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Emperor X is a pop/noise/folk music project headed by American musician C. R. Matheny. The project often performs and records with little more than Matheny on an acoustic guitar and a dynamic microphone, but sometimes also employs large groups of musicians on percussion instruments, various electronic noisemakers, brass/woodwind/string ensembles, and traditional rock instruments.

The lyrics of Emperor X songs have been described as simultaneously "hallucinatory" and "precise," and discuss subjects ranging from plate tectonics ("A… read more

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  • this dude is the truth 2
  • this dude is the truth
  • New album!
  • so amazing live
  • every one of these albums are gold. keep doing what you do, man. you're the best.
  • I'm convinced that this is just a John Darnielle side project
  • New live album:
  • genius.
  • Blew me away at Plan-it-X Fest. Had never listened to him before and he came out and killed it.

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