2014 Washed Up Emo Awards - Winners 

For the first annual awards for Washed Up Emo, we wanted to celebrate an amazing year for those in the small but loyal scene. There were reunions and tours that we never thought would happen and bands releasing new albums after years of inactivity.  To top it off, a fresh stream of new bands and labels finding the best new bands in the world.  Thanks to all the 200+ entries we had, couldn't have asked for a better year. 

For fun, we're making physical awards for each of the winners to have, so if you won be on the look out. It's our small token of appreciation for your contribution to music. I'm already looking forward to next year. And with that here are the winners... 

Label of the Year - NEW SCHOOL  

  1. Topshelf Records - WINNER 
  2. Count Your Lucky Stars
  3. Tiny Engines
  4. Run for Cover
  5. No Sleep 

LAbel of the year - OLD SCHOOL 

  1. Polyvinyl Records - WINNER 
  2. Jade Tree
  3. Deep Elm
  4. Epitaph
  5. Triple Crown

Best Reunion

  1. Mineral - WINNER 
  2. American Football
  3. The Jazz June
  4. Braid
  5. Knapsack 

BEST Live Band

  1. Mineral - WINNER
  2. Into It. Over It.
  3. American Football
  4. Foxing 
  5. You Blew It! 

Cover song of the year

  1. Owen - Forget Me (The Promise Ring) - WINNER
  2. You Blew It! - My Name is Jonas (Weezer) 
  3. You Blew It! - Only In Dreams (Weezer)
  4. Owen - Under the Blanket (The Smoking Popes)
  5. Pity Sex - Gigantic (The Pixies)

Album of the year - New School

  1. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There - WINNER
  2. Prawn - Kingfisher
  3. (tie) Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again, You Blew It! - Keep Doing What You're Doing 
  4. Pianos Become the Teeth - Keep You
  5. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten 

Album of the year - Old School

  1. Braid - No Coast - WINNER 
  2. The Jazz June - After The Earthquake 
  3. Mineral - The Power of Failing (Reissue)
  4. Mineral - EndSerenading (Reissue)
  5. American Football - self-titled (Reissue)

Band of the year - New School

  1. The Hotelier - WINNER
  2. Foxing 
  3. Prawn
  4. You Blew It!
  5. (tie) Into It. Over It., The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

Band of the year - Old School

  1. American Football - WINNER
  2. Mineral 
  3. Braid
  4. The Jazz June
  5. Knapsack