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Deafheaven - "Vertigo"
Maybe the grandest cut on Deafheaven's excellent Sunbather, and definitely the strongest argument in years that black metal's art underground might have real crossover appeal.
Raspberry Bulbs - "Groping the Angel's Face"
A second argument, just for fun, grafting that metal dude roar to sludgy garage rock.
Pharmakon - "Crawling on Bruised Knees"
Margaret Chardiet packs on the menace, sounding like a heroine in a John Carpenter movie. Or maybe the monster.
Var - "Pictures of Today/Victorial"
Exploring the gauzy dream-life of the Copenhagen punk scene.
Zebra Katz - "I Think We're Alone Now"
Over what sounds like a slightly manipulated Robyn sample, Zebra Katz takes the cross-generational pop classic from puppy love to palpable menace. "I think we're alone now..." Uh oh.
(It's only posted online in the middle of Katz' full DRKLING mix-tape, but you can hear it starting at 18:26.)