Album Reviews

The Making of a Great Compilation Record: I’m A Cult Hero Chapter 2

The best compilations can be likened to the mixtape. Scoring the track list, and getting it right so it flows flawlessly, requires an impeccable level of detail. I think Nick Hornby was spot-on in High Fidelity: The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do, and takes ages longer than… Continue reading The Making of a Great Compilation Record: I’m A Cult Hero Chapter 2

Album Reviews · Videos

One Weird, Long Band Name: A Peek at Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s New EP ‘The French Press’

I’m somewhat smitten by the upbeat pop sounds of one of Sub Pop‘s new signings from the past year or two. It’s a little band out of Australia with a weird, long band name: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. If I didn’t have better things to do, like listen to this EP again unhindered by the… Continue reading One Weird, Long Band Name: A Peek at Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s New EP ‘The French Press’

Song Reviews

Finally Back: Melody’s Echo Chamber Gives us “Cross My Heart”

I’ve had my eye on Melody Prochet of Melody’s Echo Chamber since the release of her self-titled debut LP way back in 2012. The stunning hazy psychedelic-drenched pop blew me away with singles like “Crystalized” and “Some Time Alone, Alone” and of course “I Follow You”. Well, since it’s her birthday today, she announced the… Continue reading Finally Back: Melody’s Echo Chamber Gives us “Cross My Heart”

Features · Videos

Moon Duo Step Out from the Dark with Occult Architecture Vol. 2

For as long as I’ve followed the band, Moon Duo has always created music that is dark, mystical and filled with substantial space rock drone. So it was with intrigue that I approached their new 2017 project, two LPs dubbed Occult Architecture Vol. 1 and Occult Architecture Vol. 2. The first was released by Sacred… Continue reading Moon Duo Step Out from the Dark with Occult Architecture Vol. 2

Videos

Slowdive Returns After 22 Years with “Sugar for the Pill” Video

I can still say I am super excited for their return, 22 years after their last release. The band released a new video for “Sugar for the Pill” this week. It’s off their forthcoming self-titled LP out May 5 on Dead Oceans. “Sugar for the Pill” sees a slightly different side of Slowdive. Many of… Continue reading Slowdive Returns After 22 Years with “Sugar for the Pill” Video

Videos

“Not Me Sir” by Wolf People: Watch the Psychedelic Video, Hear the Psychedelic Song

It’s been a few years since I fell down the rabbit hole and into an obsession with the original era of psychedelic rock. Those days found me obsessing over everything from classics like The 13th Floor Elevators and Bubble Puppy to discovering lesser known favorites like St. John Green and The Druids of Stonehenge. And… Continue reading “Not Me Sir” by Wolf People: Watch the Psychedelic Video, Hear the Psychedelic Song

Song Reviews

The Poltergeist in Saint Etienne’s “Heather” will Seduce and Haunt You

By this time, Saint Etienne has at least a dozen LPs to their name. They’ve released countless singles, several EPs, and you can find their work remixed and worked over by DJs across the globe. They are among the more prolific of European dance pop artists. And they are back. The new album is called… Continue reading The Poltergeist in Saint Etienne’s “Heather” will Seduce and Haunt You

Features

Two Fingers to Winter: “Monsieur Winter Go Home” by Gilbert Bécaud

In a recent binge on Chanson, translated “French song”, I stumbled upon a solid copy of Gilbert Bécaud’s 7-inch EP Monsieur Winter Go Home at the record store downtown and was immediately smitten. What drew me to many of the late 60s and early 70s Chanson artists was their incorporation of fringe psychedelic elements that… Continue reading Two Fingers to Winter: “Monsieur Winter Go Home” by Gilbert Bécaud

Song Reviews

The Gluts’ Ferocious New Single “Squirrel” Will Gut You

The Gluts are an Italian four-piece from Milan that creates really loud, really dark, and really noisy post punk. I’ve been checking out their forthcoming sophomore LP Estasi, due out on Fuzz Club Records come May 5, and I have to say I really dig the sound. It’s nothing entirely new, this sound. (What sound… Continue reading The Gluts’ Ferocious New Single “Squirrel” Will Gut You

Album Reviews

“Leave the Ground” by Jupiter: Reviewing a Somewhat Forgotten Shoegaze Gem

In the recently revived version of FensePost, I want to look back just as much as I look forward and look to the present. While this isn’t the typical path for music blogs, it allows us to unearth some powerful forgotten gems, like Leave the Ground by Jupiter. You’ll be hard pressed to find out… Continue reading “Leave the Ground” by Jupiter: Reviewing a Somewhat Forgotten Shoegaze Gem