The Friday Fire Track: The I.L.Y’s – “I Love You Man”
Jun23

The Friday Fire Track: The I.L.Y’s – “I Love You Man”

The I.L.Y’s have just released their third album with Bodyguard via Castle Face Records. The I.L.Y’s are Zach Hill and Andy Morin of Death Grips and for this outing feature the guitar work of Tristan Tozer (Yah Mos, Drug Apts) for an extra boost. If you are familiar with the experimental rap of Death Grips then this somewhat underground side project will surprise you with their buzz rock and groove. What you may not know...

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The Friday Fire Track: matt pond PA – “Still Summer”
Jun02

The Friday Fire Track: matt pond PA – “Still Summer”

On August 11, matt pond PA will release Still Summer, their twelfth full-length album and the second Pond is releasing under his independent label, 131 Records. If you are already familiar with matt pond PA’s indie power pop then you will quickly latch onto this new track. “Still Summer” is all about the thrill of youth and all the fun and wild things each of us experienced during that time. For some, maybe it was...

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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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