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Six Underrated Female-Fronted Emo Bands

The future is female, and very sad.

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When you think of emo music, there's a good chance the first bands that come to mind are entirely male.

"Emo" emerged in the mid-1980s from Washington, D.C.'s post-hardcore scene with groups like Embrace and Rites of Spring. By the early '90s, the subgenre had shifted more towards indie rock and pop-punk, thanks to bands like Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. Emo as we know it today is often credited to groups like American Football, Cap'n Jazz, and the Promise Ring, who all released highly influential albums in the 1990s.

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