Ex Hex: It’s Real [Album Review]
Mar27

Ex Hex: It’s Real [Album Review]

Ex Hex It’s Real Merge Records [2019] Who: It’s Real marks the return of Ex Hex. It has been five years since the power trio released their debut Rips. Sound: Ex Hex has a modern Joan Jett vibe with L7 type riffs. TFN Final Take: Right from the beginning of opening track “Tough Enough,” you know that Ex Hex are going to knock you out. The track has all the elements of a great rock song. Catchy up front guitar riffs,...

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Durand Jones & The Indications: American Love Call [Album Review]
Mar01

Durand Jones & The Indications: American Love Call [Album Review]

Durand Jones & The Indications American Love Call Dead Oceans/Colemine Records [2019] Who: American Love Call is Bloomington, Indiana’s Durand Jones & The Indications sophomore record. Sound: Durand Jones & The Indications have a soaring and infectious 70’s soul sound. TFN Final Take: Durand Jones 2016 self-titled debut was another stellar release in the retro-soul movement and quickly put the Indiana band...

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Steve Gunn: The Unseen In Between [Album Review]
Jan24

Steve Gunn: The Unseen In Between [Album Review]

Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between Matador Records [2019] Who: Guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn is a name that probably is still unknown by many but over the last ten years he has released several highly praised solo records and collaborated with artists like Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced). The Unseen In Between is his sophomore release with Matador Records. Sound: Gunn has the...

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Jon Spencer: Spencer Sings The Hits [Album Review]
Dec04

Jon Spencer: Spencer Sings The Hits [Album Review]

Jon Spencer Spencer Sings The Hits In The Red [2018] Who: For his first solo record, Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Pussy Galore) partnered with Quasi frontman Sam Coomes and drummer M. Sord. Sound: This is a loose romp for Jon Spencer that brings back sounds from his early years with Pussy Galore (and brings some Blues Explosion as well). TFN Final Take: You can hear right from the opening track, “Do The Trash...

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Durand Jones & The Indications – “Don’t You Know (feat. Aaron Frazer)” [Video]
Nov29

Durand Jones & The Indications – “Don’t You Know (feat. Aaron Frazer)” [Video]

Durand Jones & The Indications have announced their return with American Love Call, a fierce album that reckons with how to balance love and fury of modern day America, due March 1st via Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. The new video for American Love Call’s lead single, “Don’t You Know,” features both Jones and drummer/singer Aaron Frazer on vocals. Like what you hear? Pick up the limited vinyl HERE. You can also find the...

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