Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita [Album Review]

Deerhoof La Isla Bonita Polyvinyl Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Nobody does avant-garde pop music like the insanely catchy Deerhoof. Album Review: There are two kinds of people in this world, those that get Deerhoof and those that don’t. I feel sorry for those that don’t, because they have missed out on some of the … Read more

Supersuckers: Get The Hell [Album Review]

Supersuckers Get The Hell Acetate Records [2014] Fire Note Says: If you love rowdy, dirty, raunchy, drunk, gritty, punk infused rock and roll, well, Get The Hell might be your next party album. Album Review: The Supersuckers have been bringing their spirited, rowdy and shit kicking brand of Rock and Roll for over 25 years … Read more

Blank Realm: Grassed Inn [Album Review]

Blank Realm Grassed Inn Fire Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Blank Realm’s breezy second album Grassed Inn is warm and inviting. Album Review: The latest addition to the If-Not-For-The-Vocals All Stars is Blank Realm. The four-piece from Brisbane, Australia released their debut Go Easy last year. Their follow-up Grassed Inn is more disciplined and focused … Read more

Grass Is Green: Vacation Vinny [Album Review]

Grass Is Green Vacation Vinny Exploding In Sound Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Grass Is Green make a post-punk record you can have fun with. Album Review: Boston band Grass Is Green take a Fugazi meets Pavement approach on their new record Vacation Vinny which has an instant appeal right from the opening track “Sammy … Read more

James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical [Album Review]

James Vincent McMorrow Post Tropical Vagrant Records [2014] Fire Note Says: James Vincent McMorrow sings from the heart on his sophomore outing Post Tropical. Album Review: There is nothing better than sheer vocal talent. James Vincent McMorrow has one of those voices that pushes each of his tracks with his floating soft voice and instantly … Read more

Roseanne Cash: The River & The Thread [Album Review]

Roseanne Cash The River & The Thread Blue Note Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Rosanne Cash explores the deep connections that make us who we are. Album Review: It’s been 8 years since Roseanne Cash released the phenomenal Black Cadillac, an intimate reflection on the passing of her parents – Vivian Liberto Distin, the first … Read more

Painted Palms: Forever [Album Review]

Painted Palms Forever Polyvinyl Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Painted Palms have plenty of “moments” with their debut Forever. Album Review: I don’t know about you but I always feel like I should be more in touch with my cousins. I have one that lives close but most are over 600 miles away. Well distance … Read more

Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes [Album Review]

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes Columbia Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Springsteen once again shows his uniqueness among the great rockers of our era. Album Review: You don’t get very far into the new Bruce Springsteen album before you realize that this is not “Wrecking Ball II.” First, the opening title track, an up-tempo splash of … Read more

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want [Album Review]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give The People What They Want Daptone Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings return with another soaring spoonful of soul! Album Review: Here is a record that was scheduled to release last August but right at the time Daptone Records announced its arrival Sharon Jones was … Read more