Tell all your friends: Taking Back Sunday is hitting town.
Before the all the cyber hating, the absurdity of over-dressing, and angled profile photos, Emo belonged to the golden age of Taking Back Sunday. Indeed, before the genre became absurd, it was actually rather fun and tasteful—courtesy of Taking Back Sunday (TBS).
Formed by Adam Lazzarra (vocals), John Nolan (back-up vocals, guitars), Eddie Reyes (rhythm guitars), Shaun Cooper (bass), and Mark O’ Connell (drums) in late 1999, TBS quickly became known for their stylistic and energetic type of post hardcore.
TBS was quickly noticed for their signature dynamics: the overlapping vocals, wailing back-ups, spirited bass lines, constant pedal play, and rhythmic licks.
When Tell All Your Friends hit the shelves in 2002, kids dealing with their first heartaches and curfew dilemmas gorged on how much they can connect to the band’s nerves. From there, fans started donning updated band shirts (from Recto if you’re on a budget, from Hot Topic if you have means), side-swept bangs, and Vans slip-ons while researching for similar bands to listen to, supporting the flame of their new found personas.
Now a decade old, Tell All Your Friends is the type of album our generation can look back to like a bright, vivid piece of nostalgia. True enough: TBS’ music cultivated some of the things respectable in emo music: quirky storytelling and an unsettling taste for a memorable adventure. After replacements and two more albums, the original members reunited and released a self-titled record in 2011.
The band is hitting Manila on April 13th for a not-to-be-missed show in SM North Edsa Skydome, with performances from Typecast and Imbuenokudos. Their only stop in Asia this year, it seems TBS heard the collective cry of our inner emo kids and decided to bring back the glory days of our reckless youth.
For ticket reservations, visit Ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555.
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