The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily, [Album Review]
Sep02

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily, [Album Review]

The Arcs Yours, Dreamily, Nonesuch Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Black Key Dan Auerbach has found a simmering new full band. Album Review: When he is not producing albums or recording with his buddy Patrick in The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach hangs out with his musical friends and just lays down tracks. Around 75 of them, which made everyone sort of realize that releasing them might be a worthy project. With that decision, The Arcs have...

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The Sword: High Country [Album Review]
Sep01

The Sword: High Country [Album Review]

The Sword High Country Razor & Tie Records [2015] Fire Note Says: The Sword return, slashing in several different directions. Album Review: Ever since battling the cover of The Sword’s “Freya” in video game Guitar Hero 2, I’ve found myself hooked by the Austin, TX-based band’s sound. Picking up both 2006’s Age of Winters and 2008’s Gods of the Earth helped shaped my tastes and the way that I listen to modern metal...

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Pavement: The Secret History, Vol. 1 [Album Review]
Sep01

Pavement: The Secret History, Vol. 1 [Album Review]

Pavement The Secret History, Vol. 1 Matador Records [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: I am assuming that if you clicked on this review you are already a Pavement fan. This first in the series of Pavement extras is great if you base it on the music alone. The B-sides are necessities for fans and the live recordings capture a bigger stage presence than you can imagine as some of the studio tracks take hormones and grow bigger live. Now, I...

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DTCV: Uptime! [Album Review]
Aug28

DTCV: Uptime! [Album Review]

DTCV Uptime! Unsatisfied Records [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: Have you ever wondered what a French-American post punk band sounds like? Well look no further than DTCV (pronounced Detective), for they will provide you with that answer! Similar in style to The Raveonettes, the duo of Fiat Lux and Vivarock have impressive pedigrees, which should be easily found thorough a little online research, but that’s not what really important....

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Destroyer: Poison Season [Album Review]
Aug27

Destroyer: Poison Season [Album Review]

Destroyer Poison Season Merge Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Dan Bejar is back with the right-on-target Poison Season. Album Review: It’s easy to see why Dan Bejar is so embraced by music critics. He makes music that is unique and complex; distinctive yet accessible to the patient listener. Bejar is back under the Destroyer name with his eleventh LP, Poison Season. Scott Morgan and John Collins are regular fixtures in the band as...

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The Good Life: Everybody’s Coming Down [Album Review]
Aug27

The Good Life: Everybody’s Coming Down [Album Review]

The Good Life Everybody’s Coming Down Saddle Creek Records [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: When you talk about Tim Kasher’s work in the indie scene you will always discuss his tormented soul that impacts all of his projects that include his primary band Cursive, his solo work and his other major outlet – The Good Life. It has been eight years since we heard from The Good Life, so Everybody’s Coming Down was released to some...

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