Words and music by Jon Rooney, who records as Virgin Of The Birds. To begin with a broad shot of dubious hyperbole, I declare that things have never been better than they were 1973. By things I mean popular art: art that was neither conventionally entertaining by modern tastes nor particularly coherent yet existed in… Continue reading Guest Column: In Praise of 1973
FensePost is excited to bring to you an exclusive premiere of the new Vaus video for “San Francisco” off The Floating Celebration, out today on Night World Records.
The latest artist to enter Viva Radio’s Me+You studio is Glass Rock and, as usual, we’ve got a sneak peek for you of their session. Their aptly titled debut, Tall Firs Meet Soft Location, defines the band’s make-up. Tall Firs coaxed Kathy Leisen, as the band puts it on MySpace, “out of retirement” to collaborate… Continue reading Glass Rock: Viva Radio’s Me+You Pt. 68
Viva-Radio’s Me+You has done it again, in more ways than one. They’ve brought back Andrew W.K. for a second Me+You session, and they’ve created something absolutely worth hearing: an Andrew W.K. Christmas Holiday Special. This is one session you definitely do not want to miss.
FensePost is excited to provide you with an exclusive sneak peek off the new Yarn Owl EP, Stay Warm, scheduled for release early next year. “Bicycle” is the name of the song, and it’s their catchiest track since “Yarn Blues”. Yarn Owl’s jangly guitars and dreamy folk-pop is emphasized by harmony vocals that echo in… Continue reading Yarn Owl: Bicycle [Video & Exclusive mp3]
Seattle is known for a few things. Fish is one, salmon in particular. Grunge in another. And then there’s rain. Salmon Thrasher, the latest (literally) garage band from The Emerald City, is a moniker that fulfills two out of three of those items. Apt title. So this news has is twofold: an introduction to the… Continue reading Here’s a First: Salmon Thrasher Live!
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
This week we bring you another, by way of Viva Radio’s Me + You, exclusive track. This time from Brooklyn tropical punk group The So So Glos. The song “Island Loops” is given somewhat of an acoustic makeover, dropping out a small amount of the percussion and the more ferocious aspects of the electric guitars.… Continue reading The So So Glos: Viva Radio’s Me + You Pt. 63
Here’s a sneak peek for you who love rarities, exclusives and original material. And a bonus for those of you who dig radio in all its forms. The Raveonettes recently visited the Me + You studios for a Viva Radio spot and below you can hear the band performing their song “Boys Who Rape (Should… Continue reading Viva Radio’s Me + You Pt 62: The Raveonettes
We’re excited to exclusively premiere the sixth track of Virgin Of The Birds’ latest EP, Dear Furies, available only here on FensePost. The song features Jon Rooney’s growing focus of meshing his love for folk-pop with the obsession with classic underground films, like the classic works of Christopher Lee circa the 60s and 70s.