The Friday Fire Track: Marika Hackman – “My Lover Cindy”
Apr07

The Friday Fire Track: Marika Hackman – “My Lover Cindy”

I’m Not Your Man, is the second album from 24-year-old singer/songwriter Marika Hackman and first release with Sub Pop Records. She brings a smart and savvy approach to her music that has the same killer instincts as some other modern artists like Colleen Green or La Sera. The Friday Fire Track today is “My Lover Cindy” which has a balance that helps make Marika Hackman standout. It is smooth, it rocks things up, it...

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Gold Connections: Gold Connections EP [Album Review]
Mar28

Gold Connections: Gold Connections EP [Album Review]

Gold Connections Gold Connections EP Fat Possum Records [2017] Who: Gold Connections is led by songwriter, guitarist and lyricist Will Marsh and their self-titled debut EP was produced by and features Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest) on drums, electric guitar, bass, and backing vocals. Sound: Slacker indie rock to the core. If you like Car Seat Headrest, then you will dig the laid-back smoldering vibes of Gold Connections. You will...

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Jay Som: Everybody Works [Album Review]
Mar10

Jay Som: Everybody Works [Album Review]

Jay Som Everybody Works Polyvinyl Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Jay Som is doing her own thing that results in a fresh proper debut. Album Review: Jay Som was doing her own DIY thing posting music online when Polyvinyl officially released her first batch of songs last year with the excellent introduction album Turn Into. The fresh spirited Bay Area-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte (aka Jay Som) is...

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The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole [Album Review]
Mar09

The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole [Album Review]

The Proper Ornaments Foxhole Slumberland Records [2017] Who: The Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames). Foxhole is the groups sophomore album. Sound: Given the members it should be no surprise that The Proper Ornaments embrace the softer side of indie rock. They have the slickness of Teenage Fanclub and an extreme nod to The Beatles. Their debut had more...

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Fred Thomas: Changer [Album Review]
Mar02

Fred Thomas: Changer [Album Review]

Fred Thomas Changer Polyvinyl Records [2017] Who: Songwriter/singer/producer Fred Thomas has a lengthy resume in music that includes four records with Saturday Looks Good to Me. More recently he has had success out on his own but after his 2015 record, All Are Saved he didn’t have a normal year. He quit his stable job, got married and moved from Michigan to Canada. Sound: Thomas delivers a poetic narrative style throughout Changer...

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