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Taking their name from the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke, this Wisconsin-based trio play rocking, melodic, emo-pop that can be appreciated by far more than just emo fans. Many times with this type of music, the lyrics and vocals become so whiny that by the time you’ve finished listening to the record, you want to smack the singer and tell him/her to “get over it and stop being such a sissy!” You won’t feel that way after listening to this album. Rainer Maria play sweet, driving, melodic emo-pop that will appeal to any fan of catchy music about heartbreak, frustration, sadness, and growing up.
Polyvinyl Record Co., P.O. Box 1885, Danville, IL 61834-1885; http://www.polyvinyl.com