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Interview: Ex Hex

Anna Blumenthal

Ex Hex is quietly saving rock n roll. They’re not too in-your-face about it, but go to a show, and you’ll walk away in a daze, wondering how the hell you’ve gone this long without having seen these guitar god torch bearers.

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Board to Death Ep. 24 - Broken Social Scene

Uri Garcia

Brendan Canning and Andrew Whiteman give us a look at a portion of their effects arsenal while on-stage with Broken Social Scene in this tag-team episode of Board to Death.

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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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EarthQuaker Session: Stems - "Good Times"

Aaron Rogers

Akron’s goodtime indie-rockers Stems (featuring EQD wire wizard Justin Seeker on vocals and guitar) stopped by the studio to tear through this earworm of a track titled, appropriately enough, “Good Times…”

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EarthQuaker Session: Actual Form - "In the Food Court of the Crimson King"

Aaron Rogers

When EQD circuit builder Josh Novak isn’t making pedals, he shreds with Akron-based prog-punks (and meme masters) Actual Form. “In The Food Court of the Crimson King” is a happy-meal sized nugget of rock - an entire 70s prog LP’s-worth of twists and turns stuffed into just under three-and-a-half-minutes and served on a toasted sesame seed bun…

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Board to Death Ep. 15: Elle Puckett (Eisley, Maggie Rogers)

Aaron Rogers

“It’s a lot of fun. Growly. Nice. Like it. Love it. Awesome.”

Elle Puckett of Eisley and Maggie Rogers’ touring band calls upon a carefully selected collection of boutique stompboxes including the Avalanche Run, Spatial Delivery, and the occasional Altiods tin to craft the ambient tones for which she is known.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 11 - Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Foo Fighters, Tool)

Aaron Rogers

The former Big Business guitarist and regular Melvins collaborator has a long history of engineering and/or producing top-tier rock bands - the bathroom in his Sound of Sirens studio is decorated with platinum records honoring his contribution to albums by Foo Fighters and Tool…

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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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EarthQuaker Session: Hot Snakes - "Death Doula"

Aaron Rogers

Ladies and gentlemen, it is our distinct and perverse pleasure to present newly resurrected Sub Pop recording artists and The World’s Greatest Living Rock ‘n Roll Band™, Hot Snakes, performing an extra special “wet & wiggly” rendition of their interdimensional #1 smash-hit, “Death Doula,” from the album Jericho Sirens...

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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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Board to Death Ep. 13: SQÜRL's Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan

Aaron Rogers

In SQÜRL’s music, the twisted scraping of industrial wreckage (to my ears the byproduct of musician/filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s northeast Ohio upbringing) gives way to uneasy drones seemingly stuck in time like crestfallen Lake Erie tides fighting a losing battle against subzero temperatures before resolving at last into saturated but sparkling reverberated arpeggios. It’s what The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly might have sounded like if Ennio Morricone booked studio time with Steve Albini and hired Sunn O))) as session musicians...

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Board to Death Ep. 11: Pallbearer's Brett Campbell & Devin Holt

Aaron Rogers

“For live stuff, I stick with pedals that are going to be the most useful,” says Pallbearer’s Brett Campbell. As the frontman for the Arkansas sludgelords, Campbell’s ideal tone is much like his powerful vocal delivery, “heavy…warm, and clear.” To achieve his signature sound, Campbell needs gear that can keep up with his low A-E-A-D-F#-B tuning. “[The Hoof] is very controllable for a fuzz,” he says...

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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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Yob’s Mike Scheidt Has Ninja Powers

Anna Blumenthal

I don’t think Mike Scheidt is going to like that we’re calling his interview “Ninja Powers”, because he is pretty much the most humble person I’ve ever met in my life. He’ll never utter a bad word about any person, band, or piece of gear, bristles when anyone says Yob is better than any other band, and even assured me at one point that he knows “exactly jack and shit...”

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Whitney Petty: Grabbin' 'Em by the Thunderpussy

Anna Blumenthal

Whitney Petty, guitarist extraordinaire of Seattle’s Thunderpussy, is the first musician we’ve interviewed whose livelihood has been threatened by the Supreme Court, who counts Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready as a super fan, whose first stint playing was with Deerhunter – not too shabby for a first band – and who not only absolutely shreds on guitar but also kills it on bass and drums...

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Nick Reinhart Guitar Clinic - EarthQuaker Day 2017

Aaron Rogers

There’s no doubt about it: Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos, Big Walnuts Yonder) is one of the most innovative guitarists working today, able to pull a dazzling array of never-before-heard sounds and dizzying glitch-inspired textures from his instrument, tap dancing away at a pedalboard while playing finger-twisting punk/prog riffs in odd time signatures like a mutant hybrid of Adrian Belew, Tom Morello, and Aphex Twin’s Richard D. James...

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