The Academy Is... - The Phrase That Pays
Chicago quintet The Academy Is... have spent most of this year touring, spending time in the UK earlier this year with label mates Fall Out Boy. Ahead of their debut album they are making available this digital only release, also out as a download video.
And its pretty good, a cut above your average emo. Starting small with clipped guitars, it explodes into sound, the bridge a calamity of noise, the vocal drowned by a swirl of feedback before bursting into the chorus. Though a touch repetitive, it is a track of much intensity and passion to its halting climax. The debut album Almost Here is due for release on the 25th September.