Episode 016: Matt Carter (Emery)
From the opening cries of “Are you listening?” on “Walls,” the first track on 2004’s The Weak’s End, Emery have been a staple in the post-hardcore scene. The Seattle-by-way-of-South-Carolina quintet have released several acclaimed albums since breaking onto the scene back in 2004, including The Question and We Do What We Want. These days, they’re stepping out of the traditional record label life with Bad Christian, an alternative faith-based label, blog and media collective they founded in 2013. Currently, the band are hard at work on a new album, You Were Never Alone, which should be out this fall on the Bad Christian label. I caught up with lead guitarist Matt Carter to trace the band’s songwriting history and learn why sometimes a heavy-handed producer can actually work wonders.
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