FEELS: Post Earth [Album Review]
Mar21

FEELS: Post Earth [Album Review]

FEELS Post Earth Wichita Recordings [2019] Who: LA’s FEELS return as Post Earth is the bands sophomore record. Sound: Post punk that can rock out like Sleater-Kinney, grunge like L7 and hum a tune that blend in with the Breeders. TFN Final Take: Coming off their excellent Ty Segall produced debut, FEELS could really approach their sophomore record however they wanted. Natural progression is how I would describe Post Earth as FEELS...

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Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied [Album Review]
Mar19

Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied [Album Review]

Stephen Malkmus Groove Denied Matador Records [2019] Who: Frontman for Pavement and The Jicks confidently releases another solo project. Sound: With a backbone of synth and beats, Malkmus offers up something different that walks a closer line to Beck but the album still shows flashes of Pavement as well. TFN Final Take: I will tell you that I was very concerned going into Groove Denied. This is Stephen Malkmus’ first solo album...

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Good Shade: Way Out [Album Review]
Mar15

Good Shade: Way Out [Album Review]

Good Shade Way Out Dirtnap Records [2019] Who: Way Out is the 4th studio full length by Columbus, Ohio’s Good Shade. Sound: Good Shade is a pop/punk band that has a raw sound that is much like the style of Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid or throwback to The Figgs. TFN Final Take: Good Shade is propelled by Shane Natalie who composes and records all instruments and vocals on Way Out but recruits an array of Columbus musicians who...

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Spielbergs: This Is Not The End [Album Review]
Mar12

Spielbergs: This Is Not The End [Album Review]

Spielbergs This Is Not The End By The Time It Gets Dark Records [2019] Who: This Is Not The End is Oslo, Norway’s Spielbergs debut full length. Sound: Spielbergs have a throwback alt rock sound that will have Superdrag fans loving the hooks and Hum fans loving the guitars. TFN Final Take: The Spielbergs are an easy throwback to the alt rock heydays of the 90’s. I say that with a pure admiration for the style as this three...

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Swervedriver: Future Ruins [Album Review]
Feb15

Swervedriver: Future Ruins [Album Review]

Swervedriver Future Ruins Dangerbird Records [2019] Who: This is Swervedriver’s sixth album and first since 2015’s I Wasn’t Born to Lose You. Sound: Swervedriver is a name that typically (and should) come up when talking about ‘90s shoegaze. On that spectrum, Swervedriver leaned more on the rock side with their blending of guitar, vocals and feedback. They have not changed! TFN Final Take: 2015 marked the first material from...

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