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"So in an effort to release hurt feelings, I smoked some weed and wrote 'Driving Me Crazy,'" says Citris' Angelina Torreano (right of center). "Marijuana is a really great asset to breakups as well." Alex Joseph/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Rata Negra, Chuck Johnson, Chepang, Circuit Des Yeux. Miguel Martin Vargas, Andrew Paynter, Aaron Nichols, Michael Vallera hide caption

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Viking's Choice: The Year In Cathartic Screams And Meditative Drones

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"We had certain adjectives that the two of us would discuss about the record: post-apocalyptic and urgent," Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck (left) says of Material Control. Julian Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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