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Lightning Bolt
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Rapper Nesby Phips released 0017th: Hollygrove Ain't Enough last week. The Jet Lifer's latest features guest spots from Curren$y, Juvenile, Mack Maine and Fiend. Download it here

Explosive guitar-and-drums duo Caddywhompus is on summer tour until next month — meanwhile, it made Boston Phoenix's "50 Bands, 50 States" issue, declaring the band as Louisiana's best new band in 2012. The paper even gives a shoutout to Chinquapin Records, the young New Orleans label with Caddywhompus, Sun Hotel, Glish and several others. Download Caddywhompus' bursting-at-the-seams 2012 EP The Weight here.

Speaking of duos: Rhode Island's pummeling bass-and-drum noise-craftsmen Lightning Bolt headline a very special episode of Sunday's Punk Rock Takeover series at The Big Top (details here). The band's tribal, guttural and fun noise compositions (namely Ride the Skies, Wonderful Rainbow and Hypermagic Mountain) are essential 2000s albums, and its reputation for immense, swarm-like and bodies-pulsing basement shows are captured on their excellent tour documentary The Power Of Salad (including shots from the now-defunct New Orleans DIY punk house Banks Street Warehouse). The band's latest is 2009's Earthly Delights — stream the monumental jam "Colussus" here.

Also: stream a long-lost 20 minute session from 1997, among other tracks, here. Stream another forgotten early track, "King Candy," here.

It'll also be the last show (until December or next year) from Baton Rouge-New Orleans metal lords Thou, whose catalog is available at your downloading pleasure here.

More after the jump.

Baton Rouge's Twin Killers are at One Eyed Jacks at 10 p.m. tomorrow — stream the band's gorgeous, swirling symphonic chamber-pop tracks "The Ship" and "Self-Portrait Beneath Woman's Mask," and download the stomping, surreal track "The Two Fridas" here. The band performs with Glish and Sun Hotel.

Everyone's favorite elder statesman of down-and-dirty R&B, newly sober Andre Williams announced he'll release a new studio album, Life, Oct. 2. Download that album's first single "Blame It On Obama" here.

From NOLA Bounce: Download DJ Westbank Red's bounce remix of Maze and Frankie Beverly's "We Are One." (Yes, trust me, it works.)

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