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Sounds Like: The Cranberries, Belly (band), Superchunk, Sonic Youth, JAPANDROIDS
Label: EggHunt Records
Bio: “Inhabiting a space somewhere in between Daydream Nation and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Battle of Evermore’, Feral Conservatives sound like if Thurston Moore’s gingery noise-imbued locks were squeezed as fertilizer onto a rural Americana countryside. This is no bad thing. Comprised of Virginian multi-instru...See Full Bio
“...[W]hat can be said about Feral Conservatives is that there is almost nothing about them that should be aligned with expected conclusions; not their instruments, not their band name and not even their home base of Virginia. A mandolin, the signature of this group’s instrumental hooks, isn’t bringing the traditional bluegrass crowds flocking and, the idea of scrappy, jagged, pedal feedback with steady rock beats sounds more like a lower east side, late show, garage band than anything. (That said, their Twitter mini-biography does see them described as, “…a trio who think they’re a garage band” so, intuition avoidance be damned.) That though, is what makes this group so appealing. No cultural or stylistic component is driving the choices [they] makes for their songwriting or their determination to meet new people and share more music...As musicians with a spirit reminiscent of the feisty 90s, Feral Conservatives have simply taken to what inspires them and the rest became t”