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The Emo Diaries A Compilation Series of Exclusive and Unreleased Music

"The most important compilation series for emotional / punk / hardcore music." - Enough
"A rich and utterly rewarding snapshot of this intense and personal musical style." - Scratch
"In the history of the compilation, there has never been a better one than this." - Fracture
"The best compilation series on this planet. Period." - Punk Rock Reviews


Since 1997, The Emo Diaries has has been Deep Elm's way of documenting an extraordinary and powerful style of music that possesses the ability to stir emotion like no other. This legendary CD series has introduced nearly 150 incredible bands including Jimmy Eat World, The Appleseed Cast, This Drama, Further Seems Forever (featuring Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional), Planes Mistaken For Stars, The Movielife, This Drama, Samiam and many more to fans wordwide. All songs are Exclusive and Unreleased making each chapter of The Emo Diaries a true compilation, not a sampler of previously released music. All bands were selected based on blind submissions of music (10,000+ submissions received)...so only the music matters, not who submits. We haven't intended to define the emo genre, but instead share with you the music that moves us and support these incredible bands...it's what we do.


The Emo Diaries - Chapter 1: What's Mine Is Yours

Unreleased songs by Jimmy Eat World, Samiam, Jejune, Camber, Race Car Riot, Lazycain, Pave The Rocket, Triple Fast Action, Coletta (previously Red Level), Forstella Ford (previously Only Airplanes Count), Rain Still Falls and Pohgoh. The compilation that started waves of passionate discussion about "emo" - where it's going, which bands to watch ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 2: A Million Miles Away

Unreleased songs by Pop Unknown (ex-Mineral), Appleseed Cast, Seven Storey Mountain, Brandtson, Miracle of 86 (featuring Kevin Devine), Blacktop Cadence (members of Hot Water Music), Shooters & Senders, Plain, Magstatic, My Favorite Citizen, Strike Force, Jazz June, Buford and Tess Wiley (ex-Sixpence None The Richer, Velour 100). You'll keep this under ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 3: The Moment Of Truth

Unreleased songs by Cross My Heart, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Sweep The Leg Johnny, Starmarket (Sweden), Penfold, Last Days of April (Sweden), Speedwell, Schema (UK), Shoulder (Canada), Chase Theory, Psara (members of Piebald), Saddest Girl Story, Epstein, Ultramagg and Biblical Proof of UFOs. You don't know many of these bands, but everyone soon will. ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 4: An Ocean Of Doubt

Unreleased songs by Further Seems Forever (ex-Strongarm, featuring Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional), Red Animal War, Spy Versus Spy (England), Ed Matus' Struggle, Movielife, Keystone Sinatra (Sweden), Five Speed, The John Doe Band (Sweden), Aina (Spain), Merrick, Flux Capacitor and ODG (Spain). Incredible post-hardcore from around the world. ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 5: I Guess This Is Goodbye

The White Octave (ex-Cursive), Benji, Billy, Cast Aside, The End of Julia, Eniac, Kerith Ravine, The Others, Reubens Accomplice, Slowride, Sunfactor (England) and The Walt Lariat. Brimming with all the best new talent in the underground, this is yet another fine chapter in Indie Rock's most talked about compilation series. "Outstanding song selection makes this a ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 6: The Silence In My Heart

Unreleased songs by Benton Falls (ex-Ethel Meserve), Dead Red Sea (ex-Cross My Heart), Lewis, Dear Diary (Germany), Barcode (Sweden), Stuart (Sweden), Desert City Soundtrack, Hangin'On A Thread (Italy), Naht (Japan), Andherson, Honeysuckle Serontina (Canada) and Southpaw (England). "Deep Elm have again succeeded in assembling ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 7: Me Against The World

Unreleased songs by This Beautiful Mess (Netherlands), Before Braille, Dorian, Drive Til Morning (ex-Pop Unknown), Halifax Code, The Killing Suspense, One Starving Day (Italy), Seven Head Division, Tabula Rasa, Time Spent Driving, Two Weeks From Tomorrow and Waterpistol. "This will introduce you to songs and bands that will stay with you for the rest of your life" says ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 8: My Very Last Breath

Unreleased songs by Logh (Sweden), Kelly8 (Sweden), Day Action Band, The Home Team (Canada), Slow Coming Day, Long Since Forgotten, A Season Drive (Switzerland), The Solo Project, The Colour Blue, Hateen (Brazil), Fading Fast and Down-To-Earth Approach. "Even if you lack the taste to distinguish the good from the bad, you can still look smart by ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 9: Sad Songs Remind Me

Unreleased songs by Settlefish (italy), So Sad Althea (Sweden), Milton Mapes, Surrounded (Sweden), The Local Art (Japan), Michael, The Paper Champions, La Pieta, Iamuse (Sweden), The National Anthems (Sweden), Avec and At The Close Of Every Day. "There are few compilations out there with this kind of quality and fewer that can attest to the consistency ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 10: The Hope I Hide Inside

Unreleased songs by Oliver, Lock And Key, Hercules Hercules, Sounds Like Violence, My Name Is Nobody (Israel), Lukestar (Norway), The Holiday Plan (England), Chasing Victory (prev. Bailey Drive), Latitude Blue (England), A Month Of Somedays, Lost On Purpose and The Silent Type. "Deep Elm has their quality meter calibrated so well, it's not even funny" says ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 11: Taking Back What's Ours

Unreleased songs by Above Them (England), This Drama (Spain), While You Were Gone (Houston), Knockout Kings (Keller, TX), Andy Tanner (Colorao Springs), Crash Engine (Portland, OR), The Decoration (San Francisco), I'm Fashion, You're Victim (England), Young Hearts (Brooklyn), City Beautiful (Netherlands), My Awesome Compilation (England) and Panel (Wales) ...More / Reviews / Audio
The Emo Diaries - Chapter 12: I Love You But In The End I Will Destroy You

Unreleased songs by Dedicated To Dedications (UK), Arms Around The Stereo (Canada), The Dandelion War (CA), The Sky Life (Canada), Ease The Medic (OH), Those Galloping Hordes (PA), Everlyn (Spain), Goonies Never Say Die (England), Late Night Condition (Argentina), Nathaniel Sutton (Canada), Collapse Under The Empire (Germany) and Summer Hours (NYC) ...More / Reviews / Audio