In Defense of the Genre is a new column on BrooklynVegan about punk, pop punk, emo, post-hardcore, and more, including and often especially the bands and albums and subgenres that weren't always taken so seriously.
The Story So Far are a band from California who are named after a New Found Glory song, and they make the kind of shitty, bro-y pop punk that you'd expect a band named after NFG to make. Unsurprisingly, they also seem to have no qualms about bringing unnecessarily macho behavior to their live shows...
Who would have thought back in 2006 when Matt & Kim were rising through the ranks of the Todd P Brooklyn DIY scene that one day they'd be third on a three-band tour with Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance...
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