Daily Discovery-Mirage-Prism

Bored In Pittsburgh

I have a huge soft spot for all things screamo/emo/hardcore/metal/etc; I used to listen to a ton of that stuff in high school (much to my mom’s chagrin–Happy Mother’s Day, by the way!) because the anguished shouts and impassioned, soaring choruses matched the absurd levels of conflicting emotions that came with being an angsty teen. Like, nobody understood me, man! I’ve remained attached to bands like A Day To Remember, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, We Came As Romans, and (especially) Saosin as I’ve gotten older, mostly because those bands make some of the most cathartic music out there. When you’ve had a long, crappy day, there’s something to be said for cranking up some jaggedly melodic tunes and listening to a dude scream away his frustrations like you only wish you could. “Prism,” off the newself-titled EP by the Los Angeles band Mirage, was the perfect song to listen to…

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