Song Reviews

Tullycraft: Lost in Light Rotation

Every Scene Needs A Center, the brilliant LP from 2007, was the last time we heard from Seattle’s Tullycraft. That was six years ago. A few years after Every Scene, the band called it quits, but the hiatus was thankfully short and they’re back! Reformed anew and with some fresh tunes, the band will release… Continue reading Tullycraft: Lost in Light Rotation

Song Reviews

Throw Me The Statue: Sharpshooters (BOAT Cover)

Can you remember 2006? I can. In particular, I can remember a little Seattle band I discovered as they neared the release of their debut LP, Songs That You Might Not Like. That band was and still is called BOAT. I’ve been a huge fan ever since. BOAT is now prepared to drop their fifth… Continue reading Throw Me The Statue: Sharpshooters (BOAT Cover)

Song Reviews

BOAT: (I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong [mp3]

BOAT is prepared to release their fourth album, Dress Like Your Idols, in March and we have here the first single from that album. The song is called “(I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong” and it maintains BOAT’s wild throaty vocals, packed with a seemingly self-deprecating sarcasm and a penchant toward pop culture. It… Continue reading BOAT: (I’ll Beat My Chest Like) King Kong [mp3]

Song Reviews

World Atlas: The Winter Stories [mp3]

World Atlas is slated to give us their self-titled EP early next month on Magic Marker Records. The band is joined by Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good To Me) on guitar and The Umbrella Girls on hand-claps, tambourines and back-up vocals. Fronted ultimately by Brian Groux on vocals and guitar, World Atlas is what you’d… Continue reading World Atlas: The Winter Stories [mp3]

Song Reviews

“Won’t Say Anything” by Hello Seahorse! [mp3]

Hello Seahorse! creates honest, lovable pop in the vein of Mates Of State. The trio from Mexico City is centered around light, clean keyboard riffs, soft bass lines and female-fronted vocals. The music is ingenuous and unassuming. There’s no typical pretensions here, simply pleasant pop songs. “Won’t Say Anything” will surprise you with its purity,… Continue reading “Won’t Say Anything” by Hello Seahorse! [mp3]

Features

BOAT [Feature]

It’s been approximately three and a quarter years since I first wrote about BOAT, what was once a Seattle by the way of Chicago band. They’ve now fully integrated themselves into the northwest, and have given us three stellar albums (the most current of which was released last month; a fact I just recently, to… Continue reading BOAT [Feature]

Album Reviews

Fred Thomas: Flood [Album Review]

Directly upon the heels of two stellar releases, Every Scene Needs A Center by Tullycraft and Daughters And Suns by The Owls, Magic Marker Records treats us to a bit of a surprise. Where the label’s typical release is inundated with pop and twee, Fred Thomas’ Flood can almost be considered experimental folk, or even… Continue reading Fred Thomas: Flood [Album Review]

Album Reviews

The Faintest Ideas: What Goes Up Must Calm Down [Album Review]

When I think of indie-pop in the states, I think of a few key labels: Matinee, Magic Marker, Happy Happy Birthday to Me and TwentySeven. These four make up some of the best US released pop music I know. It’s on the second, Magic Marker, that The Faintest Ideas now call home. The Faintest Ideas… Continue reading The Faintest Ideas: What Goes Up Must Calm Down [Album Review]

Album Reviews

BOAT: Songs That You Might Not Like [Album Review]

When I discovered BOAT (MySpace), I pre-ordered Songs That You Might Not Like and started a FensePost feature article on the band within ten minutes of initial discovery. Still, when I received the album, it took a while for me to give it a full listen and it took a few weeks to really appreciate… Continue reading BOAT: Songs That You Might Not Like [Album Review]

Album Reviews

Owls: Daughters And Suns [Album Review]

Despite being released in 2004, “Air” off Our Hopes And Dreams by The Owls was one of the frequented songs in my playlist last summer. The song maintains its pedestal spot as “Best Song By The Owls,” despite the recent release of Daughters And Suns. But where Our Hopes And Dreams as a whole maintained… Continue reading Owls: Daughters And Suns [Album Review]