Formerly known as Lean (and, for a brief time before that, Slowtalker), local up and comers Fever Blush are something of a Nashville DIY supergroup. Fusing dreamy, lo-fi, indie pop sensibilities with a clear love of shoegaze, punk, and alt rock, the band, who count members of local favorites Daddy Issues, Beer Head, and more among their ranks, function as a group of writers, crafting songs as a unit and spreading the weight evenly. Though they’ve been an active part of the underground live scene for a couple of years, frequenting houses, dives, and DIY spaces all over town, Fever Blush have, so far, only released a handful of demos, which, while promising, never quite did justice to their hypnotic and lush live show.
The band will finally grace us with their first formal release, a stellar two-song EP called Remember, Forget, this Thursday, Nov. 30, to coincide with a Marathon Music Works show, where they’ll open for Julien Baker and David Bazan (tickets here). However, we’re thrilled to give you an exclusive premiere of the group’s debut effort in full, streaming below a few days early!
Exploring two perspectives on one situation, the band describe their EP as “like waking up on one side of the bed vs the other. You can find equal amounts of happiness and sadness in each song.” Both tracks, the upbeat and confident “Remember” and the longing and melancholy “Forget,” which were self-produced and largely recorded at home, finally mange to capture the nuanced style and earnestness that Fever Blush have honed over the past year, balancing pop accessible melody with controlled layers of feedback and ambience.
Hear Remember, Forget below, pre-order a copy right here, and catch Fever Blush Nov. 30 at Marathon Music Works with Julien Baker and David Bazan and again Dec. 19 at The Cobra with Twen, No Ritual, and Spirit Week for Cold Lunch Records’ Christmas Party (details here)!