Fleet Foxes: First Collection 2006-2009 [Album Review]
Dec05

Fleet Foxes: First Collection 2006-2009 [Album Review]

Fleet Foxes First Collection 2006-2009 Sub Pop Records [2018] Fire Note Says: On the 10th anniversary of Seatle’s Fleet Foxes eponymously-titled debut, the band has released a box set on vinyl and CD containing that breakout album, plus two early EPs along with some B-sides, rareties and demos, 30 tracks in all. Album Review: Listening to “Sun It Rises” and “White Winter Hymnal” again after a time focusing on the band’s sonic...

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Jon Spencer: Spencer Sings The Hits [Album Review]
Dec04

Jon Spencer: Spencer Sings The Hits [Album Review]

Jon Spencer Spencer Sings The Hits In The Red [2018] Who: For his first solo record, Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Pussy Galore) partnered with Quasi frontman Sam Coomes and drummer M. Sord. Sound: This is a loose romp for Jon Spencer that brings back sounds from his early years with Pussy Galore (and brings some Blues Explosion as well). TFN Final Take: You can hear right from the opening track, “Do The Trash...

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Subways On The Sun: Capsize [Album Review]
Dec03

Subways On The Sun: Capsize [Album Review]

Subways On The Sun Capsize Spartan Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Subways On The Sun build on the strengths of their debut album, producing a sophomore effort that’s anything but a slump. Album Review: A second album is a tricky proposition for a lot of bands. Change direction too much, and you might lose part of the audience you built with the debut. Stick too closely to the first record, though, and you end up with a sophomore...

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Peter Holsapple: Game Day [Album Review]
Dec03

Peter Holsapple: Game Day [Album Review]

Peter Holsapple Game Day Omnivore Recordings [2018] Fire Note Says: Game Day is a fine current day collection of songs from Peter Holsapple, a welcome continuation of his long and storied career with the dB’s, a testament to the value of keeping on keeping on. Album Review: Peter Holsapple has had a long and prestigious career, writing and playing a supportive role with prestigious alternative rockers and independent acts since his...

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The Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. [Album Review]
Nov29

The Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. [Album Review]

The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Napalm Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Billy Corgan reunites with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain, plus producer Rick Rubin, in an attempt to make up for lost ground… and it’s a nice start toward recovery. Album Review: Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins took to the early 1990’s like few others. In ’91 they toured supporting their debut album Gish,...

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Durand Jones & The Indications – “Don’t You Know (feat. Aaron Frazer)” [Video]
Nov29

Durand Jones & The Indications – “Don’t You Know (feat. Aaron Frazer)” [Video]

Durand Jones & The Indications have announced their return with American Love Call, a fierce album that reckons with how to balance love and fury of modern day America, due March 1st via Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. The new video for American Love Call’s lead single, “Don’t You Know,” features both Jones and drummer/singer Aaron Frazer on vocals. Like what you hear? Pick up the limited vinyl HERE. You can also find the...

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