The same way borrowing an outrageous amount of kaching to start a business can make a person richer, loaning yer auditory system to Feral Conservatives will, in a little over four minutes, lead you to discovering all kinds of grooviness akin to strange music. Life will always find a way to interrupt your thoughts - your sleep, work, solo sex, whatever else… But this Virginian duo, I promise you, will be the sweetest intervention.
The instruments and the appropriateness unique to Feral Conservatives are sprinkled with sustained lines, rousing naivety, slushie desperation and their intense combination of tender, smoky composition and woody girliness make for a delicious, angsty bravado. Oh and let’s not forget Rashie’s saccharine, almost diabetic “heys!” and that sweet, sweet mandolin. Yum.
The duo’s musical tendencies lean less toward the brutality of Steve Albini’s Shellac or Husker Du, but rather infuse the fuzz of Sonic Youth with sweet vocal melodies and prickly mandolin licks provided by frontwoman Rashie Rosenfarb, which allow this pairing to explore a more accessible side of the genre. Free ep: http://feralconservatives.bandcamp.com/album/strive-ep
Rashie Rosenfarb: Vocals, mandolin, bass
Matt Francis: Drums, guitar, organ
In 2012, they recorded a 9 song proper debut LP at Verdant Studio in Southern Vermont.
"Breaks and Mends" was engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Pete Weiss. It was mastered by Peter Linnane at Patch Hill Mastering. http://feralconservatives.bandcamp.com/album/breaks-and-mends
Download our free EP here: http://feralconservatives.bandcamp.com/album/strive-ep
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