Matt And Kim: Almost Everyday [Album Review]
Sep24

Matt And Kim: Almost Everyday [Album Review]

Matt and Kim Almost Everyday Fader Label [2018] Fire Note Says: Matt and Kim bring the energy and a renewed focus. Album Review: Whether it’s dealing with the current political climate or wrestling with their own mortality, Matt and Kim have found a sense of urgency and focus on their latest album, Almost Everyday. The Brooklyn duo started their career with a bang and lost some of their luster with their later releases. Coasting may...

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The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Sep24

The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour w/ Kacy & Clayton; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, September 20, 2018 Thursday night’s concert by The Decemberists was one whole day late for “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” but, while no one said anything close to an “Arrgh, Matey,” fans of the Portland, Ore., band that packed the intimate confines of the Taft were obviously up for an old world sea shanty, folk...

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Smoking Popes: Into The Agony (Random Mixed Half/Half Vinyl | 500 Copies)
Sep24

Smoking Popes: Into The Agony (Random Mixed Half/Half Vinyl | 500 Copies)

Smoking Popes new album, Into The Agony, is set to be released on October 12, 2018 via Asian Man Records. The 1st press is avaiable at Asian Man which offers 500 random mixed half/half vinyl and 500 opaque white copies. You can pick up a copy HERE. Please follow and like...

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The Friday Fire Track: Smoking Popes – “Amanda My Love”
Sep21

The Friday Fire Track: Smoking Popes – “Amanda My Love”

1994 was a great year for indie rock and Smoking Popes were right there with their sophomore album Born To Quit. Well, the Smoking Popes are back with a new record which features the original four members – Josh Caterer, Eli Caterer, Matt Caterer, and Mike Felumlee – which is the first since the 1998 recording of The Party’s Over. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Amanda My Love,” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album...

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Active Bird Community: Amends [Album Review]
Sep19

Active Bird Community: Amends [Album Review]

Active Bird Community Amends Barsuk Records [2018] Who: Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn band formed in 2005. Amends is their Barsuk Records debut. Sound: Strong 90’s alt-rock influences as they have a vibe that will take you back to the days of Tripping Daisy, Jimmy Eat World, and Harvey Danger while giving you a more modern flare like Rozwell Kid and Car Seat Headrest. TFN Final Take: If only Active Bird Community would have been...

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Low: Double Negative [Album Review]
Sep18

Low: Double Negative [Album Review]

Low Double Negative Sub Pop Records [2018] Fire Note Says: On Low’s 12th album, they sketch a portrait of the dark and noisy residue of modern life, and allow moments of beauty to break through the cracks. Album Review: Beginning with their 1994 debut, “I Could Live in Hope,” Duluth-based indie band Low has been going against the grain, slowing down their rhythms to a hypnotic haze, escaping the noise of modern life into quiet...

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