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Prurient

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Another one-man band out of Madison, WI, Dominick Fernow basically makes up Prurient with a theme of anti-technology and anti-electricity -- with the exception of his microphones and four-track recorder. Backing Fernow's stance up is his unconventional use of banging objects together to create music; playing with live wire, pennies, frying pans, toolboxes, scrap metal, and used shotgun shells are an example of some of his instruments. Through his many hours of recording in is home studio, Prurient recorded and released a split EP with PCDS in 1998 and a full-length the next year entitled Blades Steam Red Sweat, Inside the Things I Dread on his own Hospital Records.

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Discover: Hydra Head Records

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

"One of the defining traits of many Hydra Head releases would be the marriage between the ugly and the beautiful, the dissonant and the melodic," says former ISIS frontman Aaron Turner, a co-founder of the label alongside Mark Thompson. "This kind of synthesis is apparent through many of our artists regardless of genre, perhaps at times in spite of it." In other words, there's more to Hydra Head than a battering ram blend of molten melodies,… more »

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New This Week: The Decemberists, Lee Fields, & More

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

Everyone in the entire world is in Austin this week, guys. But that doesn't mean that you and I can't still hang out! We'll grab some records, have a beer or a soda or something, eat some cheese puffs; just unwind, you know what I'm saying? Yeah, you do. It's probably hot and messy down there with all that incredible live music anyway. Let's do this! The Decemberists, We All Raise Our Voices To The Air… more »