Virginia

summer of screamo

Virginia Is for Screamo Lovers

Years after the state became a prolific mecca for hardcore bands, a new generation is now carrying the torch.
Dan Ozzi
8.8.18
Premieres

Infant Island Carries the Torch for Virginia’s Proud Screamo Legacy

Listen to the band's debut LP that keeps the state's hardcore flame burning.
Dan Ozzi
7.27.18
Interviews

Lucy Dacus Is Paranoid, In Pain, and Writing Great Indie Songs By Accident

We talk to the rising Virginia songstress about nihilism, queerness, and getting heavy on her knockout second album, 'Historian.'
Rebecca Haithcoat
3.2.18
Noisey News

Danica Roem Is Now the First Openly Transgender State Lawmaker

Danica Roem represents progress, and she also happens to be a metal singer.
Lauren O'Neill
11.8.17
Noisey News

Patriot Petitions to Replace Confederate Monument with Missy Elliott Statue

"She rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30 million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave."
Alex Robert Ross
8.20.17
Noisey News

Dave Matthews Band Respond to Charlottesville Terror Attack

"Hate speech disguised as free speech is cowardly and shameful[...] There is nothing pure, acceptable, or philosophical about Nazism, or racism masked as heritage."
Alex Robert Ross
8.13.17
Holy Shit

Metalhead Trans Journalist Danica Roem Clinches Democratic Nom for State Legislature

The thrash metal singer and lifelong Prince Williams County resident will face off against conservative Republican Bob Marshall.
Kim Kelly
6.14.17
Interviews

This Trans Metalhead Stepmom Is Making a Historic Run for Office in Virginia

Danica Roem is not only the first transgender person to run for the Virginia House of Delegates​—she’s also the first member of a metal band to do so.
Kim Kelly
6.1.17
Premieres

Stream Wooden Wand's Fierce, Philosophical 'Clipper Ship'

The Virginia-based folk songwriter explains the beautiful existential process that went into his new project.
Will Schube
5.3.17
Premieres

Darkest Hour Stick to Their Guns on Their Ferocious New Album

Stream the DC melodeath/metalcore stalwarts' ripping Southern Lord debut, 'Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora'
Phil Witmer
3.6.17
Holy Shit

Listen to D.R.A.M.'s New Song with Erykah Badu, "WiFi"

Big Baby D.R.A.M. drops tomorrow, October 21
Noisey Staff
10.20.16
Premieres

Dance the Day Away with Avers' Video for "Vampire"

The video, featuring a man in a motorcycle helmet and some serious butt-emphasizing jorts dancing wildly, wonderfully captures the light-hearted vibe of the song.
Annalise Domenighini
7.19.16
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