Cole Vargas: Cole Vargas [Album Stream]
Oct04

Cole Vargas: Cole Vargas [Album Stream]

Columbus, Ohio’s Cole Vargas is another example of how much musical talent is out there just hiding and waiting for someone to listen. For Vargas, that ear was Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring) after a chat about his music with his mom and some exchanged contact info. Over the last several years, Vargas sent Deal his songs which contained old demos, roughly recorded piano pieces and full tracks. When Deal had the chance to...

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Track Premiere: King Serpent – “Ohio Honey”
Sep28

Track Premiere: King Serpent – “Ohio Honey”

Today’s premiere track is from the Columbus, Ohio indie rock group King Serpent. The duo consists of guitarist Elizabeth Rasmussen and bassist Mathew Franklin, which both have been playing music live for 15+ years. King Serpent was formed in 2017 with the idea of creating something unique to both members experience which is why you will hear a drum backing track on “Ohio Honey.” This debut single and band is best...

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The Friday Fire Track: Smoking Popes – “Amanda My Love”
Sep21

The Friday Fire Track: Smoking Popes – “Amanda My Love”

1994 was a great year for indie rock and Smoking Popes were right there with their sophomore album Born To Quit. Well, the Smoking Popes are back with a new record which features the original four members – Josh Caterer, Eli Caterer, Matt Caterer, and Mike Felumlee – which is the first since the 1998 recording of The Party’s Over. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Amanda My Love,” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album...

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The Friday Fire Track: Robert Pollard – “Subspace Biographies”
Sep14

The Friday Fire Track: Robert Pollard – “Subspace Biographies”

Trying something a bit different today as the Friday Fire Track goes back to 1998 and features a song from Robert Pollard’s sophomore solo record Waved Out. “Subspace Biographies” is easily one of my favorite Robert Pollard solo songs with its gentle opening before its foot tapping charge keeps the high kicks going. The song just keeps moving and churning as it almost drowns out Pollard’s lyrics near its...

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The Friday Fire Track: ORB – “Space Between The Planets”
Sep07

The Friday Fire Track: ORB – “Space Between The Planets”

TFN has still not tired of the heavy psych weapons Flightless Records out of Australia currently has in their arsenal. ORB of course are now one of their consistent staples as today’s Friday Fire Track is the title track off of their just released third LP. “Space Between The Planets” is a full-on space rock jam that sticks to ORB’s formula of harder edged psychedelia. The track just passes the 5-minute mark...

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The Friday Fire Track: RAYS – “Yesterday’s Faces”
Aug31

The Friday Fire Track: RAYS – “Yesterday’s Faces”

Oakland’s RAYS are back! The follow up to their self-titled debut will be out November 2nd via Trouble In Mind and is titled You Can Get There From Here. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Yesterday’s Faces,” is from the new album and showcases the band’s newer direction of a more refined and melodic pop that is like Cleaners From Venus, Hoops and Robyn Hitchcock. The tempo though from their post-punk...

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