For the record, bands with members who sport this fashion do not get my respect. Just look at them. They look like the clueless emo creatures that infest malls and parks on weekend afternoons. However, there is something about Abandon All Ships’ Geeving album that convinced me it should have a spot in my iPod. That something is “Guardian Angel.” I’ve been listening to it these days — perhaps more often than what is healthy for me — and it just amazes me how little shame I feel. It’s a sappy-ass song with Auto-Tuned vocals and a great hook. I wouldn’t mind dedicating it to a girl if I were a teenager. Of course, she has to dig the screamo barks which, thankfully, are minimal.
Curious cats can listen to the song here.