Taking Back Sunday, Tell All Your Friends

Jonah Bayer

By Jonah Bayer

on 02.01.11 in Reviews

Along with acts like Thursday and Brand New, Taking Back Sunday helped make their East Coast brand of emo a national phenomenon. On their debut, they’re at their most visceral and transparent. Frontman Adam Lazzara was known for swinging the microphone around like a cowboy’s lasso, and his band crafted a collection of songs that were more commercially marketable than many of their peers without sacrificing either their kinetic energy or inherent vulnerability.