Album Reviews

Does Last Leaves’ New LP Pick Up Where The Lucksmiths Left Off?

It’s been a while since I’ve written about a new band and a new release. Of late, my sights have been in the opposite direction: the past. Over the past several years, my collection has expanded greatly, but additions have predominantly had release dates anywhere from 5 to 50 years back. Case in point: if… Continue reading Does Last Leaves’ New LP Pick Up Where The Lucksmiths Left Off?

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Maxed Out on Distractions with LA Post-Punk Band Corners

Oh, Maxed Out On Distractions, where have you been the past three years? I tend to be one of those hyper focused people that always has something going on, from a 50 hour work week to slinging the occasional record to make room for more, to a billion house projects. Not to mention this blog.… Continue reading Maxed Out on Distractions with LA Post-Punk Band Corners

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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

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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’

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“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

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Club 8: Pleasure

Club 8 embarks on yet another journey with their new (and 9th) LP, Pleasure. A slight departure from 2013’s Above The City, which was upbeat yet put a slightly darker dance spin into the Club 8 repertoire, Club 8 continues down that darker path by forgoing the positive. Instrumentally, the band hones their synth-wave skills,… Continue reading Club 8: Pleasure

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Teen Daze Finally Tops An Early Favorite In “Morning Glory”

2015 marks five years since Teen Daze first debuted on the music scene with a four-song EP called Beach Dreams. In the years and countless releases (many of them digital singles) since, Teen Daze has flirted with several genres. Early on, Beach Dreams encompassed his style in a very descriptive way, while more recently Jamison… Continue reading Teen Daze Finally Tops An Early Favorite In “Morning Glory”

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Best Album of 2015 So Far: Eternal Death’s New Self-Titled LP

I see quite a contradiction here. Elin Berlin is the face behind Swedish blog Youth Knows No Pain. In it, for the most part, she seems to maintain a sunny and bright disposition. But things aren’t always as they seem; by night she records under the moniker Eternal Death, a meditative project with Johan Angergård… Continue reading Best Album of 2015 So Far: Eternal Death’s New Self-Titled LP

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Unlikely Friends Release Solid Gold Cowboy on Jigsaw Records

Let’s take a trip back in time. The year is 2006, and FensePost is only a few months old. I stumble upon a newly relocated indiepop artist called BOAT. The band moved from Chicago to Seattle and landed a spot on the Magic Marker Records roster for their debut LP Songs That You Might Not… Continue reading Unlikely Friends Release Solid Gold Cowboy on Jigsaw Records

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Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam

After a far-too-lengthy hiatus, I have returned. And my gaze first turns toward prolific rocker Ty Segall‘s new LP, Manipulator. Last year I became a bit obsessed with early T. Rex, as in the stuff they released pre “T” under the guise Tyrannosaurus Rex. In particular, the album Beard of Stars. Around the same time,… Continue reading Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam