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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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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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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The Friday Fire Track: B Boys – “Energy”
May26

The Friday Fire Track: B Boys – “Energy”

B Boys offered up a solid blend of Wire meets Parquet Courts on last year’s EP, No Worry No Mind. The band is back with their official debut, Dada, on June 16th via Captured Tracks and today’s Friday Fire Track is the first single. You will quickly hear that the B Boys are still moving with similar strength and direction on “Energy.” It is a thrilling pulsing track that just keeps thumping. What may seem like a...

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The Friday Fire Track: Needles//Pins – “All The Same”
May19

The Friday Fire Track: Needles//Pins – “All The Same”

We first featured the Vancouver BC punk band, Needles//Pins back in 2014 in one of our Bandcamp pieces so TFN is excited to see the band return with a new record. Good Night, Tomorrow will be out June 30th via Mint Records in Canada and on one of our favorites, Dirt Cult Records here in the US. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “All The Same,” will grab you quickly as the bands gruff and melodic punk vocals ooze the spirit...

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