Joanna Sternberg: I’ve Got Me [Album Review]

Joanna SternbergI’ve Got MeFat Possum Records [2023] Joanna Sternberg’s sophomore album, I’ve Got Me, is a heartfelt and introspective album that delves into themes of recognition, self-discovery, and resilience. With their raw and honest songwriting, Sternberg invites listeners on a deeply personal journey, showcasing their remarkable talent as both a songwriter and performer. The album … Read more

John Doe: Fables In A Foreign Land [Album Review]

John DoeFables In A Foreign LandFat Possum Records [2022] Before “Folk music” was an established commercial genre and came to be associated as a specific style of acoustic music, it was first and foremost music made by and for regular folk. Whether sung around a campfire or on street corners, and broadly speaking folk music … Read more

Dehd: Blue Skies [Album Review]

DehdBlue SkiesFat Possum Records [2022] Chicago’s Dehd have grown with each album they have released since their self-titled debut came out in 2016. The band really seemed to be hitting a musical peak with 2020’s Headphone Approved Flower Of Devotion and with all the critical acclaim the indie band experienced – way more attention! That … Read more

The Weather Station: How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars [Album Review]

The Weather StationHow Is It That I Should Look At The StarsFat Possum Records [2022] The Weather Station’s 2021 release, Ignorance, won widespread critical acclaim with its more expansive and percussive jazz orchestrations, and Tamara Lindeman’s heady mix of smart song-craft and lyrical reflections on the challenges of modern life, the planetary crisis, and the … Read more

Dehd – “Bad Love” [Video]

Dehd announces Blue Skies, their third full-length and debut record for Fat Possum, and presents its lead single/video, “Bad Love.” Additionally, they’ve announced 2022 US headlining tour dates (see below). Blue Skies, out May 27th, follows Dehd’s 2020 breakthrough, Flower of Devotion. Today’s “Bad Love” is a surge of self-liberation, with vocalist Emily Kempf leading … Read more

Dehd: Blue Skies (Stonewashed Opaque Blue Swirl Wax | 300 Copies)

The rapturous reception of 2020’s Flower of Devotion gave Dehd access to more resources — budgets, studios, producers. Rather than seek something new however, they invested in themselves, their process, and their deep belief in what they have always done. They booked the same studio where they recorded Flower of Devotion but tripled their stay, … Read more

OFF! – “Holier Than Thou” [Video]

OFF!, the punk braintrust formed in 2010 by Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Brides), have just shared their first new recording in seven years: a cover of Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou” slated for official release on September 10th as part of The Metallica Blacklist, a compilation spanning 53 artists covering … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

Flanafi With Ape SchoolPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania The Knees Start To Go is the new album from the combined effort of Flanafi and Ape School. Flanafi is the musical disguise of one Simon Martinez, young guitarist who has played with artists including Jazmine Sullivan, Marsha Ambrosious, Kiefer and Boiled’s own Pulgas. Ape School is the occasional recurrence … Read more

The Weather Station: Ignorance [Album Review]

The Weather Station IgnoranceFat Possum Records [2021] With the fifth album from her band The Weather Station, Canadian singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman has expanded her band’s sonic palette to include a fuller sound that includes a richer, jazzier sound carried in the percussion and the increased textures achieved by the addition of saxophone, flute and in … Read more

Hoops: Halo (Blue Wax | 500 Copies)

Indiana’s Hoops released their critically-acclaimed debut album Routines in 2017, and, soon after, announced an indefinite hiatus. The trio – friends, singers, and multi-instrumentalists Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter and Keagan Beresford – had been making music together for almost half of their lives, but the band had begun to feel more like a burden than … Read more

X: Alphabetland [Album Review]

X AlphabetlandFat Possum Records [2020] Of the bands that came out of the L.A. scene in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I tend to connect X with those bands that had a strong roots music connection that fueled their creativity. X arrived on the punk scene playing hard, fast sounds, sparked by the unique … Read more

The Districts: You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere [Album Review]

The DistrictsYou Know I’m Not Going AnywhereFat Possum Records [2020] For The Districts’ fourth full-length release, You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere, singer/songwriter Rob Grote withdrew to his bedroom with a guitar, a synthesizer, and a drum machine during a period of introspection and creative exploration while juggling “this desperate desire to escape and the … Read more

Hoops: Routines [Album Review]

Hoops Routines Fat Possum Records [2017] Who: Hoops is a Bloomington, Indiana four-piece and Routines is their debut full length. Hoops was born in frontman Drew Auscherman’s teenage bedroom as a solo ambient and beat-driven project but with growth Hoops gained memomentum after releasing three cassette tapes and last year’s self-titled debut EP. Sound: Hoops … Read more

Gold Connections: Gold Connections EP [Album Review]

Gold Connections Gold Connections EP Fat Possum Records [2017] Who: Gold Connections is led by songwriter, guitarist and lyricist Will Marsh and their self-titled debut EP was produced by and features Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest) on drums, electric guitar, bass, and backing vocals. Sound: Slacker indie rock to the core. If you like Car … Read more

Temples: Volcano [Album Review]

Temples Volcano Fat Possum Records [2017] Fire Note Says: New sounds erupt on Temples’ second album. Album Review: Temples seemingly came out of nowhere in early 2014 with their debut album Sun Structures. Packed with fully-formed neo-psychedelic pop and cavernous space rock, Sun Structures set the bar high and garnered the band some well-deserved attention … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Hoops – “Rules”

Bloomington, Indiana four-piece Hoops instantly grabbed my ear with their debut single “Rules.” The Friday Fire Track has the modern flare of DIIV and EZTV but the classic 80’s vibe of The Cleaners From Venus. Basically, a must listen for me with that type of sound. Hidden power-pop chords are the key as this melodic … Read more

American Wrestlers – “Give Up” [Video]

American Wrestlers released their sophomore album Goodbye Terrible Youth (Fat Possum) in the fall and it was a record we just never got to reivew. Solid indie pop is what you get and this simple but catchy video sums up their sound nicely.

The band is starting a US tour today so watch the video then see if they are hitting your town this January.

American Wrestlers Tour Dates
Tue. Jan. 10 || Nashville, TN || The High Watt w/NE-HI
Wed. Jan. 11 || Atlanta, GA || Drunken Unicorn w/ NE-HI
Thu. Jan. 12 || New Orleans, LA || Hi-Ho Lounge w/NE-HI
Fri. Jan. 13 || Houston, TX || Raven Tower w/NE-HI
Sat. Jan. 14 || Austin, TX || Sidewinder (Inside) w/NE-HI
Sun. Jan. 15 || Dallas, TX || Three Links w/ NE-HI
Wed. Jan 18 || Phoenix, AZ || Valley Bar
Thu. Jan. 19 || San Diego, CA || Soda Bar
Fri. Jan. 20 || Los Angeles, CA || Bootleg Theater
Sat. Jan. 21 || San Francisco, CA || Bottom of the Hill
Tue. Jan. 24 || Seattle, WA || The Crocodile
Wed. Jan. 25 || Portland, OR || Bunk Bar
Thu. Jan. 26 || Boise, ID || The Olympic
Fri. Jan. 27 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court
Sat. Jan. 28 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake Lounge

The Friday Fire Track: Gold Connections – “New Religion”

Today’s Friday Fire Track is all about the celebration of new music in 2017. Charlottesville, VA-based band Gold Connections is the perfect kick off to our year. They are led by songwriter, guitarist and lyricist Will Marsh, which has signed to Fat Possum Records. “New Religion,” is the new single from their self-titled debut EP … Read more

Stream Yung’s Debut EP For Fat Possum – Album out 9/18

Today you can check out the new EP from Denmark’s Yung, “These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores,” which is out 9/18 on Fat Possum/Tough Love Records. This is the first official stateside release for the Aarhus quartet. They are a band to watch for sure as the group provides a nice mix of indie guitar … Read more

Los Angeles Police Department – New Single and 7″ Release

You may remember back in August when Ryan Pollie’s Los Angeles Police Department was the featured Friday Fire Track. We said then that as “Pollie sings the chorus the magic of bedroom pop will fill your speakers while leaving you wanting more.” That track put him on our radar and his September self-titled full length … Read more