Subways On The Sun: Capsize [Album Review]
Dec03

Subways On The Sun: Capsize [Album Review]

Subways On The Sun Capsize Spartan Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Subways On The Sun build on the strengths of their debut album, producing a sophomore effort that’s anything but a slump. Album Review: A second album is a tricky proposition for a lot of bands. Change direction too much, and you might lose part of the audience you built with the debut. Stick too closely to the first record, though, and you end up with a sophomore...

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Peter Holsapple: Game Day [Album Review]
Dec03

Peter Holsapple: Game Day [Album Review]

Peter Holsapple Game Day Omnivore Recordings [2018] Fire Note Says: Game Day is a fine current day collection of songs from Peter Holsapple, a welcome continuation of his long and storied career with the dB’s, a testament to the value of keeping on keeping on. Album Review: Peter Holsapple has had a long and prestigious career, writing and playing a supportive role with prestigious alternative rockers and independent acts since his...

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The Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. [Album Review]
Nov29

The Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. [Album Review]

The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. Napalm Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Billy Corgan reunites with James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain, plus producer Rick Rubin, in an attempt to make up for lost ground… and it’s a nice start toward recovery. Album Review: Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins took to the early 1990’s like few others. In ’91 they toured supporting their debut album Gish,...

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The Beths: Future Me Hates Me [Album Review]
Nov28

The Beths: Future Me Hates Me [Album Review]

The Beths Future Me Hates Me Carpark Records [2018] Who: New Zealand four-piece The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar indie pop on debut record. Sound: Big guitar riffs and infectious indie-rock hooks. This record has plenty of vocal harmonies and should appeal to fans of Velocity Girl, The Breeders, Rilo Kiley and Best Coast. TFN Final Take: The Beths play all the right chords as they come at you with...

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Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death In Meatspace [Album Review]
Nov27

Tropical Fuck Storm: A Laughing Death In Meatspace [Album Review]

Tropical Fuck Storm A Laughing Death In Meatspace Joyful Noise Recordings [2018] Fire Note Says: Tropical Fuck Storm’s debut is freaky and funky in equal parts. Album Review: Australia has really been a hot bed for what’s good in music these days. Bands such as: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Stonefield, Wolfmother (more or less), Methyl Ethel, The Vines, ORB, Amyl and the Sniffers, Tame Impala, POND, and now Tropical...

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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Live From The Ryman [Album Review]
Nov26

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Live From The Ryman [Album Review]

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Live From The Ryman Southeastern Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Jason Isbell and his fine band, The 400 Unit, deliver up the best of his last three albums recorded at sold-out shows at Nashvilles “Mother Church,” The Ryman Auditorium. Album Review: Jason Isbell has had a pretty good year, here in 2018. His last album, The Nashville Sound, picked up the Grammy Award for the Best Americana Album, and “If We...

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