Song Reviews

Six Organs of Admittance Reach New Heights with “Taken by Ascent”

Ben Chasny’s Six Organs of Admittance released Burning the Threshold late last week. The new album, on SOA’s longtime label of Drag City, dropped February 24 and I’m just now checking out one of the release’s highlights: the stellar psych-folk track “Taken by Ascent”. Six Organs of Admittance reaches its pinnacle when marrying Chasny’s folk… Continue reading Six Organs of Admittance Reach New Heights with “Taken by Ascent”

Lists And Mixes

5 Must Have Albums for Fans of Stranger Things

Stranger Things was the ultimate pleasant surprise TV of 2016, in my opinion. Released with minimal marketing last fall, the show blew up via word of mouth. And it’s easy to see why. Phenomenal storyline. Outstanding music including an original score. Stellar acting. And hugely nostalgic cinematic and thematic references for anyone who grew up… Continue reading 5 Must Have Albums for Fans of Stranger Things

Features · Song Reviews

A Sneak Peek at The Legends’ Forthcoming Nightshift LP

I feel like “Cash” has been a long time coming for Swedish artist The Legends. As I’ve noted on several occasions over the past decade here on FensePost, with each new release The Legends delves into a new faction of music. “Cash”, the new single off the forthcoming LP Nightshift is no exception. So, what… Continue reading A Sneak Peek at The Legends’ Forthcoming Nightshift LP

Lists And Mixes · Videos

5 Quirky Halloween Songs That Are Great All Year ‘Round

My first quirky songs post was hugely popular. As it’s been a few years since I posted the original, I figured it was time for a redux. In this edition, I set my sights on Halloween to pull together a small handful of fun, quirky and demented tracks that fit the spookiest day of the… Continue reading 5 Quirky Halloween Songs That Are Great All Year ‘Round

Videos

Spoon Releases Video for Can I Sit Next to You? off Hot Thoughts

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has really been enjoying the latest from Austin, TX band Spoon. Britt Daniel and company are at it again with a new release called Hot Thoughts, and today they dropped the album’s first video, “Can I Sit Next to You?” The black and white video was directed… Continue reading Spoon Releases Video for Can I Sit Next to You? off Hot Thoughts

Assortments · Lists And Mixes

A 1980s Garage Rock Revival Binge

One of my favorite sellers on Discogs is a company out of Florida called LaVicie’s Polyester Banana. They have a great (and vast) selection in general, and a slew of obscure releases from the 80s and early 90s garage rock revival. I’ve placed a few orders from LaVicie, the most recent of which arrived early… Continue reading A 1980s Garage Rock Revival Binge

Lists And Mixes · On the Radio

80s Garage Rock Revival Radio Show Playlist: February 17, 2017

For those of you new to FensePost, or even those of you who followed the site in its heyday from a few years ago, you may be unaware that the blog originally stemmed from a college radio show. After receiving my Masters in Business Administration in 2006, my tenure at WSU station KZUU came to… Continue reading 80s Garage Rock Revival Radio Show Playlist: February 17, 2017

Videos

Mount Eerie Releases Heartbreaking Video for “Ravens”

Last year, Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie lost his wife to cancer, a scenario we all fear as we hit the age where our own mortality sinks in. It was a long time before he was ready to step into the music spotlight again. His new album A Crow Looked at Me chronicles this experience… Continue reading Mount Eerie Releases Heartbreaking Video for “Ravens”

Assortments

Voxtrot: Berin, Without Return (or, The Completist in Me Just Went Nuts)

Last week a package arrived in the mail and the completist in me went absolutely apeshit. Years after its original limited release of just 400 copies, I finally had in my possession the long lost (at least for me) Voxtrot single, Berlin, Without Return. The Obsession Begins Let’s take a trip back twelve years to… Continue reading Voxtrot: Berin, Without Return (or, The Completist in Me Just Went Nuts)

Assortments

Eleven: The Path Forward

No, eleven isn’t just a play on my favorite new TV show of 2016, Stranger Things. It’s a reminder to myself that 2017 is the eleventh year FensePost has been in existence, and the year that I take a new path forward in the content I create as I rebuild the FensePost following. Commentary on… Continue reading Eleven: The Path Forward