Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary [Album Review]
Feb20

Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary [Album Review]

Girlpool What Chaos Is Imaginary ANTI- [2019] Fire Note Says: Girlpool continues to evolve on their third album. Album Review: Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad are back with their third LP. Following 2017’s impressive Powerplant, which incorporated fuzzy guitars and haunting harmonies, the new collection goes for more of the same, but with mixed results. It’s hard for the story to not be the impact of Tucker’s transgender identity on...

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Ben Kweller – “Heart Attack Kid” [Video]
Feb19

Ben Kweller – “Heart Attack Kid” [Video]

Ben Kweller has released his first new song in five years, “Heart Attack Kid,” and is now available via a video he made in collaboration with Robert Strange of Superorganism. “Making the Heart Attack Kid music video with Ben Kweller was the first big project I’ve done outside of my band, Superorganism,” says Strange. “Stylistically, I wanted to take a step in a new direction while making the video...

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Smug Brothers: Attic Harvest [Album Review]
Feb19

Smug Brothers: Attic Harvest [Album Review]

Smug Brothers Attic Harvest Gas Daddy Go! Records [2019] Who: Dayton, Ohio-based Smug Brothers make a dream come true and finally release an album on vinyl. Attic Harvest is a dream for us listeners, too. Sound: Attic Harvest features a new lineup for Smug Brothers, but not to worry, Smug Brothers still showcase catchy and charming lo-to-mid-fi songs from Kyle Melton. TFN Final Take: Attic Harvest sees some rather drastic changes for...

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Gary Clark Jr – “This Land” [Video]
Feb18

Gary Clark Jr – “This Land” [Video]

Clark’s powerful new video “This Land” was filmed in Clark’s hometown of Austin and directed by Savanah Leaf. The headline-grabbing short film has already exceeded over one million YouTube views. Gary Clark Jr’s new album of the same title is due out this Friday February 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. Please follow and like...

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Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock [Album Review]
Feb18

Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock [Album Review]

Bob Mould Sunshine Rock Merge Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Mould has always been one of alternative music’s bright shining stars. Album Review: Bob Mould makes a determined effort on his 14th solo studio album to turn from the darkness toward the light of Sunshine Rock. It’s a burst of positivity that he spells out with unusual lyrical clarity in the campy folk song “Camp Sunshine, where he sings “The days I get to spend making...

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Swervedriver: Future Ruins [Album Review]
Feb15

Swervedriver: Future Ruins [Album Review]

Swervedriver Future Ruins Dangerbird Records [2019] Who: This is Swervedriver’s sixth album and first since 2015’s I Wasn’t Born to Lose You. Sound: Swervedriver is a name that typically (and should) come up when talking about ‘90s shoegaze. On that spectrum, Swervedriver leaned more on the rock side with their blending of guitar, vocals and feedback. They have not changed! TFN Final Take: 2015 marked the first material from...

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