Walrus Audio debuts Emissary Parallel Boost pedal

Fundamental Effects For Your Tonal Anatomy

The pedal experts at Walrus Audio have introduced the latest addition to their effects collection, the Emissary Parallel Boost pedal.

Designed as a two-in-one boost, the Emissary offers users an easy way to give their tone what Walrus is calling a “sinus clearing experience.” It features two independent channels as a nod to its namesake – the emissary veins that connect outside the cranium to the inside – and allows each channel to be used separately or as a combination to enhance tone.

 

 

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Danelectro introduces Cash Cow overdrive pedal

Beef Up Your Tone

Danelectro is bolstering its Billionaire series with another unique addition to your pedalboard, the Cash Cow overdrive.

Offering bright highs, a beefy low end, and refined sound through volume control, the Cash Cow sees Danelectro endeavouring to produce the sound of a 100-watt amp stack from one compact pedal.

 

 

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David Byrne announces 2018 Australian tour

Backed By A 12-Piece Band

Celebrated musician, artist, Talking Heads bandleader, and creative David Byrne is bringing his American Utopia world tour to Australia and New Zealand -- backed by a 12-piece band.

Byrne will be performing songs from his latest album, American Utopia, as well as numerous cuts from his wide-ranging career. 

 

Byrne has dubbed the tour as his "most ambitious" show in years, doubled with choreography from Annie-B Parson -- who worked on the St Vincent and David Byrne collaborative tour that followed Love This Giant

 

 

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PRS launches trio of limited edition semi-hollow guitars

Announced During Day One Of Experience PRS 2018

PRS has announced three new additions to its ever-expanding guitar lineup with the introduction of a trio of semi-hollow guitars: the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, Singlecut McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, and the Special Semi-Hollow.

Unveiled as part of the Experience PRS 2018 showcase event, these three new semi-hollow models are set to be released in a limited run, so you’ll need to get in quick to snap one up.

 

 

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Show & Tell: Taylor Mulitz

Show & Tell is where we get artists to tell us about a piece of gear that they cherish and use as a part of their live or studio setup. This month we chat to Taylor Mulitz, guitarist for Flasher.

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

Sanford and Sunny Bluebeard Fuzz Pedal.

 

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Judas Priest perform 'Night Comes Down' live for the first time in 34 years

Resurrecting A Long Dormant Track

English heavyweights Judas Priest delighted fans at their show this Tuesday by playing a track that hadn't seen the stage in 34 years.

For a band that has been around for as long as Judas Priest, having formed nearly 60 years ago back in 1969, with a discography spanning 18 releases over that time, they can only play so many of their staggeringly long list of songs. So it was a very special treat for longtime fans of Judas Priest when they busted out 'Night Comes Down' from their 1984 album Defenders Of The Faith during their set in Oslo, Norway on their current tour in support of their latest release, Firepower.

 

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Thy Art Is Murder announce huge regional Australian tour

Taking Off Around The Nation This August

Sydney death metal outfit Thy Art Is Murder has shared details of a national tour that will see them stopping by a host of regional towns around the country.

Touring in support of their latest LP Dear Desolation, Thy Art Is Murder will kick things off in Maroochydore before trekking across the east coast for 11 more shows throughout August. They’re bringing fellow Aussies Alpha Wolf along for the ride, and bolstering the party with additional support from metalcore favourites Antagonist A.D and hardcore act Xile.

 

 

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Turns out The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. auditioned for Stranger Things

Unexpected, But Welcome News

Albert Hammond Jr., guitar powerhouse of The Strokes, almost found himself with another major role to add to his resume recently with the surprise news that he auditioned for Netflix’s huge hit Stranger Things.

Chatting with The Fader, Hammond Jr. revealed he auditioned for the sci-fi series everyone is talking about – and even got a callback.

 

“I did a taped audition for Stranger Things 2, and I got a callback, and I had to do that same audition – two scenes – in front of someone,” said Hammond Jr. “It’s like, you know, classic LA. It’s people reciting their lines, all dressed a little different, thinking what the part would be.

 

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Interpol announce sixth studio album, release new song ‘The Rover’

Their First Album In Four Years

NYC indie-rockers Interpol have announced the forthcoming release of new album Marauder, offering a glimpse into the record by sharing first single ‘The Rover’.

Marauder is the band’s first full-length album since 2014’s El Pintor and was revealed during a livestreamed press conference yesterday. Interpol also noted their collaboration with producer Dave Friddman for the new record, marking the first time they’ve worked with an outside producer since 2007’s Our Love to Admire.

 

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Prince's recording engineer shares insight into his relentless work ethic

Find Out How He Made Magic Happen

Susan Rogers, studio recording engineer for Prince during his Purple Rain era, has given some insight on what it was like to work for the man himself in this charming video.

Now an instructor as part of Berklee Online's Master of Music - Music Production course, Rogers fondly recounts the whirlwind round-the-clock hours and relentless schedule of the masterful Prince during arguably one of his most vibrant creative periods. Employed as his Staff Engineer from 1983-1987, she takes a look back at his incredible work ethic, an otherworldly ability to maximise the use of every moment to take his art to levels only he could acheive.

 

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