Denmark artist Bjarke Bendtsen, better known state-side as The Migrant, is back with his third album. Beads continues Bendtsen’s collective-style experimental/psychedelic folk-pop leanings. Loosely translated, GFRock calls the new album “A meditative journey in Nordic Americana.” Earlier this month, the band gave us a video created by a woman named Mary for album highlight “The… Continue reading The Migrant Returns with ‘Beads’
Suns of Satan present quite the paradox: their name alone screams a heavy, brooding darkness; something ugly and voluptuous with unpleasantness. This is not the case. Singer, songwriter and percussionist Kristine Bjørg Markussen fronts this Aarhus, Denmark collective, which creates hauntingly beautiful European orchestral folk-pop.
Along the Oregon coast protrudes a giant, monolith called Haystack Rock. Standing 235-feet tall, it is the easily the most defining item in Cannon Beach, giving the seaside town a short drive south from Astoria its fame. I know the Cannon Beach (and surrounding) area quite well from my childhood, having spent several week-long summer… Continue reading Cannon Beach: Concrete, People And Things (Album Review)
Last year, we saw a slew of videos that featured band members being killed in one gruesome fashion or another. Looks like we’re kicking of 2013 in a similar manner; “I Am Haunted” finds Indians front-man Søren Løkke Juul being tormented and tortured by a woman whose face remains, for the most part, hidden from… Continue reading Indians: I Am Haunted (Video)
Baby you’re the sweetest waste of time. That’s a recurring line from a brand new track called “100 (The Latest Flame)” off the forthcoming debut LP from The Boombox Hearts. Influenced by 60s pop, the band flirts with the genre a little while adding in noisy guitars.
Not too long ago, Denmark artist Trentemøller released a video for their song “My Dreams”, featuring vocals by Marie Fisker. You can watch it on Vimeo here. They have now given “My Dreams” acoustic treatment, with a softly strummed guitar and less-hyped, yet no-less invigorating vocals by Fisker.
Sleep Party People is a band that knows how to dominate your emotions, blending elements of post-rock, bedroom pop and shoegaze for a sound both terrifying and beautiful. The video for their song “A Dark God Heart” documents the fragility of life and the sorrow in death. The saying is Innocence is bliss, but I… Continue reading Sleep Party People: A Dark God Heart (NSFW Video)
These days, it’s hard to focus on anything unfamiliar that hits my inbox. The sheer quantity of emails that come in is staggering. Only doing FensePost full time would allow me to get through it all. Every once in a while, there’s a free moment in which I take a quick look at a few,… Continue reading The Boombox Hearts: Crank It Up (Video)
There’s nothing like the joy felt in realizing an artist sounds just as good live as they do on a studio album. Such is the case for Danish band Figurines. Still in the wake of their 2010 self-titled release, the guys are back with a fully charged live recording of a recent show at Vega,… Continue reading Figurines: Five Songs Recorded Live At Vega, Copenhagen (Album Review)
A sad admission: Travels in Lowland, the last album by The Migrant, should have easily been among my top albums of 2010. Thankfully, Denmark’s Bjarke Bendtsen is back with Amerika, set for an October 25 release. “The Hurricane” is the first track to be released from the album. In it The Migrant creates orchestrated folk-pop… Continue reading The Migrant: The Hurricane MP3