Fuzz-leaning folk auteurs Feral Conservatives combine the intimacy of backwoods mountain folk with the subdued lyrics of genre-bending 90s college rockers like Velocity Girl, the Cranberries, and Cocteau Twins. The duo, made up of multi-instrumentalists Rashie Rosenfarb and Matt Francis, perfectly balance pop-leaning songwriting with lush orchestration from Rosenfarb’s manodolin, sparse strings arrangements, and perfectly balanced vocal harmonies. The single’s B side, titled Logan’s Song, steps things closer to college rock territory, drenching the touching mandolin jangle in an overwhelming fuzz, then layered with gang vocals, overdriven guitars and a racing punk intensity. Rosenfarb’s voice breaks from Dolores O’Riordian-esque vocal wanderings to full-out shouts over lyrics, “Give me something worth getting up for!” sending the track into a refined DIY ecstasy.
You're Jovian | Whalehead single
Noise Rock/ Indie Rock
5 of 5 stars
Review by Rob Arcand
A new single from...
September 21, 2014
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