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Wednesday, Feb 4 2015

One of last year's better nouveau-emo releases was Pleasant Living, the sophomore effort from Tiny Moving Parts. The Minnesota trio plies a relatively wholesome brand of confessional angst, one that manages to be simultaneously hysterical and urbane; this split comes across not just lyrically but in its marriage of cues from screamo on one hand and traces of math-rock on the other (plus in the band's fluctuating but impressive mustache-to-member ratio). Joining the band on tour and giving it a run for its money in terms of boisterous earnestness and marginal irreverence — recall, if you will, that this generation's emo has a sense of humor — is Orlando's You Blew It!, whose 2014 output included an EP of Weezer covers called You Blue It, and West Virginia upstart Rozwell Kid, which actually channels Weezer most faithfully of the lot.

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