FEELS: Post Earth [Album Review]
Mar21

FEELS: Post Earth [Album Review]

FEELS Post Earth Wichita Recordings [2019] Who: LA’s FEELS return as Post Earth is the bands sophomore record. Sound: Post punk that can rock out like Sleater-Kinney, grunge like L7 and hum a tune that blend in with the Breeders. TFN Final Take: Coming off their excellent Ty Segall produced debut, FEELS could really approach their sophomore record however they wanted. Natural progression is how I would describe Post Earth as FEELS...

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Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied [Album Review]
Mar19

Stephen Malkmus: Groove Denied [Album Review]

Stephen Malkmus Groove Denied Matador Records [2019] Who: Frontman for Pavement and The Jicks confidently releases another solo project. Sound: With a backbone of synth and beats, Malkmus offers up something different that walks a closer line to Beck but the album still shows flashes of Pavement as well. TFN Final Take: I will tell you that I was very concerned going into Groove Denied. This is Stephen Malkmus’ first solo album...

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Over The Rhine: Love & Revelation [Album Review]
Mar18

Over The Rhine: Love & Revelation [Album Review]

Over The Rhine Love & Revelation Great Speckled Dog [2019] Fire Note Says: Love & Revelation delivers another fine chapter in the artful catalog of Over the Rhine, a fine songwriting duo on their 15th album. Album Review: As songwriters, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have always invited people into their “Earthbound Love Song.” In the 30th year of their artistic sojourn as Over the Rhine, which was a quartet for that...

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Good Shade: Way Out [Album Review]
Mar15

Good Shade: Way Out [Album Review]

Good Shade Way Out Dirtnap Records [2019] Who: Way Out is the 4th studio full length by Columbus, Ohio’s Good Shade. Sound: Good Shade is a pop/punk band that has a raw sound that is much like the style of Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid or throwback to The Figgs. TFN Final Take: Good Shade is propelled by Shane Natalie who composes and records all instruments and vocals on Way Out but recruits an array of Columbus musicians who...

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Vandoliers: Forever [Album Review]
Mar13

Vandoliers: Forever [Album Review]

Vandoliers Forever Bloodshot Records [2019] Album Review: Dallas/Fort Worth band, Vandoliers come out of the gate on their Bloodshot Records debut sounding like the seasoned Texas bar-band they are, delivering up a healthy mix of sounds associated with the state where everything’s a bit larger than life-size. Singer/songwriter Joshua Fleming leads his band in a tradition that echoes early innovators like the Texas Tornados that...

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Spielbergs: This Is Not The End [Album Review]
Mar12

Spielbergs: This Is Not The End [Album Review]

Spielbergs This Is Not The End By The Time It Gets Dark Records [2019] Who: This Is Not The End is Oslo, Norway’s Spielbergs debut full length. Sound: Spielbergs have a throwback alt rock sound that will have Superdrag fans loving the hooks and Hum fans loving the guitars. TFN Final Take: The Spielbergs are an easy throwback to the alt rock heydays of the 90’s. I say that with a pure admiration for the style as this three...

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