Feral Ohms: Feral Ohms [Album Review]
Mar21

Feral Ohms: Feral Ohms [Album Review]

Feral Ohms Feral Ohms Silver Current Records [2017] Fire Note Says: The rock Gods are going to enjoy this one! Album Review: Feral Ohms hail from Oakland, California and you may remember this power trio when we covered their Live In San Francisco release back in January. Now, the band has finally released their much anticipated self-titled studio debut and there is no other way to describe it but as a full-on rock assault. If you...

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Why?: Moh Lhean [Album Review]
Mar09

Why?: Moh Lhean [Album Review]

Why? Moh Lhean Joyful Noise Recordings [2017] Fire Note Says: Well worth the 4 year wait, Moh Lhean is a beautifully-produced, introspective concept LP that begs to be listened to in its entirety, multiple times. Album Review: Brothers Yoni and Josiah Wolf, well known in fringe and art rock circles of Cincinnati, are heavy hitters in their solo efforts and side projects. When they co-create under the moniker of Why?, they’re a force...

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Circus Devils: Laughs Best (The Kids Eat It Up) [Album Review]
Feb24

Circus Devils: Laughs Best (The Kids Eat It Up) [Album Review]

Circus Devils Laughs Best (The Kids Eat It Up): Best of Circus Devils Happy Jack Rock Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Circus Devils are sent off in fine fashion with this career-spanning double-LP compilation Album Review: Circus Devils has never been for the casual Robert Pollard fan. The “band,” comprising Pollard and brothers Todd and Tim Tobias, is as unpredictable as they are downright weird: what you find on one album is no...

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Fancey: Love Mirage [Album Review]
Feb23

Fancey: Love Mirage [Album Review]

Fancey Love Mirage Stoner Disco Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Love Mirage is a soundtrack for all seasons, from the sunny thaw of Winter to the liberating joy of summertime. Album Review: Love Mirage, is the third release from Canadian polymath performer, Todd Fancey. Recorded under the name Fancey, retro influenced goodness is consistent throughout the band’s thirteen-year discography. When we arrive at Love Mirage, an eerie event...

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Vagabon: Infinite Worlds [Album Review]
Feb22

Vagabon: Infinite Worlds [Album Review]

Vagabon Infinite Worlds Father/Daughter Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Vagabon delivers an emotionally superb debut. Album Review: Rarely anymore does a debut album get me revved up but that is exactly what happened the first time I heard the songs of Cameroon-born artist Laetitia Tamko, aka Vagabond. Infinite Worlds is an album of finding herself with no musical boundaries and that is the beauty of her record. At times, Infinite...

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Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway [Album Review]
Feb21

Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway [Album Review]

Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway Nonesuch Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Freedom Highway is a monumental achievement from Rhiannon Giddens. Album Review: One of the most powerful things that art can do is hold up a mirror to popular culture and society at large to reveal the ugly underbelly, the dark history that would otherwise be ignored. With her second album for Nonesuch Records, Rhiannon Giddens, she the soulful voice of the...

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