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This comp of Teutonic garage bands rocks for many reasons, but most of all for a Beathovens track that tells the sad story of a tiny man. “I’ll never be in a photograph,” he laments. “I’m much too small to be seen/I need to find me a blow-up machine.” Aw, he just wants some friends—not like that pissed-off guy with the sonic reducer. —Shauna Miller