It emerged as a style of post-hardcore from the mids hardcore punk movement in Washington, D. In the early—mid s, emo was adopted and reinvented by alternative rock , indie rock and pop punk bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate , Jawbreaker , Weezer and Jimmy Eat World , with Weezer breaking into the mainstream during this time. By the mids, bands such as Braid , the Promise Ring and the Get Up Kids emerged from the burgeoning Midwest emo scene, and several independent record labels began to specialize in the genre. Often seen as a subculture, emo also signifies a specific relationship between fans and artists and certain aspects of fashion, culture and behavior. Emo fashion has been associated with skinny jeans ; tight t-shirt s with band names; studded belts; and flat, straight, jet-black hair with long bangs.
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