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Khruangbin’s Mark Speer: Addicted to Reverb

March 8, 2018
The polymorphic plectrist surfs the world to create the diverse sounds on his instrumental trio’s new album, Con Todo El Mundo.
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Dhani Harrison’s Big Score

January 16, 2018
What does a Beatle’s son do after composing for movies and TV, performing and recording with rock ’n’ roll royalty, and honoring his father George Harrison’s legacy? He makes a solo album: the guitar-fueled, sonically expansive In Parallel.
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Broken Social Scene: “Family” Reunions and Musical Constipation

September 29, 2017
Think your band’s a nightmare? Try wrangling a cast of 19 rotating members! Here Brendan Canning and Charles Spearin discuss the pains and triumphs of recording Hug of Thunder.
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Morning Teleportation: Quadrophonic Friends with Benefits

September 5, 2017
Indie-psych-prog mastermind Tiger Merritt talks about painstakingly recording Salivating for Symbiosis with the help of pals from Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, and more.
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Electro-Harmonix Canyon Review

September 3, 2017
Echoes abound in a feature-stuffed and compact delay factory.
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Mooer Mod Factory Pro Review

August 30, 2017
Mooer packs ridiculous modulation power into a pint-sized multi-stomp.
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Sólstafir’s Addi Tryggvason: Bleak Horizon

July 25, 2017
The Icelandic post-metal frontman analyzes his twin existential muses—Ennio Morricone films and living on “a desolate island in the middle of f*cking nowhere.”
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Once Human’s Logan Mader and Max Karon

April 14, 2017
Two-thirds of a triple-7-string lineup reveal their formula for sonic domination and how the band’s new album truly is an Evolution.
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De La Tierra’s Andreas Kisser

March 21, 2017
The Sepultura guitarist joins fellow South American rock power players to expand heavy metal’s sound on their sophomore album. His tools: a fleet of Jacksons, an EVH, Orange amps, and a wide-open playbook.
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Line 6 Spider V 120 Review

March 10, 2017
The Spider evolves and takes inexpensive modeling tones and functionality to new and better levels.
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Dean Ween Stays Weird

February 7, 2017
An alt-rock wild man brings his Fender-fueled A-game to a new group that bears his name and a twisted solo debut packed with fat riffs, killer hooks, and freaky sounds.
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Animals as Leaders: 16 Strings vs. the World

January 16, 2017
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes reveal how, for the first time, they bypassed outside producers and collaborators to write, track, and mix their new album as a band.
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Sianvar’s Will Swan: Beautiful Intensity

December 1, 2016
A driven, eclectic indie guitar player and his post-hardcore pals shatter expectations and the charts with their debut album Stay Lost. His trusty Shawbucker-rigged Les Paul, a stock Strat, and a secret-weapon Orange Rockerverb 100 come along for the ride.
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Soundshine Electronics Magnum Swampus Review

November 18, 2016
A bewitched-looking box that nails Kustom trem tones and modulation sounds beyond the bog.
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Dunlop John Petrucci JP95 Signature Cry Baby Wah Review

September 19, 2016
The prog kingpin’s rack wah is the tone foundation for this powerful, high-gain wah.
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Nunomo Limbo Overdrive Review

August 28, 2016
Variable voltage and clipping enhance the tone potential of this low-gain OD.
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