It turns out I may have been a fan of easycore long before I knew what it was. I always dug Newfound Glory, who I considered a hardcore band back then. Probably because Chad sang for Shai Hulud. It was a lot of “melodic hardcore,” aka easycore, aka straight bitchin’.
Anyway, I heard the Movielife and I really liked them. Bought a cd, copped a shirt, and generally basked in the vibe for a while. I only ever really heard the one record “This Time Next Year,” and by time their next record came out, I was pretty much moving on to even more whiny Long Island metalcore with From Autumn to Ashes, which is probably a whole other post. Anyway, that one Movielife record still kinda rocks, and it really seems like a building block for easycore.
I saw their singer at a pizza place in Long Island and he had a smoking hot scene girl with him. Easycore dudes get it done.
The dudes in the band went on to play in other bands, such as I am the Avalanche and Nightmare of You. Good for them, I guess.
I feel like most easycore bands are probably one record away from singing about “knowing their roots,” and I think that the Movielife should be among said roots.