Real Estate: Daniel [Album Review]

Real EstateDanielDomino [2024] Album Overview: Daniel is the sixth full-length album by Real Estate, recorded in nine days at RCA Studio A in Nashville with producer Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves). It marks a return to the band’s roots while incorporating newfound maturity and self-acceptance. The album features 11 soft and tuneful songs that blend the … Read more

Beth Gibbons – “Floating On A Moment” [Video]

Beth Gibbons releases her debut solo album Lives Outgrown on May 17, 2024. Featuring 10 beautiful new tracks recorded over a period of 10 years, the album was produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, The Last Dinner Party) & Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk).  Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beth’s most personal work … Read more

Real Estate – “Water Underground” [Video]

Indie rock mainstays Real Estate have announced the details of their next album, Daniel, which will be released on February 23, 2024 by Domino Recording Co. The sixth full-length from New Jersey natives Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Alex Bleeker (bass, vocals), Matt Kallman (keyboards), Julian Lynch (guitar) and Sammi Niss (drums), Daniel sports 11 new … Read more

Protomartyr: Formal Growth In The Desert [Album Review]

ProtomartyrFormal Growth In The DesertDomino [2023] Protomartyr, the Detroit-based post-punk band, has returned with their sixth studio album, Formal Growth In The Desert. The record contains waves of emotion that confront the inevitability of loss and the necessity of finding joy through it, persisting in the face of adversity. This emotional drive sets Protomartyr apart, … Read more

Protomartyr – “Make Way” [Video]

Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr have announced their new album, Formal Growth In The Desert, out June 2nd on Domino, and present its lead single/video, “Make Way.” Additionally, they have announced 2023 North American and EU tour dates (below). Composed of vocalist Joe Casey, guitarist Greg Ahee, drummer Alex Leonard, and bassist Scott Davidson, Protomartyr have … Read more

Alex G: God Save The Animals [Album Review]

Alex GGod Save The AnimalsDomino [2022] God Save The Animals is Alex Giannascoli’s, aka Alex G, ninth album at the young age of 29. He has been a staple on the indie DIY scene for years now and continues to push his own boundaries as a singer songwriter with every release. With God Save The … Read more

Martin Courtney: Magic Sign [Album Review]

Martin CourtneyMagic SignDomino [2022] Magic Sign is the second full-length solo record from Martin Courtney. Courtney is best known to many of us as the front man of indie mainstays Real Estate. The new solo album was written throughout 2020 and 2021, and comes from a nostalgic mindset but also with the thought of the … Read more

(Sandy) Alex G: House Of Sugar [Album Review]

(Sandy) Alex G House Of Sugar Domino [2019] TFN Album Review: It is hard to believe that Alex Giannascoli, aka (Sandy) Alex G, has now released three albums on Domino Records with House of Sugar. The record represents his ninth album overall, which for some artists could be their entire catalog, but at age 26 … Read more

(Sandy) Alex G: Rocket [Album Review]

(Sandy) Alex G Rocket Domino [2017] Who: The bedroom pop of Alexander Giannascoli aka (Sandy) Alex G has grown substantially since we first stumbled upon his 2014 record DSU on DIY label Orchid Tapes. Rocket is his sophomore record for Domino. Sound: (Sandy) Alex G plays a melodic pop that ranges from lo-fi experimentation to … Read more

Martin Courtney: Many Moons [Album Review]

Martin Courtney Many Moons Domino [2015] Fire Note Says: Hear the smooth warm sounds from Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney. Album Review: Several other members of Real Estate have already ventured out with side projects like Ducktails and Alex Bleeker and The Freaks, so the time seems right from frontman Martin Courtney to strut his … Read more

Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan [Album Review]

Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Domino Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Dirty Projectors give us a beautiful summertime headphone record! Album Review: Is it possible for a record to be both avant garde and accessible at the same time,to be both simple and complex? If the record is Swing Lo Magellan, the new album from … Read more

Real Estate: Days [Album Review]

Real EstateDaysDomino [2011] Simplistic splendor is one way to describe the sophomore full-length album, Days, from New Jersey’s Real Estate. The album possesses a pure flow that carries the listener seamlessly from track to track, anchored by the soft vocal delivery of singer/guitarist Martin Courtney. His voice engages in an internal struggle with the surrounding … Read more