King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Murder Of The Universe [Album Review]
Jun22

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Murder Of The Universe [Album Review]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe ATO/Flightless Records [2017] Fire Note Says: King Gizzard continue their 2017 releases with the chaptered concept album Murder Of The Universe. Album Review: Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are back with a behemoth of an album titled Murder Of The Universe. It is their second release in 2017 and like many of their previous albums, works within a...

Read More
The Friday Fire Track: BIRDS – “Get Away”
Jun16

The Friday Fire Track: BIRDS – “Get Away”

Today’s Friday Fire Track is from the Brooklyn psych band BIRDS. They have a debut record that will release August 18th via one of TFN favorite labels Greenway Records, so you know there is some cool limited vinyl waiting for you to pre-order. “Get Away” is a great first taste of what the BIRDS have to offer. There are many styles and forms that are being tagged psych rock these days but the BIRDS mix it up here with...

Read More
Kevin Morby: City Music [Album Review]
Jun16

Kevin Morby: City Music [Album Review]

Kevin Morby City Music Dead Oceans [2017] Fire Note Says: Kevin Morby changes the scenery and tempo for album number four. Album Review: Kevin Morby broke out last year with his fantastic third LP, Singing Saw. The record was easily his best to date and rightfully earned the #3 spot on TFN Top 50 of 2016 list. His fourth album, City Music, builds on that confidence and now becomes his biggest musical outing to date. Singing Saw was...

Read More
The Rubs: Impossible Dream [Album Review]
Jun14

The Rubs: Impossible Dream [Album Review]

The Rubs Impossible Dream HoZac Records [2017] Who: The Rubs hail from Chicago and Impossible Dream is their sophomore album. Sound: Impossible Dream is a solid power pop album that has classic recording vibes that will remind you of Big Star while singer Joey Rubbish floats out some Elvis Costello type chops. The modern roll of this group has both the gritty rock of The Strokes and the lo-fi jam of Connections. TFN Final Take: The...

Read More
The Friday Fire Track: Nathan Oliver – “Marbles”
Jun09

The Friday Fire Track: Nathan Oliver – “Marbles”

We have not seen a release from Nathan Oliver since their 2009 sophomore effort Cloud Animals. That is quite a bit of time since the once bedroom project of Nathan White expanded into a full band. 2017 finds the group reemerging today with a 6-song EP titled Head In The Sand via PotLuck Foundation. The record is a high five to several classic alternative eras but still feels fresh. Take today’s Friday Fire Track...

Read More