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]
Written by Fense We’ve seen a slew of bands like this lately and I believe it’s a good thing. Groups like Sufjan Stevens, Anathallo, Sigur Ros, and Efterklang (MySpace) are all highly orchestrated and emphasize melody and musical prowess. Where your standard band can easily be self-taught, groups like this generally have a bit of… Continue reading Efterklang: Cutting Ice To Snow [Video Feature]
Written by Ron Trembath The Netherlands have a secret that is rapidly being exposed. Silence is Sexy is an electric and gravity-defying group specializing in harmonies and the owners of an arsenal of alternative instrumentals. On This Ain’t Hollywood, the guys portray exactly what it means to use powerful lyrics to dramatize pulse pounding in… Continue reading Silence Is Sexy [Feature Band]
You might ask yourself: What does a snowy picture of a barn in the Pacific Northwest town of Edison have to do with a band called The Atlantic Manor? Feel free — it would be a viable question. Well, let me tell you. This is a pretty strange place for such a barn — one… Continue reading The Atlantic Manor: On The Wrong Side Of A Saturday Night [Album Review]