Being that my typical night consists of hitting the sack at around 10pm, and that my new radio show is Friday nights from 10pm to midnight, I figured that my second show would center around the theme of sleep. So I pieced together a playlist of bedroom pop, chill wave, dreamy shoegaze and what I’ve dubbed as psychedelic ambiance.Read More »Fense’s Radio Show: October 14, 2011
This is what we’ve been waiting for! After Papercuts announced last year that they would be joining the Sub Pop roster, we could barely contain our excitement. Jason Quever’s dreamy psychedelic pop sound borders on shoegaze at times, and their new song, “Do What You Will”, off the forthcoming LP Fading Parade builds upon Papercuts’ existing library of great tunes. Read More »Papercuts: Do What You Will [mp3]
Earlier this week I noted in my review of Avi Buffalo that Sub Pop may very well dominate my end of year list, and that being notable as we near the 1/3 mark of 2010. After thinking about it, I figured it was time for another list in Label Spotlight form. Now, the typical Label Spotlight covers the unknown record collectives throughout the world, but as some of my favorite releases so far this year have come from Sub Pop, I figured What the hell… Let’s go for it!Read More »10 (ish) Reasons Why Sub Pop May Dominate 2010 [Label Spotlight In A List]
Sub Pop announced yesterday that they have a new artist on their roster, one cherished throughout the independent music community. Yes, they have signed Papercuts for the band’s next album, slated for a tentative 2011 release. As a pretty big fan of both Papercuts and Sub Pop, you bet I’m pretty stoked! The band comes off a very successful 2009, in which they released the astounding You Can Have What You Want to critical acclaim. Read More »Papercuts Go Sub Pop!
2009 is a tough year to judge. I’ve checked out more albums this year than any year in the past. Well over 1,000. And there have been quite a few great ones as well. When this list began, it had 110 albums. I abandoned my top 33 and 1/3 for 45, and then said “screw it” and upped the number to an even 50. These are the top notch albums of the year, all worthy of praise.Read More »FensePost Top 50: The Best Albums of 2009
“Future Primitive” was a bit of a surprise. It is obviously Papercuts, as can be heard in both instrumentation and Jason Quever’s vocals, but there’s more going on here than on previous records. The song is dreamy and hazy and adorned with psychedelic pop true to Quever’s San Francisco home. “Future Primitive” is also more confident and proprietary; Papercuts are refining their sound and making it truly their own. And then there’s the video. The entire thing is black and white, and the storyline is an entertaining one to watch play out, fitting well with the song title. Read More »Papercuts: Future Primitive [Video]