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  • Fense’s Radio Show: October 19, 2012 MP3

    I’m not going to talk about my October 19 radio show, other than this sentence and noting the playlist is below. Instead, I’m going to pump up the forthcoming October 26 show. But first, a little history behind next week’s show. When I first moved to Mount Vernon, I purchased a 7″ single on eBay of a Seattle band called Tullycraft. After winning the auction, I received a message from ...

    26.10.2012

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  • Fense’s Radio Show: October 5, 2012 MP3

    With as much psychedelic pop and rock that I’ve been listening to lately, it only made sense to put together a full show featuring the sub-genres. Of course, I also threw in some beloved garage rock to keep things sane. For the first time in ages, I took the KSVR and KSVU airwaves and played several older tunes (older meaning 2011 and before), with bands like Wooden Shjips and The Mantles and Comets on Fire...

    09.10.2012

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    09.10.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: September 28, 2012 MP3

    There were a few unexpected surprises in this week’s show; some great new bands and new tracks from longtime favorites. Parenthetical Girls, who formed about 30 minutes South of here, have a new EP and it is superb; Alameda’s sophomore LP is pretty great as well. And the brand new track by Still Corners is phenomenal. On the new band (at least to me) front, I was pretty impressed with Matt Bauerâ€...

    01.10.2012

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  • Fense’s Radio Show: September 21, 2012 MP3

    This show ended up being a bit of a favorites show; we began with a few favorite tracks from the past few years by bands hailing from Sweden including Acid House Kings and their track “Do What You Wanna Do” (which remains one of my all-time favorites. And we continued with several favorites form 2012 thus far — the phenomenal “Ivory Coast” by Pure Bathing Culture; tracks by Cloud Noth...

    24.09.2012

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    24.09.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: September 14, 2012 MP3

    The week leading up to this week’s radio show was spent taking it easy. It’s almost the end of summer, and after several consecutive weekends of house projects that overlapped into weekday evenings, it was a needed break. The resulting playlist was a mix of randomly-pieced together new releases paired with some classic favorites such as Belle & Sebastian (circa 1996), The High Dials (2006) and old...

    17.09.2012

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    17.09.2012

  • Art Circus: Feature Band MP3

    Art Circus combines the cute nature of Au Revoir Simone with traits of electronic pop and even (if just slightly) hip hop (at least on this song). Yes, that sounds a little odd, but check out “My Heart Hurts” and I think you’ll understand. The song is slightly melodramatic and moody, backed by a dreamy drum box and indie pop synths, all fronted by Halle Jane with vocals pure and sweet. The band...

    14.09.2012

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    14.09.2012

  • Vinca Minor: The Time Of You (MP3) MP3

    Vinca Minor is a Seattle artist Matt Menovcik, blending classical piano with electronic-influenced synth for a hugely surreal, utterly drowning sound. Within “The Time Of You”, off his new album Capital Of Sorrow, an intense piano soundscape is backed by heavy drone-like tones. The song is minimal but encompassing; a fully instrumental, soundtrack-like tune. Capital of Sorrow was not only composed by ...

    13.09.2012

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    13.09.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: August 31, 2012 MP3

    The blog has been a bit silent this week, and for good reason. We’ve been doing some renovating at home. Over the long weekend, I spent four full days retrofitting the kitchen cabinets from a somewhat cheap appearance, giving them a nice old farmhouse distressed look. Then there was the reorganization of the living room to be mid-century modern (paired with light remnants of old farmhouse). It’s ni...

    06.09.2012

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    06.09.2012

  • Gap Dream: Feature MP3

    Gap Dream is the project of Cleveland resident Gabriel Fulvimar. Fulvimar’s self-titled album under the Gap Dream name appears to be heavily influenced by Nuggets-era 60s psych rock. The band has been labeled as everything from garage rock (which is a tab I would attribute to them, but only slightly) to surf-rock (not quite hearing it) and beyond. Everyone has their own opinion. Most words I’ve see...

    31.08.2012

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    31.08.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: August 24, 2012 MP3

    Visiting the parents is often a stressful time. Despite their incessantly busy schedules, they have actually learned to relax in retirement despite their hectic lifestyle. I visited them two weekends ago now. Hence the absence of an August 17 radio show recap; there was none. Instead, I participated in my brother’s wedding. Having just one brother, this was a first. And I’m very excited to have a...

    28.08.2012

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    28.08.2012

  • Careful: It’s Funny (Video) MP3

    This video is stupidly simple, but it allows you to appreciate the song even more. I mean that in the best, most endearing of ways. What Eric Lindley has done, quite literally, is force the viewer to focus on the words of the song. And what a song it is! Lindey’s lyrics are poetry. Lindley’s Careful often reminds me of the elaborate pained vocals frequently heard by the likes of Jamie Stewart (Xiu...

    23.08.2012

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    23.08.2012

  • Darlings: Pet The Ghost (Single Review) MP3

    Pet The Ghost continues Darlings‘ trend of producing great, lazy summer garage pop. Their new single highlights the two sides of the Brooklyn-based band. “Pet The Ghost” is full-on garage pop, but within it Darlings produce the sweltering hot, lazy summer sound. “Shelley”, on the other hand, is much louder and more upbeat. This is what I love about Darlings. Their sound has the roug...

    21.08.2012

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    21.08.2012

  • Police Teeth: Bellingham Media Blackout (MP3) MP3

    I can’t help but be reminded of Seattle band Unnatural Helpers when listening to the new Police Teeth track “Bellingham Media Blackout”. It has a comparative blend of punk and heavy power pop, filled with rough rock guitars and pop-punk vocals. The band has come a long way from Real Size Monster Series (2009), which saw co-vocalist/bassist Chris Rasmussen in his first new post-Racetrack band. ...

    20.08.2012

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    20.08.2012

  • Peace: Feature Band MP3

    Obsession comes in many forms, even when targeted so narrowly as to be about music. The latest comes from Vancouver, BC post-punk band Peace, on the verge of releasing their sophomore LP on Suicide Squeeze Records. The album will hit stores in mid October. To be honest, I have had a hard time getting past the first three tracks, not because what follows isn’t worthy of my ears, but because the first three ...

    17.08.2012

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    17.08.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: August 10, 2012 MP3

    I had Friday off and ended up spending most of the day sanding down cabinets. They came out looking great; a natural light pine distressed with a hint of dark stain peeping through. Ultimately they will get two light coats of matte brown followed by white paint and distressed lightly. Yes. We are re-doing the kitchen. And I still had time to take a nice 25 mile bike ride through the countryside (hence this post...

    16.08.2012

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    16.08.2012

  • Pan: John From New York (MP3) MP3

    Give “John From New York” by Pan a listen. It’ll only take one. I’d suspect you’ll probably have the same reaction I did: it gave me butterflies. I was instantly in love, and I knew it would dominate my playlist for the remainder of the year. Now, the latter part of that statement is yet to be determined, but just listen to the track! It is so upbeat! It is so fun and catchy! ...

    13.08.2012

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    13.08.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012 MP3

    Andi and I went to the beach this past weekend. And now we’re engaged, around five years and five days after our official first date. We’re pretty excited and have been talking to all our old friends about the plans (completely unofficial at this time); most likely a June 2013 wedding. I sense a show packed with love songs coming up in the near future. As for this show, it was the normal mix of new...

    07.08.2012

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    07.08.2012

  • Fense’s Radio Show: July 27, 2012 MP3

    I know it’s a little late, but yesterday’s project was to get some vegetables in the ground. I planted spinach, onions, oregano, and broccoli. The El Camino got a full load of three-way soil and I finally filled my raised garden bed. That’s why this post didn’t go live yesterday; that being said, my goal is to get last night’s playlist up tomorrow. As these little On The Radio bl...

    04.08.2012

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    04.08.2012

  • Shout Out Out Out Out: Now That I’ve Given Up Hope, I Feel Much Better (Video) MP3

    Spanish Moss & Total Loss has been among my favorite albums of the year, and now the band behind the album, Shout Out Out Out Out, has given us a video for opening track “Now That I’ve Given Up Hope, I Feel Much Better”. Directed by Lyle Bell & aAron munson, the video features an amusing concept: people falling over in chairs. That’s it. That’s the whole video. Nothing e...

    03.08.2012

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    03.08.2012

  • Jane Eyre: Home Alone 2 Lost In New York MP3 MP3

    From Jesse Rifkin, who you might recognize from his previous band The Wailing Wall, comes a new project called Jane Eyre. Their new song is “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” and it boasts, according to Rifkin, a sound that combines his “bandmates’ collective years spent as conservatory-trained jazz musicians, meltalhead shredders, musical theatre accompanists, italo disco deejays, and ambien...

    02.08.2012

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    02.08.2012

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