The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin – Live At Red Rocks [Album Review]
Dec02

The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin – Live At Red Rocks [Album Review]

The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin: Live At Red Rocks Warner Records [2019] Fire Note Says: The Flaming Lips join together with the Colorado Symphony to recreate their 1999 masterpiece “The Soft Bulletin” at the landmark Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Album Review: Back in 2016, somebody had the smarts to imagine a 20th anniversary celebration of Oklahoma City’s Flaming Lips’ breakout 1999 release, The Soft Bulletin, complete with a live...

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The Jay Vons – “Keep on Moving” [Video]
Dec02

The Jay Vons – “Keep on Moving” [Video]

The Jay Vons have a new video for “Keep On Moving” off their debut album, The Word, which is out now via La Castanya. Discussing the video, director Artur Tort (Escafior Films) stated, We wanted to create a very rhythmic piece, mixing apparently random images collected during a short stay in New York with images of the Jay Vons performing at a small studio. It is a kind of back and forth movement between the almost infinite space of...

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Joe Henry: The Gospel According To Water [Album Review]
Nov29

Joe Henry: The Gospel According To Water [Album Review]

Joe Henry The Gospel According To Water earMUSIC [2019] Fire Note Says: Joe Henry’s 15th album arises out of a dire diagnosis, with reflections on mortality the befit a celebration of life. Album Review: Joe Henry’s 15th studio album, The Gospel According to Water, is unlike any other record you’ll listen to this year. All but two of the songs were written this year between Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day, after Henry was diagnosed...

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Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]
Nov27

Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]

Paul Orwell SMUT Heavy Soul! Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Sixties influenced London rocker Paul Orwell has returned with his third record SMUT and it is a retro sounding barn burner. It’s loud, it’s brash and it does not take much time hitting any brakes. This carefree delivery by Orwell is his engaging quality and it never matters if his voice is out front or boosted with effect because he always demands your attention. Much like...

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The Murder Capital – “More Is Less” [Video]
Nov27

The Murder Capital – “More Is Less” [Video]

Dublin’s The Murder Capital have shared a new video for ‘More Is Less’ – the live version of which went viral and forged the band’s breakthrough last year. The video follows the release of their debut album When I Have Fears in August, which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, and a #2 position in their native Ireland. The new album is available on gatefold colour LP, black LP, as part of a limited...

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Beck: Hyperspace [Album Review]
Nov26

Beck: Hyperspace [Album Review]

Beck Hyperspace Capitol Record [2019] Album Review: It has been a fun and curious thing to watch the evolution of Beck’s musical career from his breakout single, Loser in 1994 with its mix of lo-hi folk, hip-hop and blues influence and 2017’s Colors which was all glossy, polished synth pop with an 80’s retro vibe. In the intervening years, we got Odelay, which seemed to take the kinetic energy of Loser to the next level with its...

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