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Viking's Choice: Weedeater, 'Bully'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weedeater's "Bully" is a squirrely sludge-punk bruiser with bassist Dixie Dave cackling like a supervillain.

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Come To A Screening of 'Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The documentary traces the rise of the hardcore punk scene in the nation's capital, and all the DIY energy, rage and creativity that came with it.

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Viking's Choice: KEN mode, 'These Tight Jeans'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"I would like to kill the nicest man in the world," guitarist Jesse Matthewson yells maniacally in the cold open to this three-minute tube screamer, which gets a little sassy.

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Viking's Choice: Pygmy Lush, 'On A Plain (Nirvana Cover)'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pygmy Lush doesn't stray too far from the version of the song heard on MTV Unplugged. But then it brings the Crazy Horse-punk chaos.

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Viking's Choice: Radioactivity, 'Silent'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If the thrilling country-punk song "Silent" is any indication, Radioactivity's forthcoming Silent Kill is going to be a cinematic piece of power-pop.

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Songs We Love: Algiers, 'Black Eunuch'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Eerie rock-inspired gospel music from three young Southern men who now live in London and New York.

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Viking's Choice: Circuit Des Yeux, 'Fantasize The Scene'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There's a soothing allure to "Fantasize The Scene," a song meticulously arranged to re-create the sensation of sinking into nothing and everything.

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Viking's Choice: Tau Cross, 'Fire In The Sky'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After the brief reunion of the English crust-punk band Amebix ended in 2012, Rob Miller continued and evolved its lush metallic sound. Now comes a track that wants to open a portal between worlds.

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Hear Protomartyr's New Song With The Breeders' Kelley Deal

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Blues Festival," from an upcoming split 7" with Deal's band R. Ring, is full of universal truths. In true Protomartyr fashion, they each begin with the word "don't."

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Your Song Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week we're introducing a mini-podcast from All Songs Considered for conversations about news, songs, musicians that have captured our imagination.

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Viking's Choice: Red Death, 'Strategic Mass Delirium'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

One of the pit leaders of today's stellar D.C. hardcore scene is Red Death, a band that more than lives up to its name.

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Viking's Choice: Luxury, 'You Must Change Your Life'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Many bands take extended breaks to pursue other projects or raise families. Luxury is no different, except that three of its members became Orthodox priests.

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Passion Pit, 'Until We Can't (Let's Go)'

Monday, April 06, 2015

The electro-pop group's latest cut is a euphoric anthem to youthful dreams and the inertia that keeps us from reaching them.

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Viking's Choice: Pinkwash, 'Cancer Money'

Friday, April 03, 2015

With striking gold-on-purple artwork and a provocative title, "Cancer Money" finds catharsis in head-bashing repetition.

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The National, 'Sunshine On My Back'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hear "Sunshine On My Back," a previously unreleased song from The National featuring Sharon Van Etten.

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Viking's Choice: Sharpless, 'Franz Kafka (Home Movies Cover)'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

With the can-do gusto of an after-school special, Sharpless โ€” part of the New York arts collective The Epoch โ€” nails a cover of the Home Movies rock opera for the Faux Real II compilation.

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Song Premiere: Heartless Bastards, 'Gates Of Dawn'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In the first taste of the band's forthcoming Restless Ones, Heartless Bastards' big, bluesy sound feels slick and streamlined, with choruses that get grander and grander as the song chugs along.

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New Zealand's Jean-Paul Sartre Experience Gets Box Set Treatment

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Twenty years after it broke up, one of the great underground bands from New Zealand's pop heyday will have its entire discography remastered and re-released.

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Son Lux: New Album, New Song

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The band is back as an official trio with a brand new album due out in June. The first single is vintage Son Lux, with a startling mix of chopped up rhythms and random sonic curiosities.

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Lower Dens' Jana Hunter Explains 'Escape From Evil,' Track By Track

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The singer-songwriter pulls back the curtain on her band's beautiful-but-mysterious new album, Escape From Evil. "All of these songs are based in personal experience," she writes.

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