Another week gone and more interest generated in recruiting reviewers. Yet still no reviews by anyone but me. It'll come. Don't worry. Check out the latest at FensePost. Here's a recap from the week:
Any of you like Donnie Darko? How about Gary Jules' version of the Tears for Fears classic Mad World? Well, The Snowdrops also did a cover and it is absolutely amazing.
My favorite music comes from Sweden. Acid House Kings member Johan has another project and that is The Legends. Here I review There & Back Again, an excellent and interesting mix of lo-fi fuzz and goth/twee.
The third review of a Matinee Records release in a week (the others being last Friday's Math & Physics Club and Monday's The Snowdrops). This time it's a 10" EP by the Australian darlings The Lucksmiths.
Elvis Costello rules. From his early days in the late 70s as a rocker to his more recent exploits as a jazz musician, this guy has talent. My Flame Burns Blue covers his jazz days and is the only live recording released on disc. And it's a 2 disc set, meaning the first is the jazz and the second is... what!?... his first orchestral score? Yep!
What do you get when you add together post rock instrumentalists with a Jason Molina-like vocalist? Minmae. In their eighth release, Minmae stacks up the layers for an enjoyable listen. Check it out.
In the weekly features section is Lostine, a Credence Clearwater Revival revival band (redundant much?) fronted by former James Sasser frontman... James Sasser. Excellent blend of folk and country with a heavy dose of classic rock.
Fishbowl is our news section. This week we covered a few things. Here's a recap. I updated the Tragadiscos 7" article with a track listing, wrote a piece on the sophmore release by Smoosh, and covered a Daytrotter Exclusive on Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
Hopefully reviews other than mine will be submitted for posting. If not, no worries as we've already got a couple of goodies in store for you and some excellent bands (new and old) for you to discover. Here they are in alphabetical order: Grass 7" by Animal Collective, A Taste of the High Life 7" by Lovejoy, and The World & Everything In It by The Oranges Band. Feature artist will be Run River Run, a band with connections to artists on Sub Pop and Sad Robot!
Also within the next few weeks I'm hoping to develop a FensePost MySpace page.