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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Viking's Choice: PWR BTTM, '1994'

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Giving punk the glam it so desperately needs, the duo lights a stick of dynamite under a wistful song to shred away the sadness.

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Viking's Choice: Kowloon Walled City, 'Backlit'

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The band's bummer jams are bona fide: Just hit play and proceed to heave your body in sadness. But on its new album, the noise-rock band isn't always obvious in how it chooses to be heavy.

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Viking's Choice: Ex-Breathers, 'Stand Still'

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Weirdo punks like Fugazi and Minutemen are still the touchstones on Ex-Breathers' second album, Past Tense. But the laser-focused gut-punch is far more dynamic this time around.

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Songs We Love: Car Seat Headrest, 'Something Soon'

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

22-year-old Will Toledo already has 11 albums to his name. He reworks an old cut into a blown-out, four-on-the-floor power-pop song that races with an anxious heart waiting to explode.

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Shooting Guns, 'BarnBurner'

Monday, August 31, 2015

You are a werewolf. You are a cop. You ride a motorcycle. You need a bottle of cheap Canadian whiskey and a soundtrack that howls at the moon. You need Shooting Guns.

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Diet Cig, 'Dinner Date'

Friday, August 28, 2015

In the video for this grungy pop song, Alex Luciano absolutely crushes every dude at arm wrestling.

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Viking's Choice: Foxing, 'The Magdalene'

Thursday, August 27, 2015

When raised in the church, sex and God can be...complicated. The St. Louis emo band's song tackles the guilt of earthly pleasures in a devotional tone, yet pulsing with curiosity.

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Yo La Tengo: Morning Edition's In-House Band For A Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"This morning thing's not really working for me," says guitarist/vocalist Ira Kaplan. Well, too bad. Yo La Tengo played the music you hear between stories live.

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Viking's Choice: Hammercult, 'Rise Of The Hammer'

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Israeli band's third album in four years revs up Hammercult's hell-raising, hook-heavy, chant-along thrash metal.

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Viking's Choice: Anna Von Hausswolff, 'Come Wander With Me/Deliverance'

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

When you record on one of Scandinavia's largest pipe organs, the result damn well better be a thing of monstrous beauty and bombast. So be prepared to meet thy blown-out, organ doom.

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Viking's Choice: Deafheaven, 'Brought To The Water'

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

With the band's move from the Bay Area to L.A., Deafheaven takes a decidedly darker tone with the lead-off track from New Bermuda.

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Restorations: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Philly rock band's big-hearted and decibel-shattering songs are stripped down to a few guitars and a MiniKorg in a set that will leave a lump in your throat.

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The Kominas, 'See Something Say Something'

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Accompanied by a dubby surf-punk riff, a white dude's paranoia on the subway โ€” manifested as a pink squid-monster, of course โ€” turns brown folks into terrorists when all they want to do is eat lunch.

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Unwound's Justin Trosper Explains 'Peel Sessions,' Track By Track

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In 1998, Unwound was closing in on the height of its powers. Hear the band's hulking, Cubist-punk live sessions from the BBC, available as a bonus LP to the new Empire box set.

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Joanna Newsom, 'Sapokanikan'

Monday, August 10, 2015

Paul Thomas Anderson directs this winter stroll through New York City for "Sapokanikan." The video offers the first taste from Divers, Joanna Newsom's first new album in five years.

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Positive No, 'Pedal Through'

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Have you ever been paid for a show with a bag of oranges? Waddled through a maze of zine tables? Then you know Positive No's Heavy Metal Parking Lot parody for indie rock all too well.

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Viking's Choice: Pleasure Leftists, 'Protection'

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Gloom can be thrilling. No, really. Pleasure Leftists' moody, relentlessly driving post-punk track is spun out of orbit by a warbly bass line and vocals that wail sky-high.

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Windhand, 'Crypt Key'

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The video for this creeping doom-metal waltz layers an array of cult images on top of each other.

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Song Premiere: Robert Forster, 'Learn To Burn'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Seven years after the Go-Betweens member's last album, Songs To Play is Forster's most diverse and playful solo record.

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Viking's Choice: The Hand, 'Slow Bullet'

Friday, July 31, 2015

Featuring a former member of Low, this barn-burner howls like Crazy Horse gone noise-rock.

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