Author, podcaster, and music industry veteran Tom Mullen has announced a September 7, 2020 release date for Anthology of Emo Volume 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed Anthology of Emo Volume 1, which sold out in less than a year and garnered praise and coverage from the likes of Vice/Noisey, The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, Kerrang, UPROXX, Billboard, SiriusXM, Alternative Press and many more.
Volume 1 will also be re-released in early September, the title’s first reprint in 3 years. The books are now available to pre-order separately or as a specially-priced bundle with a limited poster at www.AnthologyofEmo.com.
Anthology of Emo Volume 2 continues what the first volume started, with interviews from heavyweights in the music genre including Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Chris Conley (Saves the Day), Bob Nanna (Braid), authors and scene veterans Trevor Kelley and Leslie Simon, and the final interview of emo scene legend, Jon Bunch (Sense Field) prior to his untimely death in 2017. The book includes rare photographs and printed ephemera, an introduction by Tom Mullen, and a forward by writer and author Luke O’Neil (Welcome to Hell World).
Pre-order at: www.AnthologyofEmo.com.
Anthology of Emo Volume 2, featuring interviews with:
In 2017, after 100+ interviews with artists and those involved with the emo and hardcore scene for the critically acclaimed Washed Up Emo Podcast, Tom Mullen, on the 10th anniversary of WashedUpEmo.com, introduced Anthology of Emo. The book, selling out in less than a year, compiled the best stories from the podcast and features rare and unseen photos and ephemera. The follow-up, Volume 2, picks up where the previous book left off and features interviews, quotes, and more from key figures and veterans of the scene.
For a word that’s often misunderstood, the Anthology of Emo series is an informative companion and faithful guide to the genre of emo. Tom Mullenis a music industry executive and veteran podcaster. He’s spent time at Atlantic, 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 and podcast has been featured in The New Yorker, AV Club, Pitchfork, The New York Times, Paste, Billboard, Spin, 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 understand which bands are emo or not with a smile and a wink.
A proud native of Vermont, he lives in Los Angeles and spends his free time documenting and archiving the emo genre for future generations. A now popular outlet, audio, proved fruitful almost instantly in 2011. The Washed Up Emo Podcast started 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 and now has over 1 million plays and continues to be the definitive podcast for the emo genre.
The never-ending mountain of guests over the almost decade of episodes have included Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring, Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, Piebald, The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, Mineral, and American Football. Now, after 170+ episodes, the Washed Up Emo Podcaststill has one goal. To represent and document the entire history of emo for all fans of the genre.
|Anthology of Emo: Volume 2Street Date: 1st printing – September 2020Catalog: WUE-002BookGenre: Music BiographyList: $22.00Package: Paperback● Follow up to acclaimed sold-out first volume, released in 2017● Includes rare photographs and printed ephemera● Edited and Introduction by Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)● Forward by Luke O’Neil (Welcome to Hell World)Volume 2 features Interviews with:Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World)Jon Bunch (Sense Field / Further Seems Forever / Lucky Scars / War Generation / Reason to Believe)Chris Conley (Saves the Day)Geoff Farina (Karate / Exit Verse)Tim Kasher (Cursive / The Good Life)Trevor Kelley (Stop Breathing / Alternative Press / Spin / Everybody Hurts / Myspace)Conor Murphy (Foxing / Smidley)Bob Nanna (Braid / Hey Mercedes)Travis Shettel (Piebald)Leslie Simon (Alternative Press / Everybody Hurts / Wish You Were Here / Geek Girls Unite)|
|Anthology of Emo: Volume 1Street Date: 2nd printing – September 2020Catalog: WUE-001BookGenre: Music BiographyList: $22.00Package: PaperbackPages: 376● Includes rare photographs and printed ephemera● Edited and Introduction by Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)● Forward by Andrew Sacher. (Brooklyn Vegan)Volume 1 features Interviews with:Dan Didier & Davey Von Bohlen (The Promise Ring / Maritime / Vermont)Norman Brannon (Texas Is the Reason / New End Original / Shelter)Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional / Further Seems Forever / Twin Forks / Vacant Andys)Mike Kinsella (American Football / Owen / Cap’n Jazz / Joan of Arc / Owls / The One Up Downstairs / Their/They’re/There)Chris Leo (The Van Pelt / The Lapse / Native Nod / Vague Angels)Caithlin De Marrais, Kaia Fischer & William Kuehn (Rainer Maria)Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids / The New Amsterdams / The Terrible Twos / Radar State)Eric Richter (Christie Front Drive / Antarctica / The 101 / Golden City)Blair Shehan (Knapsack / The Jealous Sound / Racquet Club)Chris Simpson (Mineral / The Gloria Record / Zookeeper / Mountain Time)|