Indigo Sparke – “In The Garden” [Video]

Indigo Sparke releases a soaring new single “In the Garden,” co-written by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly and produced by Jake Portait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra). The track is accompanied by this gorgeous music video. The song is arguably Indigo Sparke’s most pop leaning production to date and boasts a big sound. Driving beats, groove laden bass, seductive … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

Flanafi With Ape SchoolPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania The Knees Start To Go is the new album from the combined effort of Flanafi and Ape School. Flanafi is the musical disguise of one Simon Martinez, young guitarist who has played with artists including Jazmine Sullivan, Marsha Ambrosious, Kiefer and Boiled’s own Pulgas. Ape School is the occasional recurrence … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

AOW keeps rolling this week with three more different artists. Today TFN finds some excellent surf rock from Brazil’s Terremotor, a return of Dallas’ The Deathray Davies after a 16 absence and finally the pure folk from Australia’s Indigo Sparke, which had her record produced by Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker. As always, make sure you … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Exploded View – “Raven Raven”

Not sure why but trippy seemed liked the style of music to feature today and Mexico City’s Exploded View has the perfect new track. The Friday Fire Track, “Raven Raven,” has a hypnotic but sterile pulse as Annika Henderson’ vocals float through its mystic haze. The effect reminds me of several Kim Gordon fronted songs … Read more

Amen Dunes – “Believe” [Video]

Amen Dunes (aka the project of New York-based Damon McMahon) released his new album, Freedom, this past spring via Sacred Bones. “Believe,” a song about nostalgia, mortality, the passage of time, and the feminine powers that preside over life, is presented today with a video directed by cinematographer Steven Brahms, who also directed the video for lead single “Miki Dora,” and starring NYC poet and painter Laura Leigh. Amen Dunes is currently on tour and you can see all of their dates below.

Amen Dunes Tour Dates:
Sat. June 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
Thu. Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Sat. Aug. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
Mon. Aug. 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Tue. Aug. 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Wed. Aug. 15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri. Aug. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sat. Aug. 18 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Mon. Aug. 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Tue. Aug. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Thu. Aug. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Fri. Aug. 24 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Sat. Aug. 25 – Pine Plains, NY @ Huichica East Festival
Sun. Aug. 26 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu. Aug. 30 – Sun. Sep. 2 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Mon. Sep. 3 – London, UK @ London Underground *
Wed. Sep. 5 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla *
Thu. Sep. 6 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla *
Fri. Sep. 7 – Portmeirion, UK @ Festival No. 6
Sun. Sep. 9 – Gent, BE @ DOK Arena
Mon. Sep. 10 – Nieuw-Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Noord
Thu. Sep. 13 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen Klubb
Fri. Sep. 14 – Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds
Sat. Sep. 15 – Göteborg, SE @ Pustervik
Mon. Sep. 17 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Tue. Sep. 18 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Wed. Sep. 19 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
Fri. Sep. 21 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Sat. Sep. 22 – Bologna, IT @ Covo
Mon. Sep. 24 – Barcelona, ES @ LA2
Tue. Sep. 25 – Madrid, ES @ Copernico

^ w/ US Girls
* w/ Cut Worms

Amen Dunes: Freedom [Album Review]

Amen Dunes Freedom Sacred Bones Records [2018] Who: Freedom is Amen Dunes (aka the project of New York-based Damon McMahon) fifth album, and the follow-up to 2014’s Love. Sound: Amen Dunes brings a high level of sophistication to its psychedelic indie and at time folkish tracks. Freedom has a War On Drugs, Kevin Morby, and … Read more

Zola Jesus: Okovi – Additions [Album Review]

Zola Jesus Okovi: Additions Sacred Bones Records [2018] Who: Nika Roza Danilova, back for seconds after last year’s release. Sound: Goth-pop with deep, soulful vocals. TFN Final Take: Okovi: Additions is a companion to last year’s LP, Okovi. Additions has four new tracks and four reimagined songs from its predecessor. Of the previously unreleased work, … Read more

Moon Duo: Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 [Album Review]

Moon Duo Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 Sacred Bones Records [2017] Moon Duo Occult Architecture Vol. 2 Sacred Bones Records [2017] Who: Portland, Oregon’s Moon Duo return for their fourth album which was released in two separate volumes. Sound: Moon Duo have a heavy psychedelic krautrock sound that is layered with clever flourishes of synth and … Read more

Marching Church – “2016” [Video]

Over the past weekend, Marching Church released the video for their song, “2016,” off new album, Telling It Like It Is. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt describes the video: “We have reached the very tail end of 2016, the year which also spawns the title of this song. This is our attempt at a testament. Marching Church burns its calendar in a feeble and useless longing to undo the past 365 days marked by consistent atrocity, wronging and slaughter, while also taking us through recent ocular memories from the orient and its dirty pearls.”

This is an album that we still have in the review queue and one TFN recommends checking out. Marching Church also has a string of tour dates over the next few months, which you can check below, so if you are up for a solid live show get it on your calendar!

Marching Church Tour Dates:
Fri. Jan. 13 — Seattle, WA @ The Sunset #
Sat. Jan. 14 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
Mon. Jan. 16 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center #
Tue. Jan. 17 —San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
Thu. Jan. 19 — Los Angeles, CA @ Echo #
Fri. Jan. 20 — San Diego, CA @ Hideout #
Sat. Jan. 21 — Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge #
Sun. Jan. 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
Tue. Jan. 24 — Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
Wed. Jan. 25 — San Antonio, TX @ The Monterey #
Thu. Jan. 26 – McAllen, TX @Yerberia Cultura #
Fri. Jan. 27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
Sat. Jan. 28 — New Orleans, LA@ Siberia #
Sun. Jan. 29 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
Mon. Jan. 30 — Nashville, TN @ Third Man #
Tue. Jan. 31 — Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
Thu. Feb. 2 — Baltimore, MD @ Metro #
Fri. Feb. 3 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle #
Sat. Feb. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale #
Wed. Feb. 15 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
Thu. Feb. 16 – Aalborg, DK @ Studenterhuset
Fri. Feb. 17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Frost Festival

# = with Bernardino Femminielli

The Friday Fire Track: Marching Church – “Lion’s Den”

Sacred Bones always seems to find some of the most eclectic artists and Copenhagen’s Marching Church fits the bill. What once was a solo project has now developed into a band that is comprised of Iceage lead singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt joined by Iceage bandmate Johan S. Weith (electric viola, guitar), Lower’s rhythm section of … Read more

Destruction Unit’s New Album Free at Adult Swim

Arizona’s Destruction Unit is back today to release their new album Negative Feedback Resistor in its entirety in partnership with Sacred Bones Records and Adult Swim. The album is available FOR FREE digitally via Adult Swim and available for purchase on CD and vinyl via Sacred Bones Records. You can download a copy HERE. The … Read more

Föllakzoid: III [Album Review]

Föllakzoid III Sacred Bones Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Föllakzoid successfully recreate the sound of 1970s German rock via modern-day Chile. Album Review: I’ve been on something of a “krautrock” (more properly called “Kosmische Musik” or “German Space Rock”) kick lately, and the new album from Chilean outfit Föllakzoid fits into my recent listening habits … Read more

Moon Duo: Shadow Of The Sun [Album Review]

Moon Duo Shadow Of The Sun Sacred Bones Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Shadow Of The Sun has Moon Duo going for the groove. Album Review: Moon Duo’s Ralph Waldo Emerson inspired LP of 2012, Circles, was the first thing to put the group on my radar, offering up sprawling, acid-damaged, hypnotic jams that could … Read more

Dream Police: Hypnotized [Album Review]

Dream Police Hypnotized Sacred Bones Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of The Men debut new side project Dream Police. Album Review: I hate to admit it, but I’ve never heard an album by The Men. I am quite familiar with label Sacred Bones catalogue, though: Moon Duo, Psychic Ills, Amen … Read more

Moon Duo New Album w/ Bonus 7″ / Limited 400 Red Vinyl

Sacred Bones Records is always good for their limited packaging and this release is no exception. Moon Duo’s 3rd studio album for Sacred Bones, Shawdow of the Sun is due out on March 3rd and the pre-order is up now. The 400 hand numbered limited edition version comes in deluxe packaging, with alternate screen-printed wrap-around … Read more

Austin Post-Punk Institute signs to Sacred Bones – Announces 12″ EP

Sacred Bones has long been closely linked with tight-knit regional punk scenes, with roster artists representing everything from the icy precision of Copenhagen (Vår, Lust for Youth) to the acid-fried psych vibes of Tempe, Arizona, (Destruction Unit) to the grimy lawlessness of New York City (The Men, Pop. 1280, Anasazi). Institute stands at the center … Read more

Amen Dunes: Love [Album Review]

Amen Dunes Love Sacred Bones Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Amen Dunes creates their most engaging record to date. Album Review: I like finding records that I can just sit down with. Sure, you can give me a windows down rocker anytime but everyone needs an album that challenges their ear, makes them question where … Read more

The Men: Tomorrow’s Hits [Album Review]

The Men Tomorrow’s Hits Sacred Bones Records [2014] Fire Note Says: The Men continue to slash and burn with their chaotic fifth album. Album Review: And here I was about to give up on The Men. Last year’s New Moon left me cold. It was just too rustic and countrified for my liking. Then they … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Amen Dunes – “Lonely Richard”

Amen Dunes, the project of New York-based Damon McMahon, is set to release his third full-length album, Love, May 13th on Sacred Bones Records. Amen Dunes has always been rooted in traditional song and sound, but Love is being described as his first work where this clearly shines through. You can hear the late 60’s/early … Read more

Destruction Unit announces dates with Parquet Courts & Deafheaven

Destruction Unit, in many different forms, toured for almost the entirety of 2013. As fast as they came home the band is ready to start yet another tour. The first of the dates will be with Parquet Courts and then they split off on their own for a bit before meeting up with Deafheaven for … Read more

Wymond Miles: Cut Yourself Free [Album Review]

Wymond Miles Cut Yourself Free Sacred Bones Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Fresh & Onlys guitarist gets dark on his second solo album. Album Review: Anyone expecting the kind of garage psych-pop his main band deals in would have been sadly disappointed with Wymond Miles’ debut offering last year. Under The Pale Moon was … Read more

Psychic Ills Announce North American Tour Dates with Mazzy Star

Psychic Ills have announced select North American tour dates with Mazzy Star this November, taking them on the road along the East Coast, up through Canada and performing a show at New York’s Terminal 5. The New York-based band will tour in support of this year’s One Track Mind (TFN Review), out now on Sacred … Read more