Release Date: Jun 18, 2013
Record label: Epitaph
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Punk-Pop, Screamo
Out of prison and -- as evidenced by a huge number of posts on social networking sites -- spending his free time in front of a computer, Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke explained Fashionably Late on Twitter, by typing "When people hear the new stuff though I promise you they will lose their mind. It's light years ahead of my last album." How right he was. Inspired by the first time he heard Dr.
Is Emo Dead? Who Killed it? You could argue that the “deified” artist, perhaps a being perfected by Wagner and his eccentric, egotistical monuments of self-expression, entered its death throes when Marcel Duchamp signed his Fountain as R. Mutt for submission into the Society for Independent Artists. This scandalous piece, itself a humble urinal without physical alteration, was transformed into an object so far removed from the pre-conceptions of the Western world, itself in the midst of World War I, centuries of imperialist and nationalism buildup at its peak.
Someday they’ll ask, what happened to rock? You remember rock, that phylum of music, largely guitar-driven, that once loomed large in American popular culture. It’s been ceding ground for decades now — to hip-hop, to dance music, even to country — and yet it hangs on stubbornly, a retrograde province of samey ideas and white privilege. The new albums by 3OH!3 and Falling in Reverse aren’t the ones putting the nail in rock’s coffin.