Mannequin Pussy: Patience [Album Review]
Jul02

Mannequin Pussy: Patience [Album Review]

Mannequin Pussy Patience Epitaph Records [2019] Who: Philadelphia’s Mannequin Pussy have just released their third LP and first for Epitaph Records. Sound: Melodic powerful punk rock that can hum like Cherry Glazerr and Charley Bliss with the snarl of Amyl and the Sniffers and Bikini Kill. TFN Final Take: I remember being impressed with Mannequin Pussy’s raw energy on their debut, Gypsy Pervert back in 2014. The band seemed to...

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Bill Callahan: Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest [Album Review]
Jun27

Bill Callahan: Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest [Album Review]

Bill Callahan Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest Drag City Records [2019] Who: After almost 20 years behind Smog for his music, Bill Callahan has had his name on the spine now for five solo records. Sound: Singer/songwriter with level baritone. Fans of Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Sun Kill Moon and Nick Cave will enjoy. TFN Final Take: Are you ready for Bill Callahan to tell you his next set of stories? You better be because not only...

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Calexico | Iron & Wine: Years To Burn [Album Review]
Jun20

Calexico | Iron & Wine: Years To Burn [Album Review]

Calexico | Iron & Wine Years To Burn Sub Pop Records [2019] Who: Sam Beam’s Iron & Wine and Calexico have a long musical resume that includes their 2005 album together, In The Reins. Sound: Smooth indie folk with intricate instrumentation that falls in line with both artists catalog and fans of Bon Iver, Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. TFN Final Take: It is crazy that it has taken 14 years for Iron...

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Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari [Album Review]
Jun06

Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari [Album Review]

Kishi Bashi Omoiyari Joyful Noise Recordings [2019] Who: Kaoru Ishibashi, aka Kishi Bashi, is a multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He is a founding member of Jupiter One, and, was a member of the group of Montreal before going out on his own. Sound: Kishi Bashi offers a melodic orchestrated indie folk that is delivered with 110% heart and passion. TFN Final Take: There is nothing better than when music and art work together and...

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Khana Bierbood: Strangers From The Far East [Album Review]
May28

Khana Bierbood: Strangers From The Far East [Album Review]

Khana Bierbood Strangers From The Far East Guruguru Brain [2019] Who: Khana Bierbood (translated as Strange Brew in Thai), formed in 2012, in Bangsaen Beach, Thailand. After hours of jamming together they created their unique sound. Sound: Surf psychedelic rock that also includes lo-fi garage and fuzz. Not only for fans of label mates Kikagaku Moyo but Thee Oh Sees and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. TFN Final Take: Last year...

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