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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Not for the Masses…Best of February 2017 Playlist
Mar06

Not for the Masses…Best of February 2017 Playlist

February is a wrap so that means it is time for another Not for the Masses Best of playlist. This month is heavy with fuzz (Baked, Meatbodies, GNOD, New England Patriots) and connections to Guided by Voices (GBV, Smug Brothers, Rectangle Creep, and Mincer Ray). So have a listen and if you hear something you like, go forth and support that band! – by Daniel Taylor 10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to...

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Sleaford Mods: English Tapas [Album Review]
Mar02

Sleaford Mods: English Tapas [Album Review]

Sleaford Mods English Tapas Rough Trade Records [2017] Who: Ghetto-tech beats fused with punk rock rant/rap from Nottingham, UK. Sound: Sleaford Mods 4th LP sees the UK duo belting out another albums worth of pissed off English banter layered with beats, bass and mixed results. TFN Final Take: English Tapas is very uneven. There is no getting around that fact. Out of the 12 tracks, I found four that I loved, three that were OK and the...

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Priests: Nothing Feels Natural [Album Review]
Feb15

Priests: Nothing Feels Natural [Album Review]

Priests Nothing Feels Natural Sister Polygon Records [2017] Who: D.C. based experimental punk. Sound: Priests have toned down the surf punk rock distortion and rage for a more nuanced and precise sound peppered with bitter and biting social commentary. TFN Final Take: I have been listening to Priests for a few years and was impressed early on by the messy yet powerful sound of their first releases and how they kept that edge on their...

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