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Negatives: A Photographic Archive of Emo (1996-2006)


320 pages
Foreword by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional
Text(s) by Amy Fleisher Madden, Matt Pryor, Norman Brannon, Andrew McMahon, Bob Nanna, Jesse Johnson, Geoff Rickly and Frank Iero
Photograph(s) by Amy Fleisher Madden
27.9 x 22.8 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle

A gorgeous hardcover time capsule of the emo music scene as it was from 1996 to 2006, featuring never-before-seen photographs and never-before-told stories from key emo musicians, photographers, and icons.

While the term emo has become a familiar label, there was a time when that wasn’t the case. Many bands of the mid-to-late '90s would never have classified themselves as such. With the advent of the 2000s, the previously underground emo scene was put on the map, and the term and sound of the genre morphed into something new. Today, the musical and cultural impact of this movement is alive and well, responsible for some of the biggest and most influential acts of the 21st century, from Jimmy Eat World to My Chemical Romance, and the emo label has been reclaimed by those who can’t imagine life without it.
Through rare and never-before-seen photographs Amy Fleisher Madden, founder of Fiddler Records (Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, Recover, and more), thoughtfully and lovingly put together this moving archive of the second and third waves of emo. With a foreword by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and revealing essays from Frank Iero, Geoff Rickly, Norman Brannon, Matt Pryor, Jesse Johnson, Andrew McMahon, and Bob Nanna, as well as insights and bite-sized narratives from photographers and other musicians of the era, this heartwarming time capsule expounds an extraordinary moment in music history—a scene that gave life to not only numerous big names but also to a powerful sound and even more powerful friendships.
Featuring more than eighty bands, including:

  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Texas Is the Reason
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • The Get Up Kids
  • Thursday
  • Fall Out Boy
  • American Football
  • Jawbreaker

From basements and VFW halls to dive bars and holes-in-the-wall, during long overnight drives through the middle of nowhere and stolen moments of sleep in carbon-copy motels, Negatives captures the heart of what made up this tight-knit community, an official archive of life as it was, taking you on stage, behind the curtain, and on the road.