Cemeteries: The Wilderness [Album Review]

Cemeteries The Wilderness Lefse Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Cemeteries sophomore album proves they’re a band worth watching. Album Review: Cemeteries is an ambient, dream pop band rising up from Buffalo, NY.  With The Wilderness, writer and vocalist Kyle J. Reigle brings a theatrical, yet mellow sound to life. Like they’re telling a story, the songs blend together, creating a unique sound of both horror film soundtrack and perfect...

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Midway In Wake: We Will Remain Sedate [Album Review]

Midway In Wake We Will Remain Sedate Lowatt Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Midway In Wake take you on a well crafted Bedroom Pop journey. Album Review: We Will Remain Sedate is the debut album from El Paso’s Midway in Wake.  Greg Reynaud is the creative force of the band, writing, recording, and playing all instruments on the debut lp, out of necessity rather than a desire to record on his own. Reynaud now resides in South Korea, and...

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Smoking Popes: Born To Quit [Album Review]

Smoking Popes Born To Quit [Reissue] SideOneDummy Records [2012] Fire Note Says:  One of the more underrated albums from the 90’s alternative nation gets a facelift. Album Review:  If you pinned me down and made me list several albums from the 90’s that I still go back to on occasion I guarantee that the Smoking Popes sophomore record Born To Quit would make the list. Well, the fine folks at SideOneDummy records must have had the same...

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Scott Walker: Bish Bosch [Album Review]

Scott Walker Bish Bosch 4AD Records [2012] Fire Note Says: With Bish Bosch, Scott Walker gives listeners another sonic puzzle to solve! Album Review: After talking eleven years to follow up 1984’s Climate of the Hunter with 1995’s Tilt, and talking eleven more years to follow-up Tilt with 2006’s The Drift, Scott Walker has picked up the pace and delivered his new album, Bish Bosch, after a mere 6 years. Walker, who rose to fame in the...

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Sea Wolf: Old World Romance [Album Review]

Sea Wolf Old World Romance Dangerbird Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Old World Romance delivers a solid effort that has been crafted for lovers of indie rock. Album Review: Sea Wolf released Old World Romance, their third long-player, in September 2012.  Sea Wolf is fronted by Alex Brown Church and has been comprised of many musicians over its nine-year existence.  As I listened to the album I heard vestiges of Tom Petty, Jeff Tweedy,...

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The Gaslight Anthem: Hold You Up 10″ EP [Album Review]

The Gaslight Anthem Hold You Up 10” EP Mercury Records [2012] Fire Note Says: The Gaslight Anthem offer up 3 new acoustic tracks on RSD 10″ release. Album Review: This new 10” EP from The Gaslight Anthem was just released several weeks ago on Record Store Day Black Friday. The EP continues the trend for the band to turn down the amps as all three tracks here are presented acoustically. For fans, this limited release is a worthy...

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