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Spazzy art-punks An Albatross make slobbering electro-noise terrorists the Locust look like the Backstreet Boys. The Philadelphia group's 2003 EP, We Are the Lazer Viking, contains eleven songs or fragments, since the longest tune doesn't even crack a minute and a half which speed by in a blur of barking screams, militant drumbeats, incoherent guitar shredding and surprisingly cheerful Farfisa organ burbles. Look for a new An Albatross record early this year, but get a sneak preview of the studio madness by partaking of their chaotic live experience: Vocalist Edward Gieda III ended up nude and unconscious during the band's debut 1999 live gig.
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