Dream Machine: The Illusion [Album Review]

Dream Machine The Illusion Castle Face Records [2017] Who: Dream Machine is a new band from lo-fi master Matthew Melton (Bare Wires, Warm Soda) and his wife Doris. Sound: You get Melton’s craft of fuzzed up power pop with the late 60’s / early 70’s rock of The Doors, Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly. This … Read more

Southpaw Records: Limited Warm Soda / Matthew Melton / Pleasers

Over at one of TFN’s favorite labels, Southpaw Records, you can pick up limited variants of SIX new releases! It is a lo-fi garage rock smorgasbord! They have a brand new Sandwitches 7″ and three new records from Warm Soda’s Matthew Melton! They also have reissues from Melton’s Bare Wires and his first solo LP, … Read more

Warm Soda: Symbolic Dream [Album Review]

Warm Soda Symbolic Dream Castle Face Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Symbolic Dream is a refreshing power pop gem! Album Review: I didn’t love Warm Soda’s last album, Young Reckless Hearts. I felt like it was a pretty big letdown from their wonderful debut album, Someone For You, which ended up being one of my … Read more

Matthew Melton: Outside Of Paradise [Album Review]

Matthew Melton Outside Of Paradise Southpaw Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Matthew Melton hits all the right chords on catchy sophomore outing. Album Review: From the opening guitar ramble on Matthew Melton’s sophomore album, Outside of Paradise, you just know that you are in for a really cool lo-fi garage ride. You may know Melton … Read more