Yak: Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness [Album Review]
Apr16

Yak: Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness [Album Review]

Yak Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness Third Man Records/Virgin EMI [2019] Who: London trio delivers the follow up to 2016’s Alas Salvation. Sound: Yak conjures screwball blues, with stabs of grandeur, psychedelics, struggle, and politics. There’s a real reason they caught the attention of Jack White, Jason Pierce (Spiritualized), and Jay Watson (Tame Impala, GUM, Pond). TFN Final Take: Danial Taylor described Yak’s...

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Lonesome Shack: Desert Dreams [Album Review]
Apr09

Lonesome Shack: Desert Dreams [Album Review]

Lonesome Shack Desert Dreams Alive Naturalsound Records [2019] Who: Lonesome Shack is a trio based out of Bellingham, WA. They now come to us by way of London in the UK. Sound: Dirty, Delta, foot stompin’ blues. TFN Final Take: We’ve had our ear on Lonesome Shack ever since they released their Alive Naturalsound debut, More Primitive. In a world that needed the goovin’ chug of rudimentary blues, Lonesome Shack provided a breath of...

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The Black Heart Death Cult: The Black Heart Death Cult [Album Review]
Apr04

The Black Heart Death Cult: The Black Heart Death Cult [Album Review]

The The Black Heart Death Cult The Black Heart Death Cult Oak Island Records [2019] Who: Melbourne, Australia based quartet. Sound: Psychedelic songs from beyond the void. The Black Heart Death Cult blankets their listeners in churning fuzz and spacy drones. A few sitars are thrown in for good measure. TFN Final Take: The Black Heart Death Cult has been together since 2015. While they’ve released singles and b-sides, their...

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Frankie And The Witch Fingers: ZAM [Album Review]
Mar07

Frankie And The Witch Fingers: ZAM [Album Review]

Frankie And The Witch Fingers ZAM Greenway Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Frankie and the Witch Fingers return with equal parts dark arts and mischievous psychedelic heart for their fifth long player. Album Review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers has been a group that the Fire Note has kept on their radar since their debut, Sidewalks, impressed us in 2013. What continues to impress us is that their past three albums, Frankie and the...

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Sunwatchers: Illegal Moves [Album Review]
Feb26

Sunwatchers: Illegal Moves [Album Review]

Sunwatchers Illegal Moves Trouble In Mind Records [2019] Who: Sunwatchers hail from New York and present to us their third full length, Illegal Moves. This is their second for Trouble In Mind. Their first self-titled album was released on the Fire Note favorite Castle Face Records. Sound: Sunwatchers aim to create music, the likes of which have never been seen. Psychedelic, acid gonzo-jazz, with smatterings of rock holding it all...

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