Beach Slang: The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City (Half Beer/Half Bone | 200 Copies)
Oct14

Beach Slang: The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City (Half Beer/Half Bone | 200 Copies)

Beach Slang has announced a new album, The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, which is due out January 10 on Bridge Nine Records. While James has always invited a rotating gang of friends and players for recordings and shows, this record features a VERY special guest bassist: Tommy Stinson. “It was a real-life rock & roll daydream come true,” says James. The band will kick off a national fall tour with Goo Goo Dolls on...

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Dany Laj and The Looks [Live Spotlight]
Oct14

Dany Laj and The Looks [Live Spotlight]

TFN was excited to catch Dany Laj and The Looks at Blind Bob’s Bar Saturday night. Not only are they great to chat with but their indie Canadian power pop is a solid slice of rock n roll that soars live! EVERYTHING NEW IS NEW AGAIN by Dany Laj And The Looks The group has a new record out titled Everything New Is New Again that you can find at their Bandcamp page in all formats. A cool side note to this record is that Dan Parent...

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Belle And Sebastian: Days Of The Bagnold Summer [Album Review]
Oct11

Belle And Sebastian: Days Of The Bagnold Summer [Album Review]

Belle And Sebastian Days Of The Bagnold Summer Matador Records [2019] Album Review: Although it’s been four year since the last full-length album by the indie-pop/alternative band Belle and Sebastian, from Glasgow, Scotland, this new release might not qualify exactly as its latest release, as Days of the Bagnold Summer is a soundtrack album for the film of the same name. The film, described as a coming-of-age comedy, is the...

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The Hecks – “Flash” [Video]
Oct11

The Hecks – “Flash” [Video]

Chicago trio The Hecks have been at it since 2012, starting out as the duo of guitarist Andy Mosiman & Zach Hebert. The band drafted guitarist Dave Vettraino into the fold, a recording engineer who was recording the band’s s/t debut (Trouble In Mind, 2016) & ended up joining the band In 2017. The band’s journey to the end result of My Star⁠—their second album⁠—has taken them three years. After recording an...

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Bon Iver: I,I [Album Review]
Oct10

Bon Iver: I,I [Album Review]

Bon Iver I,I Jagjaguwar [2019] Album Review: While “I,I”, the fourth album from Bon Iver, begins with “Yi” a 30 second smattering of electronic noise, voices, and an unsettling sense of dislocation, which would lead one to expect another album in the more experimental mode of 2016’s 22, A Million, soon something more focused and something a lot closer to traditional songs. Which is not to suggest that Justin Vernon & Co. have...

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Cherry Glazerr – “Call Me (feat. Portugal. The Man)” [Video]
Oct10

Cherry Glazerr – “Call Me (feat. Portugal. The Man)” [Video]

Cherry Glazerr – the Los Angeles based trio led by Clementine Creevy – have released the video for “Call Me,” the band’s new single featuring Grammy award-winning Portugal. The Man. Team work makes the dream work, y’all! The video for “Call Me” stars performance artist Jibz Cameron (“Dynasty Handbag”) working to realize her QVC hosting dreams. Watch it now! Please follow and like...

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