Last week a package arrived in the mail and the completist in me went absolutely apeshit. Years after its original limited release of just 400 copies, I finally had in my possession the long lost (at least for me) Voxtrot single, Berlin, Without Return. The Obsession Begins Let’s take a trip back twelve years to… Continue reading Voxtrot: Berin, Without Return (or, The Completist in Me Just Went Nuts)
Yep, I’m getting married in a few days, so I figured it was time to put together a love-themed radio show. I tried to keep it centered around positive love songs, but with indie music, but a few oddities slipped in. In true form, I also made it my latest vinyl-only night.
If you’ve been a long-time reader of FensePost, you know I’m a pretty big fan of Voxtrot. The obsession began upon the release of the band’s debut EP, Raised By Wolves. I quickly snapped up the 7-inch singles for the EP’s title track as well as the epic “The Start Of Something”, both of which… Continue reading Ramesh: Berlin Without Return
I haven’t had much time of late to write. The house project of repainting walls, painting trim, pulling up carpets, and laying down bamboo has absolutely dominated my time. That and working on my BMW, which in the past few weeks has received a full tune-up (with exception of replacing points and cleaning the carb).
It finally happened. Winter arrived. Snow fell and we woke up this past Sunday with about three inches of the stuff. I’m glad it didn’t arrive earlier, as Friday saw me at KSVR for a four hour stint of music.
After their self-titled LP failed to garner the applause of the group’s earlier EPs, and front-man Ramesh Srivastava picked-up and moved from hometown Austin to Berlin, it was easy to see that Voxtrot was not only taking time off, but possibly going on the inevitable hiatus. And so it is, around three years after Voxtrot… Continue reading Farewell Voxtrot
Let me tell you a story. In 2007 some notable things happened. I attended the annual music festival SXSW (the image above is of myself and The Lovely Sparrows’ Shawn Jones, taken by Abandoned Love Records/Virgin Of The Birds’ Jon Rooney), I grew a mustache, and I met a beautiful girl named Andi at the… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2007
On June 6, 2006, FensePost went live. Since its inception, I’ve written more than 1,000 album reviews and countless features, track reviews, live reviews, and video reviews. My collection has grown exponentially. I have a room in my house devoted entirely to records. CDs go in the living room and I’m out of shelving space.… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006
2005 opened my eyes to a world of new music. I joined the crew at KZUU over the summer, my first summer back in Pullman working toward my Masters in Business. I’d spend my two-hour show pouring over thousands of obscure albums, looking for anything that might spark my interest. While music had always been… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 25: Best Albums of 2005
In a surprise return, Voxtrot has resurfaced with their first single, “Trepanation Party”, in nearly two years. Ramesh Srivastava and company launched with The Start Of Something way back in the middle of this decade, and quickly built upon their humble beginnings with two full EPs and a self-titled full-length, and a slew of singles… Continue reading Voxtrot: Trepanation Party [pReview]