On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: February 3, 2012

After a week away, it was nice to be back in the studio. This week I played several folk-related tunes, a few garage-based ones, and a small handful of indie pop tracks. With the amount of indie-folk I’ve played of late, I’m thinking we’re in store for another dreamy mix and maybe even a garage… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: February 3, 2012

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: October 14, 2011

Being that my typical night consists of hitting the sack at around 10pm, and that my new radio show is Friday nights from 10pm to midnight, I figured that my second show would center around the theme of sleep. So I pieced together a playlist of bedroom pop, chill wave, dreamy shoegaze and what I’ve… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: October 14, 2011

Song Reviews

Fruit Bats: Tangie And Ray (MP3)

Look back over the past few Fruit Bats releases and you’ll find a solid handful of greats. “Born In The 70s” and “Earthquake of ’73” off Spelled In Bones. “Seaweed” off Mouthfuls. These were truly great tracks. “Tangie And Ray” off Fruit Bats’ latest LP, Tripper, fits right in. It’s catchy, filled with a folk-pop… Continue reading Fruit Bats: Tangie And Ray (MP3)

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2003

The summer of 2003 was a hot one in eastern Washington, and my concrete bunker of an apartment contained the heat like no other. Granted, the above image wasn’t shot by yours truly until 2004, but it sure seemed hot enough to ignite even the least combustible of items. I wrapped up my undergraduate that… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2003

Videos

Fruit Bats: The Ruminant Band [Video]

Pop music can often be a downer. As Nick Hornby wrote in the opening of Hi Fidelity: “Was I miserable because I listened to pop music, or did I listen to pop music because I’m miserable. (End paraphrase.) It’s a classic chicken-and-egg question, the inevitable stumper of “Which came first?” But – and there’s always… Continue reading Fruit Bats: The Ruminant Band [Video]

Album Reviews

Fruit Bats: The Ruminant Band [Album Review]

By now, it is pretty much undeniable that a band like Fruit Bats was meant to rule the earth. With their classic rock like anthems that still pull from the more modern indie-pop scene, it is no surprise that Sup Pop has invested so much effort into these splendid musicians. Has said investment paid off?… Continue reading Fruit Bats: The Ruminant Band [Album Review]