By the time 2002 came around, "emo" had gone mainstream. Bands like Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional had made it to MTV, and paved the way for emo pop's continued success throughout the decade. Having just signed to emo kingmakers Vagrant records, Hot Rod Circuit's 2002 release Sorry About Tomorrow is the perfect representation of what defined that sound. And for the hosts of No Filler, this album represents a defining summer in our youth. On this episode we chat about music's ability to instantly transport you back to a certain time and a certain feeling, and how that emo pop sound of the early aughts has that ability for us in a big way.


  1. Hot Rod Circuit - At Nature's Mercy
  2. Hot Rod Circuit - Weak Warm
  3. Hot Rod Circuit - You Kill Me
  4. Hot Rod Circuit - Radiation Suit
  5. Hot Rod Circuit - Safely
  6. Hot Rod Circuit - Cool For One Night
  7. TOPS - Direct Sunlight
  8. Paul & Linda McCartney - Monkberry Moon Delight
  9. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster

This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network.