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Taylor Markarian

“Growing up where I did, I first turned to bands in the New York/New Jersey scene like Senses Fail and Taking Back Sunday. Let It Enfold You and Tell All Your Friends were the landmark albums that shaped who I was, who I would become, and virtually every decision I’ve made since then. That statement sounds pretty weighted, but it’s no exaggeration. When it’s just you sitting alone in your room with those records, they instantly become a part of you. So I did precisely as the album titles stated. I let the music take me in and devoted every subsequent breath to it. That was it for me. There was no going back.”

Born in New York City, Taylor grew up across the bridge in the suburb of Tenafly, New Jersey. She spent her first year of college studying at New York University where she met best friend and fellow HXC Magazine co-founder Natasha Van Duser courtesy of a Motionless In White hoodie. Taylor transferred to Emerson College, graduating with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, & Publishing and a minor in Music Appreciation. After living in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, Taylor decided to return to her roots in the NY/NJ area to follow her passions and continue to build HXC Magazine, LLC on her own.

Taylor has written for various publications online and in print, including contributions to Revolver Magazine, Alternative Press and Substream Magazine, and has also worked with the press department of Epitaph Records.

Interests: Tattoos, Horror, deep thought, spontaneous adventures, wizardry, puppies.

Email: taylor@hxcmag.com
IG: @tkmarkarian
Twitter: @tkmarkarian

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