The Friday Fire Track: Robert Pollard – “Subspace Biographies”
Sep14

The Friday Fire Track: Robert Pollard – “Subspace Biographies”

Trying something a bit different today as the Friday Fire Track goes back to 1998 and features a song from Robert Pollard’s sophomore solo record Waved Out. “Subspace Biographies” is easily one of my favorite Robert Pollard solo songs with its gentle opening before its foot tapping charge keeps the high kicks going. The song just keeps moving and churning as it almost drowns out Pollard’s lyrics near its...

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The Shifters – “Straight Lines” [Video]
Sep11

The Shifters – “Straight Lines” [Video]

After two 7-inch singles and a demo cassette (recently pressed to wax), Melbourne quintet The Shifters finally unveil their first, proper full-length album Have a Cunning Plan. The album showcases ten new tracks by the band at their best; scrappy, self-destructive, stumbling and brilliant pop music that seems tossed off or nonchalant on the surface but is rife with rewards upon further listening. Check out the video for...

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Charles Bradley – “I Feel A Change” [VIDEO]
Sep07

Charles Bradley – “I Feel A Change” [VIDEO]

November 5, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records will release his fourth and final album on November 9th. Black Velvet will feature ten studio recordings never before included on any album including lead single “I Feel A Change.” The video for the track, was directed by Living On Soul’s Jeff Broadway & Cory Bailey....

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Track Premiere: Extra Arms – “Why I Run”
Aug30

Track Premiere: Extra Arms – “Why I Run”

Today’s premiere track, “Why I Run,” is from Detroit, Michigan’s Extra Arms! The group is fronted by Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now! fame and Extra Arms will be releasing their fourth LP, Headacher, on October 12 via Get Party Records. What caught TFN’s ear on this track is its high energy and pure drive. The guitar, the chords and even Allen’s vocals gives off a very strong Superchunk/Thermals...

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Brian Owens: Soul Of Cash [Album Review]
Aug21

Brian Owens: Soul Of Cash [Album Review]

Brian Owens Soul Of Cash Soul Step Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Brian Owens shares his soul with Johnny Cash! Album Review: I think in today’s vast music scene, cover records are merely blown off as a novelty or simply overlooked. Even for established artists, a cover record is typically assumed to just be a money grab. Hopefully, this electrifying Johnny Cash cover record from St. Louis-based soul singer Brian Owens will change...

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