Guest List: Sound of Silver

HEY FOLK. This week's guest list comes from a close friend of mine (Jack) named David Fuller. David is the guitarist/bassist/vocalist of Columbus post/dance-punk band, Hidden Places, and is a sort of an all around Renaissance man. 

We've been pining for an emo playlist since the conception of Best Case so we are particularly excited about this one. Check out what David has deemed his ten quintessential emo tracks. (P.S. peep that intro, hell of a writer.) (P.P.S. that Sunny Day Real Estate track; mmm.)

Playlist and photography by David Fuller

"Sound of silver talk to me, makes you want to feel like a teenager until you remember the feelings of a real life emotional teenager. Then you think again."

These words have been ringing in my head for the last half-decade now. They're from the song "Sound of Silver" by LCD Soundsystem. When I first heard this song when I was 15 it was my least favorite song on the entire record it's on, but now it's one of my very favorites based off that quirky little truth-bit from James Murphy.

From 15-18 I was emotionally irresponsible. Whether it had to do with romance, family, friends - you name it. I reacted to that by also listening to a lot of emotionally irresponsible music. With whatever terrible decision I made I used this music as a chaser to make that decision at least feel sensible, or so I could justify it even when I shouldn't have. For better or worse, it's helped make me whatever person I ended up becoming today.

Whenever I listen to this sect of music, I don't get the rush of nostalgia that everyone in their mid-20's is eager to feel. I feel embarrassment, remorse and guilt. It reminds me of every cringe-filled text I've ever sent to a girl I felt something for, every pointless flare of drama that I caused, or something else entirely that I'm still trying to figure out the words to explain.

However, with all of this being said, there are still those bands that I return to from time to time. The bands I listened to while getting piss-drunk with my friends in the woods at 2am, while getting to know some of the most special people I've ever come across during my walk of life, and while I was on my way to my first actual date with someone who I cared for dearly. Those bands are listed below, the very best of what emo music will ever have to offer. The true sound of silver.


  1. Cap'n Jazz - Little League
  2. At The Drive-In - Lopsided
  3. Rites of Spring - For Want Of
  4. Sunny Day Real Estate - Theo B
  5. The Promise Ring - Raspberry Rush
  6. Glassjaw - Cosmopolitan Blood Loss
  7. American Football - Letters And Packages
  8. The Weakerthans - Left And Leaving
  9. Joan Of Arc - A Tell-Tale Penis
  10. Carissa's Weird - Ignorant Piece of Shit

Apple plist HEEEEERE.