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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

For Mick Jenkins, Water Is A Way Of Life

Thursday, March 26, 2015

At SXSW, when a good portion of the crowd is likely drinking cheap beer, it's important to stay healthy in the heat. The Chicago hip-hop artist wants you to stay hydrated. No, really.

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Watch 5 Late-Night Lullabies From SXSW

Monday, March 23, 2015

Let Laura Marling, Torres, Luluc, Tom Brosseau and The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn sing you to sleep in church courtyards and on the banks of Waller Creek in Austin, Texas.

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SXSW 2015 In 10 GIFs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bounce with Killer Mike, do the running man with Stromae and catch a much-needed breeze with Waxahatchee in a series of GIFs by photographer Adam Kissick.

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First Listen: Ryley Walker, 'Primrose Green'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Walker has developed into a thoughtful singer-songwriter who follows a tangled thread, evoking the '70s, when unplugged music could pick the body electric.

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Go Record Shopping With Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield

Saturday, March 21, 2015

During SXSW, we joined Crutchfield on her Austin ritual to the record store End Of An Ear. She received a nice little surprise when she stepped up to the checkout counter.

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The Mynabirds: South X Lullaby

Friday, March 20, 2015

Looking like a mermaid with a Casio keyboard, Laura Burhenn performs a new song from an album due out this summer. Down by a creek in Austin, "All My Heart" is a lover's hymn.

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Luluc: South X Lullaby

Thursday, March 19, 2015

After midnight at SXSW, the quiet folk duo Luluc sings "Star," a disquieting prayer that questions the light in the dark.

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Viking's Choice: Wild Throne, 'War Is A Romance'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

With a deranged hardcore twang, a galloping Motörhead riff, and fusion-y Mars Volta guitar acrobatics, Wild Throne holds onto its wild combinations with grappling hooks.

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Mitski, 'Townie'

Monday, March 09, 2015

Faye Orlove's animated video for the fuzzy doo-wop track features hair clips, text messages, Chinese take-out boxes and NSFW images, playfully rendered in thick lines and a pink-and-orange palette.

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Viking's Choice: Girlpool, 'Ideal World'

Monday, March 09, 2015

With just an electric guitar and bass, Girlpool inhabits an entire ecosystem in the space of a bedroom. "Ideal World" comes from the duo's first full-length album, Before The World Was Big.

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Royal Thunder, 'Time Machine'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

With intertwining guitars and Mlny Parsonz's soulful vocal, the Atlanta hard-rock band draws power from nuance.

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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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