The Lemon Twigs – “A Dream Is All I Know” [Video]

NYC sibling duo The Lemon Twigs have shared the theatrical epic “A Dream Is All I Know”, the (near) title track and latest taste of their forthcoming album, “A Dream Is All We Know”, out May 3rd on Captured Tracks. Merging ripping guitars, zig-zagging harmonies and bittersweet nods to love and loss, today’s single captures … Read more

The Lemon Twigs – “They Don’t Know How To Fall In Place” [Video]

NYC’s beloved sibling duo The Lemon Twigs announce their all new 2024 LP A Dream Is All We Know, arriving May 3rd on Captured Tracks. Following 2023’s emotionally charged Everything Harmony – which The Guardian called “totally perfect,” Questlove praised for going “full Debarge”, and The Needle Drop’s Anthony Fantano revealed was the source of his #1 most played song of … Read more

The Lemon Twigs: Everything Harmony [Album Review]

The Lemon TwigsEverything HarmonyCaptured Tracks [2023] If there were really such a thing as time travel, it wouldn’t be all that hard to convince even the most astute music listener that the new album from The Lemon Twigs was a long-lost product from 1967, perhaps the one original copy hidden away in a time capsule … Read more

Widowspeak – “The Jacket” [Video]

Widowspeak share “The Jacket”, the title track off their forthcoming sixth studio album, to be released March 11 via Captured Tracks. In signature Widowspeak style, “The Jacket” builds on repetition and live room energy as the same chords start to change shape and hypnotize over time. Molly Hamilton croons “no no no, you could never … Read more

Reptaliens: Multiverse [Album Review]

ReptaliensMultiverseCaptured Tracks [2022] Portland, Ore.-duo, Reptaliens have stepped away from the dreamy sounding synth drenched work on their two previous albums, to pick up bass and guitars and return to their initial 90’s alt rock influences. Due to the necessary isolation of the pandemic, songwriters and married collaborators Bambi and Cole Browning, were pulled away … Read more

Widowspeak – “Everything Is Simple” [Video]

Widowspeak’s sixth studio album, The Jacket, will be released March 11th via Captured Tracks. The duo (singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas) share a propulsive, spirited song here about shifting perspectives in increasingly complicated situations. In the music video directed by OTIUM, Hamilton croons “learned to love the ropes when you were caught, … Read more

Wax Chattels – “Cede” [Video]

New Zealand’s Wax Chattels share their third single “Cede” off their cathartic sophomore album, Clot, which came out September 25 via Captured Tracks and Flying Nun. The vitriolic choruses of “Cede” are in Amanda Cheng’s (bass/vocals) native language — Taiwanese Hokkien — and are an indignant confrontation about Cross-Strait relations and self-determination. This track follows … Read more

Wax Chattels: Clot (Baby Blue Wax | 400 Copies)

Wax Chattels is back with a sophomore record that sounds ready to rock out. The writing process for ‘Clot’ took the best part of a year. While some songs were written on the road, the bulk of the album was workshopped throughout 2019 across bedrooms and storage containers. Demos were fine-tuned before taking them to … Read more

Wax Chattels: Wax Chattels [Album Review]

Wax Chattels Wax Chattels Captured Tracks/Flying Nun Records [2018] TFN Final Take: A “guitarless guitar band,” almost doesn’t sound like a real thing but that is what the New Zealand noise-rock band Wax Chattels have labeled themselves. A drum kit, bass and keyboard drive the noise here while the vocals of Peter Ruddell and Amanda … Read more

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog [Album Review]

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog Captured Tracks [2017] Fire Note Says: Mac DeMarco dives deep for one of his most engaging records to date. Album Review: Maturity is a weird thing because not only does it seem to happen overnight but you can typically identify the very “moment” it takes place. You can recognize it … Read more

The Brotherhood Of Lizards: Lizardland – The Complete Works [Album Review]

The Brotherhood Of Lizards Lizardland: The Complete Works Captured Tracks [2016] Fire Note Says: Captured Tracks unearths another gem from Martin Newell of Cleaners from Venus. Album Review: I have to confess, I had no idea that The Brotherhood of Lizards was even a band, let alone a short-lived project featuring Martin Newell of Cleaners … Read more

EZTV: “Pretty Torn Up”

We told you about the smooth sounds of EZTV back in April when “Lights” was our Friday Fire Track. Their debut, Calling Out, is filled with soft guitar pop and heartbreak which is right in Captured Tracks wheelhouse.

The group has now launched a video for “Pretty Torn Up” in collaboration with New York’s Children’s Museum of the Arts. EZTV is also hitting the road later this month and you can check out the dates below.

EZTV TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):
Wed. Sept. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Fri. Sept. 25 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Sat. Sept. 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
Sun. Sept. 27 – Detroit, MI @ Elijah’s
Mon. Sept. 28 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Tue. Sept. 29 – Kingston, NY @ BSP
Wed. Sept. 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House ^
Fri. Oct. 9 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %

# w/ King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Michael Rault
% with Luna
^ with Reigning Sound

Mac DeMarco: Another One [Album Review]

Mac DeMarco Another One Captured Tracks [2015] Fire Note Says: Grab a cup of coffee with Mac and enjoy his latest record! Album Review: It’s always a big deal around The Fire Note Headquarters when Mac DeMarco releases a new record, since the release of Rock and Roll Night Club back in 2012, we have … Read more

EZTV: Calling Out [Album Review]

EZTV Calling Out Captured Tracks [2015] Fire Note Says: Soft guitar pop brewed with heartbreak. Album Review: Soft hook filled guitar pop has always had its place on the indie scene. Recently, other than maybe Real Estate, there does not seem to be many bands embracing this style until hearing the debut from Brooklyn’s EZTV. … Read more

Juan Wauters: Who Me? [Album Review]

Juan Wauters Who Me? Captured Tracks [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: The Beets frontman Juan Wauters is back with his sophomore record, Who Me?. His simple acoustic approach is a very throwback folk-rock that thrived in the 70’s. Who Me? follows The Beets path of short songs as most hover around the 2 minute mark. … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: EZTV – “The Light”

Captured Tracks is still one of my favorite labels but as their roster has grown I think some of their early core sound has been somewhat overshadowed. Great albums from Beach Fossils, DIIV and Wild Nothing highlighted a break out period for the label and reissued to the world the classic indie-alternative meets new wave … Read more

The Apartments: The Evening Visits…And Stays For Years [Album Review]

The Apartments The Evening Visits…and Stays For Years Captured Tracks [2015] Fire Note Says: An often overlooked 80’s classic is given the deluxe reissue treatment. Album Review: The Evening Visits…and Stays for Years is a dark and brooding indie pop album from the 80’s, led by a former (brief) member of The Go-Betweens. Peter Milton … Read more

JUAN WAUTERS ‘Who, Me?’ Special Edition Color LP w/ Bonus 7″

The new record from Juan Wauters, Who Me?, is up for pre-order over at Captured Tracks. This Special Edition Version comes on Colored Vinyl and includes a Bonus 7″! His 2014 record, N.A.P. North American Poetry, sold out so if you like Juan you might think about picking this one up sooner than later. The … Read more

Mourn: Mourn [Album Review]

Mourn Mourn Captured Tracks [2015] Fire Note Says: Don’t let the age of Mourn fool you. Album Review: What if I asked you to tell my why you like new music? What would you say? Does a record need to meet a certain critic criteria to be liked such as Pitchfork’s Best New Music or … Read more

Alex Calder: Strange Dreams [Album Review]

Alex Calder Strange Dreams Captured Tracks [2015] Fire Note Says: Alex Calder creates experimental indie pop on his debut Strange Dreams. Album Review: Strange Dreams is the debut record from Edmontonion Alex Calder who is better known from his previous band, Makeout Videotape which also included Mac DeMarco. Of course, followers of DeMarco will want … Read more