Written by Fense It begins with static, not quite white noise, maybe feedback. Gradually, decipherable sound fades in, but the original noise remains. Combined, “Heavens On Ice” is numbing, a drone blessed with the prickly icicles of a hazy winter morning fog. Then it morphs into… something… say, something along the lines of a less… Continue reading The Present: World I See [Album Review]
Written by Fense In college I frequented a classy joint that more often than not featured jazz on a nightly basis. We didn’t care if the Thursday night student-led jazz group played 70s soul and R&B hits by favs like Al Green and Van Morrison. Sure, they didn’t match the originals, but damn was it… Continue reading The Postmarks: By The Numbers [Album Review]
Written by Ron Trembath Despite using the “main star & his band” moniker, Jared Mees & The Grown Children is an obviously collaborative group in their execution. Although Jared hits hard with his wonderfully trebled vocals, his counterpart Meg adds to the mix one of the best voices in indie rock west of the Cascades.… Continue reading Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Caffeine Alcohol Sunshine Money [Album Review]
Written by Fense Listening to Music For In The Spaceship, one is tempted to label Anthony Rochester (MySpace) as a standard folk-pop artist. The melodies are simple and clean and slightly contemporary. Music For In The Spaceship is extremely accessible. Rochester’s release was included in the latest batch of albums from Series Two Records, the… Continue reading Anthony Rochester: Music For In The Spaceship [Album Review]
Written by Fense Apothecary Charms is so unbelievably different than what I’ve heard from Dave Halverson (MySpace), that I’m really not sure what to think. March Forth was a bit rigid in tradition, from what little I can recall. I mean, songs like “When The Saints Come Marching Home” done in modern contemporary jazz don’t… Continue reading Dave Halverson: Apothecary Charms [Album Review]
Sweet baby Jesus in a bow tie this album is wonderful! Y La Bamba, a.k.a. Luz Elena, brings you nothing less than an exceptional playlist on her brilliant release, Alida St. Listening to this album is the equivalent of a bath tub filled with hot summer rain. As well as a collection of tracks sounding… Continue reading Y La Bamba: Alida St. [Album Review]
Written by Fense Sexy Kids will likely bring a slew of undesirables to FensePost. After all, the term “Sexy Kids” can be taken in a very wrong direction. And the site did see a spike in the search term “Preteen” after we covered Oneida’s masterpiece Preteen Weaponry last year. But maybe these sickos will at… Continue reading Sexy Kids [Feature Band]
Written by Fense In the realm of indie-pop there are few that stray beyond the comfort of the sub-genre’s homogenous nature. Virtually every artist that expands on the traditional elements of indie-pop does so by pulling from other genres like folk and psychedelic rock and prog. Slaraffenland is no exception.
The thing I like about Bison BC‘s newest album Quiet Earth is that it’s short and to the fucking point. Bands release bloated “epics” like clockwork but with Quiet Earth, Bison has made a brazen, to-the-point thrash/stoner metal album.
Written by Fense It’s the first thing in the morning. I snored a bit last night and thus the girlfriend kicked me out — or rather, I offered to get up and hit the coffee shop early — so she could get a final hour and a half of sleep without my interruption. So I’m… Continue reading Wintermitts: Heirloom [Album Review]