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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
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(330) 252-9220

Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

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Rainbow Machine: Retrospective

Uri Garcia

Since entering our world at the end of the first decade of this century, the Rainbow Machine has turned more than a few heads with its bizarre and captivating trademark sounds. Take a trip over the rainbow into the mind of the creator of this somewhat misunderstood musical contraption, as Jamie Stillman shares some historical anecdotes.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 23 - Steve Albini (Shellac, Electrical Audio)

Uri Garcia

Steve Albini has recorded hundreds upon hundreds of bands spanning three decades. He has probably engineered one of your favorite records. His organic, non-meddling approach requires dependable and versatile recording equipment. With all of this great studio equipment, there had to be some oddball pieces floating around that he could dig up. Don’t worry, he will show you some of it.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 22 - Robert Carranza (The Solar Powered Plastic Plant)

Uri Garcia

Robert Carranza has spent most of his life discovering how music works, and the last 25 years in the recording industry learning lessons and discovering what is important to him. Producing records for Jack Johnson, Marilyn Manson, Mars Volta and Los Lobos, and winning four Grammy awards are just some of his juicy career accomplishments.

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A Mid-Song Pizza Break with Death Valley Girls

Anna Blumenthal

We talk about the band’s origins, influences, the paranormal and supernatural, and that Iggy Pop-eating-a-hamburger video, because, if you did a video featuring Iggy Pop eating a hamburger, wouldn’t you want to talk about it too?

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 21 - Phil Manley (El Studio, Trans Am, Life Coach)

Uri Garcia

You may know of Phil from his far-out bands Trans Am and Life Coach; but what you may not know is that this guy is also the owner of a historic diamond in the rough recording studio located in San Francisco, California.

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Board to Death Ep. 20 – Matt McJunkins (A Perfect Circle, The Beta Machine)

Uri Garcia

In this episode of Board to Death, Matt McJunkins shares his philosophy when it comes to using effects for different purposes, and what is sweet enough to be in his chain.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 20 - Ready Player Juan

Uri Garcia

Bassist Juan Alderete (the Mars Volta, Deltron 3030, Marilyn Manson) takes us on a guided journey through the musical oasis of Los Angeles packed with killer gear, pop-culture references, and cameo appearances by Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie), and Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos).

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EarthQuaker Session: Celebration - "Armies and Leggies"

Aaron Rogers

Celebration takes the name to heart. They rarely perform live, but each show is, well, a celebration. There’s usually a theme, and the band enlists their friends to transform DIY venues into hand-built spectacles rivaling any stadium show…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 17 - Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City Studio)

Aaron Rogers

“I’m interested in how a new tool can inspire a new artistic creation. When I get a new pedal, I’m like, ‘Oh wow! I can figure out what this thing does,’ and I spend all this time tweaking knobs [and] learning the pedal, but maybe in that process you come up with a new riff, and that riff becomes a new song, and then that song takes on a life of its own.”

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 16 - MATMOS

Aaron Rogers

Since 1997, MATMOS have pushed the boundaries of what would soon be called “intelligent dance music” beyond the natural limits of self-contained software and circuitry by using found objects…

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