in those bands)

15. Title Fight

 

Where Are They From: Kingston, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Shed
Sounds Like: Fugazi, Rites Of Spring, Knapsack

16. The Hotel Year

 

Where Are They From: Worcester, Massachusetts
Best Album To Start With: It Never Goes Out
Sounds Like: Piebald, Motion City Soundtrack, Saves The Day

17. Tigers Jaw

 

Where Are They From: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Tigers Jaw
Sounds Like: Brand New, The Promise Ring, Death Cab For Cutie

18. Prawn

 

Where Are They From: Ridgewood, New Jersey
Best Album To Start With: Ships
Sounds Like: The Get Up Kids, Texas Is The Reason, Braid

19. Modern Baseball

 

Where Are They From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Album To Start With: Sports
Sounds Like: The Promise Ring, The Dismemberment Plan, Motion City Soundtrack

20. By Surprise

Where Are They From: Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Best Album To Start With: Mountain Smashers
Sounds Like: The Dismemberment Plan, Jets To Brazil, Sunny Day Real Estate

21. Pianos Become The Teeth

 

Where Are They From: Baltimore, Maryland
Best Album To Start With: The Lack Long After
Sounds Like: The Appleseed Cast, Rites Of Spring, Small Brown Bike

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