Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

North Americans, 'Classic Water'

Friday, February 03, 2023

Guitarist Patrick McDermott and pedal steel player Barry Walker unite again for a song as gentle as a sunkissed stream.

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Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson and more named 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

As they have every year since 1986, members of the Hall will select from a group of nominees – though these days, the nominees tend to represent a wider spectrum of popular music.

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Beauty Pill, 'Such Large Portions!'

Friday, January 20, 2023

Some of us have always loved Beauty Pill's fiercely, intricately unique debut; the rest of y'all finally caught up.

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Wheatie Mattiasich, 'This Way'

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Wheatie Mattiasich's dreamy, eerie music could fill a forest cathedral.

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Lisel, 'One At A Time'

Thursday, January 05, 2023

The singer makes four simple words into an Escher-esque puzzle built on loops and layers of her voice.

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Lyrics from 'Human Kind' by Straw Man Army will stay with you

Monday, December 26, 2022

When the words in a song hit you in just the right way, they can stay with you. We're asking the folks at NPR Music: What lyrics did you hear in 2022 that you just couldn't shake?

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NPR Music 2022 Staff Picks: Lars Gotrich

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

NPR Music's resident Viking shares his favorite albums and top 10 hardcore songs of 2022.

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Watch Bartees Strange live at NPR Music's 15th anniversary concert

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Based out of Washington, D.C., Bartees Strange was the constellation connector of our genre-spanning celebration at the 9:30 Club.

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Hammers of Misfortune, 'Overthrower'

Friday, December 02, 2022

Featuring a dueling guest vocal from Slough Feg's Mike Scalzi, the hyperactive thrash ripper takes King Crimson to the pit.

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Gal Costa, piercing voice of Brazil's Tropicália movement, has died at 77

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Costa's voice was a key part of the sound that combined Brazilian pop music, psychedelic rock and the avant-garde in the late 1960s.

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D.H. Peligro, drummer for punk band the Dead Kennedys, died Friday at age 63

Thursday, November 03, 2022

D.H. Peligro, the longtime drummer for the iconic punk band the Dead Kennedys, died Friday at age 63.

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Moin, 'Hung Up'

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

The London rock trio crafts a musical sleight of hand with minimalist-inspired repetition and variation.

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The HIRS Collective (feat. Shirley Manson), 'We're Still Here'

Monday, October 31, 2022

The title track from The HIRS Collective's new album does what the anonymous group does best: slamming together riffs and blast beats while celebrating the visibility of trans and queer outcasts.

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Fever Ray, 'What They Call Us'

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Fever Ray's first original song since 2017's Plunge, "What They Call Us," is surprisingly subdued, but perhaps even stranger in its restraint.

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Paramore, 'This Is Why'

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

On "This Is Why," Paramore's sound is somehow aqueous and taut, showing its three members barreling ahead at the most thrilling heights of their musicianship.

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Joe Bussard, the collector who preserved early American recordings, has died at 86

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Joe Bussard not only sought out obscure 78-rpm records that otherwise would have disappeared, but shared the music with giddy excitement.

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The Veldt, 'Sweeter'

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

On a standout from the soul-shoegaze band's first full-length in 24 years, guitar effects swirl around a psychedelic R&B groove that shimmers with beautiful bluster.

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Neurosis' Scott Kelly admits to abusing wife and children

Monday, August 29, 2022

The metal musician posts of the "emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse of my wife and younger children," prompting Neurosis' remaining members to reveal they parted ways in 2019.

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Botch, 'One Twenty Two'

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The band that turned metallic hardcore into a game of daggers — all sharp angles, twisted riffs and ferocious barks — broke up 20 years ago. Now, Botch returns with an absolute bruiser of a track.

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Sumerlands, 'Edge of the Knife'

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sumerlands leans into heavy metal traditions with a big heart on this high-impact power ballad.

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