The Virginmarys: King Of Conflict [Album Review]

The Virginmarys King Of Conflict Wind-Up Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Virginmarys birth some immaculate rock n roll! Album Review: When a new band of British blokes hit’s the scene, they seem to garner a lot of attention and hype. Whether or not that’s warranted or not The Virginmarys show us that the proof … Read more

Mazes: Ores & Minerals [Album Review]

Mazes Ores & Minerals FatCat Records [2013] Fire Note Says: UK band avoids the sophomore slump and adds excellent Krautrock elements on Ores & Minerals. Album Review: This is the stuff right here! A hot young guitar band from the UK adopts krautrock influences into their indie rock sound and not only avoids the sophomore … Read more

Various Artists: Reason To Believe – The Songs Of Tim Hardin [Album Review]

Various Artists Reason to Believe: The Songs of Tim Hardin Full Time Hobby Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Filtered through a diverse set of artists, Tim Hardin’s voice comes through loud and clear. Album Review: Oregon folkie Tim Hardin was never a massive superstar. His life cut short in 1980 from a heroin overdose at … Read more

Foals: Holy Fire [Album Review]

Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Foals are on the verge of breaking big with Holy Fire! Album Review: Foals come out of the gate on their third album, Holy Fire, like an unholy alliance of Muse, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. This is huge music with gigantic stadium sized hooks, … Read more

Veronica Falls: Waiting For Something To Happen [Album Review]

Veronica Falls Waiting For Something To Happen Slumberland Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Veronica Falls avoid the slump with their solid sophomore record Waiting For Something To Happen. Album Review: I love when albums sneak up on you and stick in the back of your head to the point where you unexpectedly start blurting out … Read more

Pissed Jeans: Honeys [Album Review]

Pissed Jeans Honeys Sub Pop Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Honeys is a musical middle finger-and that happens to be a good thing. Album Review: Pissed Jeans from Allentown, Pennsylvania has been on a conquest for domination ever since they started with their debut Shallow released in 2005 on label Parts Unknown. Now, some years … Read more