no hope/no harm is a Boston four piece lead by Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine and Dear Leader, and longtime music journalist Luke O’Neil, formerly of The Good North.

The project began out of the duo’s shared love of emo — Charles Morton, and Adam Hand, of The Field Effect, were brought on board after a singalong at O’Neil’s Emo Night Boston. Traces of all permutations of that broad genre — from twinkling, prettier sad songs, to screaming post-hardcore, and tightly-wound pop-punk show up throughout their material, at turns literary-minded or arch and self-referential, but always meant to break your heart.