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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

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    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