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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Fox/Soper Duo Opens Portals To Neon Realms In 'I' Video

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The synth/drum duo whirs and explodes like Sun Ra leading a psychotropic industrial punk band. Faces melt and blizzards dissolve ice mountains in Soper's video.

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Viking's Choice: Owen, 'Lost'

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

After starting a band with young proteges and touring a successful American Football reunion, Mike Kinsella has a new sense of purpose on a lush, lively new album, his ninth under the name Owen.

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Viking's Choice: Drag Sounds, 'Messy Life'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer is almost here and you need summer jams. Time to get shakin' to Drag Sounds, with its key phrase, "Let's have a beer, and be here!"

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Robert Ellis: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 23, 2016

Robert Ellis somehow finds wide-eyed wonder in heartbreak. He and guitarist Kelly Doyle play stripped-down yet thoughtfully busy arrangements from his ambitious country record.

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First Listen: PUP, 'The Dream Is Over'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Toronto punk band sounds anthemic and unhinged on its second album, with shout-along pop songs that are at once communal and cathartic.

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Viking's Choice: RLYR, 'Reconductor'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Featuring members of Pelican, Locrian and Bloodiest, the Chicago trio makes heroic and heavy instrumental rock that storms the gates of delirium.

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Viking's Choice: Lisa Prank, 'Take It All'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Seattle singer Robin Edwards makes bubblegum pop-punk for lovesick, rainbow-colored unicorns.

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Viking's Choice: Dust Moth, 'Lift'

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Featuring members of These Arms Are Snakes and Giza, the Seattle band injects some soul into world-weary doom.

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Songs We Love: Steve Gunn, 'Ancient Jules'

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The opening cut of Eyes On The Lines offers a chooglin' mission statement scrawled on the back of a bar receipt.

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Viking's Choice: Stephen Steinbrink, 'Building Machines'

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The gingerly sweet pop song is a great example of Steinbrink's ability to let listeners tie and untie vivid and unrelated images into something meaningful.

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Ought's New Video Captures The Beauty And Boredom Of The Everyday

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

In a video for the contemplative post-punk song, a dancer holds a mirror to the hallways, bedrooms and parks where our plainest, loneliest experiences occur.

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Video: Horse Lords' Hypnotic 'Truthers' Will Blast Your Noodle

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Baltimore group makes body music influenced by Saharan desert blues, krautrock, jazz and the band Television. Watch a rhythmic cascade of glitchy shapes and letters in the video for "Truthers."

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The Sound Of Crushing Silence: A Death-Metal Band Covers John Cage's '4'33"'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's brutal... okay, it's not. But there is a sick drum-stick count-off.

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Viking's Choice: Thrice, 'Black Honey'

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

After long forays into pop-punk and arty post-hardcore, Thrice returns from a hiatus with a sonically grandiose third act.

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In Xeno & Oaklander's 'Marble' Video, All That Glitters Is Not Glamour

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The synth-pop duo stars in a video that envisions a '70s variety show through several lenses.

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Songs We Love: Kwesi Foraes, 'Heroin'

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Foraes hems and howls like a blues singer caught between epiphany and defeat. In a string-laden folk-rock song, love and addiction are draped in darkness.

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Julia Holter: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 22, 2016

The most minute details suddenly become a grandiose spectacle in Julia Holter's cosmic cabaret. Her new arrangements at the NPR Music offices unravel amid moments of both quiet and bombast.

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Crosss' Occult-Ridden 'Golden Hearth' Video Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The sludgy rock 'n' roll band gets the horror flick its creepy-crawly music demands, complete with Wicker Man-inspired costumes and grisly dealings.

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Got A Broken Heart? Hit The Karaoke Bar With Luke Bell's 'Sometimes'

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The country singer's VHS-quality video gathers friends in a bar to laugh and forget the pain.

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Songs We Love: Sarah Louise, 'Floating Rhododendron'

Friday, April 15, 2016

When we translate the natural world through instruments, we commune with it. The guitarist culls her 12-string compositions from birdsong, rivers and the sacred drone of Appalachian folk music.

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