After Sam sent me the entire Jimmy Eat World Clarity album, I kept listening over and over…and actually liked it. At the time, I thought it was incredibly unique, because I hadn\’t heard a screeching nerdy guy sing before.
Turns out that genre is called emo (short for emotional punk). Additionally, almost all emo bands sound alike. I downloaded At Your Funeral and Through Being Cool both by Saves The Day…and was surprised to hear the same kind of screeching to that Jimmy Adkins of Jimmy Eat World.
These are the nerds of punk rock.