Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bonehouse - 2012 Demo
I have been super stoked on this band since I heard their 2011 demo which I wrote about here. I am feeling pretty tired after a full weekend of birthday shows, so, just go read that review for all the where from's and R.I.Y.L's. If you know me at all, or you have been keeping up with this blog for awhile, you know how much of a sucker I am for the sounds of late 80's/early 90's Emo and Screamo. Bonehouse completely encapsulate that feeling and the memory of backpacks in the pit, thick-rimmed glasses and argyle sweaters. That super elevated feeling we all felt when None Left Standing would decimate the room at the New Loft in Madison. Or, seeing Shotmaker and Christie Front Drive in Chicago in like, 1995 or so... Damn, I feel old. I guess it stands to reason. Today is my 35th birthday. I don't think the guys in Bonehouse are as old as me, but, what does it matter? They are creating sounds that draw inspiration from the greatest bands that ever existed and they are doing it so well. I will forever love a band that can write songs like this. I really hate it when people my age say things like "Emo died with the 90's." That is bullshit and I won't stand for it. There are so many young bands playing these days that really care about keeping D.I.Y. and Emotional Hardcore alive. Bonehouse are one of them. REVOLUTION SUMMER FOREVER!!!!!