The early aughts were a cultural mess, which explains not only why 12 Rods existed, but also why so few people cared. The Ryan Olcott-led rock experimenters treated genre distinctions with the same reverence as squares of toilet paper, and attracted a following that included Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon. Vernon's boutique label Chigliak's third release was a vinyl/digital reissue of 12 Rods' 2002 album, Lost Time. Finally on wax, the anonymous wolf creature cover grew large enough to be framed. The Twin Cities got hit with "Summertime Vertigo" all over again when the band played a reunion show at First Ave in January. "Lost Time is one of my most listened-to albums of all time," said Vernon. "It's one of the only records I know of that is so full of hooks, yet never feels recycled or fake; it's just so fucking enjoyable from stem to stern."