The Friday Fire Track: FEELS – “Car”
Nov16

The Friday Fire Track: FEELS – “Car”

“My friends – come with me to Candyland” is the first line you will hear from the rocking new tune and Friday Fire Track from Los Angeles punk quartet FEELS. “Car” is from the band’s second LP, Post Earth, that will be released on February 22, 2019 via Witchita Recordings. After recording their 2016 eponymous debut with Ty Segall in one marathon daylong session, FEELS went to Northern California in...

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Charles Bradley: Black Velvet [Album Review]
Nov13

Charles Bradley: Black Velvet [Album Review]

Charles Bradley Black Velvet Dunham/Daptone Records [2018] Who: Charles Bradley’s life is celebrated with this posthumous release. Sound: Bradley’s records were consistent with Daptone records revivalist approach, which offered plenty of funk and soul from the heart. TFN Final Take: It is always hard to say goodbye and when Charles Bradley passed away on September 23, 2017 there was a moment where music just stopped. It...

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Ty Segall: Fudge Sandwich [Album Review]
Nov01

Ty Segall: Fudge Sandwich [Album Review]

Ty Segall Fudge Sandwich In The Red [2018] Fire Note Says: Ty makes all 11 tracks here his own! Album Review: I typically don’t get too excited about a covers record but Fudge Sandwich from Ty Segall is a template for how to do it right. Ty is not trying here and that is the magic of Fudge Sandwich. He simply recorded songs that he enjoys. You might be thinking this is the opportunity for Ty Segall to show some sort of pop side...

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Cole Vargas: Cole Vargas [Album Stream]
Oct04

Cole Vargas: Cole Vargas [Album Stream]

Columbus, Ohio’s Cole Vargas is another example of how much musical talent is out there just hiding and waiting for someone to listen. For Vargas, that ear was Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring) after a chat about his music with his mom and some exchanged contact info. Over the last several years, Vargas sent Deal his songs which contained old demos, roughly recorded piano pieces and full tracks. When Deal had the chance to...

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Baked Beans: Babble [Album Review]
Oct03

Baked Beans: Babble [Album Review]

Baked Beans Babble Flightless Records [2018] Who: Melbourne/Geelong five-piece (fronted by The Murlocs’ drummer, Matt Blach) who recently signed with Flightless Records. Sound: Psychedelic rock of course! Baked Beans has the Flightless sound that only could come from Australia. TFN Final Take: From the foot tapping opener “Slow” that contains a full-on blast of Hammond and a tiny bit of reverb to the swaying King Gizzard like...

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