Guided By Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field [Album Review]
Feb20

Guided By Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field [Album Review]

Guided By Voices Surrender Your Poppy Field GBV Inc. [2020] The 2020 release calendar finally feels official with a new album from Guided By Voices. After releasing three records in 2019, GBV is back officially with their newest album of indie rockers, Surrender Your Poppy Field. If you are a follower of Bob Pollard then you already know that every record release offers something different. SYPF is no different, as I feel it is one of...

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Beach Bunny: Honeymoon [Album Review]
Feb18

Beach Bunny: Honeymoon [Album Review]

Beach BunnyHoneymoonMom + Pop Music [2020] Chicago’s Beach Bunny started out as an acoustic solo project from Lili Trifilio back in 2015 but has transformed into one of the more exciting indie rock bands today with their debut LP Honeymoon. The band has grown a consistent buzz ever since their 2018 Prom Queen EP and now nothing on the catchy Honeymoon should slow their roll. Their indie pop rock led by singer Trifilio falls...

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Tall Tall Trees: A Wave Of Golden Things [Album Review]
Feb05

Tall Tall Trees: A Wave Of Golden Things [Album Review]

Tall Tall TreesA Wave Of Golden ThingsJoyful Noise Recordings [2020] Mike Savino is Tall Tall Trees and he is probably best known as the highly talented electric banjo player for Kishi Bashi. A Wave Of Golden Things is Savino’s fourth studio album and it will probably be one of the most heartfelt records you will hear this year. When Tall Tall Trees released the much more layered and psychedelic Freedays (2017), it seemed like...

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Frances Quinlan: Likewise [Album Review]
Jan30

Frances Quinlan: Likewise [Album Review]

Frances Quinlan Likewise Saddle Creek Records [2020] TFN Album Review: I am sure the name Frances Quinlan may not stand out to you but she is the vocalist/guitarist of the excellent indie group Hop Along and Likewise is her debut solo record under her own name. With at least 15 years of recording on her resume and two really good Hop Along records, 2020 seems like the perfect time for Quinlan to release this album. Right from the...

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Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline [Album Review]
Jan23

Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline [Album Review]

Andy Shauf The Neon Skyline ANTI- [2020] TFN Album Review: Over rock history, the soft voice story telling singer/songwriter has been a big thing with names like Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Tim Finn and Michael Penn. The list can go on but in this modern era of music I feel like the list of recognizable names gets smaller. Sure, I would throw Kevin Morby, Mac DeMarco and Kurt Vile onto a list and now will pencil in Canadian Andy Shauf...

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