Possibly the best thing Arkansas has birthed since moonshine, Voyageurs manage to catch honed madness on tape. The Fayetteville 5-piece incorporate drone-layered chaos and a psych vibe on their sophomore release, Nude Vegas. Sure, it’s easy to go overboard with a delay pedal, but to make it bearable, listenable and even appealing is something special. Fuzzy riffs, tribal drumming and somewhat intangible ‘lyrics’ make for interesting listening; think homeless space-hippies from the future with electric instruments in a garage.

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Abandoned by his family as an infant, Jonathan was left on a doorstep in Romania and raised by other orphans on a steady diet of moldy bread and aurolac. He found his way to the states in the mid-80s and founded several underground publications such as Sports Illustrated and People magazine at the age of 11. Jonathan now lives in Austin with a bunch of other hip, white people.