It’s fitting that they chose to call their new album Surviving, because Jimmy Eat World are survivors. Unlike some of their contemporaries who cling to relevance by cosplaying as teenagers (looking at you, blink-182), Jimmy Eat World’s success is in their ability to be themselves: four average dudes now in their 40s. They’ve gracefully aged into emo’s elder statesmen and deliver their wizened advice via buoyant indie punk. As long as there are young people looking for a reassuring voice to guide them, there will always be a place for Jimmy Eat World.
The band will play The Sylvee on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Enter below to win a pair of tickets.
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