Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Reviews

Ear to the Ground: Pete Molinari’s “Hang My Head in Shame”

June 9, 2014
One listen will show why Molinari’s influences—Ray Davies, Springsteen, and Dylan—are already championing his music.
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Hermida Audio Dover Drive Review

June 8, 2014
Can a tube-less Tube Driver-inspired overdrive duplicate the smooth sensitivity of the original?
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Quick Hit: Hotone Opto Tremolo

June 6, 2014
A large palette of tremolo tones in a tiny package.
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Quick Hits: Mooer LoFi Machine

June 5, 2014
Deconstruct your tone—or evoke vintage keys—with this sonic wrecking ball.
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Ear to the Ground: Death Valley Girls’ “No Reason”

June 4, 2014
Imagine Bikini Kill-era Kathleen Hanna fronting Davie Allan and the Arrows’ scores for vintage biker movies and you’re halfway there.
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Ear to the Ground: Salem’s Pot’s “Creep Purple”

June 4, 2014
While plenty of metal bands emulate occult acts of yesteryear, Swedish quartet Salem’s Pot puts an epic, elongated twist on an obscure formula.
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Ear to the Ground: David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights’ “Comin’ On”

June 3, 2014
The founder of seminal indie-rock band the Clean returns with a new single that’s both dreamy and full of energy.
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Ear to the Ground: Ace Frehley’s “Gimme a Feelin’”

June 2, 2014
The founding Kiss guitarist leaks a hard-rocking single from his sixth solo album. Close your eyes and smell the gunpowder!
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Ear to the Ground: Jack White's "High Ball Stepper"

June 2, 2014
On the instrumental second track from Lazaretto, White lets his sinister 6-string do the singing.
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Ear to the Ground: Radio Moscow’s “Death of a Queen”

May 30, 2014
On their fourth long-player, the Iowa power trio breathes new life into old-school acid rock.
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