Lydia’s one of those bands that, despite making some damn beautiful music, still had to lug that emo tag around. Whether it was due to their music or simply the people who listened to them, I don’t know. Either way, they were close to shaking it off. Illuminate was proof of that, and their latest but regretfully final release, Assailants, only shows the same. It’s a bittersweet listen, but this seven-track EP is probably the best note for these guys to go out on. Their current tour is their last, so get into them now before it’s too late.