Eno & Hyde: Someday World / High Life [Album Review]

Eno & Hyde Someday World / High Life Warp Records [2014] Someday World: Fire Note Says: Someday World’s slick electro-pop contrasts nicely with High Life’s hypnotic, groove-heavy jams. Album Review: These days Brian Eno is probably most well-known as that guy who invented ambient music (even though there are certainly others who deserve such an … Read more

Wooden Wand: Farmer’s Corner [Album Review]

Wooden Wand Farmer’s Corner Fire Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Farmer’s Corner is a confident, cool, laid back trip down a long dusty road. Album Review: Farmer’s Corner, the new album from Wooden Wand has some pretty high expectations to live up to. Blood Oaths of the New Blues, Wooden Wand’s album from 2013, received … Read more

PAWS: Youth Culture Forever [Album Review]

PAWS Youth Culture Forever FatCat Records [2014] Fire Note Says: PAWS are poised for their breakthrough moment with their sophomore effort! Album Review: PAWS burst onto my radar with their 2012 debut album Cokefloat!, which rushed by like a sugar addled adrenaline rush. I thought it was a promising debut and though not terribly original, … Read more

tUnE-yArDs: Nikki Nack [Album Review]

tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack 4AD Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Merrill Garbus finally returns with the music revolution Nikki Nack. Album Review: There are many things that could be said about Merrill Garbus: I’ve heard her described both as annoying and having fantastic pipes; for my money, w h o k i l l especially is … Read more

Lykke Li: I Never Learn [Album Review]

Lykke Li I Never Learn Atlantic Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Lykke Li’s third album is not only her best yet but also one of the top break up records released this decade. Album Review: There is nothing like a good breakup record. Time and time again these type of heart driven albums make for … Read more