The Friday Fire Track: Needles//Pins – “All The Same”
May19

The Friday Fire Track: Needles//Pins – “All The Same”

We first featured the Vancouver BC punk band, Needles//Pins back in 2014 in one of our Bandcamp pieces so TFN is excited to see the band return with a new record. Good Night, Tomorrow will be out June 30th via Mint Records in Canada and on one of our favorites, Dirt Cult Records here in the US. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “All The Same,” will grab you quickly as the bands gruff and melodic punk vocals ooze the spirit...

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Here Lies Man: Here Lies Man [Album Review]
May15

Here Lies Man: Here Lies Man [Album Review]

Here Lies Man Here Lies Man RidingEasy Records [2017] Who: Marcos Garcia is the guitarist for Antibalas and frontman for Chico Mann. Here Lies Man is his new project. Sound: Here Lies Man is a different outlet for Garcia with its fuzzed-out psych-rock combos that have been labeled as Black Sabbath playing Afrobeat. TFN Final Take: It is easy to get excited about Here Lies Man if you are familiar with Antibalas, as the New York-based...

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The Friday Fire Track: High Signs – “A Much Larger Ocean”
May12

The Friday Fire Track: High Signs – “A Much Larger Ocean”

We get hundreds of submissions, so it always feels like a small win when someone reaches out and TFN likes what they hear from the first chord. It is even better when it rocks us out all the way through and beats just staring at the computer screen. That is exactly what happened with today’s Friday Fire Track from Toronto, Ontario band High Signs. “A Much Larger Ocean” flies from the beginning as the band will instantly charm...

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Slowdive: Slowdive [Album Review]
May11

Slowdive: Slowdive [Album Review]

Slowdive Slowdive Dead Oceans [2017] Who: Slowdive is Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals) and Simon Scott (drums, electronics). Their debut album, Just For A Day, was released in 1991 and after two more records the group disbanded in 1995. Sound: Today Slowdive fall into the dream pop genre with the likes of Beach House and Low but they are better known for...

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The Friday Fire Track: Walrus – “In Timely Fashion”
May05

The Friday Fire Track: Walrus – “In Timely Fashion”

Cool band name, cool song and cool label. What more do you need for a Friday Fire Track? That is right – these three ingredients cover it. Walrus is a Halifax-based band that has a debut LP, Family Hangover, coming June 9th via Dan Mangan’s Madic Records (an imprint of Arts & Crafts.) On “In Timely Fashion,” the band shows off a Tame Impala flare with its circling guitar riffs, somewhat hazed vocals and...

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