Song Reviews

Grizzly Bear: Will Calls (MP3 Review)

Grizzly Bear is one of those bands that continues to surprise. Look back at their early work, and there are some truly stunning tracks; it’s what propelled them into early indie fame. Enter 2012 and their track “Sleeping Ute” off Shields. The band hadn’t created something quite this catchy before, and paired with the other… Continue reading Grizzly Bear: Will Calls (MP3 Review)

On the Radio

On Air at KSVR Mount Vernon: February 1, 2013 Playlist

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

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012

Andi and I went to the beach this past weekend. And now we’re engaged, around five years and five days after our official first date. We’re pretty excited and have been talking to all our old friends about the plans (completely unofficial at this time); most likely a June 2013 wedding. I sense a show… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012

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

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006

On June 6, 2006, FensePost went live. Since its inception, I’ve written more than 1,000 album reviews and countless features, track reviews, live reviews, and video reviews. My collection has grown exponentially. I have a room in my house devoted entirely to records. CDs go in the living room and I’m out of shelving space.… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006

Live Reviews

Grizzly Bear: Live at the Moore Theatre [2009.10.16]

The smell of wet wool was pervasive as drenched Seattleites escaped the rain Friday night to attend the Grizzly Bear show at the Moore Theatre. The weathered venue, coupled with a spectacular light display of Mason jars hanging from telephone pole-like structures provided an intimate listening environment.