Sleepies: Time v Pleasure [Album Review]
Mar23

Sleepies: Time v Pleasure [Album Review]

Sleepies Time v PleasureSelf-Released [2020] Who: Sleepies awake from their three year hiatus to deliver a unique take on their sound. Sound: Sleepies branch off from their established jangly post-punk sound and dive into the early years of stripped-down post-punk with stunning results. I have been a fan of Sleepies since I heard the herky-jerky Cool Boy in 2012. Weird Wild World, their 2nd LP, was a mind-blowing album and made...

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Shell Of A Shell: Away Team [Album Review]
Feb26

Shell Of A Shell: Away Team [Album Review]

Shell Of A Shell Away TeamExploding In Sound Records [2020] Who: Nashville, Tennessee quartet, Shell of a Shell ramp up the tension for their debut LP. Sound: Shell of a Shell continue to impress. Their sound makes me think of a blend of Pile’s or Rodan’s edginess and unconventional arrangements mixed with a contrasting side of lo-fi folk/indie rock with flourishes of psychedelia. TFN Final Take: Chappy Hull (Gnarwhal/Pile) has upped...

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Kal Marks: Let The Shit House Burn Down [Album Review]
Oct02

Kal Marks: Let The Shit House Burn Down [Album Review]

Kal Marks Let The Shit House Burn Down Exploding in Sound Records [2019] Who: Boston’s Kal Marks rip their way through a 5-track EP, laying everything to waste with their wonderfully grotesque sound. Sound: Kal Marks make beautiful, grungy noise. Off-putting to some, but it draws me in every time. TFN Final Take: Let The Shit House Burn Down doesn’t waste any time. This 5-track EP is efficient. Lean and mean Kal Marks’ noise rock. “Nu...

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Kneeling In Piss: Tour De Force [Album Review]
Sep04

Kneeling In Piss: Tour De Force [Album Review]

Kneeling In Piss Tour De Force FAH-Q/Anyway Records [2019] Who: Columbus, Ohio-based Kneeling In Piss have a hell of a debut album on their hands. Sound: Kneeling In Piss are occasionally jangly, occasionally punk, often lo-fi power pop and all the time fun. TFN Final Take: Alex Mussawir’s Kneeling In Piss emerged from the ashes of Future Nuns (another excellent band, btw) in 2018. Tour De Force is their debut album, and it seems...

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Honey Radar: Ruby Puff Of Dust [Album Review]
Aug21

Honey Radar: Ruby Puff Of Dust [Album Review]

Honey Radar Ruby Puff Of Dust What’s Your Rupture? [2019] Who: Philadelphia-based lo-fi specialists Honey Radar do what they do best on their 5th LP. What do they do? They make memorable lo-fi charmers. Sound: Jason Henn’s tie-dye, lo-fi stylings are nostalgic and endearing on this remarkable new LP. TFN Final Take: Ruby Puff of Dust continues to demonstrate Honey Radar’s love for 60s era psychedelic-tinged pop blended with the...

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