Rick Rude: Make Mine Tuesday [Album Review]
Nov30

Rick Rude: Make Mine Tuesday [Album Review]

Rick Rude Make Mine Tuesday TinyRadars/Sophomore Lounge Records [2017] Who: New Hampshire’s Rick Rude make a lasting impression with Make Mine Tuesday. Sound: Make Mine Tuesday is a stunning debut album that is sure to make people who like Built to Spill, Heartless Bastards and The Pauses swoon. TFN Final Take: Another “Better Late than Never” review for this wonderful record. Make Mine Tuesday was released back in January of this...

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Pardoner: Uncontrollable Salvation [Album Review]
Nov28

Pardoner: Uncontrollable Salvation [Album Review]

Pardoner Uncontrollable Salvation Father/Daughter Records [2017] Who: San Francisco’s Pardoner blend and bend their influences into a rather epic debut LP. Sound: Uncontrollable Salvation is a fantastic blend of fuzzy power noise slathered with skewed guitars, impeccable pop moments and an abundance of shoegaze noise. TFN Final Take: Pardoner’s debut LP, Uncontrollable Salvation was an instant love. As soon as the opening track, “Blue...

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SLEEPiES: Melt To You [Album Review]
Nov01

SLEEPiES: Melt To You [Album Review]

SLEEPiES Melt To You Mirror Universe Tapes [2017] Who: Brooklyn-based SLEEPiES release yet another winner with this 4-track EP. Sound: Melt To You EP is another product from the SLEEPiES machine that spits out cool music. Release after release, this band just hit the spot when you need some sketchy-yet-catchy post-punk rock. TFN Final Take: I still haven’t gotten over SLEEPiES wonderful 2016 LP, Natural Selection and now SLEEPiES drop...

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The Spirit Of The Beehive: Pleasure Suck [Album Review]
Oct11

The Spirit Of The Beehive: Pleasure Suck [Album Review]

The Spirit Of The Beehive Pleasure Suck Tiny Engines [2017] Who: Philadelphia-based The Spirit of the Beehive deliver a superb album packed with lo-fi psychedelic charm. Sound: Pleasure Suck is a giant leap forward for the band. Their earlier LP and EP were good, but this album emits a warm druggy vibe that is part slacker rock, lo-fi DIY and psychedelic sensation all rolled into one. TFN Final Take: Thank goodness for those middle of...

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Washer: All Aboard [Album Review]
Oct02

Washer: All Aboard [Album Review]

Washer All Aboard Exploding in Sound Records [2017] Who: Brooklyn duo, Kieran McShane and Mike Quigley, expand and improve their sound with this excellent sophomore effort. Sound: All Aboard builds off Washer’s solid debut and ends up being one of the best post-grunge albums of 2017. TFN Final Take: I was already a Washer fan. I liked their debut well enough as well as their split singles with Big Ups and Flagland. However, I did not...

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