Bush: Man On The Run [Album Review]
Dec08

Bush: Man On The Run [Album Review]

Bush Man On The Run BMG [2014] Fire Note Says: Bush pleases the crowd with the hard-rocking Man On The Run. Album Review: As a child of the 80’s and 90’s there is something comforting about the bands of my youth sticking around and putting out new content. Bush was one of the biggest outfits of the second half of the 1990’s with albums like Sixteen Stone and Razorblade Suitcase. The former was the subject of much adoration of me and...

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The Paperhead: Africa Avenue [Album Review]
Dec04

The Paperhead: Africa Avenue [Album Review]

The Paperhead Africa Avenue Trouble In Mind Records [2014] Fire Note Says: The Paperhead play the 60’s with a modern pulse. Album Review: If you have been around music long enough (yes I am calling myself old) then the statement “Sooner or later, everything old is new again” seems to ring true with every “fresh” scene that pops up today. There are many explanations for this but there is a clear dividing line on what should be...

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Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil: Goliath [Album Review]
Dec04

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil: Goliath [Album Review]

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Goliath Splint Entertainment [2014] Fire Note Says: Goliath is a loud, fast, rock & roll record. Album Review: It’s easy to get excited about a bright band of youngsters who appear on the scene with a fresh burst of creativity and energy (see The Strypes), or celebrate a band that’s been working for over 20 years in ways that stretch and keep their sound vital and relevant (see Wilco), but...

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Dads: I’ll Be The Tornado [Album Review]
Dec03

Dads: I’ll Be The Tornado [Album Review]

Dads I’ll Be The Tornado 6131 Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Dads brings a grunge aesthetic with a modern twist with I’ll Be The Tornado. Album Review: Dads is a New Jersey-based duo consisting of John Bradley (drums and vocals) and Scott Scharinger (guitar and vocals). Their style can be described as 1990’s-inspired indie rock. I’ll Be The Tornado was produced by Neil Strauch (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Iron & Wine, Owen); the album...

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Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! [Album Review]
Dec01

Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! [Album Review]

Flying Lotus You’re Dead! Warp Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Flying Lotus defies description with You’re Dead. Album Review: Flying Lotus, nee Steven Ellison, can be counted on to make interesting music. His latest, You’re Dead!, ups that factor by a degree or two. This is Flying Lotus’ fifth studio album and his experience is evident from the first note. The first four tracks of the LP are instrumental jazz-fusion type pieces. The...

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TV On The Radio: Seeds [Album Review]
Nov26

TV On The Radio: Seeds [Album Review]

TV On The Radio Seeds Harvest Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Seeds is a profound journey through pain and loss, and ultimately, spiritual recovery and rebirth! Album Review: TV on the Radio were part of that first wave of “blog bands” that hit it big in the early 2000’s based on the promise of their debut ep Young Liars, which immediately moved them to the head of the class. The bands delivered the goods with their debut album,...

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