Teenage Fanclub: Nothing Lasts Forever [Album Review]

Teenage FanclubNothing Lasts ForeverMerge Records [2023] One has to wonder if anyone thought about the possibility that they might be wearing the band name Teenage Fanclub still, over thirty years later, while the principle members were getting close to 60? Whether they were expecting to be a flash in the pan, or were in it … Read more

Teenage Fanclub: Endless Arcade [Album Review]

Teenage Fanclub Endless ArcadeMerge Records [2021] In 1991, when Scottish band Teenage Fanclub first broke in No. America with their third album, Bandwagonesque, their sound was brimming with electric guitars turned up so they were humming on the edge of feeding back, brisk pop song rhythms with Beatlesque hooks and harmonies, and two strong singles … Read more

Teenage Fanclub – “Home (Edit)” [Video]

Teenage Fanclub returns in 2021 with their new album Endless Arcade. The legendary Scottish group’s first album since 2016’s Here, is out March 5th via Merge Records. Accompanying the album announcement is Endless Arcade’s opening song “Home,” with a music video. Though the track stretches to seven minutes on the album, its coda has been … Read more

Teenage Fanclub: Here [Album Review]

Teenage Fanclub Here Merge Records [2016] Fire Note Says: Teenage Fanclub return with a familiar power pop sound. Album Review: Scottish alternative rockers, Teenage Fanclub, are best remembered for breakout albums like Bandwagonesque, Grand Prix, and Songs from Northern Britain, which all appeared in the band’s 90’s heyday when their brash power-pop instincts were in … Read more

Announcing: Jad Fair, Joyful Noise 2014 Artist In Residence!

Joyful Noise Recordings is starting something interesting called “Artist In Residence.” It is a year long campaign featuring the legendary Jad Fair! In addition to his work with the ground-breaking Half Japanese (who grandfathered punk rock’s DIY ethos & the lo-fi movement), Jad Fair has recorded albums with Daniel Johnston, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, … Read more

Teenage Fanclub: Bandwagonesque [Classic Album Revisit Review]

Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque Creation Records [1991] Fan Reviewer: Scot Location: Bellefontaine, OH Age: 50 Nineteen Ninety-One. It was the age of grunge. The year of Nirvana’s Nevermind, Pearl Jam’s Ten and Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger. A nascent indie scene was forming around records like Loveless, Spiderland and Screamadelica. Even established acts like REM and U2 rebooted in … Read more

Teenage Fanclub: Shadows [Album Review]

Teenage FanclubShadowsMerge Records [2010] It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Teenage Fanclub launched their debut record, A Catholic Education in 1990. They are a band that has experienced it all, from being hyped as the next big thing to signing with major labels and building a solid career in an … Read more