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A Retrospective Look at Animal of One by The Fresh & Onlys

I’ve been crushing on The Fresh & Onlys since their widely heralded 2009 LP Grey-Eyed Girls. (Hard to believe that it’s almost been a decade since that release.) A year later, Play it Strange would become one of my favorite sleeper albums of the year. However, it wasn’t until two years later that they were… Continue reading A Retrospective Look at Animal of One by The Fresh & Onlys

Formative

Formative, Chapter 1: Death Cab For Cutie

This is the first chapter of my new Formative series, in which I recount in long form how certain artists or bands have had significant impact on my life, from a variety of vantage points: musically, personally, and through my career. In Chapter 1, I look at Death Cab for Cutie. We Have the Facts… Continue reading Formative, Chapter 1: Death Cab For Cutie

Assortments · Formative

Formative: The Prelude to a Musical Autobiography

This is the introduction of my new Formative series in which I recount, somewhat autobiographically, how an artist or band lent itself to substantial moments in throughout my life. These are pivotal moments, both from an obsessive, music-loving sense, as well as the personal lifetime milestone sense. Through time, I hope to discuss the works… Continue reading Formative: The Prelude to a Musical Autobiography

Features · Song Reviews

Ride Releases Two New Shoegaze Tracks!

Number game: Ride is prepared to release its 1st new album in over 20 years, and with that on the way they’ve leaked 2 tracks off the forthcoming album over the last 24 hours. Ride’s sound has always been synonymous with a wall. Their signature sound hits you hard, echoing through your brain in a… Continue reading Ride Releases Two New Shoegaze Tracks!

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

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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