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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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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. 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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Board to Death Ep. 18 - Nels Cline (Wilco, the Nels Cline Quartet)

Aaron Rogers

Nels has multiple pedalboards, but today we’re looking at “the big one,” which is actually two small pedalboards stacked neatly inside a Pelican case to save space, because this is New York City, folks…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 15 - Patrick Brown (Different Fur Studios)

Aaron Rogers

“This is a historical place and people should know the history of it,” says Different Fur Studios owner Patrick Brown.

It’s true -- the discography of the San Francisco-based recording studio reads like a list of the most influential albums of all time.

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Board To Death Ep. 17: Takeshi (Boris)

Aaron Rogers

“I want [the audience] to use all of their five senses. Forget about the daily life,” says guitarist/bassist Takeshi. To aid our forgetfulness, Takeshi plays through a monolithic array of Sunn and Orange amplifiers plus a pedalboard stuffed to capacity with boutique fuzz pedals, one-off noisemakers, Afterneath, Bit Commander, and Palisades.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 13 - Dan Joeright (Gatos Trail)

Aaron Rogers

If you’re opening a recording studio there are two things you should know:

  1. Location is everything.

  2. Great drum sounds are also everything.

Dan Joeright’s Gatos Trail Recording Studio in beautiful Yucca Valley, CA has both. Housed within an antique barn surrounded by spellbinding desert wilderness, Gatos Trail is a destination for artists like synth-pop phenomenon Twin Shadow, bass-and-drums bashers Big Business, noise rock brutalists Unsane, and nebulous post-punk group The Mekons…

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Board To Death Ep 16: Justin Pearson & Joey Karam (the Locust, Dead Cross, One Day As A Lion)

Aaron Rogers

“It’s not musical and I like that,” says Justin Pearson.

For more than a decade Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, Retox, Head Wound City) and Joey Karam (One Day as a Lion) have attacked eardrums and melted faces with their deconstructed avant-grindcore assault as members of the Locust. We recently met up with Justin and Joey at an undisclosed Los Angeles locale to concoct some Plague Soundscapes of our own…

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 12 - Vox Recording Studios

Aaron Rogers

“Anything that resonates, it sticks with you. Then you’re like, ‘I have to have it’ because it’s like a beautiful dream.”

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The Black Angels’ Kyle Hunt: “My main goals were to buy a Moog synthesizer and a BMX bike.”

Anna Blumenthal

I wanted to move away from home, get a BMX bike, and a Moog. Those were the two things that were on my list, and those were the first two things that I did.

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Bully’s Alicia Bognanno is Winning

Anna Blumenthal

For someone who didn’t grow up with grunge or ‘90s alternative rock, Alicia and her bandmates in Bully have managed to make one of the most exciting, ‘90s grunge/alternative rock records I’ve heard since – well, the ‘90s. Maybe even before that…

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EarthQuaker Devices Meets Tame Impala's Cameron Avery

Anna Blumenthal

"I want to make a love song that's like when Arnold Schwarzenegger has to kill himself at the end of Terminator." - Cameron Avery

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Board to Death Ep. 14: Spotlights' Sarah Quintero

Aaron Rogers

Spotlights are loud. We caught up with bassist Sarah Quintero before the band’s performance at Mahall’s in Lakewood, OH, to shine a light on the deluge of distortion and fuzz pedals she uses to saturate the low frequencies which drive the trio’s sludgy shoegaze riffs straight into your skull.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 10 - John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Recording

Aaron Rogers

“I’m a sick person,” confesses John Vanderslice.

He’s not wrong.

Vanderslice suffers from a terminal case of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and it’s spreading...

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Gettin' Weird With Har Mar Superstar

Aaron Rogers

Har Mar Superstar are experts when it comes to gettin’ weird. We met up with Mr. Superstar himself, Sean Tillman, and trumpeter Jake Baldwin to see what might happen if we paired up a handful of our wildest Devices with trumpet and vocals...

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Aaron's Bass Hole: Left of the Dial - 17 Top Tracks by EarthQuaker Artists

Aaron Rogers

Here's seventeen of my favorite tracks by EarthQuaker Devices artists, in no particular order. I tried to pick current tunes that are a good starting point for each artist, but sometimes old favorites die hard...

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EarthQuaker Session: The Beyonderers - "Science Friction"

Aaron Rogers

Akron, Ohio gets a lot of credit for being LeBron James’ hometown. More impressive still is the fact that we’re also home to the world’s heaviest surf band, The Beyonderers. Not too shabby considering Lake Erie is our only surfable body of water. Put a championship ring on that, why don’t you?

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