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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Chui Wan, 'The Sound Of Wilderness'

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Chinese psych band breathes in every sound to exhale a dazzling collage. The group members go through the minutiae of the everyday to reach enlightenment in a beautifully shot video.

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History Runs Through Daniel Bachman's Guitar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The acoustic guitarist's "Song For The Setting Sun II" boldly leaps around a sunlit room in Stratford Hall, home to four generations of Virginia's Lee family.

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Rone, 'Acid Reflux'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

After eating mass-produced sushi, a man goes on a pulsing psychedelic trip full of benevolent ghosts, skyscraper Tetris and terrifying hallucinations.

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Lucifer, 'Izrael'

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

After the breakup of The Oath, vocalist Johanna Sadonis returns with Lucifer. In the video for "Izrael," the hard-rock band drives a hearse and sports ritualistic metal masks.

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Viking's Choice: Superheaven, 'Gushin' Blood'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Director Max Moore visualizes what happens when you have a dream about killing the people who enable a sister's heroin addiction, where "you'd do anything to protect the people you love."

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First Listen: Circuit Des Yeux, 'In Plain Speech'

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Until now, Circuit des Yeux has been a singular entity. But Haley Fohr refocuses the intensity of past records in full-band arrangements that glide even as they exude delirious urgency.

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Bandit, 'The Drive Home'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bring a nice camera if you're going to Iceland. That's the setting for this gorgeously shot video, which shimmers quietly on dark highways amid endless skies and snowcapped mountains.

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Viking's Choice: Ancient Ocean, 'Beargrass Creek'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

At 14 minutes, "Beargrass Creek" gently rocks to and fro, seeking rhythmic harmony in synths and strings.

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Viking's Choice: Weedeater, 'Bully'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weedeater's "Bully" is a squirrely sludge-punk bruiser with bassist Dixie Dave cackling like a supervillain.

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Viking's Choice: KEN mode, 'These Tight Jeans'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"I would like to kill the nicest man in the world," guitarist Jesse Matthewson yells maniacally in the cold open to this three-minute tube screamer, which gets a little sassy.

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Sheer Mag, 'Fan The Flames'

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Philly rock band returns after last year's killer single with another that answers the question, "What if we gave this Thin Lizzy riff a disco beat?"

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Viking's Choice: Pygmy Lush, 'On A Plain (Nirvana Cover)'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pygmy Lush doesn't stray too far from the version of the song heard on MTV Unplugged. But then it brings the Crazy Horse-punk chaos.

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Viking's Choice: Radioactivity, 'Silent'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If the thrilling country-punk song "Silent" is any indication, Radioactivity's forthcoming Silent Kill is going to be a cinematic piece of power-pop.

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Viking's Choice: Circuit Des Yeux, 'Fantasize The Scene'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There's a soothing allure to "Fantasize The Scene," a song meticulously arranged to re-create the sensation of sinking into nothing and everything.

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Viking's Choice: Tau Cross, 'Fire In The Sky'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After the brief reunion of the English crust-punk band Amebix ended in 2012, Rob Miller continued and evolved its lush metallic sound. Now comes a track that wants to open a portal between worlds.

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Beach Slang: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 10, 2015

James Snyder's euphoric punk anthems become raw and uplifting confessionals in this acoustic set — which includes a new song, "Too Late To Die Young."

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Viking's Choice: Red Death, 'Strategic Mass Delirium'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

One of the pit leaders of today's stellar D.C. hardcore scene is Red Death, a band that more than lives up to its name.

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Viking's Choice: Luxury, 'You Must Change Your Life'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Many bands take extended breaks to pursue other projects or raise families. Luxury is no different, except that three of its members became Orthodox priests.

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Viking's Choice: Pinkwash, 'Cancer Money'

Friday, April 03, 2015

With striking gold-on-purple artwork and a provocative title, "Cancer Money" finds catharsis in head-bashing repetition.

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Viking's Choice: Sharpless, 'Franz Kafka (Home Movies Cover)'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

With the can-do gusto of an after-school special, Sharpless — part of the New York arts collective The Epoch — nails a cover of the Home Movies rock opera for the Faux Real II compilation.

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