Top 20 Guitar Riffs of 2013

The Fire Note never claims to know all about the mighty guitar riff but we’ve given a listen to plenty of albums this year. I’m even sure there are some riffs that happened to slip through the cracks but we did our best to efficiently scour the 2013 releases. Hours went into listening from Deafheaven … Read more

Bandcamp Artists: Discover, Support, Share – Volume 2 (July 2013)

Here at The Fire Note we believe in the little guy. The indie mom and pop record stores, the indie record labels being run from basements, and the undiscovered bands all over the world making better music than their influences. This feature is for the little guys. Most of the artists listed here have records … Read more

Hooded Fang: Gravez [Album Review]

Hooded Fang Gravez Full Time Hobby Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Hooded Fang pack charm and quirk into blistering power pop. Album Review: I know it’s common to chide a band for their overuse of a trope or technique over an entire album. But I won’t do that here: Canada’s Polaris Prize-nominated Hooded Fang not … Read more

Hooded Fang debuts video for “Ode To Subterrania” / Album out May 28

Toronto-based rock outfit Hooded Fang shares the new video for their song “Ode To Subterrania.” The video was directed by Daniel Lee, the primary vocalist/songwriter of the group. Their new album Gravez will get its official release in the US May 28 on UK label Full Time Hobby, and on Daps Records in Canada. Hooded … Read more