Sumac: Heady Metal, Heavy Improvisation

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Ahead of shows at St. Vitus and National Sawdust, Aaron Turner of Sumac talks about mixing metal and free improvisation, working with Keiji Haino, and making the band's newest album, 'Love in Shadow.'

Playlist (Churning My Direction).

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A weekly tally of memorable things National Sawdust Log editor Steve Smith has stuck in his ears, including Metallica, Thrainn Hjalmarsson, NNA Tapes, and Sarah Davachi.