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By Bill Chenevert
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 Jaguar Love

Hologram Jams

(Fat Possum)

Sounds Like: Indie electro rock from Portland with members of Blood Brothers is mostly beats, synths, scream-singing and chaos.

Free Association: Requirements to enjoy: body odor, alcohol/drug abuse, crazy hair.

For Fans Of: Pretty Girls Make Graves, NIN, youth.

 

  

 Liars

Sisterworld

(Mute)

Sounds Like: Shaking the post-punk dance revival stigma, these L.A. arty boys make moody, ethereal and brilliant rock that defies genres.

Free Association: Each song is unique, but all have heavy drums, grit and distortion.

For Fans Of: Lightning Bolt, Gregorian chant meets Battles, Crystal Castles.

 

 Johnny Cash

American VI: Ain’t No Grave

(American/Def Jam/Lost Highway)

Sounds Like: The Man’s posthumous recordings keep coming thanks to producer Rick Rubin, and it’s a bittersweet mix of awe and wonder.

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