Philadelphia’s Algernon Cadwallader is one of a handful of new bands that is churning out tunes that are almost certainly inspired by the "classic" Midwestern emo sounds of the early 90’s. You know exactly what I mean. Twinkling guitar lines dance around intricate rhythms while impassioned screams and singing punctuate the in-between in true Kinsella fashion. The few songs from Algernon Cadwallader I’ve heard are outstanding. They are refreshing and despite falling squarely in line with the output of Cap n’ Jazz and American Football from over ten years ago this isn’t a rehashing of tired ideas. It sounds new, exciting, and bursting with passion, life, and optimism. Sure they wear their influences on their sleeves, but Algernon Cadwallader is simply a talented band making the music that they love. They are the real deal, folks.