Rick Rude: Make Mine Tuesday [Album Review]
Nov30

Rick Rude: Make Mine Tuesday [Album Review]

Rick Rude Make Mine Tuesday TinyRadars/Sophomore Lounge Records [2017] Who: New Hampshire’s Rick Rude make a lasting impression with Make Mine Tuesday. Sound: Make Mine Tuesday is a stunning debut album that is sure to make people who like Built to Spill, Heartless Bastards and The Pauses swoon. TFN Final Take: Another “Better Late than Never” review for this wonderful record. Make Mine Tuesday was released back in January of this...

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(Sandy) Alex G: Rocket [Album Review]
Nov29

(Sandy) Alex G: Rocket [Album Review]

(Sandy) Alex G Rocket Domino Records [2017] Who: The bedroom pop of Alexander Giannascoli aka (Sandy) Alex G has grown substantially since we first stumbled upon his 2014 record DSU on DIY label Orchid Tapes. Rocket is his sophomore record for Domino. Sound: (Sandy) Alex G plays a melodic pop that ranges from lo-fi experimentation to folk to indie rock. Think Elliott Smith fronting Built To Spill with now a Bright Eyes stroll. TFN...

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Pardoner: Uncontrollable Salvation [Album Review]
Nov28

Pardoner: Uncontrollable Salvation [Album Review]

Pardoner Uncontrollable Salvation Father/Daughter Records [2017] Who: San Francisco’s Pardoner blend and bend their influences into a rather epic debut LP. Sound: Uncontrollable Salvation is a fantastic blend of fuzzy power noise slathered with skewed guitars, impeccable pop moments and an abundance of shoegaze noise. TFN Final Take: Pardoner’s debut LP, Uncontrollable Salvation was an instant love. As soon as the opening track, “Blue...

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King Krule: The OOZ [Album Review]
Nov27

King Krule: The OOZ [Album Review]

King Krule The OOZ True Panther/XL Recordings [2017] Who: London’s Archy Marshall is a well-known and respected artist in the UK and has released work under his own name, Zoo Kid and King Krule as The OOZ is his sophomore release. Sound: King Krule has a unique sound that blends multiple styles of jazz, garage, psychedelic, blues, trippy beats and indie rock that is guided by Marshall’s veteran Paul Weller, Nick Cave and Tom...

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Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet [Album Review]
Nov20

Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet [Album Review]

Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds From Another Planet Dead Oceans [2017] Who: Japanese Breakfast is the solo project of Michelle Zauner of Little Big League. She’s released two albums under the Japanese Breakfast moniker entitled Psychopomp in 2016 and her latest Soft Sounds From Another Earth. Sound: I have to say that Michelle Zauner has one hell of a solo project. It’s music that doesn’t even sound like a solo project. Zauner takes...

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Protomartyr: Relatives In Descent [Album Review]
Nov15

Protomartyr: Relatives In Descent [Album Review]

Protomartyr Relatives In Descent Domino Records [2017] Who: Detroit’s Protomartyr are a post punk band that has just released their fourth lp and first for Domino Records. Sound: If Nick Cave fronted a modern era post punk band with a refined edge and a spoken word style that is like The Hold Steady you would find yourself with Protomartyr. The band should appeal to fans of Joy Division, Mark E Smith, and METZ. TFN Final Take: The...

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