Book Launch: Anthology of Emo Vol. 1 by Tom Mullen

Book Launch: Anthology of Emo Vol. 1 by Tom Mullen

Friday Jan 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201



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“Guardians of the mutating emo revival.”

—New Yorker

“It could prove to be one of the best niche music podcasts out there.”

—A.V. Club


Join Tom Mullen at POWERHOUSE Arena for the launch of ANTHOLOGY OF EMO VOLUME ONE. Featuring a panel discussion, audience Q&A, & book signing.

Panel guests include:
👉 Norman Brannon – Texas is the Reason
👉 Chris Leo – The Van Pelt
👉 William Kheun – Rainer Maria
& more TBA!

 

About the Book:

Washed Up Emo and the Washed Up Emo Podcast are excited to announce Anthology of Emo: Volume One, a milestone literary piece serving as a one-of-a-kind informative companion & faithful guide to the genre of emo. The first volume includes interviews with Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Mike Kinsella (American Football, Owen, Cap’n Jazz), Norman Brannon (Texas Is The Reason, Shelter, New End Original), Dan Didier and Davey Von Bohlen (The Promise Ring), Chris Simpson (Mineral) and many others.

Launched in October 2007, WashedUpEmo.com became Atlantic Records executive Tom Mullen’s outlet to discuss and form a community around the bands and artists that came to sculpt a passion project that exists to this day. “I wanted to do something to remind people know about the bands that led to this watershed moment for the genre.” The Washed Up Emo Podcast started in 2011 after Mullen realized a noticeable void of podcasts from the genre. Utilizing music industry connections and his background as a college radio DJ, it quickly snowballed with critical acclaim after a few episodes. The never-ending mountain of guests over the years have included The Promise Ring, Thursday, Foxing, Taking Back Sunday, The Van Pelt, The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, The Menzingers, Mineral and American Football. Now, after six years and 100+ episodes, the Washed Up Emo Podcast has one goal: To represent the entire history of emo for all fans of the genre.

“My dream for all of this? That the history of emo isn’t just mentioning eyeliner, white belts and black hair dye. That’s definitely part of the history, but not the whole history,” Mullen continues.

“The genre deserves a serious take without the Internet jabs and condescending reviews. Emo’s history was snagged by one era—that I love some of the bands from—still to this day, it’s held on with that notion of being a joke, phase and, heaven forbid, nostalgic. Reading these interviews, regardless of your favorite era, should hopefully give you a wider sense and appreciation for the word and the genre as a whole.” With the upcoming release of Anthology of Emo: Volume One, Mullen is continuing in his quest to spotlight artists from this expansive genre and enlighten & draw new fans to a scene that has brought him so much passion and joy over the years.

 


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About the Author:

Tom Mullen is a music industry executive at Atlantic Records. He’s spent time at Equal Vision, Vagrant, TVT, EMI and Sony, where he was a 2016 Clio and Cannes Lions winner for his work with Bob Dylan. In 2007, he founded WashedUpEmo.com, a destination for the entire history of emo. The site has been featured in The New Yorker, AV Club, Pitchfork, Paste, Billboard, Spin, Paste, Village Voice, Stereogum, Chicago Reader, Noisey and Brooklyn Vegan. In 2011, it expanded to a podcast and DJ night in NYC. In 2014, he launched IsThisBandEmo.com, a site helping the world realize which bands are emo or not with a smile and a wink. Tom spends his free time watching the Mets blow leads late and digitizing VHS tapes. A proud native of Vermont, he lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

 

About Washed Up Emo Podcast:

The Washed Up Emo Podcast started in 2011 after Tom realized a noticeable void of podcasts from the genre. Utilizing music industry connections and his background as a college radio DJ, it quickly snowballed with critical acclaim after a few episodes. The never ending mountain of guests over the years have included The Promise Ring, Thursday, Foxing, Taking Back Sunday, The Van Pelt, The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, The Menzingers, Mineral and American Football. Now, after 6 years and 100+ episodes, the Washed Up Emo Podcast has one goal. To represent the entire history of emo for all fans of the genre.


(Event photo by Order.)

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