IDLES: Joy As An Act Of Resistance [Album Review]
Oct25

IDLES: Joy As An Act Of Resistance [Album Review]

IDLES Joy As An Act Of Resistance Partisan Records [2018] Who: Bristol-based joy punks, IDLES have released one of 2018’s finest and vital albums. Sound: Joy as an Act of Resistance is a joyful collection of insightful, important and fun punk rock. TFN Final Take: IDLES were not content to rest on their laurels after last year’s captivating LP, Brutalism. Where most bands have the dreaded sophomore slump, IDLES dug in deep and euded...

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Spirit Of The Beehive: Hypnic Jerks [Album Review]
Oct16

Spirit Of The Beehive: Hypnic Jerks [Album Review]

Spirit Of The Beehive Hypnic Jerks Tiny Engines [2018] Who: Philadelphia-based Spirit of the Beehive offer us a meandering psychedelic trip. Sound: Hypnic Jerks is a more mellow affair than the Beehive’s last LP. It is also a bit more of a chore to listen to. TFN Final Take: I was amazed by 2017’s Pleasure Suck and had rather large expectations for Hypnic Jerks. After a few listens, I am still not 100% into it, but it is growing on...

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Pile: Odds And Ends [Album Review]
Sep11

Pile: Odds And Ends [Album Review]

Pile Odds And Ends Exploding In Sound Records [2018] Who: Boston-based Pile please their fans with an essential compilation of their twisted, genre-defying songs. Sound: Odds and Ends is a tidy collection of Pile songs that span 2010-2017. TFN Final Take: It’s no secret that I am a big Pile fan. Odds and Ends does nothing to dissuade that notion. Odds and Ends is a compilation of hard to find/out of print releases, singles and tracks...

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Big Bite: Big Bite [Album Review]
Sep05

Big Bite: Big Bite [Album Review]

Big Bite Big Bite Pop Wig Records [2018] Who: Seattle, Washington based Big Bite have released a stunning debut album. Sound: Big Bite’s debut is a bold and satisfying mix of Wipers and contemporaries such as Pardoner and Baked. TFN Final Take: I have been a Big Bite tear for the past month. Their self-titled debut has lodged itself into my psyche. If you go back in their short discography of demos, tour tapes and their single, you...

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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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