Podcast

FensePost Podcast: Psychedelic Ambiance Part 1

Of late, I’ve been listening to a lot of pseudo-electronic music. Stuff that borders on chillwave, throwbacks to new wave but with an electronic twist, a lot of it European-influenced, most of it with a nerdy edge to it that’s walks the threshold between awkwardness and the invariably cool. Stuff that can, in a way,… Continue reading FensePost Podcast: Psychedelic Ambiance Part 1

Album Reviews

Candy Claws: Hidden Lands [Album Review]

Last year Candy Claws debuted with In The Dream Of The Sea Life, which was ultimately a very descriptive title for the music they made. It was dreamy and had this static-like liquidy electronic undertone. Hidden Lands is a bit of a departure from that album, which had traces of psychedelic electro-noise. Instead, their follow-up… Continue reading Candy Claws: Hidden Lands [Album Review]

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

Features

Candy Claws Online World Tour: Bellingham Premiere

An online tour: what a great concept. It allows a band with no means of world exploration (i.e. minimal cash, unacceptable transport, no Samsonite baggage, etc.) to tour the world through the eyes of blogs. FensePost is excited to premiere (for Bellingham and the rest of the world) the Candy Claws video for “Island Grows”.… Continue reading Candy Claws Online World Tour: Bellingham Premiere

Album Reviews

Candy Claws: In The Dream Of The Sea Life [Album Review]

I would categorize Candy Claws and their single “Catamaran” as experimental pop in the vein of Panda Bear. “Catamaran” and the album from whence it came, Candy Claws’ debut LP In The Dream Of The Sea Life, has similar experimental characteristics, from the varied and incandescent instrumentation to hushed, melodic and oft indecipherable vocals. The… Continue reading Candy Claws: In The Dream Of The Sea Life [Album Review]