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Lorem Ipsum / Press

“Two years ago, Lorem Ipsum guitarist and vocalist Brian Landis and drummer Bret Payne struck out on the familiar path forged by their mid-'90s outfit, More Fire for Burning People. With guitarist Andrew Crislip and bassist Jon Bone, Lorem Ipsum gradually has steered its sound into a massive, menacing amalgam of psychedelic hard rock and grunge. A handful of tracks recorded at Sound of Music have ended up on a new EP that capitalizes on the nuanced songwriting found on their debut 7-inch. Style Weekly met with the band to dig deeper into its subject matter.”

“Lorem Ipsum has released a couple kick-ass new tracks. "Luck Has It" has a rough edge with gritty guitars that seem extra polished due to the crisp recording. The song channels 90s "alternative" acts like STP or Queens of the Stone Age. "Food Warmed Over" juxtaposes NIN edge and falsetto woos with Jack White-style guitar licks. Let's just say these guys know what's they're doing, and they're doing it.”

“Just when you think you’ve heard all the local bands Richmond has to offer, more keep popping up. Some show up and fade away, while others have the potential to become huge...Post-hardcore band Loren Ipsum has been making some waves around the city lately.”

“The band’s new 7″ is incredibly catchy and well put together, yet still maintains that raw feeling to the music at the time.”

“The singer is frothing. The guitarists are talented. The 10 minutes of Lorem Ipsum’s brand new 7” are frantic and incredible.”

"I was in absolute grand illumination hearing the last four songs Lorem Ipsum played. It was an absolute quality of the rock and roll that I heard streaming through the earlobe."