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Western States Motel [Feature Band]

The Western States Motel

Written by Fense

I want to say I’ve heard about The Western States Motel, but I cannot recall with any certainty whether that’s true or not. If I have heard of them prior to receiving their Painted Birds Flying In The Orange Mirror Sun EP in the mail, I can say that I haven’t heard their music before. But, listening to “Stampede” now through my headphones, it’s immediately apparent that I like what I’m hearing. Read More »Western States Motel [Feature Band]

Alan Cohen Experience: The Obama Groove [Video]

Alan Cohen Experience

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Alan Cohen Experience came to me about a year ago when I was sent the group’s debut LP. Now they’ve got a new EP and a little political ditty. So, it’s fitting that this feature goes up today, November 4, the day we will vote a new man into office. Along with Cohen, I sure hope Obama is the man the country chooses. So, before I go any further, let me say this: if you’re in the states, please go vote (I can only hope you’ll vote for Obama, but even if you’re an McCain supporter — or even an Nader supporter — it’s your duty). Read More »Alan Cohen Experience: The Obama Groove [Video]

Crooked Fingers: Forfeit/Foreign [Album Review]

Crooked Fingers

If you’re like me, you haven’t listened to Crooked Fingers in quite a while. You missed their 2005 release Dignity And Shame, all but ignored Red Devil Dawn, and gave Bring On The Snakes a mere two listens. But you thoroughly enjoyed their 2000 self-titled debut thanks to the slow, depressing tunes. If you’re like me, the fact that Forfeit/Foreign was limited to 1000 copies on white vinyl was enough to rekindle the interest in this group. Read More »Crooked Fingers: Forfeit/Foreign [Album Review]

Tvärvägen: September [Video]


Written by Fense

There’s no doubt about it — the days are getting colder and the nights have come to dominate the evening. Soon they’ll steal away the late afternoon. I walked to Breadfarm and picked up some rolls and my sweater wasn’t enough to keep the chill of the light wind away. “September” is the perfect song — and video — for this time of year. Sure, it’s October here, but in Sweden, where Tvärvägen calls home, it was probably this cold last month. Read More »Tvärvägen: September [Video]

I'm From Barcelona

I’m From Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini? [Album Review]

You don’t typically hear songs named for guys. Yet the new I’m From Barcelona album, Who Killed Harry Houdini? does just that — and they use my name. As an opening track, “Andy” isn’t quite as hard-hitting as “Oversleeping” was to Let Me Introduce You To My Friends, but it does set the stage well for the rest of the album, which doesn’t necessarily have the power tracks of their debut.

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The Republic Tigers [Feature Band]

The Republic Tigers

Written by Fense

It wasn’t all that long ago that I first listened to and subsequently covered The Republic Tigers. Their video for “Buildings And Mountains” caught my eye — and my ears — and I was hooked. Looking back, it seems so close, but so much has happened since August 8, the day that feature went live. I feel like the “Buildings And Mountains” title is an adequate analogy for my current situation. Humor me… Read More »The Republic Tigers [Feature Band]

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