The latest fuzzed-out, effortlessly catchy guitar band to join the Exploding In Sound roster is LOST BOY ?, a Brooklyn combo that opened for Titus Andronicus on tour last year. Wasted, the EP they’re releasing next month, is primarily a solo effort by frontman Davey Jones (previously of Baked) with some assistance from his Baked [...]
Earlier this year Neil Young released the vinyl-only A Letter Home, a collection of covers recorded in single takes on acoustic guitar in Jack White’s Voice-O-Graph booth at Third Man Records. About the size of a phone booth, the machine records you to vinyl as you play, which is exactly what Young did, giving the [...]
"His guitars sound incredible on the tracks!"
by Bill Pearis Grass Widow bassist Hannah Lew formed Cold Beat last year with Bianca Sparta (Erase Errata) on drums, and Kyle King on guitar. Despite a name that sounds like it should be a French minimal wave band from...
It's the end of an era for a popular line of guitars made in Connecticut. Fender's Ovation guitars have been played by some well-known music legends, but the factory in New Hartford that makes them is shutting its doors and leaving dozens out of work. Show More Summary
Even the most skilled guitar god has nothing on these drones KMel Robotics created a swarm of flying hexrotors to play some sweet music. The perfectly synchronized robots float through the air to bang on drums and pluck strings to create...Show More Summary
KMel Robotics has created a team of flying robots called hexrotors that play music in a unusual ways: playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp, drums hit using a deconstructed piano action, and there are bells. Lots of bells. The Verge aptly dubbed them The Band Of Drones.
Have you ever stumbled across a great-sounding riff while noodling away in the bedroom, only to find that by the time you've broken out your digital recording gear, you can't remember a note? The Memory Cable from Gibson Brands getsShow More Summary
Chicago by-way-of-seemingly-everywhere-else resident Drew Gibson has always had a way of achieving a height of sound greater than the bedroom pop ceiling. Like tracking the path of guitar cords through the mountain of effect pedals and still finding yourself baffled by the sheer weight of sound coming out of the speakers. Show More Summary
Can singing into your hairbrush make you a better worker? Chances are, the answer is yes. Studies show that engaging in a creative hobby or activity, whether it’s a Guitar Hero tournament, crocheting a sweater, baking a pie, tellingShow More Summary
Trying to pick the best comment from Cheesy Names For The New Packers Dating Site would harder to do than picking a favorite star from the night sky, the best nacho on the plate or even the greatest guitar cord ever strummed.
YouTube Here is my full set at the Astra in Berlin, Germany on November 15th 2012. Part of The Guitar Masters Tour, November 2012. Since I've got loads of questions on my live set-up, here it is: I go out of my guitar (K&K trinity mini) stereo. Send the pure...
Jack Johnson, whom you might remember from lazy summer days at the beach circa 2002, is still knocking around, rambling from sunny outdoor venue to sunny outdoor venue with a guitar slung over his back. And he wants you able to live the Jack Johnson lifestyle, as well. Hence the announcement of his own line of eco-friendly flip-flops—today, on Earth Day. Read more...
After releasing the demos EP Gener’s Gone late last year, Aaron Freeman has finally let go of his Ween alter-ego and begun moving forward into a solo career as Freeman. He and his band announced their self-titled debut out this summer and today share “(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man.” [...]
“I will not destroy myself/ ’cause that just doesn’t seem worthwhile” New Hampshire cabin outlet Passerine crafts a stark, meditative mini-album out of a rough-textured guitar and wafty vocals. The accomplishment of “Blow Wind Blow” is worth the whole bundle, not that there’s a short stick here. On that song, Passerine (alias of Eric [...]
Upset at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Upset, whose lineup includes former Vivian Girls/Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler (on guitar/vocals) and former Hole drummer Patty Schemel (on drums), are set to tour Australia with White Lung (who have a...
Artist Ed Chapman creates pop culture mosaic portraits images using broken pieces of tile, stone, torn paper, and in the case of David Bowie – shattered vinyl records. His Hendrix made from guitar picks might just be his masterpiece...
His eyes shaded by a black fedora, Neil Young strapped on a guitar that once belonged to Hank Williams Sr. and leaned in, as if ready to whisper in someone’s ear.
JUANA MOLINA'S SUBTLE, GORGEOUS FOLKTRONICA (Triple Door) Your favorite dulcet-voiced anti-diva from Argentina is back in town. After a few very good albums of lovely, understated folktronica, Juana Molina—who also plays guitar and keyboards—moved into a more rhythmic, texturally strange, and extroverted style with 2008’s Un Día and 2013’s Wed 21. Show More Summary
Wye Oak’s Shriek arrives with a Liars-like conceptual conceit: After evolving into masters of the guitar-driven mood piece over the course of three LPs, the Baltimore duo has dispensed with guitars altogether this time out in favor of bass-heavy synth music. On early singles “The Tower” and “Glory,” that self-imposed restriction seemed to be working [...]