From monstrous tech-metal to intoxicating alt-rock: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Flock of Dimes performs in concert at Stubb's Bar-B-Q on August 30, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner) with signature Reverend JW-1 guitar in tow (Image credit: Rick Kern/WireImage)

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve made it through another week – mostly. We can show you cool new guitar music, but unfortunately we haven’t been granted the authority to unilaterally make today Friday.

Speaking of cool new guitar music though, we’ve found a group of new tunes this week that should – whether you want to push your sound system into the red and get a notice of complaint from your neighbors, or find your new yoga soundtrack – contain at least something that strikes your fancy.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.