DIIV: Deceiver [Album Review]
Nov05

DIIV: Deceiver [Album Review]

DIIV Deceiver Captured Tracks [2019] TFN Album Review: The third record from DIIV has always been somewhat in jeopardy as frontman Zachary Cole Smith has had a very public battle with his sobriety. That being said, Deceiver does not sugar coat addiction and definitely does not point to a happy ending of recovery but really is just survival. It does this with the most aggressive shoegaze rock that DIIV has recorded. Before, DIIV had...

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Bandcamp Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share
Nov01

Bandcamp Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

It’s Friday! Today TFN wants to make sure you catch some soul from St. Louis, glam rock out of New York and some dream pop from Philly. Discover, Support & Share! Brian Owens St. Louis, Missouri Not going to lie that we cheated a bit on this selection as Brian Owens Bandcamp presence can only be found at the excellent Soul Step Records page in the form of his vinyl releases. With that said, we feel strongly enough about his...

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Young Guv: GUV II [Album Review]
Oct30

Young Guv: GUV II [Album Review]

Young Guv GUV II Run For Cover Records [2019] TFN Album Review: You are not seeing double as Ben Cook’s solo effort Young Guv has released GUV II. It is the second part to Young Guv’s earlier and Headphone Approved power pop release simply titled GUV I. GUV II starts off where GUV I left off on opener “She’s A Fantasy” which is another Teenage Fanclub meets the Posies harmonizing winner as its psychedelic...

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Bandcamp Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share
Oct25

Bandcamp Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

Here are three click worthy artists to check out today. Discover, Support & Share! Hurt Valley Los Angeles, California LA-based musician Brian Collins records music as Hurt Valley. He creates a psychedelic folk-pop that often has a head nodding quality that will stick. Hurt Valley will release their debut, Glacial Pace, on December 6th via Woodsist and right now you can check out the first single “Apartment Houses.”...

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Mikal Cronin: Seeker [Album Review]
Oct23

Mikal Cronin: Seeker [Album Review]

Mikal Cronin Seeker Merge Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Seeker is Mikal Cronin’s fourth LP but he is probably known best as Ty Segall’s bass player. If you have been following the excellent solo work of Mikal Cronin you have become familiar with his more indie pop leanings of his last two excellent albums but Seeker brings back some garage rock from his debut and day job while diving down a deeper hole lyrically. In fact, Seeker is...

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