Emily Robb and Zachary Fairbrother of Philly band Lantern are lounging in a shadowy booth at Oscar’s Tavern, downing lagers and explaining why they named their first LP Rock ’N’ Roll Rorschach.
“We’d both just read Watchmen,” says Robb, referring to Alan Moore’s graphic novel, which includes a grim, misanthropic vigilante named Rorschach.
“He exists in a world of black and white,” adds Fairbrother. “He believes in good and evil.”
“There’s no indecision for him,” says Robb. “He makes a choice and never sways from it. There’s also Poison Ivy Rorschach, from [punk band] the Cramps. The title’s supposed to evoke some kind of familiar environment the listener can draw from.”