Whores (band)

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OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Years active2010 (2010)–present
LabelseOne, Amphetamine Reptile, Brutal Panda, Eolian
  • Christian Lembach
  • Casey Maxwell
  • Donnie Adkinson
Past members
  • Jake Schultz
  • Travis Owen

Whores (stylized as Whores.) is an American noise rock band based in Atlanta, Georgia consisting of vocalist and guitarist Christian Lembach, bass guitarist Casey Maxwell and drummer Donnie Adkinson. The band has released two records through Brutal Panda Records[1] and is known for its "intensely cathartic live shows."[2]


In 2011, the band released their debut EP Ruiner through Brutal Panda Records.[1] This was followed by Clean EP in 2013, which received attention from music websites such as Pitchfork,[3][4] Exclaim!,[5] and Sputnikmusic.[6] A split single with the band Rabbits, which mainly consists of The Cure covers, were also released in 2014.,[7][8] On October 28, 2016 they released their new album “Gold“ via eOne Music.[9]

The band has also extensively toured United States, alongside acts such as Red Fang, Melvins, Retox, Torche, The Sword, Black Tusk, Deafheaven, Floor, Kylesa, Obliterations, Iron Reagan, Fight Amp, No Way and Creepoid.[10]

Musical style[edit]

The band's music is mainly described as Noise Rock.[3][5][6] Pitchfork Media reviewer Andy O'Connor noted the influences of Melvins, Helmet, Pissed Jeans, and Amphetamine Reptile Records artists.[3] The band also incorporates sludge in its sound.[6]

The band also collaborated with many figures of the noise rock scene. The band's first EP was mastered by Harvey Milk drummer Kyle Spence[11] and their sophomore EP was produced by Ryan Boesch, who worked with various acts such as Melvins, Fu Manchu, Helmet and Foo Fighters.[5]

Band members[edit]

Christian Lembach playing guitar with Whores in 2012. Lembach is known for his love of guitar effects pedals.
Current members
  • Christian Lembach – vocals, guitar
  • Casey Maxwell – bass
  • Donnie Adkinson – drums
Former members
  • Jake Schultz – bass (former bassist for Norma Jean (band))
  • Steven Higginbottom – bass
  • Travis Owen – drums[10]


Studio albums
  • Ruiner (2011)
  • Clean (2013)
  • Split (2014, split single with Rabbits)


  1. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "Whores". Allmusic. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Walschots, Natalie Zina (November 2013). "Whores: Not the Easiest Band Name to Google". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c O'Connor, Andy (November 15, 2013). "Whores - Clean". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Stream New Releases From Laurel Halo, Russian Circles, and Whores Via Pitchfork Advance". Pitchfork. October 21, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Walschots, Natalie Zina (October 15, 2013). "Whores - Clean". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Fisher, Greg (October 28, 2013). "Whores. - Clean (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Whores / Rabbits – Split 7". Brutal Panda Records. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  8. ^ Neilstein, Vİnce (February 24, 2014). "Whores Jump Someone Else's Train (The Cure Cover)". MetalSucks. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Protonic Reversal Ep090 Christian Lembach (Whores.) - talk about new album GOLD". Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal. November 3, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Moore, Doug. "The Heavy Lowdown: 40 Watt Sun LP news, new Autopsy, Misery Index at MDF +++ more". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  11. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (January 3, 2012). "Whores - "Daddy's Money"". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 8, 2014.

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