Spin, “In 2016, Emo Entered Another Green World”

But beyond challenging fans sonically and visually (to put it mildly), the Hotelier put themselves on the line politically, working out their evolving anarcho-punk credo in real time: “I don’t know” was the album’s most frequently used phrase. It’s a lot harder to express what you stand for rather than what you stand against, and on Home, the Hotelier were reactionary, against overwhelming power structures and societal institutions that can only fail the emotionally and economically unstable.

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