Doffing: Tower Of Ten Thousand Miles [Album Review]
Aug13

Doffing: Tower Of Ten Thousand Miles [Album Review]

Doffing Tower Of Ten Thousand Miles Self-Released [2018] Who: Montreal’s Doffing may have released one of 2018’s best albums. Tower of Ten Thousand Miles is flying under the radar, but try your best to lock on and engage. Sound: Doffing emulate and honor 90’s indie rock with an entertaining blend of weirdo rock that is part Pavement, part Polvo and a touch of The Gerbils. TFN Final Take: It is pretty clear from the get go that Doffing...

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Ovlov: Tru [Album Review]
Aug07

Ovlov: Tru [Album Review]

Ovlov Tru Exploding in Sound Records [2018] Who: Newtown, Connecticut’s Ovlov return after 5 years to release a vibrant, noisy and fascinating album. Sound: Ovlov’s brand of melancholy muscle fuzz soars high on their new LP. TFN Final Take: It’s been a few years since the last Ovlov LP, am, came out, but time has done nothing to diminish the talent of Steve Hartlett’s on-again-off again band. Ovlov sound better than ever. I was a...

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The Coke Dares: Fake Lake [Album Review]
Jul30

The Coke Dares: Fake Lake [Album Review]

The Coke Dares Fake Lake Third Uncle Records [2018] Who: Bloomington, Indiana’s, The Coke Dares return with a 35 track album that will delight and amuse listeners. Sound: The Coke Dares blend humor with oddball catchy power-pop that falls somewhere in the realm of Guided By Voices meets DEVO with a dash of Ween for good measure. TFN Final Take: The Coke Dares new LP, Fake Lake is a pleasant surprise for 2018. Truthfully, I should not...

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Big Ups: Two Parts Together [Album Review]
Jun11

Big Ups: Two Parts Together [Album Review]

Big Ups Two Parts Together Exploding In Sound Records [2018] Who: Brooklyn’s Big Ups return in a big way with their 3rd full-length LP. Sound: Big Ups continue to impress on Two Parts Together. They may be from Brooklyn but they are channeling 90’s era Louisville Kentucky post rock to great effect. TFN Final Take: 2016’s Before A Million Universes was a huge leap forward for Big Ups. Their sound evolved, became more focused and...

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Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! [Album Review]
May18

Parquet Courts: Wide Awake! [Album Review]

Parquet Courts Wide Awake! Rough Trade Records [2018] Who: Indie rock icons, Parquet Courts shift gears and deliver a fresh and vital album. Sound: Parquet Courts join forces with producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse and come dangerously close to recording their best album. TFN Final Take: When I heard that Parquet Courts were teaming up with Danger Mouse for their fifth LP, Wide Awake!, I wasn’t sure what to expect. That may have...

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