Cue Hot Topic emo tears in 3, 2, 1...
OK, all scene-kid, mascara sobs aside, Long Beach, California’s This Wild Life actually isn’t as cheesy as you might think at first listen. Sure, the duo definitely fall into that acoustic, second-wave-emo sound made popular by acts like Dashboard Confessional and Bright Eyes, but they manage to add whispers of atmospheric post-rock and contemporary indie pop that give them a little bit more of a fresh take on the genre.
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