Shout Out Louds Reveal New Album Info; Release New Video

Swedish five-piece Shout Out Louds will be releasing their fourth album on Merge Records titled Optica February 26, 2013. The album marks 10 years since Shout Out Louds released their debut, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff. Last week, the band gave away the first taster from Optica, “Blue Ice” as a 7″ actually made of ice. Only 10 ice kits exist … Read more

Dinosaur Jr.: Chocomel Daze (Live 1987) [Album Review]

Dinosaur Jr. Chocomel Daze (Live 1987) Merge Records [2012] Fire Note Says:  Celebrate 25 years of You’re Living All Over Me with Chocomel Daze, a rare live show from that era! Album Review: Merge is releasing Chocomel Daze to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dinosaur Jr’s landmark release, You’re Living All Over Me. Recorded in … Read more

Daphni: Jiaolong [Album Reivew]

Daphni Jiaolong Merge Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Dan Snaith takes on the alias Daphni and delivers a great and necessary album. Album Review: First, know that this album is impeccable. From start to finish, Dan Snaith—the lone ranger behind both Daphni and Caribou—delivers beat-heavy perfection. Often the tracks defy sense, seeming both skeletal and … Read more