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Wyoming

Wyoming:

Borzaya



CITY: Wyoming
SONG TO DOWNLOAD:

WY_Borzaya
CITY: Laramie
SONGS THAT GOT US: "Black Skies," "Barbary"
MYSPACE ADDRESS: myspace.com/borzayamusic
RECORD LABEL: Unsigned

WHY THEM? Black smoke belches out of the backside of these riff-slabs in forward-motion dark magic that is almost primo biker-metal. Connoisseurs of stoner rock understand why Borzaya are top shelf: their music's bullheaded insistence is stupidly bottom-line, yet still fiendishly dervish-inducing in moments of lightning-shock transcendence.

BONUS BIT The band's namesake is a rare and ancient breed of Russian sight hound, bred for hunting by the inhabitants of the Ukrainian steppes — perfect for devil-dog show flyers.