Album Reviews

Unlikely Friends Release Solid Gold Cowboy on Jigsaw Records

Let’s take a trip back in time. The year is 2006, and FensePost is only a few months old. I stumble upon a newly relocated indiepop artist called BOAT. The band moved from Chicago to Seattle and landed a spot on the Magic Marker Records roster for their debut LP Songs That You Might Not… Continue reading Unlikely Friends Release Solid Gold Cowboy on Jigsaw Records

On the Radio

Vinyl Only Night on KSVR

As you may already know, but I’ll state it nonetheless for those who do not, I have a weekly radio show on KSVR Mount Vernon, KSVU Hamilton and KSJU Friday Harbor. You can tune in via the respective dial pinpoints if you live within those townships, or you can stream from KSVR.org. We will be… Continue reading Vinyl Only Night on KSVR

Song Reviews

Throw Me The Statue: Sharpshooters (BOAT Cover)

Can you remember 2006? I can. In particular, I can remember a little Seattle band I discovered as they neared the release of their debut LP, Songs That You Might Not Like. That band was and still is called BOAT. I’ve been a huge fan ever since. BOAT is now prepared to drop their fifth… Continue reading Throw Me The Statue: Sharpshooters (BOAT Cover)

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: June 8, 2012

The Bimmer is back! Yep, that’s my beater baby, sitting pretty and lonely at around sunset on Friday night in the Skagit Valley College parking lot, where KSVR is located. A few vacuum leaks fixed and she’s running much better. I’m now awaiting a new vacuum advance unit, on its way from Germany. Once in,… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: June 8, 2012

Song Reviews

BOAT: (I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong [mp3]

BOAT is prepared to release their fourth album, Dress Like Your Idols, in March and we have here the first single from that album. The song is called “(I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong” and it maintains BOAT’s wild throaty vocals, packed with a seemingly self-deprecating sarcasm and a penchant toward pop culture. It… Continue reading BOAT: (I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong [mp3]

Lists And Mixes

FensePost Top 50: The Best Albums of 2009

2009 is a tough year to judge. I’ve checked out more albums this year than any year in the past. Well over 1,000. And there have been quite a few great ones as well. When this list began, it had 110 albums. I abandoned my top 33 and 1/3 for 45, and then said “screw… Continue reading FensePost Top 50: The Best Albums of 2009

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2008

When I compiled my original Best Of 2008 list last December, it was a snow day. The sky dropped about a foot, maybe a foot and a half of fluffy white stuff and we lowly sub-compact drivers could go nowhere. Between ranking albums and locating album art, I took a stroll around town with my… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2008

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2007

Let me tell you a story. In 2007 some notable things happened. I attended the annual music festival SXSW (the image above is of myself and The Lovely Sparrows’ Shawn Jones, taken by Abandoned Love Records/Virgin Of The Birds’ Jon Rooney), I grew a mustache, and I met a beautiful girl named Andi at the… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2007

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006

On June 6, 2006, FensePost went live. Since its inception, I’ve written more than 1,000 album reviews and countless features, track reviews, live reviews, and video reviews. My collection has grown exponentially. I have a room in my house devoted entirely to records. CDs go in the living room and I’m out of shelving space.… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006