Needles//Pins: Good Night, Tomorrow [Album Review]
Aug15

Needles//Pins: Good Night, Tomorrow [Album Review]

Needles//Pins Good Night, Tomorrow Mint/Dirt Cult Records [2017] Who: Vancouver power trio Needles//Pins began in 2009 and now have released their third LP with Good Night, Tomorrow. Sound: The band belts out gruff punk rock melodies that can send you back to the sound of The Buzzcocks, while hitting the sweet spot of 90’s punk like Face To Face, Screeching Weasel, The Mr. T Experience and Down By Law. TFN Final Take: No matter how...

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The Friday Fire Track: Versing – “Radio Kinski”
Aug11

The Friday Fire Track: Versing – “Radio Kinski”

Seattle’s Versing have went all in and named their debut LP Nirvana. If anything, it is a nod to the past city scene as Versing’s guitar driven Friday Fire Track, “Radio Kinski,” is not a rebirth of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” but does possess the unkept song structure vibe that the grunge artists perfected. Their record will be out September 29 via Help Yourself Records digitally and on cassette and...

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The Friday Fire Track: Tall Friend – “Small Space”
Aug04

The Friday Fire Track: Tall Friend – “Small Space”

Philadelphia, PA’s Tall Friend began as Charlie Pfaff’s solo project in the summer of 2014. In 2015, close friend Cale Cuellar joined in as a second guitarist and the two played shows around Washington, DC for several months before drummer Jesse Paller joined the band. As a trio, they released Tall Friend’s semi-self-titled Tawl Friend EP. That EP was only the beginning as the band will release their full length...

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Arcade Fire: Everything Now [Album Review]
Aug02

Arcade Fire: Everything Now [Album Review]

Arcade Fire Everything Now Columbia Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Arcade Fire beat to their own drum. Album Review: You probably think the new Arcade Fire sucks, right? Why wouldn’t you? It has been panned by multiple respected publications and seems to be everyone’s new favorite punching bag. It still was the number one record in the country this week, if that means anything anymore, but I was somewhat surprised because I didn’t...

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The Friday Fire Track: Black Beach – “Cluttered Head”
Jul28

The Friday Fire Track: Black Beach – “Cluttered Head”

How about some plain and simple grinding indie rock? Boston, MA garage punks Black Beach have just what you are looking for. The band is set to release Play Loud Die, Vol. II EP on September 8th, which they recorded with Paul Kolderie (Dinosaur Jr., Hole, Pixies). Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Cluttered Head,” instantly hits you with a Nirvana like riff and then just fuzzes out. The track stays right in the middle and...

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