Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Reviews

Ear to the Ground: Planes of Satori’s “Son of a Gun”

May 19, 2014
This "psychedelic Afro-Kraut" quartet combines trippy leads with vibes that veer from Kraftwerk to Can and Ethiopian-tinged jazz.
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Ear to the Ground: Once and Future Band’s "Brain"

May 19, 2014
Even if you think "prog" is a four-letter word, this adventurous trio will grab your ear with their deft guitar and bass leads, vintage tones, and infectious three-part harmonies.
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Ear to the Ground: Lecherous Gaze's "Animal Brain" and "On the Skids"

May 19, 2014
J Mascis' tech Graham Clise uses Plexis—Marshall and Dan Armstrong—to channel Rory Gallagher, Chuck Berry, and Robin Trower.
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Electroplex Rocket 42 Review

May 18, 2014
Is it possible to capture the sweet tones of small, classic Fender amps at louder levels?
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Ear to the Ground: Sturgill Simpson’s “Turtles All the Way Down”

May 16, 2014
With a nylon-string and subtly psychedelic production, Simpson channels Waylon Jennings while keeping Gram Parsons' vision of "cosmic American music" alive.
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Rich Robinson's "The Ceaseless Sight" Album Review

May 16, 2014
The guitar-slinging Robinson brother walks the line between Stones-inspired jams and California folk.
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Ear to the Ground: Buzz Osborne’s “Dark Brown Teeth”

May 16, 2014

The Melvins frontman retains his signature slow-cooked riffs and quirky humor on this psych-folk sneak-peek at his new acoustic solo album, This Machine Kills Artists.


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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Ear to the Ground: Bart Davenport's "Fuck Fame"

May 14, 2014
Gritty leads meet blue-eyed soul in this brutally honest tune from the prolific songwriter.
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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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