Checking In At 20
I came across this short documentary last night and I thought it was well worth a share. It looks at two of the most iconoclastic drummers of the last two decades from two of indie rocks most progressive bands. Greg Saunier from Deerhoof and Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt have continued to push the envelope since their respective bands formations in 1994. This documentary looks at their approach and philosophy towards the drum kit and features interviews from The Flaming Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Les Savy Fav and more.
Published Jul 8 by Daniel Moss
New Effects from Death By Audio & Earthquaker Devices
Two of our favourite pedal manufacturers have just had some new releases. Brooklyn, New York's Death by Audio have released a dipswitch/footswitch controllable Overdrive/Fuzz/Distortion called the Waveformer Destroyer and Akron, Ohio's Earthquaker Devices have released their Levitation Reverb.
Published Jun 24 by Daniel Moss
Ash vs Alder: The Fender Tone Woods
For the most part, tone woods are a detail of electric guitar construction that are often considered but rarely well understood. Today we will be having a look at two of the most popular, specifically for the bodies of Fender guitars - ash and alder.
Published Jun 22 by Tom Grubb
More From Guitar Moves
A few months back we posted a video from a series called Guitar Moves. A short web series presented by Noisey in conjunction with D'Addario where host Matt Sweeney sits down with different guitarists talking about their beginnings, influences and different techniques and ideas they have acquired over the years. Here's a few favourites from Josh Homme, Cass McCombs, Annie Clark, Kurt Vile & Theresa Wayman.
Published Jun 20 by Daniel Moss
The Golden Age of Advertising
We live in a world where advertising is impossible to escape. When you look out the car window, listen to the radio, browse your social media page or go to a sports game - its everywhere you look. We wanted to take a very brief look at some of the great moments in instrument advertising of days passed.
Published Jun 1 by Daniel Moss
A Brief Look Into The Printing Process at Old Blood Noise Endeavors
Our friends over at Old Blood Noise Endeavors had recently posted a
video on their printing process. A lot of people had been asking them
how one screen prints onto a pedal enclosure and they decided to make a
time lapse video to show you how they go about it.
Published May 30 by Daniel Moss
Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World Documentary
This is from a while back, but is still great viewing so we figured we'd
post it up on here for your perusal. The wah pedal was one of the
effects that completely changed the face of electric guitar forever.
Published May 29 by Tom Grubb
The Roland BT-1 Bar Trigger with Sarah Jones (Hot Chip, Bat For Lashes)
Jones runs a hybrid acoustic and electronic setup in her work with Hot Chip and
Bat for Lashes. Here's a great little video from Roland in the UK where she shows us how she incorporates it all using the BT-1
Bar Triggers and an SPDSX Sample Pad from Roland.
Published May 27 by Tyson Fish
Noisey Presents: Under The Influence - Krautrock
We're quite partial to a bit of Krautrock in at the store and if you've
been looking at some previous posts on our blog you'll notice that we're
also quite partial to some of the different series offered by 'Noisey'.
This new series 'Under the Influence' looks at specific genre's from
their beginnings to their greater influence on music over the years
Published May 25 by Daniel Moss
Kevin Parker Using the Roland GR-55 on new Tame Impala track
Taken from their upcoming album 'Currents', check out Tame Impala performing their new track 'Let It Happen' on Conan a few weeks back. Putting a Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster
equipped with a MIDI pickup into the Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer to
Published May 4 by Daniel Moss
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