The Friday Fire Track: The I.L.Y’s – “I Love You Man”
Jun23

The Friday Fire Track: The I.L.Y’s – “I Love You Man”

The I.L.Y’s have just released their third album with Bodyguard via Castle Face Records. The I.L.Y’s are Zach Hill and Andy Morin of Death Grips and for this outing feature the guitar work of Tristan Tozer (Yah Mos, Drug Apts) for an extra boost. If you are familiar with the experimental rap of Death Grips then this somewhat underground side project will surprise you with their buzz rock and groove. What you may not know...

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Emperor X: Oversleepers International [Album Review]
Jun21

Emperor X: Oversleepers International [Album Review]

Emperor X Oversleepers International Tiny Engines [2017] Fire Note Says: Offering an up-tempo lyrical tour of politics and contemporary despair, Oversleepers International will bewilder listeners and keep them on their toes with genre-bending arrangements. Album Review: If Conor Oberst had a knack for pop and dropped out of a Political Science PhD. program, he might’ve made Oversleepers International instead of Digital Ash in a...

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The Friday Fire Track: BIRDS – “Get Away”
Jun16

The Friday Fire Track: BIRDS – “Get Away”

Today’s Friday Fire Track is from the Brooklyn psych band BIRDS. They have a debut record that will release August 18th via one of TFN favorite labels Greenway Records, so you know there is some cool limited vinyl waiting for you to pre-order. “Get Away” is a great first taste of what the BIRDS have to offer. There are many styles and forms that are being tagged psych rock these days but the BIRDS mix it up here with...

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The Friday Fire Track: Nathan Oliver – “Marbles”
Jun09

The Friday Fire Track: Nathan Oliver – “Marbles”

We have not seen a release from Nathan Oliver since their 2009 sophomore effort Cloud Animals. That is quite a bit of time since the once bedroom project of Nathan White expanded into a full band. 2017 finds the group reemerging today with a 6-song EP titled Head In The Sand via PotLuck Foundation. The record is a high five to several classic alternative eras but still feels fresh. Take today’s Friday Fire Track...

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Not for the Masses…Best of May 2017 Playlist
Jun06

Not for the Masses…Best of May 2017 Playlist

May just seemed to breeze by, now we are heading into summer and you know what that means! That’s right! Summer tunes! Everyone needs some indie rock to go with the hot summer days…fortunately my Soundcloud feed was chock full of killer summer hits to pass the time. 10 Tracks Mined From the Depths of Soundcloud That You Need to Hear Track 1 –“Means” by Street Eaters: The heavy crunch duo from Oakland bring it on...

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The Friday Fire Track: matt pond PA – “Still Summer”
Jun02

The Friday Fire Track: matt pond PA – “Still Summer”

On August 11, matt pond PA will release Still Summer, their twelfth full-length album and the second Pond is releasing under his independent label, 131 Records. If you are already familiar with matt pond PA’s indie power pop then you will quickly latch onto this new track. “Still Summer” is all about the thrill of youth and all the fun and wild things each of us experienced during that time. For some, maybe it was...

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