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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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Ear to the Ground: The Mother Hips’ “Desert Song”

May 30, 2014
Armed with a quiver of Fullerton’s finest tone machines, the Mother Hips leak a song from their ninth studio album, Chronicle Man.
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Ear to the Ground: ASG’s “Comet Drop”

May 29, 2014
Even at this plodding-astronaut pace, ASG’s soaring guitar harmonies, walls of sludgy distortion, and glass-shattering vocals are white-knuckle intense.
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Ear to the Ground: Brian Reitzell’s “Last Summer”

May 29, 2014
The Lost in Translation composer reunites with My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields on Reitzell’s debut solo album.
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Ear to the Ground: The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s “What You Isn’t”

May 28, 2014
Anton Newcombe bathes the Massacre’s 14th album in vintage tones that recall the ’90s recalling the ’60s.
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Ear to the Ground: Comet Control’s “Blast Magic” and “Future Forever”

May 22, 2014
More shoegaze than space-rock, this Canadian outfit blends pedalboard mayhem with eye-of-the-storm vocals to create tunes that are catchy and heady.
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Ear to the Ground: Braid’s “Bang”

May 21, 2014
The seminal post-hardcore/emo quartet puts out its first album in 16 years—but don’t call it a reunion.
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Ear to the Ground: Jess Williamson’s “Snake Song”

May 21, 2014
Texas songstress Jess Williamson invokes early Cat Power and This Mortal Coil with a new track haunted by the ghosts of the desert Southwest.
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