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FensePost originally launched on June 6, 2006 out of a small house on the hill in Pullman, WA. Fast forward to today: he’s written thousands of reviews and features, and FensePost has seen dozens of one-time and regular authors alike write guest posts, and the blog has undergone a near decade-long hiatus. But it returned with a vengeance in late 2021 as a Vinyl Music Blog.

Blogger Andy Fenstermaker

Andy Fenstermaker, Music Blogger

Andy Fenstermaker is a music lover, writer, marketing professional, and entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to sharing his passion for music with others. He is the founder of FensePost, a renowned music blog that has been sharing the latest and greatest in indie music since 2006.

Andy has always been fascinated by the power of music to connect people, and he started FensePost with the aim of sharing his love of music with others. 

Andy developed a passion for music at a young age. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Andy grew up surrounded by a vibrant music scene that left an indelible mark on him. He attended Washington State University, where he studied Communication and Business. He holds a BA in Communication and a Masters in Business Administration. 

After graduating, Andy started writing about music and created FensePost as the outlet. The blog has a strong focus on indie music, but also covers a range of other genres including folk, indie pop, psychedelic, garage rock, and experimental. 

Andy and the blog relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 2020.

Reviewing His Entire Record Collection

After years of dormancy and in the wake of the pandemic, Andy Fenstermaker transformed FensePost to focus instead on sharing his passion for music and his love for vinyl records. He is an avid record collector and often shares his thoughts on music genres ranging from indie rock to electronic music both here on FensePost and on his YouTube Channel.

At the FensePost Vinyl Blog, Andy provides readers with in-depth reviews of albums and tracks from emerging artists as well as established ones, these days focusing exclusively on the physical format of vinyl. The intent is to review every record and single in his record collection.

Andy Fenstermaker Record Collector

All posts these days cover items in his collection, and Andy is the photographer of all vinyl pictures included on this blog. Any use of these photographs must be credited to him and/or, and linked back to the page from which it came.

FensePost is a window into the mind of a thoughtful and introspective individual, who is driven by a deep love of music and a desire to explore the world around him. You can get a glimpse of Andy’s personal life, interests, and hobbies on his Instagram page

In addition to FensePost, Andy has over a decade and a half experience in digital marketing across a variety of industries. He also has several side hustles through his company FensePost Media.

I hope you enjoy the new and improved FensePost.

Disclaimer #1: Affiliate Earnings & Advertising

As an Amazon Associate, Andy earns from qualified purchases. You’ll also see advertising on this blog. Just trying to cover expenses…

He love it if you would help support this site, but even more so, support the artists he covers. Buy physical music because it’s awesome and the bands covered here deserve your support and love.

Disclaimer #2: Promotional Material

While Andy Fenstermaker no longer focus on writing about digital music and perusing press releases, it’s best to assume that older posts that aren’t covering vinyl came to through those means. Namely, posts that pre-date 2018. Most people don’t send out records; Andy buys those myself.

Any old, downloadable songs that you may dig up are provided for sampling purposes only. Andy hasn’t posted such things in several years with the domination of streamable content. Old posts are slowly getting a makeover with fresh embeds, updated links, new images, and occasional vlog album reviews as well.

Andy Fenstermaker is a strong proponent of supporting artists and musicians and the independent labels that release their music (not to mention the PR folks they employ). If you like what you hear, please support these fine folks by purchasing their music be it digitally or in physical form.

11 thoughts on “About FensePost”

  1. Hi Andy and Co. We adore your blog!

    We’re having a venetian masquerade party this Wednesday (3/24) at The Crocodile with Ravenna Woods and The Horde and the Harem. There should be enough curious characters there to fill a Dickens novel – all dressed in formal attire and wearing venetian masks.

    We’re releasing our new record Rotten Apples which was mixed by Steve Fisk, famed Nirvana producer and Sub Pop native. It was recorded with Kyle o Quin and Phil Peterson (Wild Orchid Children/Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground). You should check our our tunes and come out to the show, we’d love to have you cover/photograph/enjoy the ball! Hope you can make it out to the show!

    thanks dude!

    Nick and Peter
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  2. The Loomis Fargo Gang would like to extend our warmest appreciations and Thank Yous for the eloquently articulate review of our debut album Humans, Nature, and Human Nature and for showcasing it on the front page. We all think your website is a passionate and straight fucking awesome! If there is ever anything you need from the Hampton Roads area please contact us and we’ll be glad to help. We will be glad to spread the word about Fensepost. Once again, thanks for all the kind support and we wish you the best. Brad, Pil, Nash, Bosler, and Matt.

  3. Hi FensePost!

    I wanted to email you guys, but I couldn’t find an email anywhere on the About page.

    My new single “(I Wanna Meet) Bill Nye” is going to be out on March 1st and it is also the first music video I’ve released!

    Please check out the press release on my website here and I hope you’ll give it a look and listen! Thanks so much for your time!


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  4. Hey, Firstly this website is awesome! Thank you. Secondly, I’m a multi-instrumentalist DIY producer from north of the border and I would really like to read your review of my music. I have 3 albums available for free download, 2 are instrumental. 🙂 Hope you like it! Thank you so much for the time and cyberspace! Sorry if this wasn’t the right way to contact you!

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