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Bands such as My Chemical Romance, AFI, Fall Out Boy and the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus continued the genre's popularity during the rest of the decade.
By the mid 2010s, emo's popularity waned, with some groups changing their sound and others disbanding.
Ian Mac Kaye of Minor Threat became a Rites of Spring fan (recording their only album and being their roadie) and formed the emo band Embrace, which explored similar themes of self-searching and emotional release.
Similar bands followed in connection with the "Revolution Summer" of 1985, an attempt by members of the Washington scene to break from the usual characteristics of hardcore punk to a hardcore punk style with different characteristics.
Often seen as a subculture, emo also signifies a specific relationship between fans and artists and certain aspects of fashion, culture and behavior.
According to Andy Greenwald, author of Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo, "The origins of the term 'emo' are shrouded in mystery ... If Minor Threat was hardcore, then Rites of Spring, with its altered focus, was emotional hardcore or emocore." Mac Kaye traces it to 1985, attributing it to an article in Thrasher magazine referring to Embrace and other Washington, D. bands as "emo-core" (which he called "the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard in my entire life").
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The emo subculture is stereotypically associated with emotion, sensitivity, misanthropy, shyness, introversion and angst, as well as depression, and suicide.
Its quick rise in popularity in the early 2000s inspired a backlash, with bands such as My Chemical Romance and Panic!
And in some ways, it was never as good and surely never as pure again.