Stranger Things was the ultimate pleasant surprise TV of 2016, in my opinion. Released with minimal marketing last fall, the show blew up via word of mouth. And it’s easy to see why. Phenomenal storyline. Outstanding music including an original score. Stellar acting. And hugely nostalgic cinematic and thematic references for anyone who grew up… Continue reading 5 Must Have Albums for Fans of Stranger Things
My first quirky songs post was hugely popular. As it’s been a few years since I posted the original, I figured it was time for a redux. In this edition, I set my sights on Halloween to pull together a small handful of fun, quirky and demented tracks that fit the spookiest day of the… Continue reading 5 Quirky Halloween Songs That Are Great All Year ‘Round
One of my favorite sellers on Discogs is a company out of Florida called LaVicie’s Polyester Banana. They have a great (and vast) selection in general, and a slew of obscure releases from the 80s and early 90s garage rock revival. I’ve placed a few orders from LaVicie, the most recent of which arrived early… Continue reading A 1980s Garage Rock Revival Binge
For those of you new to FensePost, or even those of you who followed the site in its heyday from a few years ago, you may be unaware that the blog originally stemmed from a college radio show. After receiving my Masters in Business Administration in 2006, my tenure at WSU station KZUU came to… Continue reading 80s Garage Rock Revival Radio Show Playlist: February 17, 2017
Dev Sherlock from Hype Machine asked me to DJ a brief set at their Bumbershoot tent. The prospect was a nerve-wracking one: I DJ weekly at KSVR, but broadcasting behind the curtain of radio is completely different than being in front of people. Still, I said yes and put together a playlist.
Today (June 6) is FensePost’s seventh birthday, and since I didn’t post anything this morning I kept my head down, powered through and wrapped by mid-year best of 2013 list, covering my top 10 LPs from January to June. Before jumping into the list, let’s go over a few of the more highly anticipated albums… Continue reading Mid Year Best of 2013: The Year’s Top Albums from Jan to June
Intro by Fense: Each year I look forward to posting Nate’s top album picks. First, he uses phrases like “silly-good.” But it’s mostly because he always has a different perspective, sometimes finding obscure items to drop in or checking out albums I wanted to hear but didn’t have a change to for some reason or… Continue reading Nate’s Top 10 Albums of 2012
Finally, I present to you my top 10 records of 2012. Once again, we begin with a pair of honorary mentions — the recent single that’s leading into my most anticipated album of 2013, and an album I know would have made the top 50 had I checked it out in advance of compiling and… Continue reading The Best LPs of 2012 Countdown: 10 to 1
Continuing the countdown to my favorite record of 2012, today I present numbers 11 through 20.
It’s day three of my top 50 countdown, meaning we’re in the middle and doing #30 down to #21. Par with how the previous two have gone, we begin with a pair of honorary mentions.