The Burl Presents


Massive Cult, Artica

Sat · December 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

$5 surcharge for anyone under 21 years of age 

Usually, transition is what can prematurely end a band. Whether it’s the lineup shifting, the sound evolving or the record label logo on the back of the LP jacket changing, transition puts stress on the musicians to try and deliver for an audience that grows increasingly fickle with every passing flicker of their smartphone. Emarosa, however, not only faced these transitions head on, they came out the other side with 131, their fourth full-length and first for Hopeless Records—and it’s easily their best to date.

Produced by Casey Bates (Portugal. The Man, Pierce The Veil), 131 is a gigantic leap forward for Emarosa, with Walden’s soulful, stratospheric vocals on full display and instrumentation that recalls alt-emo stalwarts such as Anberlin and 30 Seconds To Mars with plenty of R&B inflection and even a little progginess a la the Receiving End Of Sirens. (Walden even throws in a lyrical easter egg in 131’s final track, “Re:,” as a nod to TREOS.)

It’s all about confidence—confidence in oneself, confidence in one’s bandmates, confidence in the fans to come along for the ride and, most importantly, confidence in the songs. Frontman Bradley Walden shares “With 131, I’m so proud of this. It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done. This is the record we wanted to make.””
Massive Cult