Patsy Moore: What Surprises Us [Album Review]
Oct25

Patsy Moore: What Surprises Us [Album Review]

Patsy Moore What Surprises Us Papa Chuy [2018] Fire Note Says: Patsy Moore brings a very special voice forward on her indie label, Papa Chuy, creating piano-based pop balladry with smart augmentation from African percussive polyrhythms, soulfulness with jazz instincts and artful orchestration that recalls the work of Joni Mitchell. Album Review: Patsy Moore is a singer/songwriter, poet, essayist, educator, filmmaker, and independent...

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Wild Nothing: Indigo [Album Review]
Oct10

Wild Nothing: Indigo [Album Review]

Wild Nothing Indigo Captured Tracks [2018] Fire Note Says: Wild Nothing is less chill and better for it. Album Review: Jack Tatum (who is the engine behind Wild Nothing’s studio work) toys with his sound on his latest album, Indigo. Wild Nothing was known early on for a dream pop, chillwave vibe. Each release has gradually moved away from that sound, ultimately giving Indigo a surprising sense of urgency and burst of energy. It’s a...

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Lala Lala – “Scary Movie” [Video]
Oct01

Lala Lala – “Scary Movie” [Video]

Lala Lala’s new album The Lamb was recently released on Hardly Arts records. Lala Lala (Lillie West) has a new video for album track “Scary Movie,” which contains recently-discovered footage that was originally filmed on 16mm by West’s parents before she was born. West re-edited it for the new song, explaining, “‘Scary Movie’ is primarily about perception and the often blurred line between reality and non reality. Lala Lala is out on...

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The Friday Fire Track: Smoking Popes – “Amanda My Love”
Sep21

The Friday Fire Track: Smoking Popes – “Amanda My Love”

1994 was a great year for indie rock and Smoking Popes were right there with their sophomore album Born To Quit. Well, the Smoking Popes are back with a new record which features the original four members – Josh Caterer, Eli Caterer, Matt Caterer, and Mike Felumlee – which is the first since the 1998 recording of The Party’s Over. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Amanda My Love,” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album...

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Swamp Dogg – “Lonely” [Video]
Sep18

Swamp Dogg – “Lonely” [Video]

Swamp Dogg’s new album Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune from Joyful Noise Recordings debuted this week at #7 on Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’ chart — Swamp Dogg’s first chart debut since his debut album Total Destruction To Your Mind in 1970. To celebrate, Swamp released an this music video for album single “Lonely,” alongside the announcement of a rare show at London’s Rich Mix on Nov. 13th and a performance...

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