J Mascis: What Do We Do Now [Album Review]

J MascisWhat Do We Do NowSub Pop Records [2024] Album Overview: What Do We Do Now is the fifth solo studio album by J Mascis. Recorded at his Bisquiteen Studio in Western Massachusetts, it marks a departure from his usual solo acoustic style, incorporating full drums and electric leads while retaining acoustic rhythm parts. The … Read more

Dinosaur Jr.: Sweep It Into Space [Album Review]

Dinosaur Jr. Sweep It Into SpaceJagjaguwar [2021] In a case of being in the wrong place at the right time, alternative rock power trio Dinosaur Jr. had their best-selling, major label releases in the first half of the 90’s, which got them lumped in with the grunge bands of the Pacific Northwest like Nirvana and … Read more

Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave [Album Review]

Lou Barlow Brace The Wave Joyful Noise Recordings [2015] Fire Note Says: Lou gives you plenty of acoustic intensity on his first solo LP in six years. Album Review: Having seen Lou Barlow last month with the very loud Dinosaur Jr., I was ready for some more alt rock from the veteran when I put … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Lou Barlow – “Moving”

“Moving” marks the return of Lou Barlow to the solo album world as his new LP, Brace The Wave, will be his first in six years. Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh have kept him busy on the indie rock side of things so if you are familiar with his earlier solo efforts, the mid-tempo pace and … Read more

Lou Barlow Brace The Wave / 500 Hand-Numbered Color Copies

Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion) will release his first solo album in six years on Joyful Noise Recordings. Like other JNR releases there are several cool vinyl variants to choose from. Brace The Wave is now available for pre-order with a VIP Exclusive vinyl edition, limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies on marbled … Read more

Dinosaur Jr’s “Beyond” LP on Limited Edition Purple Vinyl

Outer Battery has another Dinosaur Jr. exclusive. Dinosaur Jr’s “Beyond” LP is now on limited edition purple vinyl, with a 7″ pressed on white. There are just 500 copies of these, only available from the Outer Battery website. Typically these do not last very long. You can pick up a copy HERE.

The Friday Fire Track: Strand Of Oaks – “Goshen ’97” (Feat. J Mascis)

Here is the first single from Goshen, Indiana’s Strand of Oaks appropriately titled “Goshen ’97.” Founder and leader Tim Showalter has previously released several more folk oriented records under the Strand of Oaks moniker but his new record Heal finds him growing with a much louder sound. Not only can you hear this in the … Read more

Dinosaur Jr. ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ / Green Vinyl 500 Copies

You’re Living All Over Me is an indie alt-rock classic from Massachusetts monoliths Dinosaur Jr. Originally released in 1987, and now reissued by Jagjaguwar, this fine and furious album is available for a limited time on transparent green wax, and limited to 500 copies. You can pre-order one at Newbury Comics HERE.

Dinosaur Jr.: Chocomel Daze (Live 1987) [Album Review]

Dinosaur Jr. Chocomel Daze (Live 1987) Merge Records [2012] Fire Note Says:  Celebrate 25 years of You’re Living All Over Me with Chocomel Daze, a rare live show from that era! Album Review: Merge is releasing Chocomel Daze to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dinosaur Jr’s landmark release, You’re Living All Over Me. Recorded in … Read more