Ride – “Peace Sign” [Video]

Ride returns with the news of their seventh studio album, Interplay, out March 29th via Wichita Recordings / PIAS. The new record is the Oxford four-piece’s third since reforming in 2014, having now been together longer in their current second phase than their original iteration as 90’s shoegaze pioneers. The announcement is accompanied by the … Read more

Eels: Extreme Witchcraft [Album Review]

EelsExtreme WitchcraftE Works/PIAS [2022] Thirty years and 16 studio albums in, Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) and his band Eels is a known entity. After a couple solo works, Everett formed the band and the early alternative airplay hit, “Novocaine for the Soul,” demonstrated the mix of soft, toy piano pop, and harder, more aggressive … Read more

Fire Track: Eels – “The Magic”

“The Magic,” is the latest track from EELS’ upcoming fourteenth studio album Extreme Witchcraft, which is out January 28 via PIAS and the band’s own E Works Records. EELS previously unveiled the album track “Good Night On Earth,” which continues to receive extensive critical acclaim; The New York Times raves, “a fuzz-toned guitar riff and … Read more

Violent Femmes: Hotel Last Resort [Album Review]

Violent Femmes Hotel Last Resort [PIAS] [2019] Fire Note Says: Acoustic folk/punk rockers, Violent Femmes carries forward their unique musical vision for the next decade. Album Review: On their 10th album, 36 years after their self-titled debut that included some of their best-loved songs – “Blister in the Sun,” “Kiss Off,” and “Add It Up,” … Read more

Pixies: Head Carrier [Ablum Review]

Pixies Head Carrier Pixiesmusic/PIAS [2016] Fire Note Says: Pixies rock with a sense of history, but also look ahead. Album Review: Pixies, an alt/rock quartet originating out of Boston, is one of those bands whose shadow of influence has been far greater than their actual sales. Like the Velvet Underground, it’s been said that not … Read more

Pixies: Indie Cindy [Album Review]

Pixies Indie Cindy PIAS Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: Though not as good as you hoped it would be, it’s definitely not as bad as you’ve heard it is. Album Review: I have mixed feelings about Indie Cindy, the first new album from Pixies since 1991. On the one hand, I think they are long … Read more