Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Black To Comm, 'Hands'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Marc Richter's music curves in multiple planes. Fittingly, the surreal and oddly moving video for "Hands" does the same.


Viking's Choice: Bosse-de-Nage, 'A Subtle Change'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Bay Area band's explosive track massages black-metal riffs with jaw-droppingly aerobic drumming on a short fuse.


The Granite Shore, 'Backstage At The Ballroom'

Friday, February 20, 2015

The bouncing, six-minute waltz is a luxuriant piece of English chamber-pop, paired with black-and-white footage edited from old variety shows, circus acts and musicals.


Viking's Choice: Never Young, 'Ur A Front'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Bay Area band's angular guitar bends squeal over moaned vocals and simmer in Technicolor feedback.


Ilyas Ahmed, 'Come On'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Watch a black-and-white 16mm video for an airy folk song that's at once warming and unsettling.


Summer Cannibals, 'Something New'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How do you handle a breakup? Get a new haircut? How about a tattoo? Get sloshed? Kill a man? All are on the table as Jessica Boudreaux drinks and fights her way through the night in "Something New."


Viking's Choice: Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, 'Unnamed'

Monday, February 16, 2015

The larger-than-life TAD frontman returns with one of the most satisfying and heaviest doom metal records in years. Prepare to be trampled by "Unnamed."


Football, etc., 'Sunday'

Friday, February 13, 2015

"Sunday" comes from a place of fear that shuts out the world, but Lindsay Minton's voice is clear and strong either because of or in spite of the song's theme.


High Aura'd & Mike Shiflet, 'Parlour Games'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shiflet's video for "Parlour Games" is a meditation on the cycle of life, soundtracked by ambient guitars that swell to feverish heights.


Roomrunner, 'Karn'

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This is the mash-up of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers you never knew you wanted.


Viking's Choice: Chris Weisman, 'Backpack People'

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Weisman twists the simplest observations ever so slightly with a melancholy acoustic melody, just enough to make listeners take a step back and wonder what he sees.


Cayetana, 'Scott Get the Van, I'm Moving'

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Philly punk band busts up an abandoned building in a beautifully shot slow-mo video.


First Listen: Six Organs Of Admittance, 'Hexadic'

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Band mastermind Ben Chasny built his own set of compositional rules around clusters of six poker cards in order to create a whirlwind of dreamy noise and harsh rock 'n' roll.


Makthaverskan, 'Witness'

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Makthaverskan is adept at mixing sweetness with spit, but "Witness" is the Swedish post-punk band at its most direct and harrowing.


Dorthia Cottrell, 'Oak Grove'

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In Windhand, vocalist Dorthia Cottrell can match and destroy the doom-metal band's oppressive riffs. On her new solo record, she can still shake the ground, even at a whisper.


Viking's Choice: Mylets, 'Trembling Hands'

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

While Henry Kohen's feet fly around the pedal board, the guitar-looping one-man-band lets loose a Nine Inch Nails-inspired anthem to open his debut album.


Viking's Choice: Pile, 'Mr. Fish'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Pile delights in riffs that pop wheelies off the side of cliffs, the careening croon and yelp of Rick Maguire, and a pummeling punk rhythm section that eggs it all on.


Viking's Choice: Crypt Sermon, 'Will Of The Ancient Call'

Friday, January 30, 2015

The band's majestic doom metal recalls Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus and Dio-era Black Sabbath.


Viking's Choice: Ô Paon, 'Fille Tannée/Fille Tendue'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Geneviève Castrée says the restlessly icy song was inspired by the Québec punk bands she loved as a teen. "I believe in having a future without forgetting who you really are at the core," she says.


Girlpool, 'Chinatown'

Monday, January 26, 2015

When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it's like a lightning bolt to the gut.