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Category: emo

The Future is Now

Welcome to CognizantMachine.com the brand new domain for all eager ears and hungry hearts.  For those that followed me before, you’ll notice I am no longer a .wordpress.com free user.  Yes, I have upgraded this blog, and I plan on updating it more frequently with new professional themes […]

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The North remembers

Lately I have been pumping New England natives Transit on heavy rotation.  They have a charming local garage band style that has folksy charm.  By that I mean the pop rock with emo vocals band doesn’t have post folk influences but they do have a certain song structure […]

Obsessed over the Obsessives.

It feels like more than just dumb luck, it feels like fate.  I found myself by chance attracted to see The Obsessives play live in my new homebase of Jacksonville Florida at 1904 music hall opening for Sorority Noise.  Originally hailing from around my hometown of Washington DC […]

Don’t miss this one

Today I thought I’d review Modern Baseball’s “Your Gonna miss it all” .  I have been listening to this album a lot lately and I think that is mostly based on the strength of the song writing.  Branden Lukas has a sing speak style of vocal which I […]

Ten years fly by

It has officially been ten years since the indie world fell in love with music prodigy Sufjan Steven’s amazing album “Illinoise”.  Pronounced Suf-yan, this brilliant artist is more than just a talented vocalist.  The album is a bombastic and underrated slightly over wrought but all together piece of pop […]

My Favorite weapon

Pretty much everyone my age has an opinion on what album is the best by pop punk indie favorite Brand New.  I maintain that their seminal original release “Your Favorite Weapon” impresses the most.  This band upon their first release shows so much promise and demonstrates such grown up […]

At the Drive-in.

I think the best news to come out of last week is that the band At The Drive-in is reuniting for a tour in 2016.  If you have never heard of them… At the drive-in is a progressive post hardcore emo band that made some rad noise.  Formed in […]