Hurry Oh Whitney

Epically inclined Philly emo fighters Everyone Everywhere cracked our list of 12 bands to know from the emo revival; their 2012 self-titled LP is a beast. No word just yet regarding a follow-up, but frontman Matt Scottoline’s other band Hurry has new music coming out this year. While Scottoline cites the influence of “Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, and Dinosaur Jr.” — and all of those are definitely in the mix — to me single “Oh Whitney!” sounds most like Weezer worship. I mean that in a good way; the song is simple, direct, and catchy as hell, cruising along at a steady midtempo sway, buried under fuzzed-out power chords and high-range melodies. Check it out below.

Hurry’s album is due later this year, preceded by a run of limited cassingles featuring “Oh Whitney!” and another album track to be named. Pre-order those cassettes here. The band opens for Yuck tonight at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia.

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