A new book which details the rise of the emo genre, and subsequent sub culture, is coming out just in time for Christmas. Anthology of Emo: Volume One will feature interviews with Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), The Get Up Kids, Promise Ring, American Football, Mineral and more.

The ‘Volume One’ bit is promising too, suggesting a collection of titles are coming.

Author Tom Mullen said of the book: “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. 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.”

The book will be out in December. Find more how you can order it here.

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