From politically charged genre crossovers to avant-garde blasts, here are this week's essential guitar tracks

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Even as the weather heats up, and more folks begin to poke their heads out from their coronavirus-induced self-isolation periods, here at GW, we’ve still got our ears sharply to the ground for the best in new guitar music.

Fortunately, even as the industry’s release schedule has slimmed down, as it does at the onset of every summer, we’ve managed to collect a wonderfully diverse bundle of new pieces of music.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.