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WALTER SICKERT

 Walter Sickerts inkdrip artwork

We're not sure what kind of artist WALTER SICKERT is, exactly, but he's certainly something. He's soulful, weird, artistically intricate, and his band is called the Army of Broken Toys (featuring genius multi-instrumentalist Rachel Jayson). It's the kind of dark, not-quite-steampunk (because it's not gauche) sensibility you'll find in dark street corners, maybe the Public Gardens at 3 am. Spooky, menacing, and yet so beautiful. Sickert knows about being and nothingness, but instead of writing a boring academic treatise, he sings songs. And that's why we love him. (Recommended album: Steam Ship Killers, 2010.)

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