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Top 10 Songs of the Week (7/31)

on July 31, 2015, 4:13pm
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09. Big Awesome – “Wookie Blaylock”

Big Awesome Party On

For a while, we had to debate whether we were having an emo revival. Then we had to debate whether to use the phrase emo revival. Instead of fighting, can we all just agree that bands like Big Awesome are putting out rad tracks like “Wookie Blaylock” that share similarities with bands that embodied the best of emo decades ago? You’ll have Victor Villarreal flashbacks on some of the guitar wrinkles on this one, and the South Carolina trio play with a raw energy that gets you swept up in every shouted lyric. “There’s no punker punk band than Propagandhi,” a kid says in the party white noise closing the track, and songs like this bring back the youthful insistence and certainty that come with assessments like that. Big Awesome’s upcoming album, Party On, is due August 7th via Jetsam-Flotsam.  –Adam Kivel

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