Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Artists

Marty Friedman: Back with Brutality

May 14, 2014
The metal-shred hero returns with his first solo album in many years.
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Ear to the Ground: Extra Classic's "A Little Rain"

May 13, 2014
This sneak peek at the indie quintet's upcoming album seamlessly melds Blondie, dream pop, and dub bass sensibilities.
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Ear to the Ground: Light Fantastic

May 13, 2014
This San Francisco outfit channels the best of the Byrds and the Paisley Underground with jangly Ricks and deft use of chorus pedals.
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Ear to the Ground: Freeman's "(For a While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like a Man"

May 12, 2014
Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween from Ween) has an eponymous new band whose first track—which was "leaked" by Jack Black—is chock-full of vibey guitar.
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Ear to the Ground: Sharkmuffin's "Quarter Machine"

May 12, 2014
This trio of badass women bashes out trashy rock that's equally inspired by Patti Smith, MC5, and Jack White.
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Railhammer Launches Bob Balch Signature Pickups

May 9, 2014
Reverend's pickup company collaborates with Fu Manchu fuzz-monster guitarist on their newest pickups.
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Blondie '4(0)-Ever' Album Review

May 9, 2014
The iconic ’80s band is back with an intriguing double album of greatest hits and new tunes.
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Rig Rundown: Carlos Santana

May 7, 2014
The legendary guitarist keeps things simple with his signature PRS guitar, a few pedals, and some lustworthy amps.
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Jack Bruce: The Silver Lining

May 5, 2014
The iconic bass whisperer enlisted an all-star cast to join him at Abbey Road for his first solo album in more than a decade.
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Louis Electric Introduces the Gattone Amp

May 5, 2014
The 35-watt 2x12 combo was designed in tribute to the late Danny Gatton.
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