Canshaker Pi: Naughty Naughty Violence [Album Review]
Jul11

Canshaker Pi: Naughty Naughty Violence [Album Review]

Canshaker Pi Naughty Naughty Violence Excelsior Recordings [2018] Who: Having spent the last few years supporting artists such as Car Seat Headrest, Parquet Courts and the Cribs, Amsterdam-based rock quartet Canshaker Pi have released their sophomore record, Naughty Naughty Violence. Sound: Blistering indie rock that fits in with Parquet Courts while bringing back memories of the 90’s heyday with a sound similar to Pavement, Sebadoh...

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Johnny Marr: Call The Comet [Album Review]
Jun15

Johnny Marr: Call The Comet [Album Review]

Johnny Marr Call The Comet New Voodoo Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Johnny Marr, groundbreaking guitarist with The Smiths, The The, Modest Mouse, delivers all the goods – solid songs, satisfying vocals, and of course great guitar sounds – on his 3rd solo album. Album Review: During The Smiths short brilliant career they released 4 albums in as many years in the mid-80’s, guitarist Johnny Marr became the most influential guitarists of...

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Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer [Album Review]
Jun14

Father John Misty: God’s Favorite Customer [Album Review]

Father John Misty God’s Favorite Customer Sub Pop Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Father John Misty narrows his scope with improved results. Album Review: Josh Tillman is once again a music writer (and thinker’s) dream. He provides material in each song, each album, that invites a strong reaction and curious reflection. While his 2017 LP Pure Comedy was quite bleak in both its views of the artist and the world around him, Tillman...

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Richard Edwards: Verdugo [Album Review]
Jun07

Richard Edwards: Verdugo [Album Review]

Richard Edwards Verdugo Profound Discomfort [2018] Fire Note Says: Verdugo is a dreamy, free-floating work of moody melodies and emotional release. Album Review: The twelfth song on Richard Edwards’ towering 2017 release Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset is called “Pornographic Teens.” It’s a tune that moves along nicely and showcases Edwards at his moody best, combining swirling synths, lifting vocals and jangly acoustic guitars in a perfect...

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Neko Case: Hell-On [Album Review]
May31

Neko Case: Hell-On [Album Review]

Neko Case Hell-On ANTI- Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Indie rock icon, chanteuse and auteur, Neko Case returns after 5 years with a strong self-produced collection of songs, her best yet. Album Review: It’s been five years since Neko Case’s last album, but it’s not as if she’s been silent since the release of The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. In 2016 she collaborated with k.d. lang and...

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Wire: Pink Flag/Chairs Missing/154 (Special Edition Reissues) [Album Review]
May24

Wire: Pink Flag/Chairs Missing/154 (Special Edition Reissues) [Album Review]

Wire Pink Flag (Special Edition Reissue) Pinkflag [2018] Chairs Missing (Special Edition Reissue) Pinkflag [2018] 154 (Special Edition Reissue) Pinkflag [2018] Fire Note Says: Influential British punk band Wire is re-issuing their three earliest albums, including special editions that unearth b-sides, demos, rarities and previously unreleased recordings. Album Review: I think it was Brian Eno who once said that hardly anyone bought...

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