San Diego, California emo/post hardcore/rock band The Beautiful Mistake released their 5-track EP You're Not Broken. I Am and the music video for their single "East of Eden".
Originally formed 2000, they took a long hiatus but now they're back with new music. This is after their first two full-length albums 2002 debut Light A Match, For I Deserve To Burn and 2004's This Is Who You Are. Along with these two albums, they had also released two EPs and various songs featured on different complication albums.
Formed by Josh Hagquist, Shawn Grover, Josh Quesada, and Steve Dunlap following the breakup of their previous band, Ember, the band went through numerous member changes with Hagquist (vocals–guitar) remaining the constant in each incarnation of the band. The Beautiful Mistake released albums on SideCho Records, The Militia Group and Reignition Records and had songs and videos featured on Victory Records and Hopeless Records. They had also toured with numerous hardcore, punk, and rock bands.
"Memento Mori doesn’t just keep up the band’s sterling legacy, it also seems to prove why 2020 was the year The Beautiful Mistake came back. The track is powerful, with crashing riffs and a big, singalong chorus, and yet it maintains a sense of vulnerable realness that doesn’t make it feel too dreamy or saccharine. This isn’t a throwback emo track, it’s an anthem for kids right now who are dealing with elevated suicide rates and cultural exhaustion, but who are slowly finding their way out of the cave."- Kerrang!
"“Memento Mori” gives us something to be excited about in the here and now."- Allageszine
"...a very long overdue venture."- The Punk Site
"...the quintet shows that it has lost none of its emotional strength and instrumental impact."- Handle Me Down
"The band has picked up exactly where they left off almost two decades later with no signs of rust or slowing down. The EP provides the perfect opportunity to discover, or re-discover, The Beautiful Mistake."- Spinning Thoughts
EP Produced by Beau Burchell.
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