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No Devotion – “10,000 Summers” (Stereogum Premiere)

There aren’t too many bands with weirder stories than No Devotion. Geoff Rickly, the former frontman for New Jersey post-hardcore greats Thursday, leads the band. (He’s also the frontman for United Nations, whose feral, majestic The Next Four Years is among the year’s best punk albums.) But all the other members of the band come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 8:46 am

Serious Business: Geoff Rickly On The Rise Of United Nations, The Fall Of Thursday, And Working With The Former Members Of Lostprophets

The last time I saw Geoff Rickly was eight years ago on the parking lot outside Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Maybe 30,000 impressionable teenagers were watching Rickly, and he looked miserable. Thursday, the post-hardcore band that Rickly had formed in 1997, had somehow catapulted near the forefront of emo during the genre’s confusing commercial… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014 - 9:53 am

30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They’ll just about all be right, too (if is any kind of reference, anyway). Everyone’s nebulous identification and loose understanding of the genre is both its best and worst quality… More »

By: Patric Fallon / July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

No Devotion – “Stay”

Imagine being one of the other guys in Lostprophets. Last year, Ian Watkins, the frontman of the Welsh nu-metal band, was convicted of vile, unspeakable sex offenses. He literally tried to rape babies. Multiple times. And I guess his bandmates had no idea that he was an absolute monster? Those guys considered quitting music entirely,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 2:55 pm

United Nations – “Meanwhile On Main Street”

Back when he was still the frontman of Thursday, Geoff Rickly also led United Nations, a mysterious side project that also, at various points, included members of hardcore bands like Converge and Glassjaw. Now that Thursday is no more, United Nations have become more of a full-time concern. Rickly has overhauled the band’s lineup, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2014 - 10:12 am

United Nations – “Serious Business”

Over the years Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly’s genre-spanning United Nations has featured members of Converge, Glassjaw, Pianos Become The Teeth, Acid Tiger, and the Lovekill. And while the band’s latest bears the marks of screamo, it blends those tenets with crushing monolithic rhythms and ethereal sound swaths that merit comparisons to Deafheaven’s much-loved blackgaze crossover… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 3, 2014 - 12:27 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it’s also important to remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our look… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am