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    Hammered dulcimer black metal meets romantic reverence for the natural world in Otrebor's conceptual project, Botanist.
  • Local Bands You Should Listen to, According to Record Store Clerks

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  • Keep Mutating

    The Twisted Music and Career of Chrome's Helios Creed, Psychedelic Devotee
  • 'A Spectacular Ruckus'

    The Coup's Boots Riley discusses Shadowbox, the evolution of his creative platform, and alienating NPR.
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