Album Reviews

Unlikely Friends Release Solid Gold Cowboy on Jigsaw Records

Let’s take a trip back in time. The year is 2006, and FensePost is only a few months old. I stumble upon a newly relocated indiepop artist called BOAT. The band moved from Chicago to Seattle and landed a spot on the Magic Marker Records roster for their debut LP Songs That You Might Not… Continue reading Unlikely Friends Release Solid Gold Cowboy on Jigsaw Records

Album Reviews

Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with… Continue reading Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

Features · Song Reviews

Belgian Fog Breaks the Mold on new MP3 “Before You Ever Talked”

I always get a bit giddy when I get a new unsolicited email from Robert Dale. It always precedes a new track. My fourth such email communication with Mr. Dale was no exception. And here, two days later, I am quite chuffed to present the fourth song by Dale’s project Belgian Fog: “Before You Ever… Continue reading Belgian Fog Breaks the Mold on new MP3 “Before You Ever Talked”

Interviews

Virgin Of The Birds: Interview

For those unaware, Virgin Of The Birds is the brainchild of Seattle musician and Abandoned Love Records label head Jon Rooney. Virgin Of The Birds has a new album on the way late this month called Winter Seeds. I recently sat down with Rooney, with whom I’ve been acquainted since my discovery of The Lovely… Continue reading Virgin Of The Birds: Interview

Features

Belgian Fog: Loveless Way (Premiere)

KEXP’s Robert Dale is back with a new track called “Loveless Way” from his solo project Belgian Fog. Like his previous singles “Wait For Help” and “You Drive Me to Madness”, “Loveless Way” is an electro-fused pop song with plenty of glorious beats, a few nods to synth-based genres of past, and a deeply introspective… Continue reading Belgian Fog: Loveless Way (Premiere)

Album Reviews

Benjamin Verdoes: The Evil Eye

Tomorrow, Benjamin Verdoes releases The Evil Eye on Brick Lane Records. For Verdoes, a founding and continuing member of the Seattle-based internet sensation Mount St. Helens Vietnam Band (MSHVB) on Dead Oceans, it is his first venture into solo territory. I doubt I’m the first to say that Verdoes is just as powerful here as… Continue reading Benjamin Verdoes: The Evil Eye

Song Reviews

Belgian Fog: You Drive Me to Madness

I introduced you to Belgian Fog back in April. At the time, not much could be found on main man Robert Dale’s project. There was his song “Wait For Help” and a Facebook page with a handful of posts, and an equally minimal Twitter account. Not much has changed in five months, but Belgian Fog… Continue reading Belgian Fog: You Drive Me to Madness

Album Reviews

Cock & Swan: Secret Angles

Dig deep into the FensePost archives and you’ll discover two things. First is the site’s launch date, which is essentially 666: June 6, 2006. Second is that one of the earliest reviews is that of Cock & Swan‘s Noon Hum EP. Hand packaged with a personal note to KZUU, I talked up the EP for… Continue reading Cock & Swan: Secret Angles

Album Reviews

The Moondoggies: Adios I’m a Ghost

“I’m a Ghost”, the opening for the new 12 track Adios I’m a Ghost album from The Moondoggies, begins with 23 seconds of thick vocal harmony that is true to folk with its soothing and laid back nature. However, this is merely a false sense of security.  With crashing drums from Carl Dahlen, and lively guitar… Continue reading The Moondoggies: Adios I’m a Ghost