Tunes from Southern Lord Records: A Playlist

Southern Lord is a record label founded in the US in 1998 by Greg Anderson of Goatsnake fame. It is notable of releasing groundbreaking albums under a wide spectre of genres ranging from black metal, doom, extreme metal, to hardcore punk. Initially, the label intended to specialize in the experimental metal scene, precisely revolving around doom metal, stoner rock, and drone metal subgenres, but the label then expanded in variety and included artists from the black metal, hardcore punk, and crust punk subgenres as their rosters. Some of the most notable artists on the label include Sunn O))), Sleep, Pelican, Earth, and Goatsnake. This playlist is contributor Ralka Skjerseth’s personal selection of some of the finest tunes from the label.

Playlist: Emo Time

Emo is a rock genre portrayed by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It was a subgenre of punk rock music that appeared in Washington, DC in the mid-1980s. Often, the singers of these bands would sing about depression, drug use, and societal problems.

Playlist: Neo-Psychedelia Picks

Neo psychedelia is a variety-filled subgenre of psychedelic music that originated in the 1970s as an outgrowth of the British post-punk scene - which still exists until today with the fame of acts such as Tame Impala, Pond, Melody’s Echo Chamber, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In this article, contributor Dinda Az’ara Putri has curated a neo-psychedelia playlist for you to enjoy.

Anti Existential Crisis Existential Crisis Club: A Playlist

The soundtrack to channel your existential contemplation for we all know that the state of questioning our existence is inevitable and the inherent meaning of life is never absolute. These could be the kind of tunes you contemplate to while stargazing, getting lost in time and space. The genres are varied ranging from shoegaze, dream pop, post-rock, folk, to experimental. Let’s get lost in our wretched existence then!