Record Store Day Is This Saturday, April 19th! – Warner Bros. List

As an official sponsor of Record Store Day Warner Bros. Records would like to remind you that everybody’s favorite Holiday is this Saturday, April 19th. Below is a list of everything they have coming at you. Green Day: Demolicious – Colored double vinyl, CD, Cassette (This special edition release features 18 unreleased demo recordings from … Read more

The Flaming Lips release Flaming Side Of The Moon Companion Record

The Flaming Lips stay very busy but always seem to enjoy their art. Their new project finds the band diving into the world of Pink Floyd again on their new release Flaming Side Of The Moon. The new output has been designed as a companion piece to the original 1973 album, Dark Side Of The … Read more

Skaters: Manhattan [Album Review]

Skaters Manhattan Warner Bros. Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Skaters debut is full of hooks and youthful spirit. Album Review: The promotion blitz behind New York’s Skaters reminds me of the way it used to be with major record labels back in the 90’s. They have received tons of pre-hype from Warner Bros. leading up … Read more

The Flaming Lips: Peace Sword EP [Album Review]

The Flaming Lips Peace Sword EP Warner Brothers Records [2013] Fire Note Says: The Flaming Lips revisit planet earth with more conceptually-based space. Album Review: The Flaming Lips have always been an interesting force in music. Keeping watch over the alternative rock music scene since 1983—for better or worse—nothing seems to deter them. A now-canceled … Read more

Mastodon to Release “Live at Brixton” on December 10th

On February 11th, 2012, Mastodon took the stage at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton, capping off the Atlanta-based band’s world tour in support of their critically acclaimed album The Hunter. This sold-out performance was Mastodon’s first show at the legendary Brixton venue. Mastodon Live At Brixton will be released on December 10th, so fans will … Read more

SKATERS: I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How) [7-Inch Feature]

SKATERS “I Wanna Dance” b/w “Armed” Warner Bros. Records [2013] Here is an interesting 7-inch from the New York City-based SKATERS that are on major record label Warner Bros. I only call it interesting because typically a buzz band like this does not often get a single pressed unless for special occasions. Regardless, I applaud … Read more

Atlas Genius: When It Was Now [Album Review]

Atlas Genius When It Was Now Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Atlas Genius crafts an indie pop gem with When It Was Now. Album Review: Atlas Genius’s core is two brothers, Keith and Michael Jeffery. Having seen the band perform at Bunbury 2013 this summer, the band’s live lineup much bigger. Atlas Genius … Read more

Foals new video for “Bad Habit” / Return to States in August

Foals have released the Nabil Elderkin-directed video for their song “Bad Habit.” You can enjoy the new video below. The UK five-piece just wrapped a largely sold-out US headline tour that included stops at Sasquatch, Governors Ball, Orion Festival and Bonnaroo. They’ll be back in the states in August for Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and more … Read more

Surfer Blood: Pythons [Album Review]

Surfer Blood Pythons Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Surfer Blood’s sophomore effort is cleaner but less charming than their debut. Album Review: Surfer Blood’s debut album Astro Coast was one of the best albums of 2010. The four-piece from Florida wowed with their guitar skills and lo-fi production, which combined to form a … Read more

R.E.M.: Green (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [Album Review]

R.E.M. Green (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Warner Bros./Rhino Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Green is next in the R.E.M. reissue series that includes a great live second disc. Album Review: For me, Green started an entire new era for R.E.M. as their sixth full length was all about transition. It is interesting how this record … Read more

R.E.M.: Live In Greensboro EP [Album Review]

R.E.M. Live In Greensboro EP Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: R.E.M. gives a taste of their musicianship on the Live in Greensboro EP. Album Review: As part of Record Store Day 2013, an EP from R.E.M. was released that included live tracks taken from performances in Greensboro, NC in 1989. These tracks are … Read more

Biffy Clryo: Opposites [Album Review]

Biffy Clyro Opposites Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Biffy Clyro makes a mainstream (double!) alternative rock album with Opposites. Album Review: Biffy Clyro – the name sounded like nonsense when I saw that I had a new album to review. The Scottish band primarily consists of Simon Neil, James Johnston, and Ben Johnston … Read more

The Flaming Lips: The Terror [Album Review]

The Flaming Lips The Terror Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Interstellar Oklahomans philosophize about a loveless life on The Terror. Album Review: The Flaming Lips’ The Terror reminds me of the saying “write what you feel.” On their 13th studio album the band most certainly does just that. To quote Steven Drozd, “The … Read more

Suede: Bloodsports [Album Review]

Suede Bloodsports Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Suede comes back completely reinvigorated after their 11 year hiatus! Album Review: Suede (The London Suede as they are billed in the US) is back after 11 years, and they are hitting the pleasure points in my brain like they haven’t since their third album, Coming … Read more

The Wild Feathers – “The Ceiling” [Video]

Warner Bros. Records’ The Wild Feathers just released the music video for “The Ceiling” which you can see below. The track will be included on their self-titled debut album this summer, which was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, the Wallflowers, Emmylou Harris). The Wild Feathers have been on the road since January for … Read more

Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob [Album Review]

Tegan and Sara Heartthrob Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: With Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara mix in new sounds with familiar stories of love and heartbreak. Album Review: Tegan and Sara’s seventh studio album, Heartthrob, strays slightly from the duo’s previous albums, mixing pop and club music with their familiar singer/songwriter sound. True to … Read more

Foals: Holy Fire [Album Review]

Foals Holy Fire Warner Bros. Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Foals are on the verge of breaking big with Holy Fire! Album Review: Foals come out of the gate on their third album, Holy Fire, like an unholy alliance of Muse, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. This is huge music with gigantic stadium sized hooks, … Read more

Warner Bros. Records Signs Australian Rock Group The Rubens

Warner Bros. Records has signed Australian rock group The Rubens to its roster. The band – which is brothers Sam Margin (vocals/guitar), Elliott Margin (keyboards), and Zaac Margin (guitar), plus their longtime friend Scott Baldwin (drums) – hail from the tiny rural town of Menangle in New South Wales (pop. 327) and have been on … Read more

Green Day: ¡Tre! [Album Review]

Green Day ¡Tre! Reprise/Warner Bros. Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Green Day close out the album trilogy. Album Review: I knew going into a three album release that Green Day would really need to step up to the plate to pull it off. One album is hard enough and for the band ¡Uno! was a … Read more

Green Day: ¡Dos! [Album Review]

Green Day ¡Dos! Reprise/Warner Bros. Records [2012] Fire Note Says: The second offering of the Green Day trilogy works harder to find its own identity. Album Review: Green Day are back with the second installment of their trilogy, correctly titled ¡Dos!, and it once again throws caution to the wind with its free spirited vibe. … Read more