Listen to emo/post-hardcore from local group Technician’s debut LP Crimson (Release show TONIGHT!)
I usually don’t feel much connection to any music that could in any way be described as “emo,” but with their debut LP Crimson, local group Technician do the deed. Melding post-hardcore, alternative and other crunchy guitar-driven genres, Crimson is a taught, melodic and emotionally stirring record that wears it’s heart on its sleeve. In addition to describing themselves as emo, they also lay claim to “nineties post-hardcore greats like Quicksand and Jawbox,” which you can hear throughout the 10-song record. It is a record that could sound thin or hollow in other hands, but the band pull it off with bravado. They pay tribute to genres that may have fallen underfoot, but do it with gusto and show an impressive reach on their debut.
You can stream three songs from the album below, and the whole record will be available on their bandcamp tomorrow evening. You also can buy the record on pristine red vinyl tonight at their release show at the Triple Rock. More info on release show and RSVP HERE