This is great to be part of this list. Dikembe, Mixtapes, Red Collar, EE, and Hop Along all on one page? Tight.
9. Big Awesome – Birdfeeder EP (Self-Released)
The Birdfeeder EP is filled with four songs of the best newfangled emo you’ll find anywhere in 2012. Big Awesome may have only given us 10 minutes of music, but they don’t waste a single moment of it. The band effectively matches lilting basslines, twinklecore guitars and a touch of punk energy in way that accentuates the brevity of the songs here and makes playing this multiple times impossible. The EP ends on the highest note possible as the band belts out, “I spent all my time writing songs that don’t mean anything (so) I will waste no time living life and loving everything.” Fucking perfect.
MP3: Big Awesome – Drawing A Line In The Sand