You may have noticed the blog has been silent for the last few days. That’s because I took a little bike ride over the weekend: the annual Seattle to Portland ride. My dad and I rode last year and we did it again this year. Yeah, this is a music blog, but every once in… Continue reading Seattle to Portland on Two Wheels (Again)
OK, this is exciting news. After the reissue of another favorite artist a few years back (Carissa’s Wierd), whose catalog was long out of print, another favorite gets reissue treatment: Acid House Kings.
Another year down. June 6 came and went, and I dropped the ball. I missed FensePost’s 6th birthday. So tonight I baked a cake (gluten free, of course) and decided I’d take it easy by putting away my records (for once) and, instead, watching some TV. Time to gorge myself.
Olympia bands Letters (who we’ve covered several times before) and Poppet have released a new split cassette tape, and they sent me a copy to enjoy. Being that I don’t get too many cassettes, I figured it was time again for a Cover Art piece.
On Friday, I received a nice little package in the mail by Funny/Not Funny Records containing three 7-inch singles. As it’s been a very long time since I’ve done a Cover Art piece, and with our nice new bamboo floor, I figured now was the time to reinstate that section on FensePost. All three are… Continue reading Three New Singles by Funny/Not Funny Records
Summer is a time for fun, basking the sun, and enjoying good company. It’s winter, when things get quiet, that reflecting on the past and what’s to come is supposed to take place. Yet for the past few months Andi and I have been reflecting on society, life, and what it truly means to be… Continue reading A New Plan
Fishboy returns after giving us Classic Creeps with a new video from “Aspen2k” off the album and a tour, which includes a number of performances around the Seattle area. “Aspen2k” is one of the more upbeat tracks off Classic Creeps and it features Fishboy main man Eric Michener, a look-a-like hand puppet, and some fun… Continue reading Fishboy Drops New Video, Plays Seattle
Of late, I haven’t been much of a concert-goer. Shows tend to last too late for me, and festivals are often too packed. However, I love small, local festivals! In July we caught What The Heck Fest in Anacortes. For August, there’s Stanwood’s very own Slow Roots Festival.
Yesterday we covered a new track from Portland folk outfit Death Songs called “Wounds” off the new PDX Pop Now! compilation. We talked a little bit about the band and the song, and had a few words to say about the organization as well. That wasn’t enough; it’s high time I let slip a little… Continue reading PDX Pop Now! 2011 Edition
Five years ago today, FensePost went live. In that time we have covered a few thousand bands, made some great friends, and heard some outstanding music. The site has come a long way, and I hope we can continue bringing coverage of unknown and little known artists for many years to come.