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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PLAX: Clean Feeling [Album Review]
Sep01

PLAX: Clean Feeling [Album Review]

PLAX Clean Feeling Super Secret Records [2017] Who: Austin-based quasi-punk band comprised of members of Spray Paint, OBN IIIs, Skeleton and Sweet Talk. Sound: Clean Feeling may be the best indie-punk album of 2017. Twitchy and heavy in perfect doses. TFN Final Take: Last year I fell head over heels in love with Austin’s Spray Paint. I started with their 2016 release, Feel the Clamps, and then worked my way through their catalog of...

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Not For The Masses…Best Of July/August 2017 Playlist
Aug21

Not For The Masses…Best Of July/August 2017 Playlist

Better late than never. I seem to keep falling behind on my “best of” lists. Lots of good stuff on this playlist. Things you should really be out buying. Things that should end up on your best of 2017 lists. We are already half way done with August, so this will be a July/Aug combo list. 10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to Hear Track 1 –“Ricky (Caught Me Tryin)” by The Spirit of the...

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B Boys: Dada [Album Review]
Aug03

B Boys: Dada [Album Review]

B Boys Dada Captured Tracks [2017] Who: Brooklyn-based trio, B Boys follow up their debut EP with a solid debut LP. Sound: B Boys’ sound takes elements of taut post punk and goofy punk and blends them together for a sound that falls somewhere in-between Wire and The Spits . TFN Final Take: B Boys’ Dada is a fun summer album. It does not bog down with overt political statements or stances like the new Priests LP. Instead, it focuses on...

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