The Casket Lottery is at the Riot Room tonight

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After nearly a decade sans new releases, the Casket Lottery had a prolific 2012. The Kansas City group released "The Door," a 7-inch single, and "Split," an EP with Touche Amore that features a surprisingly pretty cover of Beach House's "Myth." In November, its new full-length, Real Fear, arrived. It doesn't sound much like Beach House. It's more what fans would expect from the Casket Lottery: heavy, atmospheric emo rock. You can't say you weren't warned - the About section on the band's Facebook page reads, "Bummin' you out since 1998." With Dead Girls and Simple Lines.

Friday, December 21, at Riot Room, 8 p.m., $8.

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