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Linoma, Vol. 2: Riot on the Plains

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This -ismist Recordings compilation serves as a wide-ranging showcase for the gritty indie rock scene centered on Omaha, NE. Most of the groups here such as Polecat and Men of Porn practice an overdriven sound characterized by loose, unrelenting instrumentation and cathartic, yelled vocals. You can really sense the early-'90s influence of similar bands such as the Jesus Lizard that serve as a template for these Nebraskan groups. Riot on the Plains functions as an excellent beginning point for anyone interested in the surprisingly deep pool of Nebraskan bands recording otherwise largely ignored hard indie rock.

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