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  • Konstantina Buhalis

Bands That Came Back

This year has been the year of reunions, and it has been dope, I started the year with no idea of what amazing things would come. In the last few months, I have watched a few bands reunite and go on tour, and I was lucky enough to watch two of my favorite bands come back with a vengeance. 

Hot Chelle Rae

After going on hiatus in 2011, they took two years in the studio to craft their new single and modernize their image. Their latest single, "I Hate LA" is a testament to their ever-changing relationship with the star's favorite city, but besides that is their change in their image. No longer the cheesy radio-friendly indie band, they are full-grown e-boys- complete with bleached hair and Hawaiian shirts. Who knows where the group will go in the next year, but it's safe to assume they'll reclaim their spot as Top 40 darlings. 

The Jonas Brothers

Now we move on to every Disney kid's dream. After years of hiatus and growing as individuals and men, they brought us back to a particular time in our lives when Camp Rock was the height of cinema. Their comeback may have been one of the most shocking of all. Their latest singles have had us screaming along to the radio since the summertime. The Joe-Bros have also been on tour throughout the summer. 


For my goths out there, we had the reuniting of the illustrious band. Yes, that's right, after 13 years the bat king took the stage in California and made a lot of people cry! And also think about Bela Lugosi again. While they haven't released anything new, their presence is enough to get us nightcrawlers excited. When will Bauhaus return with a new record, who knows? But

for now, we can dance in the dark with Mr. Murphy again. 

My Chemical Romance

I screamed when I found out they were officially back together. Lest we forget a few years ago when they re-released an anniversary press of "Welcome to the Black Parade," and the public asked if this was the return we were waiting for, but alas, it was not. This last autumn has blessed with us one of the most influential 2000's2000's emo bands of all time, and for that, I am eternally grateful. My bank account may not be, but my heart is swelling with joy. 

As reach the end of the year, I think music fans can rejoice as we get to revel in our favorite bands coming back. If this is any indication of what the future holds, we have a lot to look forward to in 2020.