Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Panic! At The Disco w/ Walk the Moon and Magic Man
Panic! At the Disco have a complicated relationship with emo. They debuted with a decidedly Fall Out Boy-esque sound, but on their sophomore album, Pretty. Odd., they took a sharp turn toward Beatles-inspired baroque-pop, revealing themselves to be a much more creatively restless band than anybody could have guessed from their straightforward inaugural 2006 hit “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” Apparently not thrilled with the new direction, founding members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker left the band in 2009, but Spencer Smith and Brendon Urie carried on as a duo, continuing their baroque flirtations while drawing from modern indie-rock on their 2011 album Vices & Virtues. Their latest release Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, however, is less of an either/or proposition. It finds them striking a middle ground between emo theatrics and their more traditionalist pop leanings.