There is no subgenre called emotional Modern Rock, but if there was one I think that Washington DC based Honor By August would be placed there. With a sound like a mix between The Fray and Dishwalla the band offer romantic and catchy melodies, and with this a lot of quality.
The band has now released three albums you and several Ep's since the start in 2005. And it is a band that during the years has delivered better and better stuff with this new album as the best.
To their help Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Meredith Brooks), have given them a very fitting production on Monuments to Progress. Loves the simplicity and the well-crafted songs that make Monuments To Progress an album you really should check out if you like classic Modern Rock acts like Tonic, Goo Goo Dolls and Train.