La Luz: Floating Features [Album Review]
May17

La Luz: Floating Features [Album Review]

La Luz Floating Feature Hardly Art Records [2018] Fire Note Says: The surf is just right with La Luz’s third LP, Floating Features. Album Review: There is a reason that you should always listen to a record more than once before putting it aside. I have been a big fan of La Luz since their 2013 debut It’s Alive but after one spin through Floating Features I thought the band might have regressed some instead of taking all the...

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Connections: Foreign Affairs [Album Review]
May14

Connections: Foreign Affairs [Album Review]

Connections Foreign Affairs Trouble In Mind Records [2018] Who: Foreign Affairs is the fifth album, and first for Trouble In Mind, from the Columbus Ohio band Connections that features former members of 84 Nash (Rockathon Records). Sound: Lo-fi indie pop that mixes the sound of early Guided By Voices with the raw rock of The Replacements. TFN Final Take: Connections have been releasing a solid slice of lo-fi rock since their 2013...

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Company Man – “No Good For Me” [Video]
May08

Company Man – “No Good For Me” [Video]

This song/video is from Dayton, Ohio’s Company Man and their latest EP Corporate Rock which you can pick up HERE. Company Man features Ian Kaplan on drums who is currently recovering from a liver transplant. Please consider donating to his GoFundMe page HERE and/or picking up a copy of Motel Beds Dumb Gold to help with his medical bills. TFN thanks you! Please follow and like...

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Motel Beds: Dumb Gold (Black Vinyl | 300 Copies) [Benefit for Ian Kaplan]
May07

Motel Beds: Dumb Gold (Black Vinyl | 300 Copies) [Benefit for Ian Kaplan]

Drummer Ian Kaplan is a staple to the Dayton, Ohio music scene and he has a resume that includes Motel Beds, Lab Partners, Goodbye/Crusher, Lioness, Company Man, Feathered Serpent, Human Reunion, Jayne Sachs Band and many more! Anyone who meets him will instantly think “great guy!” Ian recently had the misfortune of needing a liver transplant — and the good fortune of receiving one. Ian currently is on the road to...

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Premiere Friday Fire Track: No Name Hotel – “Parable”
May04

Premiere Friday Fire Track: No Name Hotel – “Parable”

Tristan marks the second EP release by No Name Hotel, the moniker of singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Farahd Abdullah Wallizada. A first-generation American born of Afghani parents, Wallizada spent his early life in Jacksonville, Florida, having little access to pop culture. That changed in his early teens, when he began pirating songs off of library computers, and soon was constructing his first, rudimentary...

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