In the sea of late 2000’s post-hardcore bands, there’s quite a few of them that have fallen by the wayside. Burden Of A Day? Gone. Casino Madrid? Nope (that band should have been massive, though). Confide? Negative. Detractors might say that the aforementioned sounds are a bit dated, especially with bands like The Devil Wears Prada growing into comfortable veteran status (Seriously, Transit Blues was a big surprise).
Then you have a band like Scarlett O’Hara, whose 2010 album Lost In Existence (Rise Records) landed them on a number of major tours very early in their career, yet the band was dropped from the label and went on an intermittent hiatus the last few years. One could, if not for the music, be impressed by the fact the band was so young when they formed – most of them were still in high school with a label deal to a respected, “rising” (hah!) label that wields even more influence today.
Now, though, the band is apparently back with their original lineup. The band has always had a fervent fanbase, and it wasn’t too long ago that the band was getting major pull. Plus, they still have youth on their side. Can they carry their momentum and regain their popularity? Given that Lost In Existence was their first and only full-length, perhaps they continue building on that sound, or make a left turn somewhere else. Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, you can read a statement from the band below, as well as jam their older material for a good primer on modern post-hardcore.