The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2022

The music world has been slowly uncoiling from the pandemic which gave us another onslaught of great 2022 releases this year. This created another tough think tank around what albums would make The Blazing Top 50. There are plenty that we missed and one rule at TFN is that a review had to be posted … Read more

Smirk: Material [Album Review]

SmirkMaterialFeel It Records [2022] Nick Vicario and his project Smirk gained some deserved spotlight last year with the release of LP. The album combined tracks that originally appeared on two small run cassettes in 2020. Material now represents the first proper full length release from Smirk and it showcases an elevation in both songwriting and … Read more

Smirk: LP [Album Review]

SmirkLPDrunken Sailor/Feel It Records [2021] Smirk is the solo project of Nick Vicario (Public Eye, Crisis Man, Autistic Youth), and while you’ll hear similarities to some of his past more punk bands these 12 tracks from his new record titled LP, highlight Vicario having fun at this point in his career. Smirk has a much … Read more

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

It is Bandcamp Friday so let’s get to business of finding new music as all three of the albums featured below are officially released today. The synth-driven rock from Columbus, Ohio’s Brain Damage is a great start followed by the Wire like Smirk from LA and lastly all the way from Paris is the instrumental … Read more