Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love Deluxe Bundle with Pink Vinyl

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have announced their new album Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar. It follows 2013’s II. Along with the announcement, you can now pick up the limited vinyl bundle HERE. The bundle includes 1) Multi-Love on limited edition pink vinyl LP (while supplies last) and CD. 2) Limited edition ‘SB-01/SB-02’ 12″, featuring … Read more

Viet Cong: Viet Cong [Album Review]

Viet Cong Viet Cong Jagjaguwar Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Ruthless, cold, endearing, and machine-like, Viet Cong produce an impressive debut. Album Review: If Viet Cong is any indication of what Matt Flegel and Mike Wallace’s previous outfit Women sounded like then I wish I knew more. The project ended on a sad note, as … Read more

Foxygen: …And Star Power [Album Review]

Foxygen …And Star Power Jagjaguwar Records [2014] Fire Note Says: A sprawling double lp that both excites and confounds. Album Review: The duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, who comprise Foxygen, can definitely not be accused of taking the easy path. After breaking up (or not breaking up) on tour for their critically acclaimed … Read more

Pink Mountaintops: Get Back [Album Review]

Pink Mountaintops Get Back Jagjaguwar Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Pink Mountaintops bring us a mixed bag of instantly catchy drug and sex saturated rock, and some rather understated moments with their latest release, Get Back. Album Review: I have been a regular listener of Pink Mountaintops since their 2004 self-titled debut LP. They have … Read more

Volcano Choir: Repave [Album Review]

Volcano Choir Repave Jagjaguwar Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Repave finds Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon kicking back and having fun. Album Review: Justin Vernon has reached the status where everything he does with Bon Iver is scrutinized, complemented, made fun of, hated and loved. Basically, Bon Iver stirs an array of emotions and many people … Read more

Wolf People: Fain [Album Review]

Wolf People Fain Jagjaguwar Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Wolf People compose a codex entitled: Progressive Rock for Beginners. Album Review: When a band goes after its influences and tries to hit near the roots of the progressive rock tree a few concepts, places, and bands come to mind. Headley Grange being a great place … Read more

Foxygen Releases Official Video for “No Destruction” / 7-Inch Pre-Order

Fans of Foxygen are well aware that this band is ready for the camera and has a flair for the dramatic. With that, we present the Internet with a music video eight years in the making! No Destruction was directed by Jonathan Rado and Sam France’s childhood friend Bryan Felber (University of the Streets). No … Read more

Wolf People Debuts ‘Empty Vessels’ Video / First Ever US Tour Dates

Wolf People have released the second video from their second album, Fain, for the track “Empty Vessels.” Jack Sharp says of the track: “A storm is coming. Empty Vessels was written in fits and starts over a long wet summer under the spell of George Ewart Evans, an oral historian from Suffolk, whose books I … Read more

The Besnard Lakes: Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO [Album Review]

The Besnard Lakes Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO Jagjaguwar Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Besnard Lakes release another beautiful and enigmatic album. Album Review: Full disclosure: I am an unabashed superfan of this group. This puts me in a terrible place from which to listen critically to Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes’ fourth and most … Read more

Wolf People Share “All Returns” Video from Forthcoming Fain

Wolf People have shared the video for their current single “All Returns.” Shot in their rehearsal space in Caledonian Road in London, the video is Wolf People in performance mode; Says director Phil Poole: “Our main objective for the video was to display the band in its purest form, capturing abstract pieces of performance played … Read more

The Cave Singers: Naomi [Album Review]

The Cave Singers Naomi Jagjaguwar Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Cave Singers blend classic influences with modern sounds on Naomi. Album Review: The indie-folk scene has become pretty crowded the last few years. Acts such as Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes have proven that audiences still have a soft spot for … Read more

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II [Album Review]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra II Jagjaguwar Records [2013] Fire Note Says: No sophomore slump here as Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II incorporates more and keeps it fresh! Album Review: It’s been about three years since we’ve last been graced with the off kilter wackiness of a UMO (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) record, and that make their return quite … Read more

Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic [Album Review]

Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Jagjaguwar Records [2013] Fire Note Says: I’m gonna dance on a rainbow with the young Steve Winwood. Album Review: The whole affair opens quite in line with the album title, giving us the tambourine-to-the hip swinger “In the Darkness.” All is mid Sixties to … Read more