Benjamin Booker: Benjamin Booker [Album Review]

Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker ATO Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Benjamin Booker’s debut LP is ambitious and fun. Album Review: Benjamin Booker might have put out the best blues-rock album in 2014. In a year in which such high-profile acts like The Black Keys, Jack White, and Black Pistol Fire put out new albums, this … Read more

Bishop Allen: Lights Out [Album Review]

Bishop Allen Lights Out Dead Oceans [2014] Fire Note Says: Bishop Allen returns with a solid if unspectacular effort. Album Review: Bishop Allen had been on a five-year hiatus until the release of their fourth LP Lights Out in August 2014. The Boston band’s primary members are Justin Rice and Christian Rudder; this album showcases … Read more

Cory Branan: The No-Hit Wonder [Album Review]

Cory Branan The No-Hit Wonder Bloodshot Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Cory Branan brings his friends along for a fun ride! Album Review: Call his music country, call it Americana, call it folk, call it whatever you want but artist Cory Branan is a sincere, hardworking and talented singer songwriter that shines even brighter on … Read more

Connections: Into Sixes [Album Review]

Connections Into Sixes Anyway Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Connections third LP, Into Sixes, is full of indie rock hooks and anthems. Album Review: Connections had a very efficient first year as a band releasing two full length LP’s (Private Airplane and Body Language) as well as a 7-inch e.p. (Tough City). Anyway Records offers … Read more