The Dandy Warhols: Why You So Crazy [Album Review]
Feb12

The Dandy Warhols: Why You So Crazy [Album Review]

The Dandy Warhols Why You So Crazy Dine Alone Records [2019] Who: The release of their 10th studio album sees The Dandy Warhols also celebrating 25 years of being a band. Sound: Alternative power pop band at its core but later years have brought plenty of synth pop and art to their albums. TFN Final Take: Knowing The Dandy Warhols are celebrating 25 years of being a band this year had me thinking that the band’s 10 studio album,...

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Crane Like The Bird: Crane Like The Bird [Album Review]
Feb11

Crane Like The Bird: Crane Like The Bird [Album Review]

Crane Like The Bird Crane Like The Bird Self-Released [2019] Album Review: Crane Like The Bird is the brain-child of drummer and songwriter Kyle Crane, who has collaborated with folk like Neko Case, M. Ward, and Kurt Vile, and worked as the drum double for the young jazz drummer in the movie “Whiplash.” On this project, Crane uses his natural knack for collaboration to create a personal statement about his relationship...

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Guster: Look Alive [Album Review]
Feb08

Guster: Look Alive [Album Review]

Guster Look Alive Nettwerk Music Group [2019] Fire Note Says: Not just an excuse to go on tour! Album Review: Fun and harmony. Two words that come to mind when thinking about Guster. Look Alive fits that bill, while allowing for comment about some of societal issues we face today. This is the Boston band’s eighth studio album, but the first in four years. Sometimes you wonder if the band puts out an album just to fulfill a contract or...

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The Neal Morse Band: The Great Adventure [Album Review]
Feb07

The Neal Morse Band: The Great Adventure [Album Review]

The Neal Morse Band The Great Adventure Radiant Records [2019] Fire Note Says: American Prog warriors unleash sequel to 2016’s The Similitude Of A Dream in convincing fashion. Album Review: Prog is a tough sell and, especially in the US, the market for it is extremely limited. There are, however, a few brave artists who still attempt to raise the musical IQ of their listeners – Steven Wilson and Opeth may be the most...

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Flat Worms: Into The Iris [Album Review]
Feb06

Flat Worms: Into The Iris [Album Review]

Flat Worms Into The Iris Drag City/GOD? Records [2019] Who: LA-based noise punk trio, Flat Worms are poised to take over the world, or at least what you are listening to. Sound: Into the Iris see the Flat Worms sharpen their hooks and keeping things lean with a very accessible and aggressive noise pop hybrid. TFN Final Take: I first heard Flat Worms at the very end of 2018. One of my favorite music blogs recommended their The...

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Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed & Ready [Album Review]
Feb01

Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed & Ready [Album Review]

Cherry Glazerr Stuffed & Ready Secretly Canadian [2019] Who: Stuffed & Ready follows Cherry Glazerr’s Secretly Canadian debut Apocalipstick (2017), an album that saw a young band grow with plenty of indie cred that included earlier releases on Burger and Suicide Squeeze Records. The band has seen some lineup changes but is still driven by the hauntingly perfect vocals of 22 year old Clementine Creevy. Sound: The power vocals...

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