Song Reviews

Darlings Tease New LP with “Centuries of Light”

I have loved Darlings since they released their debut LP, Yeah I Know, back in 2009. Their subsequent EP and singles were equally pleasing to my ears. Then, in 2012, they released their sophomore LP, Perfect Trip, which easily trumped their prior releases. Now we have the first tease of what’s to come. It’s a… Continue reading Darlings Tease New LP with “Centuries of Light”

Album Reviews

Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with… Continue reading Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

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Belgian Fog Breaks the Mold on new MP3 “Before You Ever Talked”

I always get a bit giddy when I get a new unsolicited email from Robert Dale. It always precedes a new track. My fourth such email communication with Mr. Dale was no exception. And here, two days later, I am quite chuffed to present the fourth song by Dale’s project Belgian Fog: “Before You Ever… Continue reading Belgian Fog Breaks the Mold on new MP3 “Before You Ever Talked”

Album Reviews

Axxa/Abraxas: Not Your Average Stoner Pop

Axxa/Abraxas is the moniker of one Ben Asbury, a man creating psychedelic stoner pop that very much fits the vein of Captured Tracks, who released the band’s self-titled LP back in what looks like early March. I’m just now catching wind of this album, and it has taken me by storm.

Assortments

Where Has FensePost Gone?

I can count on two hands the number of posts FensePost has published in the past two months. The same for the two months before that, and on back for likely six to eight months. For a blog that once prided itself on near daily posts for seven years, this is far from the norm.… Continue reading Where Has FensePost Gone?

Song Reviews · Videos

Xiu Xiu’s “Stupid In The Dark” Asks You To Kill Your Ungrateful Lover.

Xiu Xiu is rarely an easy listen. Think back to 2004’s Fabulous Muscles and abrasive tracks like “Support Our Troops OH! (Black Angels OH!)” and “Fabulous Muscles (Mama Black Widow Version)”; both presented real-life content upstanding members of society would rather push under the rug and pretend doesn’t exist. Yet “I Luv the Valley OH!”… Continue reading Xiu Xiu’s “Stupid In The Dark” Asks You To Kill Your Ungrateful Lover.

Song Reviews

‘With Light And With Love’ May Just Be WOODS’ Best Song Ever.

Having heard most of Woods’ previous material, and firmly believing Bend Beyond is their pinnacle to date, I was somewhat concerned what new material might bring. Would it live up to my worship of their 2012 LP? Would I be epically disappointed, requiring an injection-dose of Bend Beyond coupled with a slew of 70s psych-folk… Continue reading ‘With Light And With Love’ May Just Be WOODS’ Best Song Ever.

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Wye Oak’s New LP is Far From What You Might Expect. And That’s A Good Thing.

I was apprehensive the first time I hear “The Tower” by Wye Oak. The new track, off Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner’s forthcoming LP Shriek, is so vastly different from their previous material, I was almost initiated the metaphorical reject button. Gave it a few days, and tried it again with better results.

Features

Odonis Odonis to release ‘Dissed And Dismissed’ April 15 on Buzz Records

Whenever I receive something new from Odonis Odonis, I always have flashbacks to an early EP of theirs. It’s loud, post-punk styling is deep and thick. But the new releases always surprise me. They’re not overpowering. They’re not filled with the gloom and black death that I see in my head.