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Video: Emarosa – Blue: Reimagined

EmarosaEmarosa have premiered a new music video from their new EP.   The song is titled “Blue: Reimagined” and is from their EP, 131 Reimagined, which offers variations from their latest LP, 131, which is available now via Hopeless Records.

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Emarosa Announce New EP

EmarosaEmarosa have announced that they will be releasing a new EP on September 15, 2017.  The EP will be titled 131 Reimagined, and offers variations from their latest LP, 131, which is available now via Hopeless Records.  Singer Bradley Walden explains the project:

 “There’s therapy in opening old wounds. We wanted to see a different side of the select few and give them a new life.”

 

Tours: Emarosa

EmarosaEmarosa have announced that they will be heading on tour this Fall. The band continues to support their latest LP, 131, which is available via Hopeless Records.  Vocalist Bradley Walden comments: 

“This is the final tour supporting ‘131’. We’re going to be performing songs we’ve never done before and taking our live show to places it’s never been. If there’s a must see performance this Fall, this is it.”

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Emarosa – Sure

EmarosaEmarosa has premiered a new music video from their latest full length. The video features the song “Porcelin” from the album 131, which dropped back in July via Hopeless Records.  

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Tours: Emarosa

EmarosaEmarosa will be heading on tour this Spring in support of their recent full length. The band released 131 back in July 2016 via Hopeless Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Emarosa – Porcelin

EmarosaEmarosa has premiered a new music video from their latest full length. The video features the song “Porcelin” from the album 131, which dropped back in July via Hopeless Records.  

Watch the video below.

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Tours: Emarosa

EmarosaEmarosa will be heading on tour this Fall in support of their recent full length. The band released 131 back on July 8, 2016 via Hopeless Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Emarosa – Miracle

EmarosaEmarosa has premiered a new music video from their next full length. The video features the song “Miracle” and the album will be 131, which is available on July 8, 2016 via Hopeless Records.  Walden shared about the record: 

This song is about loss. The realization of loss and the feeling of confusion and frustration that comes with it. We wanted the video to continue from Cloud 9 and creatively represent that confusion.”

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Emarosa Announce New Album; Premiere New Music Video

EmarosaEmarosa has returned with details for their next full length.  The new album will be titled 131 and will be available on July 8, 2016 via Hopeless Records.

Coinciding with the announcement comes the premiere of the brand new single, “Cloud 9,” which can be viewed as a music video below.

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Video: Emarosa – But You Won’t Love A Ghost

EmarosaEmarosa has premired a new song.  The video features the song “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play” from their upcoming new album, Versus, released earlier in September via Rise Records

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Video: Emarosa – People Like Me, Just Don’t Play

EmarosaEmarosa has premired a new song.  The video features the song “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play” from their upcoming new album, Versus, released earlier in September via Rise Records

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Video: Emarosa – I’ll Just Wait

EmarosaEmarosa has premired a new song.  The video features the song “I’ll Just Wait” from their upcoming new album, Versus, released earlier in September via Rise Records

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Emarosa Full Album Stream

Rise RecordsEmarosa has premired a new song.  The track is titled “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play” from their upcoming new album, Versus, due out September 9, 2014 via Rise Records

Listen to the full album here.

Emarosa – People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play

Rise RecordsEmarosa has premired a new song.  The track is titled “People Like Me, We Just Don’t Play” from their upcoming new album, Versus, due out September 9, 2014 via Rise Records

Listen to the song below.

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Tours: Yellowcard / Memphis May Fire / Emarosa

YellowcardLong running pop-punks Yellowcard are gearing up for a run of dates later this year. The band will be co-headlining with Memphis May Fire with support from Emarosa.  The tour will take the band across the States from October 16th until November 16th. The band will be hyping up their recently announced new album, Lift A Sail, which will serve as the follow-up to their last studio album Southern Air, which will be released this Fall via Razor & Tie.

Tour dates are available below.

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Emarosa

Emarosa

Self Titled

Rise Records
By

Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

Remember that kid who never raised a sweat in high school?  The one who excelled in both academic and social settings, and made it all look so easy?  They never studied, never asked questions, and were always the first to hand in their tests.  Well, after listening to post hardcore five-piece Emarosa’s self-titled sophomore effort, I’m pretty the Lexington Kentucky sextet’s vocalist, Johnny Craig was that kid.

Craig sounds as if exploring the entire spectrum of sound with each passing note. While Emarosa’s 2008 album, Relativity, was built around strained vocal highs in the vein of The Spill Canvas, their new effort switches gears, with Craig commanding a newfound melodic smoothness.  To this end, Craig is a natural.

But much like that inherently gifted kid, Craig’s biggest virtue also serves as his biggest flaw.  For his entire vocal prowess, he never feels as though he’s putting more than one foot forward.  His voice may be strong, but he sings as if on autopilot, never taking a chance or pushing his limits – as if he’s content to be good rather than great.  If you’ve ever listened to Anberlin then you probably already understand.  None of Emarosa’s ten tracks elevate to memory or lend themselves to repeat listens.  They make for good background music, but the compliments end there.

Since 2008 Emarosa has tuned down and placed a newfound emphasis on melody. In the interim between releases Craig actually tried his hand at an R&B solo project and the edgy pop punk act Isles & Glaciers, so Emarosa occupies a middle ground.  Unfortunately, in this case middle also means mediocre.

There’s really no point in listening beyond opener “A Toast To The Future Kids!” – once you’ve heard one track you’ve heard them all.  Every song suffers from being just too formulaic – verse, chorus, verse, repeat, and throw in a bridge here and there for good measure.  Sure, with six members there’s technically always lots going on, and the band exists beyond mere power chords and simple hooks, but neither note nor lyric ever sticks beyond its momentary impression.

I’ve barely mentioned a single song in this review, and that’s intentional.  Emarosa’s self titled album might be competent from a musicianship perspective, and Johnny Craig might showcase some of the tightest vocal command around, but the end result is just as vague as this review’s last 393 words.  There’s very little worth commenting on or highlighting here.

Rise Records Bands Schedule Live Chat Tonight And Tomorrow

Rise RecordsOver the next two days, many bands on Rise Records’ roster will be sitting down for live web chats on The Bamboozle website.  The bands scheduled to appear include A Loss For Words, Man Overboard, Transit, Emarosa, Abandon All Ships and Sleeping with Sirens.  The broadcasts will take place today and Thursday night from 7-10pm EST.

A full schedule of the chats can be found below.

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Emarosa Posts Full Video Set

Emarosa recently posted one of their recent concerts for steam in full.  The concert comes from a set at Club Hell in Providence, RI on July 12, 2010.  The band last released their self titled sophomore effort earlier this year via Rise Records.

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