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Kassassin Street’s Pedals, Synths and Creative Process

Hailing from the UK’s Southsea region, Kassassin Street brings a refreshingly breezy approach to psychedelia, with a danceability factor that will intrigue music fans nostalgic of the glorious psych pop British bands of the late ’80s and early ’90s, from the Charlatans to The Stone Roses to Happy Mondays. Throughout their still few releases (two singles and one...

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Giraffes? Giraffes! – Pedals & Creative Process

girafffes Western MA-based GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES!  is one of those bands crafting deliciously head-spinning math-rock licks so labyrinthine, that you'd imagine it'd be tough for even a full four or five piece band to execute. So, when you hear that their music is the work of...

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Doom Metal Band, King Woman, Talks about Guitar and Bass Pedals

kw-boards If the ground were to one day crack open, and the sounds of Tartarus began to seep out of the earth, I'd like to imagine the hellish cacophony would sound a bit like King Woman. The San Francisco-based four-piece crafts the...

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Delicate Steve’s Effect Pedals

13729196_1256187777755386_8999857685950939057_n[1] If music is language, Delicate Steve's mother tongue is electric guitar - with an assorted stompbox accent. Few contemporary guitarists master the six strings' vocabulary the way he does, unafraid as he is to experiment with tone, effects, and parts. Edgy and forward looking artists like...

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The Fantastic Plastics’ Gear and Creative Process

318073_511477292208825_1176848818_n[1] It's almost impossible to not be immediately smitten with the Fantastic Plastics. With their bright colors and quirky demeanor, the Brooklyn-based duo re-imagines retro-synth pop for the 21st century. While they're sure to delight nostalgia seekers, the band's catchy, fun tracks have a wide appeal that's...

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Surf Rock is Dead’s Guitar Pedals

srid With a sound both meditative and gothy, Brooklyn duo Surf Rock is Dead pairs sunny melodies to melancholic tinges, ala the Drums, but with a much shoegazier approach, a kind of music that's tightly connected to the use of...

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Minature Tigers’ Gear and Creative Process

14720612_10154757121309155_2432180885236369966_n1 Miniature Tigers is officially back with their first release since 2014. I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy, the new 11-track LP from the indie rock band is a short departure from the group's previous releases--often unpolished, organic, and lovingly displaying...

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Big Thief’s Buck Meek shows us the effects on his pedal board

bt Big Thief's debut album "Masterpiece" has been rocking our world this year - our sister blog named it The Deli NYC's Record of the Month back in July. We asked the band's guitarist...

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Shana Falana’s Pedals and Creative Process

1150346_240427246105169_805809667_n[1] After perfecting their nuanced sound via touring and single releases, the shoegaze duo, Shana Falana, impressed critics with a 2015 debut LP titled Set Your Lightning Fire Free. Follow-up album, Here Comes the Wave is scheduled for a fall release later this...

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Cloud Becomes Your Hand’s gear and creative process

13533363_602981216533308_2979982910698234528_n[1] NYC's Cloud Becomes Your Hand's creative potential is on full display in their sophomore album "Rest In Flea," a multi-colored sonic adventure released by intrepid Queens label Northern Spy, home to an enviable collection of NYC's best experimental talents...

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Jenny Tuite’s (of Dirty Dishes) favorite stompboxes

Dirty-Dishes Noise is not a stranger in NYC, whether you are referring to the city's ambient sound or its musical counterpart, which is - more often than not - generated by distorted guitars and fuzz pedals. Guitarist and vocalist Jenny Tuite's band Dirty...

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Ghost King’s guitar pedals on “Bones”

13592803_1263358687022711_6446972213589363482_n[1]Ghost King's 2016 debut album "Bones" impressed our friends at The Deli so much that they made it NYC Record of the Month back in April. The album features what could be seen...

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Jess Abbott of Tancred and Now, Now talks about gear and the creative process

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The solo project of Minneapolis singer/guitarist Jess Abbott of Now Now, Tancred plays riff driven power pop that will intrigue fans of Weezer and We Are Scientists. Her songs follow paths more unpredictable than your average pop rock band,...

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