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Emo Bro's This Wild Life Head to Paper Tiger 

click to enlarge ROWAN DALY
  • Rowan Daly

Cue Hot Topic emo tears in 3, 2, 1...

OK, all scene-kid, mascara sobs aside, Long Beach, California’s This Wild Life actually isn’t as cheesy as you might think at first listen. Sure, the duo definitely fall into that acoustic, second-wave-emo sound made popular by acts like Dashboard Confessional and Bright Eyes, but they manage to add whispers of atmospheric post-rock and contemporary indie pop that give them a little bit more of a fresh take on the genre.

It’s definitely not bad and even if you haven’t spun a Further Seems Forever record in a minute, it might be worth checking out a group that’s keeping the emotional side of post-hardcore alive.

Sunday, July 30, $17, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St.,

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