north carolina

Interviews

Joy's Genre-Hopping Hardcore Is All About Suffering

Raleigh's next great metal/hardcore hybrid give us an earful about their new album, 'No Light Below,' misanthropy, and doing it their damn selves.
Eli Enis
1.31.19
Interviews

The Unapologetic Devotion of Hiss Golden Messenger's MC Taylor

The North Carolina songwriter speaks on his career spanning box set 'Devotion,' the questions he’s still asking himself, and being a father.
Matt Williams
11.5.18
Interviews

Ivy Sole Is the Philly Rapper Who Wants You to Forgive Yourself

The Charlotte-born, Philly-based rapper is turning her growing pains into poetry on her debut album ‘Overgrown.’
Kristin Corry
9.25.18
Op-Eds

Your Opinions About J. Cole Are Probably Dumb

The rapper's new album 'KOD' is his best effort yet, and deserves to be discussed beyond the classic-trash binary.
Lawrence Burney
4.26.18
Premieres

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Natural Causes Via Facebook Event Descriptions

Listen to some frenzied synth punk from the North Carolina band's latest album.
Tim Scott
4.23.17
Features

How Elvis Depressedly Captured the American South's Conflicted Identity

The area's social polarity directly influences the duo, setting them apart as one of the most intriguing prospects to emerge from the Bible belt.
Rachel Grace Almeida
2.20.17
Premieres

PREMIERE: Nathan Bowles Blends Folk Tradition and Charming Absurdity on “Moonshine is the Sunshine”

His third solo LP, ‘Whole & Cloven’ is out September 2.
Alex Robert Ross
8.18.16
Interviews

Horseback's New Album 'Dead Ringers' Is an Electronic Post-Punk Odyssey into the New South

Band mastermind Jenks Miller goes deep on recording techniques, dark nights of the soul, and his Appalachian roots.
8.10.16
New music

Vic Mensa’s ‘Free Love’ Features Lil B, Le1f, Halsey, and Malik Yusef

The new pro-LGBT song is released to coincide with Pride Month.
Noisey Staff
6.27.16
Interviews

MAKE Is Fighting Against North Carolina's Bigoted HB2 Law with Doom Metal and Teamwork

With T-shirts, stickers, and an upcoming benefit show, members of North Carolina's heavy rock underground are taking a stand against hate.
Tina Haver Currin
6.3.16
festivals 2016

Seven Sets at Moogfest 2016 That Expanded Our Consciousness into New Realms

For every act at the Durham festival that you could lose your mind dancing to, there was something seriously cerebral to sit around and contemplate.
Kyle Kramer
5.23.16
festivals 2016

A Rave-Inspired Art Project Is Breaking Down Gender at a North Carolina Music Festival

Body Scrub, Gender, an installation at Moogfest, shows that gender is not binary—it’s a floating point number.
Allie Volpe
5.20.16
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