Chaos is Me: June 2020

nuvolascura band

I’m pretty horrible at introducing things to be honest.  I never know how to start these columns in a way that gets people’s attention.  So lets try this:

Screamo is punk.  Punk is protest music.  It inherently places itself against the white supremacist capitalist status quo.  If you take issue with this, don’t call yourself a punk.

Black Lives Matter.  Today, yesterday, and forever.

Here’s some music.

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Chaos is Me: May 2020

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Welcome to another edition of Chaos is Me. May brought us some of the best screamo this year has seen yet. If you don’t know, take a look under the cut.

And as they say: dance tonight, revolution tomorrow.

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Chaos is Me: March & April 2020

shakers the band

Well, the inevitable happened.  I missed a month on this column.  I don’t think that at this point I need to explain why, but now that I’m all (mostly) adjusted to this whole situation, it’s time to get caught up, because while life may have stopped happening for a lot of people, there was still plenty of good screamo released in the last two months to shout out.  Read on to see what’s good.  Continue reading

Chaos Is Me: February 2020

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We’re back with another edition of your favorite screamo column, Chaos is Me, later than I’d like this time but that’s what happens when you lose both your router and modem at the same time and have to live in the pre-internet age for a few days.  Fortunately, all is returned to normal, which is good, because this month we have some very heavy hitters to cover in this column, including an album I’ve been anticipating for literal years.  See how things stack up under the cut.

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Chaos is Me: January 2020

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We’re back with the first official edition of this column in the new year.  2020 is already looking promising for screamo, both in terms of releases as well as recognition.  Heavy music-themed burger establishment Kuma’s Corner’s Indianapolis location announced that their coveted Burger of the Month for February will be an homage to Texan screamo rising stars Portrayal of Guilt, an honor that comes with a fried pork chop and pico de gallo slathered all over it.  Do Portrayal of Guilt deserve most of the credit for this for being the incredible band they are?  Absolutely.  Do I deserve some of the credit for focusing my will on bringing screamo into the wider collective consciousness?

Well, I’m not not saying that.

Pats on the back aside, here is more of the screamo you need in your life.
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