The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2017
Dec15

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2017

#50 Old 97’s Graveyard Whistling ATO Records [2017] Drinkin’, whiskey, cars, trouble, women, God and Texas – Dallas, Texas that is. That has been the story of the Old 97’s since their first record, Hitchhike To Rome which was released back in 1994. This veteran group returned this year with an album that embraced the alt-country world they helped build. Graveyard Whistling delightfully is the groups best record since 2008’s...

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The Friday Fire Track: Stonefield – “Delusion”
Dec15

The Friday Fire Track: Stonefield – “Delusion”

Australia’s Flightless is a record label that’s on a roll. They are home to one of the most talked about bands in the world right now, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Plus their roster of artists continues to drive psychedelic music to new heights. Artist that include The Murlocs, ORB, Pipe Eye, The Babe Rainbow, and now Stonefield. Stonefield consists of four sisters: Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Holly Findlay. What’s their purpose?...

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2017: Writer Edition
Dec12

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2017: Writer Edition

The Fire Note wouldn’t be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! Our official year end Top 50 is coming soon but clearly everyone has different tastes and ideas when naming the best album released in 2017. Thanks again to all our...

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Prog 2017: The Year In Review
Dec11

Prog 2017: The Year In Review

Progressive Rock is not dead. It’s been relegated to the back of the line but it refuses to go away. And this is the time of year I get to reflect on all of the previous twelve month’s worth of proggy goodness that my ears have received. Yeah, it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it. There’s an endless supply of records and bands from around the globe – more so each year, it seems. This is...

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The Friday Fire Track: Acid Dad – “Die Hard”
Dec08

The Friday Fire Track: Acid Dad – “Die Hard”

Back in February of 2016 we told you about Brooklyn’s Acid Dad right here in The Friday Fire Track feature. At that time, the psych-punk group was releasing their new EP, Let’s Plan A Robbery, that just got us ready for more. And then we waited! The wait is over as Acid Dad has emerged on Greenway Records with a new 7-inch for today’s Friday Fire Track, “Die Hard.” The band also made the announcement that they are...

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The Friday Fire Track: Olden Yolk – “Takes One To Know One”
Dec01

The Friday Fire Track: Olden Yolk – “Takes One To Know One”

Trouble In Mind has been on a hot streak this year and the label’s 2018 lineup is already looking solid. Today’s Friday Fire Track artist, Olden Yolk, is more proof that they are a label to save some up some hard-earned cash for next year. The New York-based group is led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer. The band’s self-titled debut is coming out February...

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