On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: May 10, 2013

I’ve been getting into several new albums of late, and when that happens, I often want to play several songs from the same band on my radio show. I restrained myself, narrowing it down to a pair each; that’s the theme of tonight’s show – doubles. I’ll be playing back-to-back tracks from each artist I… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: May 10, 2013

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

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: November 2, 2012

Brett and I met up a little before 9:30pm at KSVR, spent a few minutes catching up, then organized the selection of records we would play that night. It was a first for me — having a co-host — and it turned out to be a blast. Friday nights from 10pm to midnight can be… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: November 2, 2012

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: September 28, 2012

There were a few unexpected surprises in this week’s show; some great new bands and new tracks from longtime favorites. Parenthetical Girls, who formed about 30 minutes South of here, have a new EP and it is superb; Alameda’s sophomore LP is pretty great as well. And the brand new track by Still Corners is… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: September 28, 2012

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: April 27, 2012

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

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: March 23, 2012

Another variety show, no particular theme. It was set to be a sunny weekend, and that meant hitting the road. After a late Friday night at the station, I woke up early, grabbed my bike and went on a solid 10 mile ride. It was the first of the sort for 2012; the first of… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: March 23, 2012

Album Reviews

Various Artists: Wish I’d Kept A Scrapbook (A Tribute to Tullycraft) [Album Review]

When I saw there was a new compilation devoted to hailing one of the greatest northwest bands of all time (yes, Tullycraft), I got pretty excited. When I saw that the tracklist included bands from famed labels like Tullycraft’s very own Magic Marker Records, as well as HHBTM, Matinee, and even recent favorite weePOP, my… Continue reading Various Artists: Wish I’d Kept A Scrapbook (A Tribute to Tullycraft) [Album Review]

Podcast

FensePost Podcast Series: FenseCast #1, From The Garage

So this is it, the first FensePost Podcast. A few weeks ago I sat down and compiled a mix of various songs; some new, some old, most finding some relation to garage rock or garage pop. Hence the title, From The Garage. The theme is loose, so some bands fit and some don’t. There are… Continue reading FensePost Podcast Series: FenseCast #1, From The Garage

Album Reviews

Tullycraft: Every Scene Needs A Center [Album Review]

In sociology there is an ancient debate that continues to rage today: are our instincts influenced by nature or nurture? On one side, nature argues that it is our inherent instinct that rules—that which is passed on from generation to generation. The nurture argument, on the other hand, would argue that we are a product… Continue reading Tullycraft: Every Scene Needs A Center [Album Review]