From the city that brought you grunge, a new quartet emerges to join the ranks emo revival-math rock dynasty. Enter Curse League, a young and exciting band currently gearing up to drop the follow-up to their 2016 release Bodego Disco. Laying By The Fire In Good Company, the sophomore in question, sees the band developing their sound and introducing new motifs. And this week, we’re proud to be giving you a sneaky little pre-listen.
The album opens with ‘The Badlands’, a strangely satisfying emo-folk-bluegrass merger that has the band extolling the virtues of campfire tranquility in soothing vocal harmony. From here, Laying By The Fire launches into a cavalcade of emo with twiddly-twaddly guitar play aplenty. This is a release that is bound to satisfy aficionados of Tiny Moving Parts, Two Knights and the Topshelf Records oeuvre. For those searching for some heartfelt, straight-up-the-middle emo with a sprinkle of math rock, look no further.