Gear

Interviews

Zen and the Art of Extreme Metal Production

Dave Otero has worked with everyone from Primitive Man and Khemmis to Cephalic Carnage, so we went to Denver to find out what makes him tick.
Ben Hutcherson
12.13.17
brief histories

Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise
J. J. Anselmi
2.23.17
The Noisey Guide to

The Noisey Guide to Steely Dan

If you were like, "Who the hell are Steely Dan and why are they playing Coachella?" here’s every reason why the West Coast duo rule.
Gabriel Stebbing
4.9.15
Interviews

We Interviewed the Founder of Tym Guitars About Mechanics, Marketing, and Multi-Tasking

"How many friends have you met in a record store or guitar shop? Without these spaces we're becoming lost as people."
Brian Cook
4.5.15
Gear

No Buddies for Backup Singers? Control These Tiny Dancing Robots with Your Voice

PanGenerator's eight strong robot choir is the solution to all your backup singer woes.
12.25.14
Interviews

Nerding Out with Phantogram’s Josh Carter

It's not all about expensive gear—being broke can make you creative, and maybe, if you're lucky, you'll make it big and play Madison Square Gardens.
Mathias Rosenzweig
11.21.14
Holy Shit

John Cale's Only Gone and Co-Created the First Ever Drone Orchestra

John Cale and Liam Young create the first drone orchestra performance at the London Barbican's Digital Revolution.
Becky Chung
11.21.14
Interviews

Canadian Hemp Guitars Give Literal Meaning to “Stoner Rock”

They go for around $1,300... depending on the dealer.
Jamie Ludwig
9.25.14
Holy Shit

How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp

We spent the day with inventor, sculptor, and instrument designer Andy Cavatorta.
Xavier Aaronson
9.23.14
Holy Shit

This Sound Designer's Developed the Technology to Turn Plant Sounds Into Music

In this ep of ​Sound Builders, singer Samantha Urbani meets Mileece, a sound designer who developed technology for sonifying plant life.
Xavier Aaronson
9.16.14
Premieres

ADULT. Perform "Heartbreak" Live and it Sounds Like Angry-Sad Robots

The Detroit duo are ice cold. In a good way.
Kim Taylor Bennett
9.10.14
Holy Shit

The Techno-Collagist Who Turns Lasers and Human Limbs into Instruments

Music nerd alert: Samantha Urbani talks to boundary pushing sound artist Adriano Clemente.
Xavier Aaronson
9.9.14
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