Local indie band Feral Conservatives, fronted by singer/ mandolin and bass player Rashie Rosenfarb, with Matt Francis on the drums / guitar/organ/noise, live up to their name. Their sound is edgy enough to be feral, clean enough to be conservative, and lyrically thought-provoking enough to support the oxymoron. The music has a full sound that most two-person bands lack. Rosenfarb’s throaty vocals are smooth with just enough oomph to get your body moving along with the beat. Francis’ opening beats on the track Wait for Me are concise and crisp, paving the way for a killer song. My only complaint is that Rosenfarb’s higher register needs some work. She seems shaky and loses that control that she owns in her throaty vocals.This is a promising single with a talented duo behind it.
I have a hard time typing the word “Shaggfest”. It’s a rather big deal to Artel Carter, though, as he’ll get to share...
July 6, 2014
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