Video Premiere: Tim Reisert – “Viewfinder”

Today’s video premiere is from Cincinnati singer/songwriter Tim Reisert. Tim writes songs with meditation, nature, and memory close to the surface, which you will hear in this title track from his forthcoming album, Viewfinder, out January 20, 2023 on SofaBurn Records. The surreal sincerity of “Viewfinder” will bring you in close as Tim’s fragile delivery … Read more

Premiere Video: Paige Beller – “9:30”

“9:30″ is a song about regret; about saying the right thing at the wrong time.” – Paige Beller Paige Beller is a talented singer songwriter from Dayton, Ohio that released an excellent debut full length late last year titled I’ll Be Better via SofaBurn Records. Today’s video premiere is for the closing track on that … Read more

Premiere Video: MOIRA – “Blacking Out (feat. TINO)”

TFN has a fantastic premiere video for you today! MOIRA, the Dayton, OH based dream-pop trio, has teamed up with fellow Gem City artist and friend TINO. The pairing reimagine one of MOIRA’s first tracks, “Blacking Out.” The song originally closed out their 2015 debut EP, Asleep​/​Repeat​/​Awake, but now the track skyrockets to another emotional … Read more

Paige Beller – “Collection Of Almost” [Video]

Dayton, Ohio’s Paige Beller has shared a live video for “Collection of Almost.” Beller has steadily gained traction in Midwest indie circles since her debut on the scene in the mid 2000s. Known for her multi-instrument approach, she has turned what could have been another singer songwriter act into something that feels like an entire … Read more

Black River Delta: Shakin’ [Album Review]

Black River Delta Shakin’SofaBurn Records [2021] After a couple of listens to the hardcore blues rock of Black River Delta’s third album, Shakin’, you’d likely be surprised to learn that this band doesn’t come from the southern U.S., or even Ohio like the similar sounding Black Keys, but is actually comprised of a quartet from … Read more

Daniel Martin Moore: Never Look Away [Album Review]

Daniel Martin Moore Never Look Away Ok/SofaBurn Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Kentucky folk singer/songwriter returns with 9th album of heart-felt songs. Album Review: If we’re not careful, the latest album from Kentucky folk singer/songwriter Daniel Martin Moore could easily get lost in all the commotion of noisy new releases that are seeking to make … Read more

Cole Vargas: Cole Vargas [Album Stream]

Columbus, Ohio’s Cole Vargas is another example of how much musical talent is out there just hiding and waiting for someone to listen. For Vargas, that ear was Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring) after a chat about his music with his mom and some exchanged contact info. Over the last several years, Vargas sent … Read more

Lung: Butcher [Video]

Lung is a propulsive electric cello and drum duo from Cincinnati, OH. Classically trained cellist and vocalist Kate Wakefield has a voice that works seamlessly with the beats of drummer Daisy Caplan (ex-Foxy Shazam) and you may remember TFN review of their debut HERE.

The band’s sophomore album, All the King’s Horses is due out on SofaBurn Records on September 7, 2018 (CD) and October 26, 2018 (Vinyl). You can pre-order a copy HERE. You can check Lung out on tour at the dates below.

7/31 Bremerton, WA The Charleston
8/1 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
8/2 Olympia, WA Home Throne Studio
8/3 Tacoma, WA The Safe House
8/4 Seattle, WA Kame House
8/6 Moscow, ID The Bayou
8/7 Spokane, WA The Pin
8/8 Missoula, MT Roxy Theater
8/9 Bozeman, MT Taco Monte
8/10 Billings, MT Julia Louis Drey-fest
8/11 Great Falls, MT The Back Alley Pub
8/12 Calgary, AB Ironwood Stage & Grill
8/14 Edmonton, AB Bohemia
8/15 Saskatoon, SK Witch Mansion
8/16 Regina, SK T+A Vinyl and Fashion
8/17 Minot, ND Why Not Fest
8/18 Pierre, SD The Exchange Coffee Shop
8/19 Rapid City, SD The Cave
8/20 Vermillion, SD R-Pizza
8/21 Sioux Falls, SD Cat Island
8/22 Grand Rapids, ND Ojata Records
8/23 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
8/24 Duluth, MN Blush
8/25 Minneapolis, MN Dead Media 6 PM
8/25 Minneapolis, MN 331 10PM

R. Ring: Ignite The Rest [Album Review]

R. Ring Ignite The Rest SofaBurn Records [2017] Who: Kelley Deal (Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) join forces for their debut LP. Sound: Ignite the Rest is a stunning full length debut from R. Ring. It is so good that I have quit whining about wanting another Breeders LP…almost. TFN Final Take: To be truthful, … Read more

M Ross Perkins: M Ross Perkins [Album Review]

M Ross Perkins M Ross Perkins SofaBurn Records [2016] Fire Note Says: M Ross Perkins’ debut LP shows that sometimes all you need to make a great record is yourself, Album Review: It’s been quite a year for Dayton native M Ross Perkins: he had a track premiered by the High Times website, an album … Read more

M Ross Perkins – “Ever Ever Ever” [Video]

Dayton, OH native M Ross Perkins has a new self-titled debut via Sofaburn Records that if full of effortless California psych grooves seasoned with British invasion guitars. Perkins warm vintage sound will take you back but his timeless approach works perfect for today.

Perkins plays every instrument on this new record which gives the album a very personal vibe and is easy to connect with. We recommend that you pick up a limited gold vinyl at Sofaburn HERE and catch M Ross on tour at the dates below.

11/04 – Lexington, KY – Common Ground
11/05 – Louisville, KY – The New Vintage
11/11 – Dayton, OH – Yellow Cab Tavern
11/12 – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
01/28 – Nashville, TN – The 5 Spot
(more dates to be announced soon)