SIZ: Liquid [Album Review]
Jun14

SIZ: Liquid [Album Review]

SIZ Liquid Flippin’ Freaks [2019] Who: SIZ hail from Bordeaux, France and they are all about some 90’s grunge/fuzz-tinged with a steady dose of heavy shoegaze and psychedelic rock. Sound: Liquid is a satisfying blend of different genres of 90s indie rock, and at the same time sound like they belong in the same collective as a Ty Segall offshoot band. TFN Final Take: Thank goodness for indie music blogs. I would miss out so much...

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Snapped Ankles: Stunning Luxury [Album Review]
Jun03

Snapped Ankles: Stunning Luxury [Album Review]

Snapped Ankles Stunning Luxury The Leaf Label [2019] Who: Snapped Ankles are a pseudo-techno/punk band out of London and out of this world. Sound: Stunning Luxury continues Snapped Ankles’ blend of tribal techno mixed with motorik rhythms and post-punk ethos. TFN Final Take: 2019 continues to impress me with a constant stream of great new music so maybe that is my excuse for being late to the game on Snapped Ankles second album,...

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Pink Mexico: DUMP [Album Review]
May14

Pink Mexico: DUMP [Album Review]

Pink Mexico DUMP Little Dickman/Burger Records [2019] Who: Brooklyn-based grunge/fuzz act Pink Mexico return with their 3rd LP. Sound: DUMP picks up where 2016’s Fool left off. The fuzz and buzz are still there, Pink Mexico has not lost a thing. TFN Final Take: I have been smitten with Pink Mexico since their debut album in 2013. 6 years later, I am still in love. Pink Mexico’s brand of grungy fuzz rock has a life of its own. Many...

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Pile: Green And Gray [Album Review]
May02

Pile: Green And Gray [Album Review]

Pile Green and Gray Exploding in Sound Records [2019] Who: Boston-based Pile are back with a sprawling and epic-sounding 7th LP. Sound: Green and Gray, sounds like a Pile record, it is a lot slower, longer, more nuanced, but still has impact. It just takes time to get there. TFN Final Take: By the time most bands get to their 2nd or 3rd LP, they have already lost steam and are out of ideas. Not so for Pile. There are still ideas and...

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Plains: Peace In Restland [Album Review]
Mar05

Plains: Peace In Restland [Album Review]

Plains Peace in Restland Self-Released [2019] Who: Plains are a Newmarket, New Hampshire-based quartet . Sound: Peace in Restland, Plains debut LP, is an engaging blend of psychedelic Americana folk and punk. TFN Final Take: I decided to check out Plains on a whim after seeing their name on a show poster as a supporting act for Rick Rude along with Greed Island. I love both those bands, so I gave them a whirl. Glad I did. This debut...

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