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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Viking's Choice: The World Is A Beautiful Place, 'Katamari Duquette'

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This might be the most desperately intense song in the emo band's catalog, and that's saying a lot.

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Viking's Choice: Cobalt, 'Beast Whip'

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Cobalt is a pillar of American extreme metal. Seven years after Gin, the duo returns with a double album, a new vocalist and the colossal "Beast Whip."

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Viking's Choice: Good Willsmith, 'What Goes In The Ocean Goes In You'

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Chicago drone trio's structured improvisation recalls the somber synths that close Terminator 2 and the euphoric clatter of a casino hall.

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In Free Cake For Every Creature's New Video, Love Is A Floating Doughnut

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

If your twee-dar's going off, it's because the Philly band's "For You" video is as cute as a one-inch button pinned to a thrift-store jacket.

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Songs We Love: Sinistro, 'Relíquia'

Friday, January 29, 2016

For the lonely, Portuguese doom-metal band offers a drop-dead gorgeous piece of saudade, accompanied by a black-and-white video featuring a blissful transgender character.

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Viking's Choice: Save Ends, 'I Fell Asleep'

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The pop-punk band returns three years after the energetic and earnest Warm Hearts, Cold Hands, sounding moodier and more reflective than ever.

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Viking's Choice: Sunwatchers, 'Herd Of Creeps'

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The psychedelic New York freak-jazz band runs a James Brown rave-up through Hawkwind's space-rock machine.

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Viking's Choice: Bloodmist, 'Bare Arms, Black Dresses'

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Three of New York City's most extreme practitioners of dark experimental music combine for an extreme exercise in sonic terror.

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Viking's Choice: Magrudergrind, 'Regressive Agenda'

Friday, January 22, 2016

Six years after the grindcore trio's debut, Magrudergrind returns sounding bulkier and meaner than ever. Hear the thrashy, D-beat-driven "Regressive Agenda."

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Songs We Love: Pinkshinyultrablast, 'The Cherry Pit'

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Russian shoegaze band alternates thunderous pop and astral highlife funk in a radiant video shot in its hometown of St. Petersburg.

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Viking's Choice: Milk Teeth, 'Swear Jar (Again)'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Bristol grunge-punk band's chunky, Big Muff'd guitars are played at a slo-mo headbanger's pace.

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Songs We Love: Margo Price, 'About To Find Out'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A cackling, bridge-burning anthem of the tallest order, sung with a sweetly cutting twang (a la Dolly) by the first country artist signed to Jack White's Third Man.

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Viking's Choice 2015: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In 2015, Iron Maiden reigned, a once-mysterious sacred music collective returned after 20 years away, and some Olympia punks smashed the patriarchy with a boot to the head.

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#NPRreads: 3 New Angles On Stories You Thought You Knew

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A look at the 2016 campaign — or rather, the un-campaigns. The history of the Seattle music scene — but not that Seattle music scene. And the refugee crisis through the lens of a sinking water table.

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Viking's Choice: Aluk Todolo, '8:18'

Friday, December 18, 2015

Opening the French occult rock trio's fourth LP is a gnarly thing that sounds like Miles Davis' Agharta played by a Can/Hawkwind supergroup. Enter the endless abyss.

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Viking's Choice: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, 'Not A Daughter'

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The grindcore band is known for delivering digital distress in 20 seconds or less. But here, it gets into a sludgy, seven-minute groove with a riff that kicks out the jams.

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Iceland's Solstafir Seeks Salvation In Sublimely Shot 'Miðaftann'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In a new video, Solstafir's somber and haunting song about wandering in darkness is set against the stark landscape of Iceland.

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Songs We Love: Zane Campbell, 'Layaway Plan'

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

An alcoholic's holiday carol that's ultimately a letter to the mother the narrator never calls, from one of American folk and country music's great recluses.

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Zone Out To Zomes In A Blissful Visualization Of Music

Friday, December 11, 2015

Multimedia artist Shannon Collis directs a satisfyingly soothing video for the drone duo's song "Ruminants," in the process truly visualizing its quiet, ever-shifting layers of sound.

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Viking's Choice: Glenn Jones, 'Flower Turned Inside-Out'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the acoustic guitarist's sixth album, Fleeting, his compositions leap from the speakers more than ever before. Hear the strings rattle and the room breathe in Jones' meditative new song.

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