Stavesacre How to Live With a Curse

Not re-writing the emo book, but rather almost perfecting an already existing formula, Stavesacre present an album full of melody driven guitar songs. The record falls somewhere in between the post-hardcore of Quicksand and Far, and poppier emo like the Juliana Theory and Anberlin. There’s a touch of modern rock on this record, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Stavesacre soon found themselves alongside Switchfoot or AudioSlave. (Abacus)