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Rites of Spring was an American band from Washington, D.C. Although they were only together from the spring of 1984 through the winter of 1986, they helped define the sound along with Dag Nasty and Embrace, among others.

Following the band's dissolution, singer and guitarist Guy Picciotto, guitarist Eddie Janney, and drummer Brendan Canty formed One Last Wish with Embrace alumnus Michael Hampton. The three later joined former Rites bassist Mike Fellows for a quasi-reincarnation of… read more

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  • Avatar for LeGoudron
    sweet
  • Avatar for mybloodyprofile
    Fact: For Want Of = Probably the most quintessential of all the essential emo songs.
  • Avatar for Dan_Sucks
    I WOKE UP THIS MORNING WITH THE PRESENT IN SPLINTERS ON THE GROUND
  • Avatar for Atu666
    Picciotto's vocals <3 [3]
  • Avatar for bajspunkalex
    Amazing band.
  • Avatar for celexicdream
    Ahead of their time.
  • Avatar for feelingsreal
    Picciotto's vocals <3 [2] I absolutely love his vocals too, just amazing.
  • Avatar for colderskin
    yeah well tell guy I said he's retarded. what now
  • Avatar for BMDrummer53
    Guy Picciotto on "emo" as a genre: "I've never recognized "emo" as a genre of music. I always thought it was the most retarded term ever. I know there is this generic commonplace that every band that gets labeled with that term hates it. They feel scandalized by it. But honestly, I just thought that all the bands I played in were punk rock bands. The reason I think it's so stupid is that - what, like the Bad Brains weren't emotional? What - they were robots or something? It just doesn't make any sense to me."
  • Avatar for Scary-NG
    Picciotto's vocals <3

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