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Year-End Find: LSD March

Add one more band to the “Japanese groups that apparently made great music in 2009” heap. The appropriately named LSD March churn out glazed over psych-sludge rock that’s bleak and captivating. The fine folks at CMG listed the Himeji band’s Under Milk Wood as the 47th best album of the year, and listening to a few cuts from the album I think they might be on to something. My favorite so far is “Bisyonure No Kimi,” a eyes-to-the-ground march through cold guitar screeches. Great to bum yourself out with!