What happens when you're raised in South Carolina, the home of campy beach music and Hootie and the Blowfish, but you love both hardcore and emo? Emery happens. This band simultaneously counterbalance such disparate elements as shoegazing emo and shriek rock and make it work. These six southerners moved to Seattle on September 11, 2001, to pursue their hard rock dreams and were picked up almost immediately by Tooth & Nail (though surprisingly not relegated to their harder imprint, Solid State). Whi! le their musically schizophrenic undertakings may alienate them from mass appeal, a faction of fans of both styles were intrigued enough to make their first two albums successful.