FensePost originally launched on June 6, 2006 out of a small house on the hill in Pullman, WA.
It was created as an expressive outlet and music discovery channel by recent WSU graduate Andy Fenstermaker, who loved introducing folks to music he felt was, in the wise words of Bill and Ted, Most Excellent. That’s him, down below.
(Follow him on Instagram for photos of vinyl, Texas sunsets, delicious food, and cycling adventures. He’ll appreciate it.)
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.
@fensepost I’m reinvigorating FensePost as a vinyl blog and adding videos! I’m old & I don’t know what I’m doing. 🤣 #musicvlog #vinylrecords #intro ♬ original sound – Andy @ FensePost
Going into 2022, FensePost now covers new and old alike, but is entirely devoted the the physical release, be it vinyl or cassette or uniquely packaged compact disc. With the emphasis on the physical comes incorporation of original photos and imagery, external embeds of audio (because, duh, it’s a music blog), and more.
You’ll also find regular content on Andy’s (and FensePost’s) YouTube Channel featuring album review vlogs, vinyl unboxing videos, and a variety of other video content. Follow us there too!
To go along with all things new, how about a new location? No longer is FensePost local to Northwest Washington. The blog is headquartered in Plano, TX as of March 2020.
I hope you enjoy the new and improved FensePost.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualified purchases.
You’ll also see advertising on this blog. Just trying to cover my expenses.
That said, advertising doesn’t even bring in enough to cover hosting costs of this site, which has been self funded since inception in 2006. If you see something interesting in those ads, I appreciate the clicks.
I’d love it if you would help support this site, but even more so, support the artists we cover. Buy physical music because it’s awesome and the bands we cover deserve your support and love.
I receive countless tracks and albums via email each day. It is best to assume that anything I/we cover came to us in this manner, especially posts that pre-date 2018. Occasional pieces do surface from those means still, but it’s rare.
Any old, downloadable songs that you may dig up are provided for sampling purposes only. I haven’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.
I am 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.
That being said, FensePost is entirely a passion project. I also earn from qualifying Amazon purchases, which I link to on occasion in newer posts, some old posts, and in the blog sidebar. I greatly appreciate any support as I do this for love.
Just buy the damn thing already.