Features

Two Fingers to Winter: “Monsieur Winter Go Home” by Gilbert Bécaud

In a recent binge on Chanson, translated “French song”, I stumbled upon a solid copy of Gilbert Bécaud’s 7-inch EP Monsieur Winter Go Home at the record store downtown and was immediately smitten. What drew me to many of the late 60s and early 70s Chanson artists was their incorporation of fringe psychedelic elements that… Continue reading Two Fingers to Winter: “Monsieur Winter Go Home” by Gilbert Bécaud

Song Reviews

The Gluts’ Ferocious New Single “Squirrel” Will Gut You

The Gluts are an Italian four-piece from Milan that creates really loud, really dark, and really noisy post punk. I’ve been checking out their forthcoming sophomore LP Estasi, due out on Fuzz Club Records come May 5, and I have to say I really dig the sound. It’s nothing entirely new, this sound. (What sound… Continue reading The Gluts’ Ferocious New Single “Squirrel” Will Gut You

Album Reviews

“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

Lists And Mixes

A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day

Last Sunday, Twitter told me that #SundayMorning was trending, and I immediately thought of the outstanding song of (almost) the same name by Margo Guryan. It got me thinking: what would my perfect Sunday Morning playlist sound like? Paint a picture: Hanging out on the couch with my big fat white cat Thunderclese and my… Continue reading A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day

Song Reviews

Beach Fossils Mature in “This Year”

Beach Fossils are back this year with a new song called…well, “This Year”. It’s the first single off their forthcoming LP Somersault, due out June 2. And it reveals a new direction for the band, now with a refined and more mature sound. “This Year” has a deeper level of production, assimilating string arrangements and… Continue reading Beach Fossils Mature in “This Year”

Song Reviews

Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All

Yesterday, I touted the new forthcoming LP by WOODS and mentioned their last three albums have graced my best of lists for those years. Ty Segall beats that, joining the top 5 four years running. Not too long ago, Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” hit the airwaves. The track is off his new Suicide Squeeze single… Continue reading Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All

Song Reviews

Woods Prepare 10th Studio Album “Love is Love” and I Love it!

First off, I have to say I love WOODS. Their last three albums–City Sun Eater in the River of Light, With Light And With Love and Bend Beyond–not only made it into my list of favorite albums of the year, each of them cracked the top 5. So yeah, you could say I’m pretty excited… Continue reading Woods Prepare 10th Studio Album “Love is Love” and I Love it!

Song Reviews

Getting Dirty with “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” by The Orielles

“Sugar Tastes Like Salt” seems to be the new Heavenly Records norm, and also the song title from the label’s latest signee, a band called The Orielles. Alright, since returning to the blogosphere a few weeks ago after my near two-year hiatus, my attention has predominantly been inward. A focus centered on artists of which… Continue reading Getting Dirty with “Sugar Tastes Like Salt” by The Orielles

Videos

4 Minutes of Jens Lekman Dancing in “How We Met, The Long Version”

Today, Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman released a video for his song “How We Met, The Long Version” off his new Secretly Canadian LP Life Will See You Now. And, to be honest, as of the writing of these first few paragraphs, I have not yet watched it or heard anything off the new record.… Continue reading 4 Minutes of Jens Lekman Dancing in “How We Met, The Long Version”

Videos

The Afghan Whigs Share Video for “Demon in Profile”

Pretty stoked about the forthcoming LP by The Afghan Whigs. Out May 5 on the band’s longtime label Sub Pop, it’s called In Spades and it promises more of the great rock Greg Dulli and the guys have been doling out since 1986 (minus the 10 year hiatus in the aughts). Want proof? They posted… Continue reading The Afghan Whigs Share Video for “Demon in Profile”