Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest Of Arms [Album Review]

Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms Nettwerk Music Group [2015] Fire Note Says: Great Lake Swimmers have a pleasant, peaceful sound. Album Review: Great Lake Swimmers know their lane and stay in it during their most recent LP, A Forest of Arms. That lane is aptly described by the album’s title; triumphant and scenic, … Read more

Pupppy: Shit In The Apple Pie [Album Review]

Pupppy Shit In The Apple Pie Father/Daughter Records [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: Pupppy’s debut album, Shit in the Apple Pie, is exactly the kind of quirky pop album that the indie rock world would have tripped all over themselves giving accolades to in the late 90’s-early 2000’s. Cut from the same cloth as such … Read more

Passion Pit: Kindred [Album Review]

Passion Pit Kindred Columbia Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Passion Pit’s most commercially viable album. Album Review: Upon listening to Passion Pit’s new album Kindred, something felt off. As a big fan of the band’s first two albums, I had hefty expectations for this new one. The usual electronic pop was there, a little more … Read more

Ryan Adams: Live At Carnegie Hall [Album Review]

Ryan Adams Live At Carnegie Hall PAX-AM [2015] Fire Note Says: Two night live set will not disappoint fans. Album Review: Ryan Adams live used to be “watch and see” because Adams might do something nuts like kick someone out of the show, walk off the stage, go into a rant and then go into … Read more

Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer [Album Review]

Speedy Ortiz Foil Deer Carpark Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Sometimes a band actually lives up to the hype. Album Review: Massachusetts quartet Speedy Ortiz began life as a solo project for poetry professor Sadie Dupuis and her decidedly nineties take on indie rock. Her lyrics came at you fast and furiously and she released … Read more