Since releasing Play Silver Nickels and Golden Dimes on Hardly Art a few years back, The Beets’ front-man Juan Wauters has focused his creative efforts on a solo project. He continues to possess a strong Lou Reed/Velvet Underground-meets-Syd Barrett influence. “Water” is the latest track to surface from Wauters and the first off his forthcoming… Continue reading Juan Wauters: Water
The time has come to ramp up training for the STP (Seattle to Portland bike ride). Last weekend, I took a ride out toward La Conner along my normal route, which takes me down McLean. This particular road is on the path toward the famous Skagit Valley Tulips, and being in the middle of the… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: April 27, 2012
Man, what a wild week. And I’m not talking about the wild you indie folk are used to, likely boozing it up and partying every night. I’m talking about the working life, the stress of the job, the busy days and exhaustion-laden nights. Going to bed at 9:30; I feel old.
After a week away, it was nice to be back in the studio. This week I played several folk-related tunes, a few garage-based ones, and a small handful of indie pop tracks. With the amount of indie-folk I’ve played of late, I’m thinking we’re in store for another dreamy mix and maybe even a garage… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: February 3, 2012
I figured with my previous show being devoted to songs that remind me of sleep, this one would be the opposite. After a few bouts of standard indie rock, things got thick and loud.