Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Viking's Choice: Witch Mountain, 'Burn You Down'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

After three stellar albums, the Portland doom-metal band lost its singer. Enter Kayla Dixon, a singer with soul, dynamism, drama, control and poise, all heard in the savage "Burn You Down."


Do Androids Dream Of Industrial Beats? Watch Odonis Odonis' 'Needs' Video

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The band's industrial music clangs and bangs, reflecting the nightmare of a cold world.


Viking's Choice: Sad13, 'Get A Yes'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A new solo project from Speedy Ortiz singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis is all pop and empowerment: "I wanted to make a pop song that explores the excitement inherent in getting and giving consent."


Viking's Choice: From Indian Lakes, 'The Monster'

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Joey Vannucchi's music looks to the terse internal monologues of Now, Now and the atmospheric-pop of Mew.


Songs We Love: Oathbreaker, '10:56 / Second Son of R.'

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Belgian hardcore band needles urgent black metal and melancholy melody with a feral grace. "We wanted the video to hurt," Caro Tanghe says, "just like writing down these words hurt to me."


When Paper Robots Attack! Watch A Video For Cinemechanica's 'Hang Up The Spurs'

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Well, that escalated quickly. A border dispute goes horribly, hilariously wrong in a hyper-violent video made using construction paper, set to the Georgia band's deranged math-rock.


Watch A Video For Trust Fund's Giddy Pop Song 'Crab Line'

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Bristol indie-pop band likes to burrow between the sheets of sweetness and sadness, but also likes to perform body slam after body slam in Norwegian hostels.


Songs We Love: Agalloch, 'In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion'

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Agalloch taught metal not only how to wander but how to wonder. Guitarist Don Anderson breaks down the 15-minute epic from 2002, which he says "still gives me goosebumps."


Viking's Choice: Spirit Adrift, 'Psychic Tide'

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Spirit Adrift communes with the wide-eyed expanse of American doom-metal.


Viking's Choice: Pylon, 'Beep (Live, 1983)'

Monday, July 25, 2016

With Live, recorded at Pylon's final show in 1983, we hear a document that breathes and heaves, as these post-punk-disco mutants perform at the height of their evolution.


NPR Music Announces Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Lineup

Monday, July 25, 2016

Join us for a free concert with Lucinda Williams, Thao And The Get Down Stay Down and iLe on August 4 at New York City's Damrosch Park.


Viking's Choice: Mizmor, 'v. Bask In The Lingering'

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mizmor's looming, blackened doom metal is sublime and mesmerizing in this sermon about survival.


Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 15, 2016

There's a point when a jam is just a jam, but when a jam becomes a journey... man. Here, the instrumental rock band turns and churns its long-form compositions into new forms.


Viking's Choice: SubRosa, 'Wound Of The Warden'

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Salt Lake City metal band draws no line between beauty and doom. This 13-minute track shifts from a cautious prayer to swirling damnation in crushing riffs and a duo of violins.


As 'The Summer Drones' On, Take A Psychedelic Pilgrimage With Inter Arma

Friday, July 08, 2016

The slow boogie of the Richmond metal band is set to the mystic heat of Joshua Tree National Park, where sands burn orange and the landscape drips like the rainbow in an oil slick.


Viking's Choice: Warehouse, 'Reservoir'

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Brought together by a shared love of R.E.M., Pylon and The B-52s, the Atlanta rock band navigates kudzu-thick paths in a love song inspired by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.


First Listen: Inter Arma, 'Paradise Gallows'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Richmond metal band's new album both expands and contracts the realms of extreme music; it's huge in scope and sound, with instrumental passages that take their time even as they destroy.


Viking's Choice: Dogbreth, 'Hoarder House'

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dogbreth's huggable power-pop is the work of punks who write youthful, larger-than-life songs that still wrinkle at the edges.


Viking's Choice: Doe, 'Sincere'

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The hooky and heavy "Sincere" issues a scathing take on dudes who lecture women about womanhood.


Viking's Choice: Nathan Bowles, 'Gadarene Fugue'

Friday, June 24, 2016

A member of the Black Twig Pickers, Bowles whips a meditative clawhammer banjo melody into a fury.