Lars Gotrich

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Hear The First New D'Angelo Album In 15 Years

Monday, December 15, 2014

Just like that, Black Messiah exists. For lovers of R&B and soul — for lovers of music that transcends in general — the album's arrival is unreal. You can listen to it right now.


Viking's Choice: Cretin, 'Ghost Of Teeth And Hair'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cretin returns with a ferocious grindcore chug-a-lug that hits like a steel-toe boot to the shins, complete with guitar and bass solos that blast it wide open.


Viking's Choice: Kid Millions & Jim Sauter, 'Game Jump'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Borbetomagus' Jim Sauter stabs at his feedback-ridden sax while Oneida's Kid Millions enters a manic headspace with hydra-armed drum work. It's improvised mayhem, but it seems to grin from ear to ear.


Viking's Choice: A Pregnant Light, 'Born To Ruin'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

As a solo artist, Damian Master is unbound by the metal in his catalog. "Born To Ruin" contains his most anthemic statement of purpose yet, curled under a swaggering riff and his fire-spitting bark.


Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As outrageous power-pop hooks go note-for-note with a series of ecstatic 8-bit blips, the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.


The Taylor Swift/Aphex Twin Mashup You Didn't Know You Wanted Is Here

Monday, October 27, 2014

Aphex Swift is a charming table flip that teeters between the sweet and the sinister: a little Nashville twang with a small dose of digital terror.


Scott Walker + Sunn O))), 'Brando'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Soused matches Walker's spellbinding compositions and voice with Sunn O)))'s metallic abyss. Like the album, Gisèle Vienne's short film is bewildering and fraught with terror that's unspoken.


Viking's Choice: Chumped, 'Name That Thing'

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This catchy pop-punk song has a wistful quality befitting a desire to cling desperately to youth.


Viking's Choice: Black Clouds, 'And Then I Dove'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The D.C. instrumental rock band's hefty track sends vibrations through the chest. Black Clouds' melodies are tastefully driven through what's surely a spaceship-console-worthy rack of effects pedals.


Viking's Choice: Wildhoney, 'Fall In'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Baltimore shoegaze band bends space with a seismic guitar, washes it in a mess of crashing cymbals and coos sweetly in a dreamy pop song.


First Listen: Restorations, 'LP3'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

With its roots in punk and heartland rock, LP3 is a rattling, unpinnable record that doesn't know when to stop baring its soul.


Giant Claw, 'DARK WEB 003'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Like Giant Claw's world of chopped-and-screwed R&B and Windows start-up screens, the video for "DARK WEB 003" follows an impossible logic — and it's oddly comforting.


Viking's Choice: Hungry Cloud Darkening, 'I Am Seen'

Monday, October 06, 2014

Part bummer Beach Boys, part Twin Peaks soundtrack, Mount Eerie's backing band sounds like the moment before waking, when images blur into a glassy-eyed soup.


Viking's Choice: Kayo Dot, 'The Mortality Of Doves'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If Mr. Mister's atmospheric ballad "Broken Wings" had been written for a proggy space opera, it might sound something like this cyberpunk slow jam.


First Listen: Godflesh, 'A World Lit Only By Fire'

Sunday, September 28, 2014

In the late '80s, the Birmingham duo made guitar-pounding, drum-machine-and-bass industrial metal capable of melting Terminators. This is classic Godflesh, unadorned and even flayed in its rage.


Mary Lattimore And Jeff Zeigler, 'The White Balloon'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In a slowly enveloping track for harp, guitar and synth, director Naomi Yang (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi) explores the "remnants of what has been lost and what remains."


Myrkur, 'Nattens Barn'

Monday, September 22, 2014

Amalie Bruun, the Danish musician behind the atmospheric black-metal project Myrkur, communes with the forest and summons the oceans.


First Listen: Electric Wizard, 'Time To Die'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Electric Wizard has spent two decades playing ridiculously heavy, misanthropic doom metal. On Time To Die, the band gets more room to explore than ever.


Viking's Choice: Beach Slang, 'Dirty Cigarettes'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sure, Beach Slang's got a Goo Goo Dolls thing going on. But the shimmering "Dirty Cigarettes" feels lived-in, even ugly, by comparison.


Viking's Choice: Xerxes, 'Collision Blonde'

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Louisville post-hardcore band always had some caustic melody to it. But the band's new album explodes its palette with the boomy, gloomy atmospheres of The Cure.