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Rainer Maria Returns With 'Lower Worlds,' From Its First Album Since 2006

On August 18, the band returns with S/T, an album that both sounds like Rainer Maria and reflects the far-flung journeys its members have taken individually.
On August 18, Rainer Maria returns with S/T, its first album since 2006. Source: Shawn Brackbill

Rainer Maria's story began in Wisconsin and, at least for a time, ended in New York. In the interim, a span stretching from the mid-'90s to the mid-aughts, the band found and refined the sound it was born

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