Victor Villarreal: Sleep Talk [Album Review]

Victor Villarreal Sleep Talk Joyful Noise Recordings [2015] Fire Note Says: Sleep Talk is the perfect record for a late night of socializing with spirits or just putting on the headphones and drifting off. Album Review: Victor Villarreal has quietly become one of the most respected guitarists on the indie rock scene with his work … Read more

The Church: Further / Deeper [Album Review]

The Church Further / Deeper Unorthodox Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Further/Deeper finds The Church doing what they do best! Album Review: In the 35 years since Aussie band The Church formed in 1980, they’ve largely been the collaborative effort of Steve Kilbey on lead vocals, bass and guitars, Marty Wilson-Piper on guitars and bgv’s, … Read more

Ty Segall Band: Live In San Francisco [Album Review]

Ty Segall Band Live In San Francisco Castle Face Records [2015] Fire Note Says: The Ty Segall Band take no prisoners on the excellent Live in San Francisco. Album Review: Every so often an artist comes around where you don’t even need to think about it, you just buy the records. Ty Segall is unquestionably … Read more

Butch Walker: Afraid Of Ghosts [Album Review]

Butch Walker Afraid Of Ghosts Dangerbird Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Butch Walker bravely strips the polish on Afraid Of Ghosts. Album Review: It might be a surprise to you but Butch Walker has had more success in the music business than most artists dream about. So you ask – If that is so true … Read more

Murder By Death: Big Dark Love [Album Review]

Murder By Death Big Dark Love Bloodshot Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Murder By Death stay true to the title with the looming Big Dark Love. Album Review: Without even hearing the background story on Murder By Death’s seventh record, Big Dark Love, you just know the band is coming at you like a tsunami … Read more

Ricked Wicky: I Sell The Circus [Album Review]

Ricked Wicky I Sell The Circus Guided By Voices Inc. [2015] Fire Note Says: You want rock? Pollard’s Ricked Wicky has you covered! Album Review: If you have been a fan of the Guided By Voices reunion output then I am sure you are still feeling the punch in the gut that came back in … Read more