Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Eric Shea

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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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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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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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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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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