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Taking Back Sunday to Release ‘Tidal Wave’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Taking Back Sunday have announced, via Entertainment Weekly, that they will release Tidal Wave on September 16th.

    When asked if he would classify Tidal Wave as part of the emo genre associated with their past albums, Lazzara explains, “Look, in my mind every album anyone’s ever written is an emo album because there’s a lot of emotion that goes into all of that. You can’t listen to ‘Hey Jude’ and tell me that’s not an emo song. I don’t like being pigeonholed because I think there’s more to it than that. I think this record highlights that very well, so no I wouldn’t consider it an emo record in the traditional sense of the word.”

    So … The Beatles: greatest emo band of all time?

  2. mattylikesfilms


    This should be an interesting thread.
  3. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    Pretty excited about this. Happiness Is... is a criminally underrated album. 2016 continues to just dominate with music releases.
  4. SPine


    Small venue tour? If Grog Shop is on that list sign me up
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  5. Shenevercalled

    Newbie Supporter

    I'll just leave this internet artifact here
  6. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    While Adam's example is very extreme, I mean, I get what he's saying. All music is emotional - so therefore, all music could be considered 'emo.' TBS's style has changed drastically over the past 5+ years. Adam really seems to cringe at that word, he gets very defensive in most interviews when it's brought up. I would too if I were being asked about it in every interview for 15+ years.
  7. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    That's EXACTLY the venue that popped in my head when he said that. Haha.
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  8. tomtom94


    Still on Hopeless?
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  9. JoshRaptorTire

    My Dinosaur Life

  10. neo506

    2001-2022 Prestigious

    I guess John didnt get the memo about outfits
  11. Davjs


    I've always said I don't get EMO being a genre or classification. If it stands for emotion, doesn't every song have emotion?
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  12. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    "You can’t listen to ‘Hey Jude’ and tell me that’s not an emo song" is the dumbest quote I have ever heard about music.
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  13. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    But that's literally not what the term emo means. If pop stands for popular does that mean a song is not a pop song unless it hits the charts? Then what are the other 7 songs on any Katy Perry album that don't chart?

    Genres are meaningless, especially subgenres, but that doesn't mean you just get to throw any artist into any genre. I can't throw Elton John into classical because he plays a piano.
  14. AshlandATeam


    Looking forward to this, dumb Beatles reference aside. TBS has never released a bad album, in my opinion. I'm not sure they've released a GREAT album since TAYF or WYWTB, depending on how charitable one wants to be with the term great. But they're always firmly in the camp of 'yeah, this is pretty good.'
  15. OotyPa

    fall away

    I never understood the confusion about emo as a genre. Like if you're confused about what it sounds like-- listen to some of the most influential emo records...? Dig deep into the genre and focus on the guitar sounds, the vocal melodies, the lyrical themes, etc. That's how you understand a genre.
  16. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Will be looking forward to this.
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  17. atomiccounty


    They played this the other night when I saw them, what I guess is the title track. It was an enjoyable song. I'd like to see them mix it up a bit of this album.
  18. Frank Lapidus

    Regular Supporter

    I've really dug the live version of Tidal Wave that has been floating around for awhile. Excited for this record and really hope the new sounds they are going for work well for them. I'll always give anything TBS puts out an honest,fair listen.
  19. kidinthebushes


    The two new songs they played at Taste of Chaos sounded good!
  20. klaszlogt


    Weird website for them to announce on. Excited though. Wish they announced more, like the artwork and posted a single, etc.
  21. bptky

    check out Musica - Akron's best live music venue

    Yes, please! If they do, hopefully they play two sets like New Found Glory did there a few years ago.
  22. I'm just referencing these two posts again in the event that someone missed them above. They're that important.
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  23. efp722


    Looking forward to this.
  24. bptky

    check out Musica - Akron's best live music venue

    Throwing all of my nostalgic bias to the side, I easily consider Happiness Is... their best work to date. Can't wait to hear new material.
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  25. thenewmatthewperry

    performative angry black man Prestigious

    I don't take Lazzara's comments to ignore the importance of the genre.

    I think he's still reacting to connotations of what being an "emo" band meant back then. Similar to how Gerard Way was hostile to the same suggestion.

    I was made fun of for liking emo music in Jr.High because it was too emotional. Adam is addressing that this conception of 'emo' music is ignorant when you can apply it most music. He thinks his music is more varied than that.