King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana [Album Review]
Feb23

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana [Album Review]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana ATO Records [2017] Who: The Fire Note was very lucky to get a jump on story telling psych lords King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Coming from Melbourne, Australia this septet has had us captivated since their acclaimed release I’m In Your Mind Fuzz all the way to this point. Sound: While this LP, Flying Microtonal Banana is a bit of an adventure for the band. Their...

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Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now [Album Review]
Feb22

Pissed Jeans: Why Love Now [Album Review]

Pissed Jeans Why Love Now Sub Pop Records [2017] Fire Note Says: In a world of “locker room talk“ Pissed Jeans return to kick shit in the face of mundane, modern life. Album Review: Pissed Jeans are my unlikely heroes right now. Why you ask? If you look and listen to what the new album, Why Love Now says, a lot of it could apply to everyone of us. When they were first put on my radar with 2013’s Honeys I considered them the equivalent...

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Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound [Album Review]
Feb10

Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound [Album Review]

Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound Carpark Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Leaving some of the angst behind, Baldi and co. turn the music towards inspiration. Album Review: Ever since we reviewed their sophomore album, 2012‘s Attack On Memory, Cloud Nothings had made nothing but the strongest impression on me and The Fire Note. Their follow up, 2014‘s Here and Nowhere Else, while it had a hard time overtaking Attack on Memory had its...

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Feral Ohms: Live In San Francisco [Album Review]
Jan26

Feral Ohms: Live In San Francisco [Album Review]

Feral Ohms Live In San Francisco Castle Face Records [2016] Who: Hailing from Oakland, Ca. power trio Feral Ohms is like a good friend. Feral Ohms doesn’t overstay their welcome, they have fun all the while kicking your ass, and finally you have to know when you can hang out again. Sound: What really caught me by surprise is what lead guitarist/vox Ethan Miller is associated with. Not only was he co-founder of Comets on Fire but, he‘s...

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The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody [Album Review]
Jan19

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody [Album Review]

The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody Warner Bros. Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Exiting their world of loveless doom, The Flaming Lips return with a brighter fairy tale. Album Review: The Flaming Lips have been in the music game for at least 24 years. Within those 24 years they’ve made quite a impact from battling pink robots and wizards, messed with some dead petz, to recording a Christmas album, to celebrating Christmas on Mars, and having...

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