From lush, pedal-driven soundscapes to an unearthed country-folk gem: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Chelsea Wolfe
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With the vast majority of the world still in uncertain waters due to the coronavirus, it's incredibly comforting - in our digital age - to be able to hear new music, and know that at least some aspects of the world we used to know are still operating as they once did. 

Guitarists across the industry are still taking the forced downtime induced by the pandemic to revisit and flesh out old material and create new art for us fans to enjoy.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.