Pile: Odds And Ends [Album Review]
Sep11

Pile: Odds And Ends [Album Review]

Pile Odds And Ends Exploding In Sound Records [2018] Who: Boston-based Pile please their fans with an essential compilation of their twisted, genre-defying songs. Sound: Odds and Ends is a tidy collection of Pile songs that span 2010-2017. TFN Final Take: It’s no secret that I am a big Pile fan. Odds and Ends does nothing to dissuade that notion. Odds and Ends is a compilation of hard to find/out of print releases, singles and tracks...

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Face To Face: Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions) [Album Review]
Aug14

Face To Face: Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions) [Album Review]

Face To Face Hold Fast (Acoustic Sessions) Fat Wreck Chords [2018] Who: Southern California-based Face to Face have been pumping out catchy punk pop rock for 27 years. Sound: Face to Face have always had a straight forward 90’s punk pop sound that is always filled with hooks surrounded by their grit. Hold Fast is an acoustic take on this base. TFN Final Take: Hold Fast will be a surprise for Face to Face fans as the title, Hold Fast...

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Doffing: Tower Of Ten Thousand Miles [Album Review]
Aug13

Doffing: Tower Of Ten Thousand Miles [Album Review]

Doffing Tower Of Ten Thousand Miles Self-Released [2018] Who: Montreal’s Doffing may have released one of 2018’s best albums. Tower of Ten Thousand Miles is flying under the radar, but try your best to lock on and engage. Sound: Doffing emulate and honor 90’s indie rock with an entertaining blend of weirdo rock that is part Pavement, part Polvo and a touch of The Gerbils. TFN Final Take: It is pretty clear from the get go that Doffing...

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Ovlov: Tru [Album Review]
Aug07

Ovlov: Tru [Album Review]

Ovlov Tru Exploding in Sound Records [2018] Who: Newtown, Connecticut’s Ovlov return after 5 years to release a vibrant, noisy and fascinating album. Sound: Ovlov’s brand of melancholy muscle fuzz soars high on their new LP. TFN Final Take: It’s been a few years since the last Ovlov LP, am, came out, but time has done nothing to diminish the talent of Steve Hartlett’s on-again-off again band. Ovlov sound better than ever. I was a...

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Lucero: Among The Ghosts [Album Review]
Aug07

Lucero: Among The Ghosts [Album Review]

Lucero Among The Ghosts Liberty & Lament Records [2018] Who: Memphis quintet Lucero is celebrating 20 years together as Among The Ghosts is their ninth studio album. Sound: Lucero puts forth the working man’s rock/alt country sound that sounds great in a dark bar or on a big stage. TFN Final Take: You can always count on a record from the heart when you are talking about Memphis group Lucero. It is hard to believe the band is...

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The Coke Dares: Fake Lake [Album Review]
Jul30

The Coke Dares: Fake Lake [Album Review]

The Coke Dares Fake Lake Third Uncle Records [2018] Who: Bloomington, Indiana’s, The Coke Dares return with a 35 track album that will delight and amuse listeners. Sound: The Coke Dares blend humor with oddball catchy power-pop that falls somewhere in the realm of Guided By Voices meets DEVO with a dash of Ween for good measure. TFN Final Take: The Coke Dares new LP, Fake Lake is a pleasant surprise for 2018. Truthfully, I should not...

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