The Friday Fire Track: Olden Yolk – “Takes One To Know One”
Dec01

The Friday Fire Track: Olden Yolk – “Takes One To Know One”

Trouble In Mind has been on a hot streak this year and the label’s 2018 lineup is already looking solid. Today’s Friday Fire Track artist, Olden Yolk, is more proof that they are a label to save some up some hard-earned cash for next year. The New York-based group is led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer. The band’s self-titled debut is coming out February...

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(Sandy) Alex G: Rocket [Album Review]
Nov29

(Sandy) Alex G: Rocket [Album Review]

(Sandy) Alex G Rocket Domino Records [2017] Who: The bedroom pop of Alexander Giannascoli aka (Sandy) Alex G has grown substantially since we first stumbled upon his 2014 record DSU on DIY label Orchid Tapes. Rocket is his sophomore record for Domino. Sound: (Sandy) Alex G plays a melodic pop that ranges from lo-fi experimentation to folk to indie rock. Think Elliott Smith fronting Built To Spill with now a Bright Eyes stroll. TFN...

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King Krule: The OOZ [Album Review]
Nov27

King Krule: The OOZ [Album Review]

King Krule The OOZ True Panther/XL Recordings [2017] Who: London’s Archy Marshall is a well-known and respected artist in the UK and has released work under his own name, Zoo Kid and King Krule as The OOZ is his sophomore release. Sound: King Krule has a unique sound that blends multiple styles of jazz, garage, psychedelic, blues, trippy beats and indie rock that is guided by Marshall’s veteran Paul Weller, Nick Cave and Tom...

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U-Men: U-Men [Album Review]
Nov22

U-Men: U-Men [Album Review]

U-Men U-Men Sub Pop Records [2017] Who: From 1983 to 1987, the U-Men were the hype of the Seattle Underground. The band recorded a handful of singles and one full length album in 1988. This new collection features the U-Men’s entire studio-recorded output plus 5 unreleased songs. Sound: You might expect the early days of full grunge here but even though the U-Men has that spirit they were more a blend of The Sonics, Link Wray, Pere...

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The Friday Fire Track: The Soft Moon – “Burn”
Nov17

The Friday Fire Track: The Soft Moon – “Burn”

“I can’t control myself, I can’t control myself” is the desperate cry of The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez’s on today’s Friday Fire Track, “Burn.” It is the intense lead off track from The Soft Moon’s fourth studio record, Criminal, which is due out February 2nd, 2018 via Sacred Bones Records. This track has a rounded out Nine Inch Nails type of aggression that showcases every...

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