There’s been a lot going about an emo revival, which is kinda strange when as far as I know it’s never really been away. I mean, it’s not as if the genre died when the Get Up Kids called it a day. But hey, you won’t hear us complaining as long as this so-called emo-revival gets bands like You Blew It! more attention.
“Keep Doing What You’re Doing” is the band’s second album and while it sounds a little less raw than its predecessor, it’s louder and more urgent. They’re not exactly pummeling you with riffs NYHC-style but opener “Match & Tinder” rocks harder than anything they’ve done before and immediately sets the tone for the rest of the album. Even when they slow things down on songs like “House Address” and “Strong Island”, they still pack more punch than before. Something they kept though is the intricacy with which riffs are built.
Do we have producer Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It) to thank for this evolution or is it simply a growth spurt that the band went through? Doesn’t really matter… “Keep Doing What You’re Doing” is an enhanced version of everything you already liked about these guys to begin with.