Les Savy Fav – “Guzzle Blood” [Video]

Following the release of their first new music in 14 years, Les Savy Fav is back again, to announce their second single “Guzzle Blood”, from upcoming LP OUI, LSF, due out May 10th.  It’s impossible to talk about Les Savy Fav without acknowledging that it’s been more than 10 years since the guys released 2010’s Root for Ruin. But it’s not like they had a messy breakup … Read more

Diet Cig: Do You Wonder About Me? [Album Review]

Diet CigDo You Wonder About Me?Frenchkiss Records [2020] I will tell you that I was all about Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman, of rock duo Diet Cig, back in 2015 with the release of their excellent EP, Over Easy, on Father/Daughter Records. I also will tell you that I was less enthusiastic about the New … Read more

The Hold Steady: Thrashing Thru The Passion [Album Review]

The Hold Steady Thrashing Thru The Passion Frenchkiss Records [2019] Album Review: Very few fans of The Hold Steady have any doubts about the story writing ability of singer/songwriter Craig Finn, but if anyone did by the release of the band’s sixth and last release, 2014’s Teeth Dreams, we now have three more solo albums … Read more

Tweens: Tweens [Album Review]

Tweens Tweens Frenchkiss Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Tweens show solid results on their debut. Album Review: If there‘s anything to talk about when introducing Cincinnati, Ohio’s Tweens, it has to start with the twentieth anniversary of The Breeders’ Last Splash. Once plans for that album’s tour were put into place an opening act had … Read more

Drowners: Drowners [Album Review]

Drowners Drowners Frenchkiss Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Drowners show off their attitude and tunes on their debut album, could they be the next big thing? Album Review: Sometimes a new band comes along and fills a gap for me that has been vacated by a band either breaking up, or completely growing out of … Read more

Crocodiles: Crimes Of Passion [Album Review]

Crocodiles Crimes Of Passion Frenchkiss Records (2013) Fire Note Says: Crocodiles hit the right (and one-) note with Crimes of Passion. Album Review: Ever wonder when you can have too much of a good thing? I love me some power pop and really got into Crocodiles’ last record Endless Flowers. I saw them open up … Read more

Local Natives: Hummingbird [Album Review]

Local Natives Hummingbird Frenchkiss Records [2013] Fire Note Says:No sophomore slump for the Local Natives with Hummingbird. Album Review: Local Natives’ first album, Gorilla Manor, was one of my favorite albums of 2010. With tracks like “Airplanes,” “Camera Talk,” “Wide Eyes,” and “Sun Hands” the Los Angeles-based band had an accessible sound that also challenged … Read more