You’ve got to love it when you make one of those great CD discoveries…you know, when you stumble onto a CD or a band you never knew existed and it’s so good, it’s exactly your kind of music...it’s exactly the type of release you love. Well, The Fever is that find for me. I discovered them by accident while surfing the net on another great new band that I discovered called “Athlete” and they’re another new find that is worthy of further consideration.
The Fever have released their first full-length CD called “Red Bedroom” and it hits all the right notes with me, sounding like a mix of early Devo, early Talking Heads and The Cars, fronted by a frenetic Gary Numan-like vocalist. This 70’s and 80’s new-wave sound is a favorite of mine, but very few can pull it off like this. There are even some similarities to be drawn between “Red Bedroom” and DA’s “Alarma” and “Doppelganger” …perhaps some early XTC in there as well. Regardless of the influences, The Fever makes a strong and fresh full-length debut. They incorporate the staccato guitar and bass lines under quirky melodies and that classic Ocasek / Numan new-wave vocal style. At times you’ll swear the singer is British, but this band hails from NYC. This is without a doubt one of the best CD’s I’ve heard this year…so far! For more info check out their label's site: http://www.kemado.com/
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