FensePost is excited to premiere a few new tracks from the latest compilation by Portland, OR and Olympia, WA lo-fi label Antiquated Future. The release, Well, I Don’t See Why Not: Volume 4 (Preorder here) is out tomorrow and will feature tracks from mostly unknown, under-appreciated artists.
Posed to release his debut LP The Ballad of Willy Robbins next week on Mama Bird Recording Co., Portland artist Vikesh Kapoor channels the aching, melodic traditional-leaning folk of modern artists such as The Tallest Man on Earth, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Bon Iver. Solo acts such as these tend to have a penchant for… Continue reading Vikesh Kapoor: Carry Me, Home
Portland band Wishyunu creates chill, dreamy tunes laden with simple synth melodies, cool percussive beats and a hint of guitar. The husband and wife duo Bei Yan and Tony Bertaccini self-released their new dream-pop/bedroom-pop EP called Futuray on cassette on August 11.
I’ve become disenchanted with Washington in the Spring and Fall. I am of the disposition that when the rains return, it is time to hole up inside and hibernate. Unfortunately, in the Pacific Northwest, that time is most of the time. Rain pours — I crawl into bed and listen to its incessant patter on… Continue reading WL: You’re Not Really Here
I was quite disappointed by the single The Cave Singers gave us off their fourth LP, Naomi. It lacked the grittiness of their prior work; that gritty sound is what really set that band apart from others in the folk-rock realm. It was enough to not dig further. Enter Portland collective The Builders And The… Continue reading The Builders And The Butchers: Western Medicine (Album Review)
Following our top EP of 2012, Portland duo (guitarist Daniel Hindman and keyboardist Sarah Versprille of Vetiver) Pure Bathing Culture returns with a new single called “Pendulum” off their forthcoming debut LP, Moon Tides. The new release will hit via the band’s new label, Partisan Records. “Pendulum” seems to expand beyond the simple pop of… Continue reading Pure Bathing Culture: Pendulum (mp3)
“I think I’m gonna buy me a gun / A nice little silver one / And in a crowd someday / you won’t see it coming anyway…” sings Scout Niblett in her new song “Gun”. Partly angst-ridden and bent on revenge, another part emotionless and cold, the song provides an eerie juxtaposition to a modern… Continue reading Scout Niblett: Gun (Video)
To accompany the official announcement of their forthcoming LP, White Lighter, Portland’s critically acclaimed Typhoon has released a new digital single for their track “Dreams of Cannibalism”. The new album will be released August 20 on Roll Call Records. Longtime fans of Typhoon will be pleased; “Dreams of Cannibalism” follows the band’s penchant for changing… Continue reading Typhoon: Dreams of Cannibalism (mp3)
I love bands that have only a few hundred fans on Facebook and a sound that begs to be heard. The latest to come to my attention is Portland-based Lubec, who boasts four members, three of which provide vocals. On their new track “Local Celebrity”, male-female vocals front a sound that Portland Mercury calls “fuzz-drenched… Continue reading Lubec: Local Celebrity (MP3)
FensePost is excited to debut the new Nick Jaina track “These Fair Hands” off his new LP, Primary Perception, out now on Portland label Fluff & Gravy. His sixth album overall but his first for Fluff & Gravy, Primary Perception promises a more theatrical sound from Jaina, full of additional instrumentation. And “These Fair Hands”… Continue reading Nick Jaina: These Fair Hands (FensePost Debut)