Emory Lorde

Emory Lorde

Emory is a RVA-based writer, hard femme, and heavily-tattooed queer who’s always on the look out for a house show where she might crash the mosh pit and discover her next favorite band. When she’s not over-analyzing pop culture, you can find Emory with her head in the clouds, brain-storming her next creative endeavor, or just staring blankly into space.
  • Dreamcrusher ‘Hackers All Of Them Hackers’ EP Review

    Dreamcrusher (aka Drencrome/Luwayne Glass) is a young and prolific electronic noise artist hailing from Wichita, Kansas but now officially relocated to, and operating out of, Brooklyn, New York. Don’t let the “noise” tag intimidate you (as it reasonably should). “Noise” could mean a lot of things, from experimental rock...
  • fk mt. ‘Fertilizer’ Review

    fk mt. (pronounced Fuck Mountain) are a sardonically-poppy grunge 3-piece from Columbia, South Carolina. The trio has been trading in catchy, fuzzed-out punk riffs for a couple years now, following the 2013 break-up of guitarist/vocalist Ryan Morris’ former band, Interpreter, a high brow post-metal band for whom Morris played...
  • Editor’s Pick: Twitching Tongues ‘Disharmony’

    When I first heard of the band Twitching Tongues, I was 21 years old, living with five other weirdo punks and metalheads in a four-bedroom house with busted AC just outside the capital city of South Carolina. Among my many roommates was a wayward piercing-apprentice from Iowa, and with...
  • Jamee Cornelia ‘Toys In The Attic’ Review

    A few months ago, I was able to have a few words with Jamee Cornelia, a promising young MC and producer from Marietta, Georgia. Getting her start as a member of the Visibly Inflight hip hop collective, Jamee has flourished as a solo-artist and a member of other musical...
  • George Clanton ‘100% Electronica’ Review

    Hot off the release of Prom King, another one of Skylar Spence’s contemporaries from the vaporwave scene, George Clanton, has released a new album to show off his own unique take on alternative pop produced by imaginations raised on the internet. After earning his chops creating vaporwave mixtapes and...
  • Skylar Spence ‘Prom King’ Review

    Under the pseudonym Saint Pepsi, Long Island-based DJ and producer Ryan DeRobertis was a prominent member of the nascent Vaporwave movement that took off on internet music hosting sites like SoundCloud and Bandcamp between 2010 and 2014. As Saint Pepsi, he would release nine home-produced albums in a span...
  • Artist Profile: COHOL

    The tradition of Japanese black metal reaches back to the genre’s primordial stages, and remained a respectable presence through the Norwegian-led second-wave and into the modern day. While the first-wave of bands was still working out the overall sound, a group called Sabbat (not to be confused with the...
  • Blistered ‘The Poison Of Self-Confinement’ Review

    The 1990’s were a volatile and transformative time for hardcore punk. In response to the cynical and lethargic aesthetics of grunge steadily making it’s way into the mainstream, the hardcore scene of the era became even more intense, both musically and philosophically. The era that saw the integration of...
  • Doom ‘Consumed To Death’ Review

    As members of the British punk and metal scene in the 1980s, the Birmingham-based band Doom were seminal in the rise and proliferation of the crust-punk sub-genre, fusing elements of anarcho-punk, hardcore, grind, and metal into a uniquely abrasive and decidely political new form of noise. Earlier British bands...