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In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Jordan Geiger of Hospital Ships gives us the scoop on Lawrence, KA. Hospital Ships’ new album, Destruction In Yr Soul, came out June 18 via Graveface. Listen to the album in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance and download the single “If It Speaks” on this month’s CMJ Mixtape.

Lawrence, Kansas has a really wonderful and diverse music scene. We have deep Americana/bluegrass roots here, with people such as Tyler Gregory and Drakkar Sauna, as well as all shades of indie rock and punk. Replay Records puts out a lot of sweet garage and punk singles, and you’ve got bands like Cowboy Indian Bear hitting the soulful indie spot and Heartscape Landbreak blowing minds with expansive guitar rock.

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