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In Rotation: Catholic Tapes founder Brett Naucke on seasonal listening to Coil 

Plus: Reader writer Leor Galil on UNDRCRWN's Derrick Rozay T-shirt, and Mayor Daley bassist Emily Elhaj on "the go-to guy for underground album art"

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Brett Naucke, musician and founder of Catholic Tapes, what he's obsessed with. His answers are . . .

Swans, The Seer (Young God) It's fitting that Swans are producing some of the most interesting music of the moment, while so many bands the same age are spending their time reuniting and simply playing their old albums in their entirety at events such as Pitchfork and Riot Fest. Unlike so many of those acts, Swans (who play Metro on Wed 10/24) have done nothing to put their integrity in question: The Seer is some of the most accomplished work they've ever produced.

Seasonal listening to Coil I'm not one for "all-time favorite band" lists, but I can comfortably say that Coil would make my top five. Lately I've been blown away by how well their latter records work as scores for fall in the city. I've spent time with those albums on walks by the lake during work breaks and just wandering around my neighborhood. Few of these records are new to me, but they still create an intriguing and inspiring soundtrack to my life. Throw on The Ape of Naples and get lost on a gray fall afternoon.

Zath's forthcoming LP Having a roommate relentlessly play his music for you can be exhausting, but it's quite the opposite when your roommate is in local metal trio Zath and insists on playing the latest masters. Having the album at my disposal this past month has been great; it's one of the best I've heard from a Chicago band in some time, and it isn't even fully mastered. No release date or title yet either.


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