I’ve been in a weird place musically of late. I’m a bit scattered, all over the map. My affinity for light, soft and playful folk has returned, but I’m also crushing on slacker pop and dream pop at the moment. Pretty hard, thank to bands like Darlings and Indians. I shouldn’t be surprised at this… Continue reading On Air at KSVR Mount Vernon: February 1, 2013 Playlist
I recall my final months at KZUU, way back in mid-2006. What time I spent in the old studio allowed me to discover bands that even today remain among my favorites. Leaving was hard, as I felt so connected with the place. Why this reminiscence? Because Gathered Ghosts member Andreanna Wilson will be experiencing the… Continue reading Gathered Ghosts Return with LP “Decoration Haze”
While everyone else goes ape sh*t over EPs by Lana Del Rey and Ke$ha, well, we took a different approach and didn’t listen to those artists this year. Instead, last night, I ran through my entire library on iTunes and settled on my top 15 EPs of 2012. Yeah, as these lists go, I’m sure… Continue reading A FensePost Top 15 List: The Best EPs of 2012
The week leading up to this week’s radio show was spent taking it easy. It’s almost the end of summer, and after several consecutive weekends of house projects that overlapped into weekday evenings, it was a needed break. The resulting playlist was a mix of randomly-pieced together new releases paired with some classic favorites such… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: September 14, 2012
The time has come to ramp up training for the STP (Seattle to Portland bike ride). Last weekend, I took a ride out toward La Conner along my normal route, which takes me down McLean. This particular road is on the path toward the famous Skagit Valley Tulips, and being in the middle of the… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: April 27, 2012
Javier Suarez (Craft Spells, Yarn Owl) is back with a new video from his solo project Gathered Ghosts. “Two Apples In A Cherry Tree” finds Suarez taking on some light Craft Spells influence (as opposed to the soft and slow favorite “Went To You” we wrote about a while back) with some solid dreamy jangle… Continue reading Gathered Ghosts: Two Apples In A Cherry Tree
Man, what a wild week. And I’m not talking about the wild you indie folk are used to, likely boozing it up and partying every night. I’m talking about the working life, the stress of the job, the busy days and exhaustion-laden nights. Going to bed at 9:30; I feel old.
Gathered Ghosts is the solo project of Javier Suarez (Craft Spells, Yarn Owl). His latest venture with the project is “Went To You”, a dreamy synth-laden track featuring Andi Wilson (Andreanna). The couple strikes gold here; dark, romantic, a bit haunting, “Went To You” is a truly great song.