Dan Auerbach: Waiting On A Song [Album Review]
Jun28

Dan Auerbach: Waiting On A Song [Album Review]

Dan Auerbach Waiting On A Song Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Dan Auerbach is here to handle you with care. Album Review: Dan Auerbach is now at a musical level where everyone takes notice when he is involved with a project. It does not matter if he is producing records from the likes of The Pretenders, Cage The Elephant or Ray LaMontagne, playing in his side band The Arcs or his day job with The Black Keys....

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King Washington: Potential [Album Review]
Jun28

King Washington: Potential [Album Review]

King Washington Potential The End Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Inventive modern pop/rock quartet from LA, King Washington channel the best musical inclinations of the past in a hip, fresh sound. Album Review: King Washington is a talented indie-rock band from LA whose sound reveals artists that have mastered the musical vocabulary of some of the most creative bands from the 60s & 70s, yet they avoid falling into the trap of a...

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Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow Forever [Album Review]
Jun26

Matthew Sweet: Tomorrow Forever [Album Review]

Matthew Sweet Tomorrow Forever Honeycomb Hideout/Sony/RED [2017] Fire Note Says: Matthew Sweet is back after a six-year hiatus and Tomorrow Forever finds him in top form. Album Review: With 11 albums under his belt, Matthew Sweet knows who he is. This eleventh LP, Tomorrow Forever, sees Sweet return to his power pop roots with clean, hooky songs with just enough of his trademark weirdness and confessionals to make things interesting....

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Deep State: Thought Garden [Album Review]
Jun26

Deep State: Thought Garden [Album Review]

Deep State Thought Garden Friendship Fever [2017] Fire Note Says: Deep State churn up a big, fast, punk rock sound on their second album, Thought Garden. Album Review: The four-piece punk rock band Deep State, from Athens, GA, churn up a big, fast swirl of sound for their second album, Thought Garden. From the start listeners will be drawn to the propulsive beat and chiming, churning guitars and the hypnotic droning quality in...

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Murder Of The Universe [Album Review]
Jun22

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Murder Of The Universe [Album Review]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe ATO/Flightless Records [2017] Fire Note Says: King Gizzard continue their 2017 releases with the chaptered concept album Murder Of The Universe. Album Review: Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are back with a behemoth of an album titled Murder Of The Universe. It is their second release in 2017 and like many of their previous albums, works within a...

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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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