Texas is the Reason
There are two things always written about the Texas Is The Reason: one, the band took their name from a Misfits song and two, the title of their first album, Do You Know Who You Are? was supposedly the last words spoken to John Lennon before he died. And the reason it appears in every review is because somewhere in between those two bands lies Texas is the Reason's wall-of-guitars fuelled, noisy pop. Texas is the Reason started in 1994, when its members, tiring of their current hardcore bands, came together to form something more melodic. The resulting sound employed the pendulum-like dynamics that has come to define Emo, as dramatic twists of the (relatively) quiet versus turned into all-hell-just-broke-loose choruses. Jubilant in its cacophony, the band's sound attracted devoted followers and inspired countless imitators. The members of Texas is the Reason never got along personally, and eventually the hostility would take its toll. Texas is the Reason called it quits in 1997.