Orville Peck: Pony [Album Review]
Aug23

Orville Peck: Pony [Album Review]

Orville Peck Pony Sub Pop Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Orville Peck is the Great North American queer cowboy wonder. Album Review: Saddle up partner, because we’re going on a wild ride with one of the biggest breakout stars of 2019: Orville Peck, a gay Canadian country singer who hides his face behind a be-fringed black leather mask and commands a booming, buttery voice that could conquer canyons and parries from the shores of Lake...

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Redd Kross: Beyond The Door [Album Review]
Aug22

Redd Kross: Beyond The Door [Album Review]

Redd Kross Beyond The Door Merge Records [2019] Album Review: Here in the new dark ages, I can think of no better antidote to the political malaise or our troubled times than the return of power-pop (with the emphasis on the “power” & the “pop”) wunderkinds, Redd Kross. Arriving in the 80’s along-side Material Issue, Jellyfish, and a host of bands influenced by the hooky melodicism and raw punk energy of Cheap Trick, Redd Kross...

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Dave Hause: Kick [Album Review]
Aug22

Dave Hause: Kick [Album Review]

Dave Hause Kick Rise Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Dave Hause’s fourth record is a satisfying blend of familiar styles. Album Review: “Wouldn’t it be nice just to be bold?” asks Dave Hause in the closing seconds of the first track on his fourth record Kick. “I used to be bold,” he reminds us, and perhaps himself. In a sense, it’s a fitting opening to Hause’s 2019 release – an understated but comfortable follow up to 2017’s raucous...

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Honey Radar: Ruby Puff Of Dust [Album Review]
Aug21

Honey Radar: Ruby Puff Of Dust [Album Review]

Honey Radar Ruby Puff Of Dust What’s Your Rupture? [2019] Who: Philadelphia-based lo-fi specialists Honey Radar do what they do best on their 5th LP. What do they do? They make memorable lo-fi charmers. Sound: Jason Henn’s tie-dye, lo-fi stylings are nostalgic and endearing on this remarkable new LP. TFN Final Take: Ruby Puff of Dust continues to demonstrate Honey Radar’s love for 60s era psychedelic-tinged pop blended with the...

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Album Stream Premiere: Nocturnal Blonde – Still Gushing
Aug20

Album Stream Premiere: Nocturnal Blonde – Still Gushing

You won’t find many stories behind bands that are as compelling and important as Athens GA’s Nocturnal Blonde. Ritchie Williams, producer/songwriter/singer/instrumentalist of Nocturnal Blonde, nearly lost his brother, Dave Williams, to an incidental opiate-related overdose. Though he survived, Dave was left with permanent neurological damage. Nocturnal Blonde’s full length, Still Gushing, represents the raw reality...

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Infest The Rats’ Nest [Album Review]
Aug19

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Infest The Rats’ Nest [Album Review]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Infest The Rats’ Nest Flightless Records [2019] Who: TFNs favorite Australians are back with their 15th studio record and second album release in 2019. Sound: Metal. TFN Final Take: If you are a fan of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard then you already know that being surprised is an actual key element of the band. For a group that seems to work tirelessly, they still have not ever churned out...

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