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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Girlpool, 'Chinatown'

Monday, January 26, 2015

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

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