Not for the Masses…Best of March 2017 Playlist
Apr05

Not for the Masses…Best of March 2017 Playlist

Spring is in the air and this month’s playlist has more than enough catchy indie/punk/lo-fi rock tunes to carry you through the month of April. Most of March’s list is power pop in nature (Coathangers, Lost Boy, Wavves, Rats Mouth and Cotillon), but I sprinkle in some lo-fi with Graham Repulski, some post rock with Pile and Idles and synth punk with Distractor. Something for everyone. If you hear something you like, go forth and...

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Smug Brothers: Disco Maroon [Album Review]
Mar27

Smug Brothers: Disco Maroon [Album Review]

Smug Brothers Disco Maroon Gas Daddy Go! Records [2017] Who: Smug Brothers, a Dayton-based quartet, return with their 10th release. Sound: Disco Maroon sees the Smug Brothers carry on their tradition of delivering ultra-catchy rock to their listeners. TFN Final Take: Even though they are 10 releases into their discography, the Smug Brothers continue to grow and develop their sound on Disco Maroon. Some tracks still have that trademark...

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Baked: Farnham [Album Review]
Mar23

Baked: Farnham [Album Review]

Baked Farnham Exploding In Sound Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Baked may have released one of the best albums of 2017 with the genre blending and bending second LP, Farnham. Album Review: New York’s Baked features a new lineup that consists of RJ Gordon (Titus Andronicus) on vocals and guitar, Isabella Mingione on vocals, keyboards, and Hammond organ, Jeremy Aquilino on bass and vocals, AJ Pantaleo (Bueno) on drums, and Steve...

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Tourist [Album Review]
Mar16

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Tourist [Album Review]

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah The Tourist CYHSY, Inc. [2017] Who: CYHSY’s fifth LP has Alec Ounsworth steering the band back on course . Sound: The Tourist has a handful of tracks that will remind you of why CYHSY were such indie rock darlings in 2005. TFN Final Take: To be honest, I was surprised to find out that this was the fifth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah LP. I abandoned ship after their universally panned sophomore effort failed to live...

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Meatbodies: Alice [Album Review]
Mar07

Meatbodies: Alice [Album Review]

Meatbodies Alice In The Red Records [2017] Who: Meatbodies are a California-based trio with connections to Fuzz and Mikal Cronin . Sound: Alice is a heavy psychedelic stoner rock epic. Fans of Ty Segall, Wand, Fuzz and Mikal Cronin will eat this up. TFN Final Take: Alice is fantastic. Chad Ubovich (Fuzz, Mikal Cronin) Kevin Boog and Patrick Nolan have created a thoroughly entertaining fuzzed out album that blends bits of 70’s era Pink...

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