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Emo Diaries, Vol. 4: An Ocean of Doubt

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Emo Diaries, Vol. 4: An Ocean of Doubt continues Deep Elm's sampler series, highlighting tracks from emo groups like Further Seems Forever, O.D.G., and Keystone Sinatra. From Red Animal War's math rock-tinged "Back Breaker" to the John Doe Band's poppy "Supergirl" to Five Speed's straight-up, driving "What's Our Dilemma," the album catalogs emo's increasingly diverse sounds. Tracks like Spy Versus Spy's "Set the Spokes Alight" and "Distance" by Ed Matus' Struggle round out this collection of impassioned punk and pop, reaffirming Deep Elm's status as one of the best emo labels around.

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