After a five year period of radio silence (barring a re-release), The Fervor are back with a three track EP of Americana goodness. Nightfall in the Kali Yuga is a quick drive through the blue tinted fields, a static buzz far in the distance, signalling a change. And that change comes in the shape of an EP. ‘Sweet Thing’, a song that combines a rock rhythm with lyrics akin … Continue reading Review: The Fervor – Nightfall in the Kali Yuga
I’ve always equated country (and to some degree, Americana) as a never-ending search for a peace of mind that might never appear. The sweet and dark wail of pedal steels conjure the images of dreaming to reach that goal. So why look for a peace of mind that will never happen? Because the landscapes are beautiful, son. And that’s the other part of Americana that … Continue reading Review: The Ravenna Colt – Terminal Current
Back when Arise, Great Warrior came out in 2011, the short album felt like an epic tale of dark Gothic Americana songs mixing the sound of seedy dive bars and supernatural tales from the deep South. With Bleeder, the storytelling feels more nuanced, so what once were strokes of ocher and dark yellow are now shades of aquamarine with emerald green brushstrokes. This subtlety is … Continue reading Review: The Fervor – Bleeder
Wow, has it been a year already since we reviewed The Fervor‘s Arise, Great Warrior ? Well, it’s been a little more, but we certainly enjoyed the album (link!). What’s a website to do but manage to squeeze in their very busy days (they’ve been playing a lot of shows) and managed to get an interview via email with Ben Felker, who handles guitar and some additional voice duties. He also impersonates Warren Beatty. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
A second album by Whistle Peak drops on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th for those absent-minded). The name is Half asleep upon echo falls and the sound is lo fi (but polished, so no details are lost) and the atmosphere is thick with folk and country sensibilities, but there’s a tinge of electronica and ambient, just to play with your emotions. Continue reading “Whistle Peak – Half asleep upon echo falls”