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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Songs We Love: D∆WN, 'Not Above That'

Friday, June 24, 2016

At this point, Dawn Richard — known these days as D∆WN — is simply beyond pop music. The Machinedrum-produced track celebrates cosmic desire with a video that moves the galaxy.

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Viking's Choice: The Wilful Boys, '621'

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The New York band has one mud-crusted boot in '70s hard rock and another in punk-splattered '90s noise-rock.

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Viking's Choice: Touché Amoré, 'Palm Dreams'

Monday, June 20, 2016

Coming from a post-hardcore band that's always worn a heart on its sleeve, "Palm Dreams" is wide-eyed in its heartache, brought on by a perspective found only in loss.

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Songs We Love: P.S. Eliot, 'Bear Named Otis (Demo Version)'

Thursday, June 16, 2016

#TBT to Katie and Allison Crutchfield's beloved pop-punk band P.S. Eliot, whose blasted chords and simple couplets are disarmed by a home recording's rawness.

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First Listen: Marisa Anderson, 'Into The Light'

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anderson's guitar is inextricably tied to the raw and seeking tradition of American music. The guitarist calls her fourth album an imaginary soundtrack to a science-fiction western.

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Viking's Choice: Boris, 'SOFUN'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A reissue of the landmark metal album Pink comes with a set of unreleased tracks, including "SOFUN."

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Viking's Choice: Norma Jean, '1,000,000 Watts'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

In the early 2000s, Norma Jean helped give metalcore its shape, but has smartly grown with its fan base. The band's seventh album, Polar Similar, colors the chaos with brooding hues.

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Jason Martin Explains Starflyer 59's 'Slow,' Track By Track

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Slow is the first time Martin has allowed himself to look back on a long career. Martin shares his characteristically dry wit on album No. 14: "I'm like a minor-league ball player, man."

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Pill's Hallucinogenic Punks Get Dose Of Own 'Medicine' In New Video

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Animated eyes peer out of nipples in the playfully weird new video by a band that knows its way around playful weirdness.

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Viking's Choice: VHÖL, 'Dispatch'

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

"Dispatch" is the meanest and bloodiest VHÖL track to date, a nod to Pooch-era Discharge for the 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program.

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Fox/Soper Duo Opens Portals To Neon Realms In 'I' Video

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The synth/drum duo whirs and explodes like Sun Ra leading a psychotropic industrial punk band. Faces melt and blizzards dissolve ice mountains in Soper's video.

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Viking's Choice: Owen, 'Lost'

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

After starting a band with young proteges and touring a successful American Football reunion, Mike Kinsella has a new sense of purpose on a lush, lively new album, his ninth under the name Owen.

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Viking's Choice: Drag Sounds, 'Messy Life'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer is almost here and you need summer jams. Time to get shakin' to Drag Sounds, with its key phrase, "Let's have a beer, and be here!"

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Robert Ellis: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 23, 2016

Robert Ellis somehow finds wide-eyed wonder in heartbreak. He and guitarist Kelly Doyle play stripped-down yet thoughtfully busy arrangements from his ambitious country record.

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First Listen: PUP, 'The Dream Is Over'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Toronto punk band sounds anthemic and unhinged on its second album, with shout-along pop songs that are at once communal and cathartic.

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Viking's Choice: RLYR, 'Reconductor'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Featuring members of Pelican, Locrian and Bloodiest, the Chicago trio makes heroic and heavy instrumental rock that storms the gates of delirium.

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