Intense, fraught emotions coursed through Elliott Smith’s music. This is true of screamo as well, more or less definitionally. Still, the prospect of a screamo-based Elliott Smith tribute album feels extremely wild.
It’s Raining In My Heart is proof of that particular concept. Curated and released by the screamo-leaning Canadian record label No Funeral, the comp features Elliott Smith covers by 13 bands, many of them emoviolence practitioners. Coma Regalia covering “No Name #5”? Sure, why not. The results help to draw some connective threads between skramz and Smith’s trembling pop, tracing them both back to their DIY punk roots.