Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Ground Is Lava - 2013- Bottle Rockets

The Ground Is Lava is a three piece emo band from Brunswick, Ohio, USA. Bottle Rockets is their second LP. They play a noodly, sloppy, melodic brand of emo. They pull influences from Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing and Cap'n Jazz creating a brand of emo that pulls energy from pop punk, twinkle from that side of emo and just a little math rock and post-punk in how they construct their songs. The singer has a desperate shout that can also be melodic and is accented by some shouted gang vocals while the guitars transition between twinkly and straight ahead emo. Highlights include Not Tonight, Jeff; Look, Babe, An Island (We Can Live On It); Nobody Likes You, Booster; If you like your emo with some twinkle and ramshackle feel The Ground Is Lava's Bottle Rockets will serve well.