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Snake Rattle Rattle Snake Is About to Release the Year's Most Primal Album

It's late on a Sunday night in the basement of a warehouse in RiNo. The members of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake are here, preparing to rehearse songs from their new album, Totem. But the ambience needs some work before they can get to the music.They have some new paintings, including a landscape and a portrait of a husky ("We collect bad art," explains guitarist Doug Spencer), which they have hung on the walls. A couple of his bandmates are messing around with a lamp and some strings of Christmas lights while another is passing around cheap beer. They're discussing the wedding they were all at the night before and how they probably got too drunk.

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