Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez is slightly enigmatic, having burst onto the scene in rather unorthodox fashion. After launching 11 'colorminutes' on YouTube in late 2012 with hardly any details surrounding them, Rodriguez's alter ego, Empress Of, began to draw some attention.
Characterized by fleeting electronic vocal lines paired with synthesizer and drums, Empress Of's performance at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel was effortless. The electro-pop group filled the room with cool, airy melodies through their atmospheric playing and hypnotic stage presence. Be sure to look out for more from Rodriguez because we're certain she will continue to operate in such a creatively perplexing manner.