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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Viking's Choice: toe, 'My Little Wish'

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Drummer Kashikura Takashi is capable of Questlove-level precision and soul one moment, and a cyclone of controlled chaos the next. Synapses fire in all directions in this ecstatic, noodly track.

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Chuck Johnson, 'Silver Teeth In The Sun'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Johnson's solo acoustic guitar can be steady and beautiful, then answer with a soul-stirring quake. His new song's hypnotic video was filmed in a small cabin in Northern California.

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Viking's Choice: Nervosas, 'Parallels'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Driven by a furious surf-punk riff, "Parallels" exemplifies Nervosas' sonic balancing act. It's a thrilling and turbulent two-minute punk song, held together by patches and duct tape.

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The Armed, 'Paradise Day'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

An office worker incites a hedonistic karaoke mosh pit in a short film for the Detroit hardcore band's chaotic, punishing party-starter "Paradise Day."

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Hop Along: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 22, 2015

Frances Quinlan's voice whispers with a rasp that feels small one moment, then lets loose a gut-punching howl the next. But at the Tiny Desk, it's all about Hop Along's urgent arrangements.

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First Listen: The Velvet Teen, 'All Is Illusory'

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The band has always had a flair for the sonically dramatic. On its first album in nine years, there's a euphoric energy that never really lets go.

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Myriam Gendron, 'Solace'

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gendron sets Dorothy Parker's poetry to little more than an acoustic guitar and a wry, wistful voice. Watch a stop-motion-animation video in which roses explode from a plucked head.

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Viking's Choice: False, 'Entropy'

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Just when it seems like the band won't release its claws from your throat, False's bracing black metal suddenly drops you into the void.

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New Mix: Six Songs For The Energy-Deficient

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

This week's show features six new songs brewed at maximum strength, including the return of Beirut, a premiere from Chelsea Wolfe, a road trip summer jam and more.

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William Tyler, 'The Sleeping Prophet'

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

In a video set to a country-tinged melody with flourishes of lap steel and ambient underbrush, Tyler scrambles eggs, gets his nails done and hits up his favorite dive in Nashville.

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Viking's Choice: The Velvet Teen, 'Eclipses'

Monday, June 01, 2015

In just under three minutes, "Eclipses" will leave you breathless — with layers of euphoric riffs upon sky-busting synth strings and thundering, crashing drums.

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Viking's Choice: The Receiver, 'Transit'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Like a space opera built for two, "Transit" captures a universe of dreamy prog in keyboards and drums.

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Viking's Choice: mewithoutYou, 'D-Minor'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six albums into its existence, the Philly punk band is still all or nothing. Hear the propulsive yet subdued "D-Minor" from mewithoutYou's new record, Pale Horses.

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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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