Nov 21, 201603:52 PMCulture
Fun and Culture in the Mid-State
Emarosa Plays Lemoyne
Emarosa's first ever headlining tour launched in Lemoyne earlier this month. After going through many member transitions and music style changes, the band seems to finally be finding their way.
Back in July, Emarosa released a full-length album called 131, and since then, they’ve been dropping music videos left and right, which have been spreading across numerous music blogs and platforms like wildfire. Their name has been taking over music magazines, websites and is even starting to find a way into the mainstream media. When we sat down to talk to the guys about their success, it was apparent that creating such a buzz isn’t something they really planned for, but they’re certainly glad it happened.
“I don’t think any of us thought about how we would affect people," says guitarist Matthew Marcellus. "For us, it’s just about writing music, and if we have a positive impact on someone, that’s great.”
After the release of 131, Emarosa promoted the album on Warped Tour and even did a few shows in Europe, but this is the first time they’re playing the album live in its entirety.
“This is the first time in a long time that were playing for more than 25 to 30 minutes at a time, so it’s refreshing to not have to cram as many songs into a short set as possible.” says Marcellus.
“Half-hour sets are so serious, there’s no talking because we have to get the songs done. It’s going to be nice to be able to breathe a little,” adds keyboardist Jordan Stewart.
Their set time is definitely the biggest difference for them on this tour, but they also mentioned that this is the first time that they were able to ask bands on tour with them. Anarbor and Cold Collective are both supporting Emarosa on this tour as well as local acts at each stop.
“This is the first time Anarbor has played in three years, so it’s cool to be able to pass along this opportunity to them as a welcome back because Chiodos did that for us at one point, and it was cool,” says Stewart.
Needless to say, this tour definitely has a lot of reasons as to why it’s going to be unforgettable. They’ll be playing right up until Thanksgiving and then taking a short break for the holidays. There also may have been some hinting toward more music video releases in the near future.
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