Oso Oso: Basking In The Glow [Album Review]
Sep26

Oso Oso: Basking In The Glow [Album Review]

Oso Oso Basking In The Glow Triple Crown Records [2019] Who: Long Island band Oso Oso return with their third album Basking In The Glow. Sound: Basking In The Glow has a catchy indie power pop and if you like Jimmy Eat World, Young Guv and The Promise Ring. TFN Final Take: If done correct, a good emotional power pop record always wins. Oso Oso’s third album, Basking In The Glow, is exactly that – a winner! Lead singer and main band...

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Pixies: Beneath The Eyrie [Album Review]
Sep23

Pixies: Beneath The Eyrie [Album Review]

Pixies Beneath The Eyrie BMG/Infectious [2019] Album Review: For nearly a decade the reunited Pixies, who came back together in 2004, seemed willing to rest on the laurels of their iconic early masterpieces like Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, playing the old “hits” on the retro circuit. Now, as far as that goes, many of us would still have paid to see the beloved band reproduce that music, which proved influential on most of the 90’s...

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Kneeling In Piss: Tour De Force [Album Review]
Sep04

Kneeling In Piss: Tour De Force [Album Review]

Kneeling In Piss Tour De Force FAH-Q/Anyway Records [2019] Who: Columbus, Ohio-based Kneeling In Piss have a hell of a debut album on their hands. Sound: Kneeling In Piss are occasionally jangly, occasionally punk, often lo-fi power pop and all the time fun. TFN Final Take: Alex Mussawir’s Kneeling In Piss emerged from the ashes of Future Nuns (another excellent band, btw) in 2018. Tour De Force is their debut album, and it seems...

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Orville Peck: Pony [Album Review]
Aug23

Orville Peck: Pony [Album Review]

Orville Peck Pony Sub Pop Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Orville Peck is the Great North American queer cowboy wonder. Album Review: Saddle up partner, because we’re going on a wild ride with one of the biggest breakout stars of 2019: Orville Peck, a gay Canadian country singer who hides his face behind a be-fringed black leather mask and commands a booming, buttery voice that could conquer canyons and parries from the shores of Lake...

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Redd Kross: Beyond The Door [Album Review]
Aug22

Redd Kross: Beyond The Door [Album Review]

Redd Kross Beyond The Door Merge Records [2019] Album Review: Here in the new dark ages, I can think of no better antidote to the political malaise or our troubled times than the return of power-pop (with the emphasis on the “power” & the “pop”) wunderkinds, Redd Kross. Arriving in the 80’s along-side Material Issue, Jellyfish, and a host of bands influenced by the hooky melodicism and raw punk energy of Cheap Trick, Redd Kross...

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Honey Radar: Ruby Puff Of Dust [Album Review]
Aug21

Honey Radar: Ruby Puff Of Dust [Album Review]

Honey Radar Ruby Puff Of Dust What’s Your Rupture? [2019] Who: Philadelphia-based lo-fi specialists Honey Radar do what they do best on their 5th LP. What do they do? They make memorable lo-fi charmers. Sound: Jason Henn’s tie-dye, lo-fi stylings are nostalgic and endearing on this remarkable new LP. TFN Final Take: Ruby Puff of Dust continues to demonstrate Honey Radar’s love for 60s era psychedelic-tinged pop blended with the...

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