Flogging Molly: Anthem [Album Review]

Flogging MollyAnthemRise Records [2022] Although they were formed in Los Angeles in the late 90’s, Flogging Molly is a Celtic rock band led by Irish-born lead singer and songwriter Dave King. Taking their name from the first Irish pub that supported the band, Flogging Molly has followed the time-honored path of bands like The Pogues … Read more

PUP – “Totally Fine” [Video]

Toronto punk band PUP—comprised of Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula, and Steve Sladkowski—will release their aptly titled fourth album, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND, next week on April 1. Following the previously released “Waiting,” “Robot Writes A Love Song, and “Matilda,” PUP shares one last single before the entire album drops next week. Accompanied by … Read more

Fire Track: Placebo – “Try Better Next Time”

Placebo share “Try Better Next Time” from the band’s forthcoming album, Never Let Me Go (March 25, Rise Records). It follows recently released new tracks “Beautiful James” and “Surrounded by Spies,” the latter of which heralded news of the band’s long-awaited eighth studio album – and first together in almost a decade. You can pre-order … Read more

Racquet Club: Racquet Club [Album Review]

Racquet Club Racquet Club Rise Records [2017] Who: Racquet Club is a new veteran indie group that features members of Knapsack, The Jealous Sound, and Samiam. Sound: If you were fans of Knapsack and The Jealous Sound, Racquet Club follows suit with their style of indie emo rock lead by vocalist/guitarist Blair Shehan. TFN Final … Read more

Goldfinger: The Knife [Album Review]

Goldfinger The Knife Rise Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Goldfinger storm back onto the scene. Album Review: Legendary ska punk band Goldfinger have returned. If you are not familiar, Goldfinger was part of the Third-Wave ska/punk movement of the late ’90s and The Knife picks back up on the same style. Their 1996 self-titled debut … Read more

Dave Hause Announces New Album Titled “Devour” October 8th

On a break from The Loved Ones, Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Dave Hause has announced the release of his new album titled Devour. Recorded and mixed at Grandmaster Recorders LTD. in Hollywood, CA, Devour will be released through Rise Records on Tuesday, October 8. As the follow-up to Hause’s debut solo album, Resolutions, Devour presents itself as … Read more

Sharks: Selfhood [Album Review]

Sharks Selfhood Rise Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Sharks return with more rock anthems from across seas. Album Review: I have been pulling for the UK’s Sharks since their early singles release several years ago. The band is somewhat like the UK version of The Gaslight Anthem mixed with some classic styling of The Smiths. … Read more

Sharks new album Selfhood on Red/Blue Starburst Vinyl / 300 Bundles

The UK’s Sharks new full-length album, entitled Selfhood, is now up for pre-order. The album will be released on April 30th via Rise Records and is available in several pre-order bundles. This red/blue starburst version is only available through the Ultimate Bundle and limited to 300 copies. There is also a blue marble version of … Read more

Further Seems Forever: Penny Black [Album Review]

Further Seems Forever Penny Black Rise Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Further Seems Forever comes back to the scene strong. Album Review: Further Seems Forever returns with their first studio record in eight years, and the first to feature the full original line-up since 2001’s The Moon is Down. I’ve rocked Further Seems Forever before, … Read more