Podcast

FensePost Podcast Series: FenseCast #4, Time Flies

It appears there is truth behind the popular phrase about time speeding by the older you get. After hitting the ripe age of 30 back in September and taking a nice little road trip from my home north of Seattle to the Southwest town of Albuquerque at the end of that month, time seems to… Continue reading FensePost Podcast Series: FenseCast #4, Time Flies

Features

Megafaun Returns with Heretofore [Feature]

Megafaun has returned after last year’s Gather, Form, and Fly to give us their mini-album Heretofore, out now on Hometapes. On the new one, the band continues with their off-beat folk style, comparable to those they’ve toured with of late, from Bowerbirds to Akron Family to former band-mates Bon Iver. They’ve got a bit more… Continue reading Megafaun Returns with Heretofore [Feature]

Cover Art

Hometapes Holiday Sampler Cassette [Cover Art]

Rare is it that you see formats outside the standard compact disc or even cherished wax vinyl. But cassettes seem to be popping up more and more as a cool retro item. With vinyl’s popularity, it seems this is the only place to go – reel to reel is out for obvious reasons, as is… Continue reading Hometapes Holiday Sampler Cassette [Cover Art]

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

Eight Days Of Hometapes: An Indie Christmas Music List

In 2009, Hometapes aptly demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with and a label to keep an eye on. They packed the year with great releases, some of which are likely to appear on my best of 2009 list, slated to go live late next week. To celebrate the holidays, they’ve done… Continue reading Eight Days Of Hometapes: An Indie Christmas Music List

Videos

Megafaun: Impressions Of The Past [Video]

Photographer Tim Lytvinenko joined and documented Megafaun as they toured across the states in support of their latest release, Gather, Form & Fly, out now on Hometapes. The result is a collection of experiences from the road in what they dub “part-documentary, part-sense memory.” No surprise, Lytvinenko puts this collection of shots to the music… Continue reading Megafaun: Impressions Of The Past [Video]

Album Reviews

Megafaun: Gather, Form & Fly [Album Review]

Megafaun (MySpace) was originally birthed from the remnants of DeYarmond Edison and released Bury The Square in 2007. Gather, Form & Fly is the follow-up to that widely-hailed album, and it warrants all the hype one can give. The band consists of Joe Westerlund and brothers Phil and Brad Cook. The main Edison absentee is… Continue reading Megafaun: Gather, Form & Fly [Album Review]