Ryan Adams: Prisoner B-Sides [Album Review]
May17

Ryan Adams: Prisoner B-Sides [Album Review]

Ryan Adams Prisoner B-Sides PAX-AM [2017] Fire Note Says: Don’t be fooled by the “b-sides” tag on this collection. Album Review: I have recently read in several places about Ryan Adams being the modern-day Springsteen. That is still hard for me to imagine at this point in the game but considering his latest record, Prisoner, was the sixteenth studio album by the singer-songwriter, maybe some people are onto...

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The National Return: New Album, Tour & Limited Vinyl
May11

The National Return: New Album, Tour & Limited Vinyl

The National have announced their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th via 4AD. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond, with additional sessions having taken place in Berlin, Paris & Los Angeles. The...

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Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog [Album Review]
May03

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog [Album Review]

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog Captured Tracks [2017] Fire Note Says: Mac DeMarco dives deep for one of his most engaging records to date. Album Review: Maturity is a weird thing because not only does it seem to happen overnight but you can typically identify the very “moment” it takes place. You can recognize it in your friends, in your own kids, your favorite athlete, actor and author and usually in your favorite artist. For the...

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The Friday Fire Track: Dream Machine – “All For A Chance”
Apr28

The Friday Fire Track: Dream Machine – “All For A Chance”

Take me back Matthew Melton! That is what lo-fi master Melton and his new band with his wife Doris, called Dream Machine, is all about. This power pop number, “All For A Chance,” comes complete with a groovy organ and will time warp you to the 70’s for a psychedelic spin. The song moves, spins, dances and if you turn it up – completely jams! Dream Machine’s debut, The Illusion, is out May 19th via Castle Face...

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Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk [Album Review]
Apr27

Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk [Album Review]

Damaged Bug Bunker Funk Castle Face Records [2017] Who: Damaged Bug is the very low profile side project of the super busy John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees and Castle Face Records fame. Sound: Damaged Bug separates itself out from Dwyer’s other work by focusing more on synths and electronic noises. It has a krautrock spirit and is not afraid to experiment. From the credits on Bunker Funk, Dwyer plays all of the instruments, minus several of...

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