Fruit Tones: Natural Selection [Album Review]
Jun28

Fruit Tones: Natural Selection [Album Review]

Fruit Tones Natural Selection Greenway Records [2019] Who: The Fruit Tones hail from Manchester UK and Natural Selection is their debut record. Sound: Garage rock that comes at you loose, loud and full of energy. TFN Final Take: Manchester’s Fruit Tones don’t try to win you over with anything fancy or sophisticated on their debut Natural Selection. It is a straight up garage rock album that has subjects like “Drunk At The Zoo,”...

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The Raconteurs: Help Us Stranger [Album Review]
Jun24

The Raconteurs: Help Us Stranger [Album Review]

The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger Third Man Records [2019] Who: Jack White and The Raconteurs return after an 11 year absence. Sound: Classic rock radio ready. TFN Final Take: Jack White has not ever disappeared but his Raconteurs have been dormant for 11 years until now with the release of their third record Help Us Stranger. The record is a full-blown rock album that not only revives the Raconteurs early spirit, The Greenhornes garage...

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Truth Club: Not An Exit [Album Review]
Jun13

Truth Club: Not An Exit [Album Review]

Truth Club Not An Exit Tiny Engines [2019] Who: The Raleigh-based four-piece Truth Club are new on the indie rock scene and Not An Exit is their debut record. Sound: Sweeping post-punk that has the indie rocking spirit of a Promise Ring, Car Seat Headrest and The Strokes while bringing a mood like Protomartyr and Interpol to the mix. TFN Final Take: Truth Club sound completely inspired on their debut record Not An Exit. The group take...

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Bad Religion: Age Of Unreason [Album Review]
Jun11

Bad Religion: Age Of Unreason [Album Review]

Bad Religion Age Of Unreason Epitaph Records [2019] Who: This is the West Coast punk greats 17th studio record and first full-length since 2013’s True North. Sound: Melodic punk rock that is 120% Bad Religion. TFN Final Take: If there ever was a political environment for punk veterans Bad Religion to storm back – 2019 is it for sure. In fact, you can tell the current president (although not mentioned) is on Bad Religion’s...

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Amyl And The Sniffers: Amyl And The Sniffers [Album Review]
May30

Amyl And The Sniffers: Amyl And The Sniffers [Album Review]

Amyl And The Sniffers Amyl And The Sniffers Flightless/ATO Records [2019] Who: Formed in Melbourne, Australia in early 2016, Amyl and The Sniffers wrote, self-recorded and released their debut EP, Giddy Up, all in a span of twelve hours. Already signed to Flightless Records for Australia and New Zealand, the band capped off a monster year by signing with ATO Records for North America and Rough Trade Records for the rest of the world....

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