POUT: Present & Tense: CS

I’m not sure why there hasn’t been an emo band named Pout before, but the name fits this Cincinnati, Ohio-based quartet perfectly. Emo might not be the best way to describe Pout’s shoegaze-y garage rock vibe. They have a lot more fuzz and a lot less slick pop punk pretentiousness. This is just the thing for your next rainy-day playlist. –Paul J. Comeau (Let’s Pretend)