Tom Mullen is a music industry executive at Atlantic Records. He’s spent time at Equal Vision, Vagrant, TVT, EMI, and Sony, where he was a 2016 Clio and Cannes Lions winner for his work with Bob Dylan. In 2007, he founded washedupemo.com, a destination for the entire history of emo. The site has been featured in The New Yorker, AV Club, Pitchfork, Paste, Billboard, Spin, Village Voice, Stereogum, Chicago Reader, Noisey and Brooklyn Vegan.
In 2011, it expanded to a podcast and DJ night in NYC. In 2014, he launched IsThisBandEmo.com, a site helping the world realize which bands are emo or not with a smile and a wink. Tom spends his free time watching the Mets blow leads late and digitizing VHS tapes.
A proud native of Vermont, he lives in New York City and Los Angeles.
About the podcast
Washed Up Emo started in 2011 after Tom realized a noticeable void of podcasts from the genre. Utilizing music industry connections and his background as a college radio DJ, it quickly snowballed with critical acclaim after a few episodes. The never ending mountain of guests over the years have included The Promise Ring, Thursday, Foxing, Taking Back Sunday, The Van Pelt, The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, The Menzingers, Mineral, and American Football.
Now, after 6 years and 100+ episodes, the Washed Up Emo Podcast has one goal: to represent the entire history of emo for all fans of the genre.