Six Organs Of Admittance – “The Mission” [Video]

Six Organs of Admittance, the long-running moniker of Ben Chasny, announces his 21st album, Time is Glass, out April 26th via Drag City, and shares its lead single/video, “The Mission.” For the past 25 years, Chasny has written music as Six Organs of Admittance while living in different places out on the road for most of that time. After two … Read more

Ty Segall: Three Bells [Album Review]

Ty SegallThree BellsDrag City Records [2024]   Album Overview: Following his 2022 acoustic album, “Hello, Hi,” Three Bells takes Ty Segall on a deeper, wilder journey into the center of self. Ty is known for never making the same album twice, and this record represents a more profound and adventurous expansion of his continually evolving … Read more

Ty Segall – “My Best Friend” [Video]

Since 2008, Ty Segall has played out his hunger to be free through a dozen solo LPs, a variety of collaborative projects, and a rippling eclecticism of songs, sounds and production, all conversing from album to album in a mad diversity of voices. This search continues with Ty’s newest album, Three Bells, a fifteen song journey to the … Read more

Ty Segall – “My Room” [Video]

Ty Segall returns with his most ambitious, elastic set of songs to date, Three Bells, to be released January 26th via Drag City. Following 2022’s acoustic introspection opus, “Hello, Hi,” Three Bells is a deeper, wilder journey to the center of the self, with Ty using his musical vocabulary with ever-increasing sophistication. In conjunction with … Read more

Alasdair Roberts: Grief In The Kitchen And Mirth In The Hall [Album Review]

Alasdair RobertsGrief In The Kitchen And Mirth In The HallDrag City Records [2023] Scottish-native and singer/guitarist, Alasdair Roberts has always loved the traditional folk music of his homeland, and again after two dozen or so solo and collaborative releases, he returns here with 12 traditional ballads. Recorded live in the studio over the course of … Read more

Bill Callahan: YTI⅃AƎЯ [Album Review]

Bill CallahanYTI⅃AƎЯDrag City Records [2022] I think one could easily build an argument that Bill Callahan is one of the stronger singer/songwriters of the past 25 years. The Smog band leader had a multitude of great albums and then his solo career has been a fascinating journey to hear through his lens. He does not … Read more

Ty Segall: “Hello, Hi” [Album Review]

Ty Segall“Hello, Hi”Drag City Records [2022] It shouldn’t really be a surprise that during the now called “isolation months of 2020,” Ty Segall recorded an album. In fact, it would have been surprising if he didn’t. It also shouldn’t surprise you that “Hello, Hi” is more of an acoustic affair as Ty has changed it … Read more

Ty Segall w/ Denée Segall – “Feel Good” [Video]

Two weeks ago, Ty Segall surprise-released Harmonizer, his first new album since 2019, out now digitally via Drag City and physically in October. Today, he presents a music video for one of its standouts, “Feel Good,” and announces a North American tour with the Freedom Band. “Feel Good” is one of Harmonizer’s two songs to … Read more

Ty Segall: Harmonizer [Album Review]

Ty SegallHarmonizerDrag City Records [2021] Nothing like a surprise album from Ty Segall to shake up your Tuesday as he dropped Harmonizer on world this week without any notice. The record represents his first solo LP since First Taste which was released two years ago. The album was co-produced by Cooper Crain and features Ty … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

Psychic FlowersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Psychic Flowers are back after just releasing two new albums last year (March’s Gloves To Grand Air and October’s Freedom of Failure). The groups fourth record, For The Undertow, is overstuffed with blown-out power-pop that instantly makes it one of TFN favorites. The record is going to be a split release with … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

Three bands releasing their third LP is what TFN is focused on today. Expect greatness? Absolutely. London’s Snapped Ankles is back with more post punk, Philadelphia’s Writhing Squares spirals out of control with their synth explosions while The Peacers are back from San Francisco with more psych pop that has a memorable groove. Snapped AnklesLondon, … Read more

Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy “The Wild Kindness (feat. Cassie Berman)” [Video]

David Berman’s death still hurts but his music lives forever. Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy continue their excellent journey together with this cover of Berman’s Silver Jews track “The Wild Kindness.” It also features Cassie Berman which just makes this rendition even sweeter. The video was directed by Ben Berman, produced by Clark Baker … Read more

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Hall Of Death” [Video]

Where once was Superwolf, now roam Superwolves, the new album of Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, out digitally April 30th on Drag City and available physically on June 18th. Today marks the arrival of their new single “Hall of Death.” Sweeney and Will Oldham (aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) wrote “Hall Of Death” with visionary Tuareg guitarist and producer Ahmoudou Madassane. The song features Oldham and Sweeney in their traditional … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

AOW is bringing some different music vibes your way this week with the psych rock from Tokyo’s The Silence, dual vocal indie rock out of Springfield, Illinois courtesy of Attic Salt and then the daydreaming sounds of the Misha Panfilov Sound Combo which comes to us all the way from Estonia. Don’t be afraid – … Read more

Bill Callahan: Gold Record [Album Review]

Bill CallahanGold RecordDrag City Records [2020] If there is one thing that shines some light during this pandemic year is that Bill Callahan has quickly returned with another batch of songs that documents his thoughts on the life that surrounds him. In fact, Gold Record has a little bit of a continuation sound vibe from … Read more

Flat Worms: Antarctica [Album Review]

Flat Worms AntarcticaGOD?/Drag City Records [2020] Who: Los Angeles-based Flat Worms clean up a tad for their latest LP. Sound: California fuzz-noise punks get special treatment from recording engineer Steve Albini, with mixed results. TFN Final Take: Part of my joy of listening to Flat Worms albums was the sharp post-punk songs rising to the … Read more

Ty Segall: Pig Man Lives Volume I [Album Review]

Ty Segall Pig Man Lives Volume I See Note / Drag City Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Ty Segall has been consistently releasing his style of garage indie rock music since 2007. Pig Man Lives Volume I is his new 4 LP vinyl only release compilation that captures his demos that span from 2007-2017. For … Read more

Alasdair Roberts: The Fiery Margin [Album Review]

Alasdair Roberts The Fiery Margin Drag City Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts returns with another album of originals that echo the traditional storytelling folk music that he would have grown up on. Album Review: Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts has been consistently releasing albums of both original music and projects … Read more

Ty Segall: First Taste [Album Review]

Ty Segall First Taste Drag City Records [2019] Who: Cali rocker Ty Segall returns with another batch of creative tracks. Sound: Without a guitar, Ty Segall still can bring his brand of indie psychedelia rock. TFN Final Take: Ty Segall has been pushing his limits on every release since his earliest days. He loves new … Read more

Purple Mountains: Purple Mountains [Album Review]

Purple Mountains Purple Mountains Drag City Records [2019] Who: Purple Mountains marks the return of David Berman (Silver Jews) and represents his first new music in over a decade. Sound: Indie singer/songwriter that fits in a list with the likes of Nick Cave, Steve Malkmus, Bill Callahan and Will Oldham. TFN Final Take: I don’t … Read more

Bill Callahan: Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest [Album Review]

Bill Callahan Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest Drag City Records [2019] Who: After almost 20 years behind Smog for his music, Bill Callahan has had his name on the spine now for five solo records. Sound: Singer/songwriter with level baritone. Fans of Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Sun Kill Moon and Nick Cave will enjoy. TFN Final … Read more

Flat Worms: Into The Iris [Album Review]

Flat Worms Into The Iris Drag City/GOD? Records [2019] Who: LA-based noise punk trio, Flat Worms are poised to take over the world, or at least what you are listening to. Sound: Into the Iris see the Flat Worms sharpen their hooks and keeping things lean with a very accessible and aggressive noise pop hybrid. … Read more

Ty Segall & White Fence: Joy [Album Review]

Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Joy shows a mature growth and spotlights that Ty Segall and White Fence are two artists which are still on the creating edge of indie rock. Album Review: Much has happened since 2012 and the last time Ty Segall and White Fence … Read more