What The Hell Is A “Revival?”
March Sadness 2014 has started with a bang. To accompany this year’s tournament of sadness, PropertyOfZack will be running several Perspective pieces to highlight Emo in all its glory. Enjoy What The Hell Is A “Revival?” below!
March Sadness 2014
by Jesse Richman, edited by Erik van Rheenen
It’s funny how much can change in a year. When we launched March Sadness last winter, we called our bracket of newly-prominent bands “Modern Day Emo.” Dads, Balance & Composure, Into It. Over It., and The World Is A Beautiful Place did battle, and Dads accomplished the near-unthinkable, marching through a gauntlet to edge out not just their cohorts, but even the mighty Brand New for the championship to be crowned Kings Of Emo.
This year though, it was readily apparent from the get-go that “Modern Day Emo,” as a name, was out. For March Sadness 2014, no title but “Revival” would do.
Yep, I said it. Revival. Emo Revival. #emorevival. Each time I type that, it pisses you off just a little bit more, doesn’t it?
I wrote a thing about the #emorevival. Perchance you might read it?
March Sadness Predictions
I could up and do a chalkboard rendition like my incomparably amazing friend Megan did last year, or I could just tell you my predictions, because I’m lazy and don’t have a chalkboard. (Italics are my picks).
This is amazingly awesome!
my band just put out an ep.
over the past year and a half i have been feeling really empty and out of sorts with living and being in this band was one of the redeeming factors, that helped me not feel so desolate. it would mean a lot to me if you would check it out. or don’t. i’m not a cop.
our friends Take Nothing, Leave Everything have put out a new EP and it’s a fucking banger.
monoliths is dope as hell
My friends put out some tunes. You should check out my friends tunes.
Wow, this is actually really really good
March Sadness: Sad 16 Announcement + Voting Begins
Just like last year, we were incredibly surprised by the overall response at the announcement and vote-in round for March Sadness from both our viewers and bands participating in the competition, so we are certainly ready to launch the Sad 16 bracket round.
The 16 bands voted into March Sadness are now pitted against each other in their 90’s, 00’s, Reunion, and Revival brackets. Head below and join us in voting for a band in each emo bracket through Sunday evening, and the Emo 8 will launch on Monday!
The play-in games are over, the seeding is set. Now’s when shit gets real. Get your vote on!
POZ Roundtable: March Sadness - Why We Picked These Bands And Why You Should Vote For Them
It’s the second year of March Sadness, and we finally have an answer to “What the heck is that band doing in the bracket?” POZ team members Zack Zarrillo, Erik van Rheenen, Adrienne Fisher, and Jesse Richman teamed up with Tom Mullen of Washed Up Emo fame for an impromptu roundtable session to decide which bands should make the cut for this year’s tournament. Agree? Disagree? Read our reasonings and let us know and then vote to make sure your favorite bands push through to the Sad 16!
POZ March Sadness: Announcement + Vote-In Round
It’s BAAAAAAAAAACK! I’ve laid out why I made my picks for this year’s bracket here — now it’s up to you to vote them through!
POZ March Sadness: Announcement + Vote-In Round
It’s clear that PropertyOfZack is to blame for the term “Emo Revival” that sprung up in 2013. The bands had nothing to do with it. March Sadness started an undeniable thirst for sadness last year, which is why we’re so happy to make you sad again today with the announcement of March Sadness 2K14: The sadder, weaker, and emoer substitute for NCAA’s March Madness.
March Sadness consists of a vote-in round (that’s today!) followed by 16 bracket spots, broken down into ‘90s Emo, ‘00s Emo, Reunion Emo, and Emo Revival (uh, duh). We are limiting ourselves to 20 bands that will be voted down to 16 by Monday’s Sad 16 launch.
We realize “emo” is both a subjective word and genre, but March Sadness is all about us having fun and interacting as a community. So please head below and join us in voting for four out of five of your favorite bands in each emo category through Sunday evening. The Sad 16 will launch on Monday!
It’s baaaaaaaaack! Get your vote on!
Q:R: a song that I’ve listened to lots of times recently
Whitewaits - Lost Boys: I actually haven’t been listening to much music the last few weeks, I tend to burn myself out every January while writing my Top Ten for the year before, and subsequently need to mostly unplug for February. But I did a really great interview with Whitwaits’ Rob Rowe (also of Cause & Effect) a couple weeks back, and “Lost Boys” in particular has been stuck in my head since. I’ve got a thing for recursive lyrics.
(speaking of which, if anyone has any thoughts on somewhere to pitch that interview, I’m all ears. My guess is I’ll just end up running it on my own site)