Y'know, the sound that isn't . . .
I don't think anyone remembers the early 90s, when "emo" was split into two camps: one highly meditative and the other vaguely-atonal and rhythm-driven. Mineral is a good example of the former, while Texas Is the Reason and Jawbreaker are quite different examples of the latter.
Dead Nostalgia was a fine appetizer, but this is the real deal. Junior Astronomers have grown significantly in the last couple of years, and the more expansive sound of these songs is a welcome treat.
I'm flashing back to what I remember as an Edsel/Jawbox show at some hole in St. Pete back in 1994 or 1995. I could be wrong about the lineup, but not the sound. Loud, creative and decidedly propulsive. Junior Astronomers are a modern band, but the boys aren't ashamed of their roots. A fine step forward.
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